The sport climbs are set up as a challange in skill and bravery. The challenge is to be skilled, strong and brave enough to climb from bolt to bolt without resting on gear or adding gear. Simply clip and go.
Some sport climber said that they climb cap trinity in Quebec in 9 hours...wow! amasing
You learned that they work the route for three months...by 30 days...by 24 hours...total: they spent more than 1800 hours in the route, plus the 9 hours. It is not what I think of: "clip and go". They work the route with the rope above them, top rope, do retro bolting and rest while the rope stay in the cliff for the next try. It is not what I called brave when you set the bolt in a way where there is no danger. In fact, the challenge is to be the first to free it and bring your friend to try what you realize...or make money when you told every body that you climb the route in...9 hours! But they are skill and strong to be able to climb that hard.
Trad climber will do the route bottom up. One day, they will sew the route, the other practically solo it. As he climb bottom up, he never know how the pro will be higher. So, if there is no pro the climber will be in danger. As you know the danger and push your limit, limit of your knowledge and limit of your capacity, they are brave.
If they fall, or bail because they chicken up, they still don't do the climb without artificial technique to do the move (retro bolting and clipping a bolt to work a route and top roping a move is artificial). In some case, they will do the first ascent of a route and in other they will do the first free ascent of a route.
So, the trad climber are brave, strong, but not as skill as sport in climbing hard move. I admit that some one who sew the route is not necessary a trad climber, as much as someone who learned by rapping in the route or ask a friend which nuts and cam to use and where you most used it. The knowledge to know where is your safety limit is hard to find and need many time spend in the wild doing easy on sight route and harder one. When you look at experience trad climber, you will see that they place there pro at the same places. Not too close so they loose energy, not too far so they can get kill. But at a distance that, even if he took a 60 footer, he will be safe....at least in his mind.