Captain Capitalism discusses why the left prefers traits over accomplishments:
Traits are an amazing thing. Everybody has them. Each trait is unique to oneself. And you can even identify yourself with traits. But the one thing about traits leftists have seized upon like a lamprey is that….
you’re born with them.
In other words, you don’t have to do anything to get them.
And that’s PRECISELY why the left champions traits over genuine accomplishment. Because they don’t have to work for them.