The Sims 4 Cheats: All Skill, Career, and Trait Cheats

Every The Sims 4 cheat to bump up traits, skills, and Sims' careers.

Sure, money and needs cheats are welcome in most households in The Sims 4, but sometimes you might want to give your favorite Sims a bump to do better. That's where cheats for skills, career advancement, and adding traits come into play.

In this guide, we're going to list off every single cheat to boost the aforementioned aspects of your Sims, including cheats exclusive to toddlers, children, and teens. Expansion-exclusive traits, skills, and careers are also included in this guide.

The links below will take you to specific sections of this guide. 

For more The Sims 4 cheats, check out our other cheat code lists for the game. One is The Sims 4 general cheats, focusing on things like needs, relationships, money, and Buy / Build; and the other is focused on The Sims 4 expansion pack cheats.

How to Use Cheats in The Sims 4

There is one thing you must do before using any cheat in The Sims 4, and that is to enable cheats in the first place. This is done by:

  1. Pressing the Ctrl, Shift, and C keys simultaneously
  2. Typing testingcheats true in the prompt
  3. Hit enter

Once you do this, you can enter as many cheats as you like. You will have to enter it each time you relaunch the game and want to use cheats.

The Sims 4 Skill Cheats

Make sure you use testingcheats true before trying to input other cheats.

TS4 Adult Skill Cheats

Each cheat listed below includes an X at the end. In place of the X, type a number between one and 10. For example, stats.set_skill_level Major_HomestyleCooking 10.

Most skills have a cap of Level 10, but there are some exceptions. Exceptions are listed with their unique caps in parenthesis, for example "(Max 5)."

Cheat Code Effect
stats.set_skill_level Major_HomestyleCooking X Adjusts Cooking skill.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Charisma X Adjusts Charisma skill.
 stats.set_skill_level Major_Comedy X Adjusts Comedy skill.
 stats.set_skill_level Major_Fishing X Adjusts Fishing skill.
 stats.set_skill_level Major_Fitness X Adjusts Fitness skill.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Gardening X Adjusts Gardening skill.
stats.set_skill_level  Major_GourmetCooking X Adjusts Gourmet Cooking skill.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Guitar X Adjusts Guitar skill.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Logic X Adjusts Logic skill.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Mischief X Adjusts Mischief skill.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Bartending X Adjusts Mixology skill.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Painting X Adjusts Painting skill.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Piano X Adjusts Piano skill.
 stats.set_skill_level Major_Programming X Adjusts Programming skill.
stats.set_skill_level Major_RocketScience X Adjusts Rocket Science skill.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Violin X Adjusts Violin skill.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Writing X Adjusts Writing skill.
stats.set_skill_level Major_VideoGaming X Adjusts Video Gaming skill.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Photography X Adjusts Photography skill.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Handiness X Adjusts Handiness skill.
stats.set_skill_level skill_Dog X Adjusts Pet Training skill.
(Max 5)
(Requires TS4 Cats & Dogs)
stats.set_skill_level Major_Vet X Adjusts Vet skill.
(Requires TS4 Cats & Dogs)
stats.set_skill_level Major_Archaeology X Adjusts Archaeology skill.
(Requires TS4 Jungle Adventure)
stats.set_skill_level Minor_LocalCulture X Adjusts Selvadoradian Culture skill. (Max 5)
(Requires TS4 Jungle Adventure)
stats.set_skill_level Major_Acting X Adjusts Acting skill.
(Requires TS4 Get Famous)
stats.set_skill_level Minor_Media X Adjusts Media Production skill.
(Max 5)
(Requires TS4 Get Famous)
stats.set_skill_level Major_Baking X Adjusts Baking skill.
(Requires TS4 Get to Work)
stats.set_skill_level Minor_Dancing X Adjusts Dancing skill. (Max 5)
(Requires TS4 Get Together)
stats.set_skill_level Major_DJ X Adjusts DJ skill.
(Requires TS4 Get Together)
stats.set_skill_level Major_Wellness X Adjusts Wellness skill.
(Requires TS4 Spa Day)
stats.set_skill_level Major_Bowling X Adjusts Bowling skill. (Max 5)
(Requires TS4 Bowling Night Stuff)
stats.set_skill_level AdultMajor_Fabrication X Adjusts Fabrication skill.
(Requires TS4 Eco Lifestyle)
stats.set_skill_level AdultMinor_JuiceFizzing X Adjusts Juice Fizzing skill.
(Requires TS4 Eco Lifestyle)
stats.set_skill_level Major_ResearchDebate X Adjusts Research & Debate skill.
(Requires TS4 Discover University)
stats.set_skill_level Major_Robotics X Adjusts Robotics skill.
(Requires TS4 Discover University)
stats.set_skill_level
statistic_skill_AdultMajor_FlowerArranging X
Adjusts Flower Arranging skill.
(Requires TS4 Seasons)
stats.set_skill_level Hidden_Skating X Adjusts Skating skill. (Max 5)
(Requires TS4 Seasons)
stats.set_skill_level VampireLore X Adjusts Vampire Lore skill.
(Max 15)
(Requires TS4 Vampires)
stats.set_skill_level Major_PipeOrgan X Adjusts Pipe Organ skill.
(Requires TS4 Vampires)
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Hidden_TreadMill X Adjusts Rock Climbing skill.
(Max 5)
(Requires TS4 Fitness Stuff)
stats.set_skill_level Major_Singing X Adjusts Singing skill.
(Requires TS4 City Living)
stats.set_skill_level Major_Herbalism X Adjusts Herbalism skill.
(Requires TS4 Outdoor Retreat)
stats.set_skill_level AdultMajor_Knitting X Adjusts Knitting skill.
(Requires TS4 Nifty Knitting Stuff)
stats.set_skill_level Major_Parenting X Adjusts Parenting skill.
(Requires TS4 Parenthood)

