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

Here's a look at every Sims 4 cheat to bump up traits, skills, and Sims' careers.

Sometimes, we may need a boost in The Sims 4 that only cheats can offer. While money cheats are very well-known and relied on, you can use plenty of other cheats to help boost skills, career advancement, and even age-exclusive growth for toddlers, children, and teens. Here’s how to use them.

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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. Hitting enter

Once you do this, you can enter as many cheats as you like. However, you must enter it each time you relaunch the game and want to use cheats. Here are some great cheats to try:

The Sims 4 Skill Cheats

Depending on what age your sim is, they can use various skills in the world that will determine the outcome of their activities. For example, higher cooking skills will reap better quality meals.

Younger sims have different types of skills than adult sims. Children instead focus more on their overall motor, social, and mental skills, which carry over to other skills as they grow up. Teens are the exception since they are the age at which they can start using adult skills.

No matter what age sim you have, you can use cheats to improve any of their skills if you don’t want to take the time to slowly grind them out.

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

TS4 Child Skill Cheats

As with adults, the maximum value for kids’ skills is 10. Adjusting their skills is basically the same as adults, but they have fewer options.

Cheat CodeEffect
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Creativity XAdjusts Creativity skill.
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Mental XAdjusts Mental skill.
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Motor XAdjusts Motor skill.
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Social XAdjusts Social skill.
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Knitting XAdjusts 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 CodeEffect
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Toddler_Communication XAdjusts Communication skill.
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Toddler_Imagination XAdjusts Imagination skill.
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Toddler_Movement XAdjusts Movement skill.
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Toddler_Potty XAdjusts Potty skill.
(Max 3)
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Toddler_Thinking XAdjusts Thinking skill.

Infants are now interactable, but they don’t have the same type of skills that older sims do. You can use some infant CC to make them more appealing in your game.

The Sims 4 Career / Job Cheats

Along with increasing your sims skills, you can also automatically promote them in their various careers. This saves a lot of time working through all levels and jumps straight to the position you’re looking for. Plus, you can change up the Sims work outfit if you dislike how it looks.

This even works for the teens’ part-time jobs, like baristas or babysitters, allowing them to earn more money faster.

TS4 Career Cheats

If you want to jumpstart a career for your sim, you can automatically give them the career or remove a career as you please. You can also change up their work outfit in CAS by using these cheats:

  • 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]

Along with those helpful cheats, here are the cheats you can use to promote them in any of the careers:

Cheat CodeEffect
careers.promote AstronautBe promoted in the Astronaut career.
careers.promote AthleticBe promoted in the Athlete career.
careers.promote BusinessBe promoted in the Business career.
careers.promote CriminalBe promoted in the Criminal career.
careers.promote CulinaryBe promoted in the Culinary career.
careers.promote EntertainerBe promoted in the Entertainer career.
careers.promote PainterBe promoted in the Painter career.
careers.promote SecretAgentBe promoted in the Secret Agent career.
careers.promote InfluencerBe promoted in the Style Influencer career.
careers.promote ActivistBe promoted in the Politician career.
(Requires TS4 City Living)
careers.promote TechGuruBe promoted in the Tech Guru career.
careers.promote adult_WriterBe promoted in the Writer career.
careers.promote careers_adult_CriticBe promoted in the Critic career.
(Requires TS4 City Living)
careers.promote SocialMediaBe promoted in the Social Media career.
(Requires TS4 City Living)
careers.promote ActorBe promoted in the Acting career.
(Requires TS4 Get Famous)
careers.promote DetectiveBe promoted in the Detective career.
(Requires TS4 Get to Work)
careers.promote DoctorBe promoted in the Doctor career.
(Requires TS4 Get to Work)
careers.promote adult_active_ScientistBe promoted in the Scientist career.
(Requires TS4 Get to Work)
careers.promote careers_Adult_CivilDesignerBe promoted in the Civil Designer career.
(Requires TS4 Eco Lifestyle)
careers.promote careers_Adult_Freelancer_
Get a raise in the Crafter career.
(Requires TS4 Eco Lifestyle)
careers.promote MilitaryBe promoted in the Military career.
(Requires TS4 StrangerVille)
careers.promote careers_Adult_LawBe promoted in the Law career.
(Requires TS4 Discover University)
careers.promote careers_Adult_EngineerBe promoted in the Engineering career.
(Requires TS4 Discover University)
careers.promote careers_Adult_EducationBe promoted in the Education career.
(Requires TS4 Discover University)
careers.promote ConservationistBe promoted in the Conservationist career.
(Requires TS4 Island Living)
careers.promote Adult_GardenerBe promoted in the Gardener career.
(Requires TS4 Seasons)

