The Sims 4 – Beginner Aspirations

Let your Sims have goals to send them along on their great journey.

Goals are handy to have. They give one a sense of direction and purpose to their lives. The same goes for Sims in The Sims 4. They need some purpose to their lives inside our computer screens. Aspirations are the answer to that. They are life-long goals for Sims to meet and they are chosen during character creation.

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Aspirations are available for all Sims in the game. Children have a limited supply to choose from as opposed to older Sims. Yes, even children benefit from having life-long goals. Goals can be something like bodybuilder or bestselling author. They start at menial levels and have to work their way up.

Adult Aspirations

There are ten teen and adult aspirations for players to choose from. Each aspiration has its own bonus trait, as well as career paths for Sims to choose from. Some only have one career path while others may have up to three.

Aspiration Description Bonus Trait Career Paths
  These are fitness nuts who are likely to be more into the gym scene. They are more apt to be physically fit. High Metabolism -Body Builder
  Inspiration gives these Sims greater reason to reach their goals in creating new things, such as art or books. Muser -Painter Extraordinare
-Musical Genius
-Bestselling Author
  Some people are just mean and these Sims are no different. They are able to have success with mean interactions with other Sims. Dastardly -Public Enemy
-Chief of Mischief
  Family ties are everything to these Sims. Bonds will be formed easier. Domestic -Successful Linage
-Big Happy Family
  Food created has various levels of quality and these sims make higher grade food starting out. Essence of Flavor -Master Chef
-Master Mixologist
  Sims get more wages starting the game per job. Business Saavy -Fabulously Wealthy
-Mansion Baron
  Skills level up faster. Quick Learner -Renaiassance Sim
-Nerd Brain
-Computer Whiz
  Falling in love is easier for these Sims. Alluring -Serial Romantic
  Finding rare collectibles is easier for these Sims at a higher rate of time. Collector -Freelance Botantist
-The Curator
-Angling Ace
  Friends are made easier in faster time. Gregarious -Joke Star
-Party Animal
-Friend of the World


Child Aspirations

Kids are always asked what they want to be when they grow up. The Sims 4 also asks this question in the form of aspirations on a child level. They have much less to choose from than adults do, but if people meet childhood goals before reaching the next age, they do receive bonuses. These bonuses will be discussed in the Advanced Aspirations guide.

Aspiration Description School Paths
  Sims have a natural aptitude towards the arts. Artistic Prodigy

Kids have a driving goal to do their best and be the smartest. Whiz Kid
  Kids are hyperactive and just want to play. These Sims are limber and love to play. Rambunctious Scamp
  These Sims love attention and making lots of friends. Social Butterfly


These are all initial starting goals for Sim characters. As they level up in skills and get promoted in their jobs, they find their way into more advanced skill lines as well as the ability to choose Advanced Aspirations.

Want more Sims information? Check out all the guides available for The Sims 4.

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