 

TS4 Child Skill Cheats

As with adults, the maximum value for kids' skills is 10.

Cheat Code Effect
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Creativity X Adjusts Creativity skill.
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Mental X Adjusts Mental skill.
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Motor X Adjusts Motor skill.
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Social X Adjusts Social skill.
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Knitting X Adjusts Knitting skill
(Requires TS4 Nifty Knitting Stuff)

 

TS4 Toddler Skill Cheats

As toddlers can only improve skills by so much, the maximum skill value for toddler skills is five. The only exception is Potty, which has a maximum of three.

Cheat Code Effect
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Toddler_Communication X Adjusts Communication skill.
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Toddler_Imagination X Adjusts Imagination skill.
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Toddler_Movement X Adjusts Movement skill.
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Toddler_Potty X Adjusts Potty skill.
(Max 3)
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Toddler_Thinking X Adjusts Thinking skill.

The Sims 4 Career / Job Cheats

Make sure you use testingcheats true before trying to input other cheats.

TS4 Career Cheats

Below are all the cheats related to manually promoting a Sim in its current career.

There are some additional cheats you should be aware of to make your Sims' lives easier aside from the ones listed below. These are:

  • careers.add_career X - Replace the X with the career of your choosing to immediately start your Sim in that career.
  • careers.remove_career X - Replace the X with the Sim's career to force the Sim to quit.
  • Careers.retire X - Replace the X with the Sim's career to have them retire and collect a pension.
  • Sims.modify_career_outfit_in_cas [Sim ID] - Change a career's outfit in CAS. To get a Sim's Sim ID, first input Sims.get_sim_id_by_name [Sim name]
Cheat Code Effect
careers.promote Astronaut Be promoted in the Astronaut career.
careers.promote Athletic Be promoted in the Athlete career.
careers.promote Business Be promoted in the Business career.
careers.promote Criminal Be promoted in the Criminal career.
careers.promote Culinary Be promoted in the Culinary career.
careers.promote Entertainer Be promoted in the Entertainer career.
careers.promote Painter Be promoted in the Painter career.
careers.promote SecretAgent Be promoted in the Secret Agent career.
careers.promote Influencer Be promoted in the Style Influencer career.
careers.promote Activist Be promoted in the Politician career.
(Requires TS4 City Living)
careers.promote TechGuru Be promoted in the Tech Guru career.
careers.promote adult_Writer Be promoted in the Writer career.
careers.promote careers_adult_Critic Be promoted in the Critic career.
(Requires TS4 City Living)
careers.promote SocialMedia Be promoted in the Social Media career.
(Requires TS4 City Living)
careers.promote Actor Be promoted in the Acting career.
(Requires TS4 Get Famous)
careers.promote Detective Be promoted in the Detective career.
(Requires TS4 Get to Work)
careers.promote Doctor Be promoted in the Doctor career.
(Requires TS4 Get to Work)
careers.promote adult_active_Scientist Be promoted in the Scientist career.
(Requires TS4 Get to Work)
careers.promote careers_Adult_CivilDesigner Be promoted in the Civil Designer career.
(Requires TS4 Eco Lifestyle)
careers.promote careers_Adult_Freelancer_
Agency_Maker
Get a raise in the Crafter career.
(Requires TS4 Eco Lifestyle)
careers.promote Military Be promoted in the Military career.
(Requires TS4 StrangerVille)
careers.promote careers_Adult_Law Be promoted in the Law career.
(Requires TS4 Discover University)
careers.promote careers_Adult_Engineer Be promoted in the Engineering career.
(Requires TS4 Discover University)
careers.promote careers_Adult_Education Be promoted in the Education career.
(Requires TS4 Discover University)
careers.promote Conservationist Be promoted in the Conservationist career.
(Requires TS4 Island Living)
careers.promote Adult_Gardener Be promoted in the Gardener career.
(Requires TS4 Seasons)