TS4 Part-Time Job Cheats

Cheat CodeEffect
careers.promote PartTime_BabysitterBe promoted in the Babysitter job.
careers.promote PartTime_BaristaBe promoted in the Barista job.
careers.promote PartTime_FastFoodBe promoted in the Fast Food Employee job.
careers.promote PartTime_ManualBe promoted in the Manual Laborer job.
careers.promote PartTime_RetailBe promoted in the Retail Employee job.
careers.promote career_Volunteer_E-SportsBe promoted as an e-Esports Volunteer.
(Requires TS4 Discover University)
careers.promote careers_Volunteer_SoccerTeamBe promoted as a Soccer Team Volunteer.
(Requires TS4 Discover University)
careers.promote PartTime_DiverBe promoted in the Diver job.
(Requires TS4 Island Living)
careers.promote PartTime_FishermanBe promoted in the Fisherman job.
(Requires TS4 Island Living)
careers.promote PartTime_LifeguardBe promoted in the Lifeguard job.
(Requires TS4 Island Living)
careers.promote parttime_streamersidehustleBe promoted in the Streamer Side Hustle job.
(Requires High School Years)

TS4 Teen Job Cheats

Cheat CodeEffect
careers.promote Teen_BabysitterBe promoted in the Babysitter PT job.
careers.promote Teen_BaristaBe promoted in the Barista PT job.
careers.promote Teen_FastFoodBe promoted in the Fast Food PT job.
careers.promote Teen_LifeguardBe promoted in the Lifeguard PT job.
(Requires TS4 Island Living)
careers.promote Teen_ManualBe promoted in the Manual Laborer PT job.
careers.promote Teen_RetailBe promoted in the Retail Employee PT job.
careers.promote ScoutBe promoted in the Scout activity.
(Requires TS4 Seasons)
careers.promote DramaClubBe promoted in the Drama Club activity.
(Requires TS4 Get Famous)
careers.promote teen_streamersidehustleBe promoted in the Streamer Side Hustle job.
(Requires High School Years)

The Sims 4 Trait Cheats

There are lots of traits cheats you can use to create a more realistic and roleplay-based experience for your sims. These traits will affect how your sims behave and how they feel toward specific activities or objects.

