People have their quirks, their merits, and even their flaws. Sims are no different from real people as EA has given Sim characters lots of traits to choose from in The Sims 4. Some of the traits are great while others are not so great, but that depends on the type of Sim a player is intending on creating.
Unlike beginner aspirations, beginner traits are not limited to any age Sim to be taken. The only limitations that traits have is how many a Sim gets based on their age range. Those limitations are:
- Child Sims = 1 Trait
- Teen Sims = 2 Traits
- Young Adults, Adults, and Elders = 3 Traits
Traits are broken up into four categories: emotional, hobby, lifestyle, and social. Sims get boosts from traits they choose as well as some new actions.
The Sims 4 is all about human emotion, so there are several emotional traits available to choose from.
|Energized, may become upset with lack of exercise||Pump Up other Sims|
|Tend to be happier than other Sims|
|Inspired, may become upset with lack of creative activity||Share Creative Ideas with other Sims|
|Focused, may become upset if they don’t work on their mental skills||Share Ideas with other Sims|
|Sad, gains boost to Creative skill while Sad||Share Melancholy Thoughts to other Sims|
|Tend to be playful|
|Becomes Angry when targeted with Mischief||Rile Up other Sims|
|Flirty, may become Sad with lack of romantic interactions.|
|Tend to be Confident|
Hobbies are extremely helpful for keeping Sims busy and on task with their overall goals or Aspirations.
|Gain powerful Moodlets from Viewing Art||Admire Art and Discuss Art|
|Gain powerful Moodlets from Reading Books||Analyze Books and Discuss Books|
|Happy and Fun when eating good food, Uncomfortable when eating bad food||Watch Cooking Shows|
|Happy reading Sci Fi or Playing Video Games, Tense if they haven’t played much, better at finding Collectibles||Discuss Geek Things with other Geek Sims|
|Boosts Fun Need when Listening to Music, Happy when Playing Instruments|
|Longer to create items but more likely to be higher quality, Powerful moodlets after creating high quality items, gain negative moodlets after crafting low quality items|
These Sims enjoy having some fun (or terrible if they swing that way) things to do in their lives. Here are the Lifestyle traits available:
|Powerful moodlets from career success, negative moodlets from career failures, may become Upset if not promoted|
|Powerful moodlets from Watching the Kids Network, Playful when playing with children, Happy when playing with children|
|Tend to fail more at physical activities but tend to laugh at them instead of becoming Upset|
|Greater negative reaction to Hunger, enjoys eating no matter the quality||Eat Spoiled Food, Rummage for Food in trash|
|Has unpredictable emotions||Talk to Themselves|
|Powerful moodlets from Watching TV or Napping, Fatigued quicker from exercise, Tense when performing household chores.|
|Happy when outdoors||Enthuse about Nature to other Sims|
|Sad when they haven’t purchased a new item in a period of time||Admire and Brag about possessions|
|Happy and have Fun when doing household chores, Uncomfortable in dirty surroundings||Cleaing Frenzy|
|Not affected by dirty surroundings, make household items dirtier faster.|
|Bores with “low brow” television, Confidence around other Snob Sims||Critique Work on low quality items|
A large part of life for most Sims is their social (or lack there of) activities. Some love to surround themselves with people while others prefer to stay solitary and lonesome.
|Confident around other Bros, Energized from Watching Sports||Bro Hug other Bros|
|Happy around Sims with negative moodlets, Angry when interacting with Good Sims||Laugh Maniacally, Discuss Evil Plans|
|Happy around family, Sad if they don’t interact with family for period of time||Boast about Family|
|Happy around Sims with positive moodlets, Sad when interacting with Evil Sims||Donate to Charity, Discuss World Peace|
|Angry around children, Tense after Try for a Baby, can be Mean to Children|
|Happy when alone, do not receive negative moodlets when Social Need is low, Tense around strangers, Embarassed more easily by social rejection|
|Happy when being Mean or Mischievous, Confidant after winning a fight|
|Tense being in the same job or relationship too long, Happy when quitting a job or breaking off a relationship, take longer to Propose||Discuss Fear of Committment|
|Powerful moodlets from friendly socialization, Social Need decays faster, more negative moodlets when Social Need is low|
As the Sims age and grow in their lives, they earn inspiration points by completing tasks while in moodlets that allow extra traits to be purchased through the game.
Want more Sims information? Check out all the guides available for The Sims 4.