 

TS4 Part Time Job Cheats

Cheat Code Effect
careers.promote PartTime_Babysitter Be promoted in the Babysitter job.
careers.promote PartTime_Barista Be promoted in the Barista job.
careers.promote PartTime_FastFood Be promoted in the Fast Food Employee job.
careers.promote PartTime_Manual Be promoted in the Manual Laborer job.
careers.promote PartTime_Retail Be promoted in the Retail Employee job.
careers.promote career_Volunteer_E-Sports Be promoted as an e-Esports Volunteer.
(Requires TS4 Discover University)
careers.promote careers_Volunteer_SoccerTeam Be promoted as a Soccer Team Volunteer.
(Requires TS4 Discover University)
careers.promote PartTime_Diver Be promoted in the Diver job.
(Requires TS4 Island Living)
careers.promote PartTime_Fisherman Be promoted in the Fisherman job.
(Requires TS4 Island Living)
careers.promote PartTime_Lifeguard Be promoted in the Lifeguard job.
(Requires TS4 Island Living)

 

TS4 Teen Job Cheats

Cheat Code Effect
careers.promote Teen_Babysitter Be promoted in the Babysitter PT job.
careers.promote Teen_Barista Be promoted in the Barista PT job.
careers.promote Teen_FastFood Be promoted in the Fast Food PT job.
careers.promote Teen_Lifeguard Be promoted in the Lifeguard PT job.
(Requires TS4 Island Living)
careers.promote Teen_Manual Be promoted in the Manual Laborer PT job.
careers.promote Teen_Retail Be promoted in the Retail Employee PT job.
careers.promote Scout Be promoted in the Scout activity.
(Requires TS4 Seasons)
careers.promote DramaClub Be promoted in the Drama Club activity.
(Requires TS4 Get Famous)

The Sims 4 Trait Cheats

Aside from all the trait cheats shown in the table below, there are two toddler-exclusive cheats to be aware of.

  • traits.equip_trait top_notch_toddler - Applies Top-Notch Toddler trait
  • traits-equip_trait happy_toddler - Applies Happy Toddler trait

Make sure you use testingcheats true before trying to input other cheats.

Cheat Code Effect
traits.equip_trait Alluring Alluring
traits.equip_trait AlwaysWelcome Always Welcome
traits.equip_trait AnglersTranquility Angler's Tranquility
traits.equip_trait Antiseptic Antiseptic
traits.equip_trait Appraister Appraiser
traits.equip_trait Beguiling Beguiling
traits.equip_trait Business_Savvy Business Savvy
traits.equip_trait Carefree Carefree
traits.equip_trait Collector Collector
traits.equip_trait EternalBond Companion
traits.equip_trait Connections Connections
traits.equip_trait CreativeVisionary Creative Visionary
traits.equip_trait Dastardly Dastardly
traits.equip_trait FamilySim Domestic
traits.equip_trait Entrepreneurial Entrepreneurial
traits.equip_trait EssenceOfFlavor Essence of Flavor
traits.equip_trait Expressionistic Espressionistic
traits.equip_trait Fertile Fertile
traits.equip_trait FreeServices Free Services
traits.equip_trait Frugal Frugal
traits.equip_trait GreatKisser Great Kisser
traits.equip_trait Gregarious Gregarious
traits.equip_trait GymRat Gym Rat
traits.equip_trait TheKnack Hand
traits.equip_trait HardlyHungry Hardly Hungry
traits.equip_trait High_Metabolism High Metabolism
traits.equip_trait Hilarious Hilarious
traits.equip_trait trait_Independent Independent
traits.equip_trait Longevity Long Lived
traits.equip_trait Marketable Marketable
traits.equip_trait Mastermind Mastermind
traits.equip_trait Memorable Memorable
traits.equip_trait MentallyGifted Mentally Gifted
traits.equip_trait Mentor Mentor
traits.equip_trait MorningPerson Morning Sim
traits.equip_trait Muser Muser
traits.equip_trait OneWithNature Naturalist
traits.equip_trait NeverWeary Never Weary
traits.equip_trait NightOwl Night Owl
traits.equip_trait Observant Observant
traits.equip_trait PerfectHost Perfect Host
traits.equip_trait PhysicallyGifted Physically Gifted
traits.equip_trait Piper Piper
traits.equip_trait trait_Player Player
traits.equip_trait EpicPoet Poetic
traits.equip_trait PotionMaster Potion Master
traits.equip_trait ProfessionalSlacker Professional Slacker
traits.equip_trait Chronicler Professorial
traits.equip_trait Quick_Learner Quick Learner
traits.equip_trait Savant Savant
traits.equip_trait Shameless Shameless
traits.equip_trait Invested Shrewd
traits.equip_trait Sincere Sincere
traits.equip_trait SociallyGifted Socially Gifted
traits.equip_trait SpeedReader Speed Reader
traits.equip_trait SteelBladder Steel Bladder
traits.equip_trait SuperGreenThumb Super Green Thumb
traits.equip_trait ValuedCustomer Thrifty
traits.equip_trait Bane Tormentor
traits.equip_trait LivingVicariously Vicarious
traits.equip_trait Webmaster Webmaster
traits.equip_trait HomeTurf Home Turf
(TS4 City Living)
traits.equip_trait ChopstickSavvy Chopstick Savvy
(TS4 City Living)
traits.equip_trait trait_hidden_career_critic_thrifty Critically Connected
(TS4 City Living)
traits.equip_trait SpiceHound Spice Hound
(TS4 City Living)
traits.equip_trait InTheKnow In the Know
(TS4 City Living)
traits.equip_trait GreatStoryteller Great Storyteller
(TS4 Outdoor Retreat)
traits.equip_trait IncrediblyFriendly Incredibly Friendly
(TS4 Outdoor Retreat)
traits.equip_trait StovesAndGrillsMaster Stoves and Grills Master
(TS4 Outdoor Retreat)
traits.equip_trait Survivalist Survivalist
(TS4 Outdoor Retreat)
traits.equip_trait Argumentative Argumentative
(TS4 Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait BadManners Bad Manners
(TS4 Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait Compassionate Compassionate
(TS4 Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait EmotionalControl Emotional Control
(TS4 Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait BadManners Bad Manners
(TS4 Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait Irresponsible Irresponsible
(TS4 Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait LifeSkills_Unfeeling Insensitive
(TS4 Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait Mediator Mediator
(TS4 Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait LifeSkills_Responsible Responsible
(TS4 Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait Uncontrolled Uncontrolled
(TS4 Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait Sickness Sickness Resistance
(TS4 Get to Work)
traits.equip_trait Trait_Archaelogy Museum Patron
(TS4 Jungle Adventure)
traits.equip_trait Trait_JungleExplorer Treasure Hunter
(TS4 Jungle Adventure)
traits.equip_trait TheMaster I am the Master
(TS4 Vampires)
traits.equip_trait RegainedHumanity Regained Humanity
(TS4 Vampires)
traits.equip_trait TrueMaster A True Master
(TS4 Vampires)

 

Check out our other cheat lists, such as the general TS4 cheats or TS4 expansion pack cheats, or even take a look at our other guides on The Sims 4.

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Published Nov. 23rd 2020

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