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
Cheat CodeEffect
traits.equip_trait AlluringAlluring
traits.equip_trait AlwaysWelcomeAlways Welcome
traits.equip_trait AnglersTranquilityAngler’s Tranquility
traits.equip_trait AntisepticAntiseptic
traits.equip_trait AppraisterAppraiser
traits.equip_trait BeguilingBeguiling
traits.equip_trait Business_SavvyBusiness Savvy
traits.equip_trait CarefreeCarefree
traits.equip_trait CollectorCollector
traits.equip_trait EternalBondCompanion
traits.equip_trait ConnectionsConnections
traits.equip_trait CreativeVisionaryCreative Visionary
traits.equip_trait DastardlyDastardly
traits.equip_trait FamilySimDomestic
traits.equip_trait EntrepreneurialEntrepreneurial
traits.equip_trait EssenceOfFlavorEssence of Flavor
traits.equip_trait ExpressionisticEspressionistic
traits.equip_trait FertileFertile
traits.equip_trait FreeServicesFree Services
traits.equip_trait FrugalFrugal
traits.equip_trait GreatKisserGreat Kisser
traits.equip_trait GregariousGregarious
traits.equip_trait GymRatGym Rat
traits.equip_trait TheKnackHand
traits.equip_trait HardlyHungryHardly Hungry
traits.equip_trait High_MetabolismHigh Metabolism
traits.equip_trait HilariousHilarious
traits.equip_trait trait_IndependentIndependent
traits.equip_trait LongevityLong Lived
traits.equip_trait MarketableMarketable
traits.equip_trait MastermindMastermind
traits.equip_trait MemorableMemorable
traits.equip_trait MentallyGiftedMentally Gifted
traits.equip_trait MentorMentor
traits.equip_trait MorningPersonMorning Sim
traits.equip_trait MuserMuser
traits.equip_trait OneWithNatureNaturalist
traits.equip_trait NeverWearyNever Weary
traits.equip_trait NightOwlNight Owl
traits.equip_trait ObservantObservant
traits.equip_trait PerfectHostPerfect Host
traits.equip_trait PhysicallyGiftedPhysically Gifted
traits.equip_trait PiperPiper
traits.equip_trait trait_PlayerPlayer
traits.equip_trait EpicPoetPoetic
traits.equip_trait PotionMasterPotion Master
traits.equip_trait ProfessionalSlackerProfessional Slacker
traits.equip_trait ChroniclerProfessorial
traits.equip_trait Quick_LearnerQuick Learner
traits.equip_trait SavantSavant
traits.equip_trait ShamelessShameless
traits.equip_trait InvestedShrewd
traits.equip_trait SincereSincere
traits.equip_trait SociallyGiftedSocially Gifted
traits.equip_trait SpeedReaderSpeed Reader
traits.equip_trait SteelBladderSteel Bladder
traits.equip_trait SuperGreenThumbSuper Green Thumb
traits.equip_trait ValuedCustomerThrifty
traits.equip_trait BaneTormentor
traits.equip_trait LivingVicariouslyVicarious
traits.equip_trait WebmasterWebmaster
traits.equip_trait HomeTurfHome Turf
(TS4 City Living)
traits.equip_trait ChopstickSavvyChopstick Savvy
(TS4 City Living)
traits.equip_trait trait_hidden_career_critic_thriftyCritically Connected
(TS4 City Living)
traits.equip_trait SpiceHoundSpice Hound
(TS4 City Living)
traits.equip_trait InTheKnowIn the Know
(TS4 City Living)
traits.equip_trait GreatStorytellerGreat Storyteller
(TS4 Outdoor Retreat)
traits.equip_trait IncrediblyFriendlyIncredibly Friendly
(TS4 Outdoor Retreat)
traits.equip_trait StovesAndGrillsMasterStoves and Grills Master
(TS4 Outdoor Retreat)
traits.equip_trait SurvivalistSurvivalist
(TS4 Outdoor Retreat)
traits.equip_trait ArgumentativeArgumentative
(TS4 Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait CompassionateCompassionate
(TS4 Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait EmotionalControlEmotional Control
(TS4 Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait BadMannersBad Manners
(TS4 Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait IrresponsibleIrresponsible
(TS4 Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait LifeSkills_UnfeelingInsensitive
(TS4 Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait MediatorMediator
(TS4 Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait LifeSkills_ResponsibleResponsible
(TS4 Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait UncontrolledUncontrolled
(TS4 Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait SicknessSickness Resistance
(TS4 Get to Work)
traits.equip_trait Trait_ArchaelogyMuseum Patron
(TS4 Jungle Adventure)
traits.equip_trait Trait_JungleExplorerTreasure Hunter
(TS4 Jungle Adventure)
traits.equip_trait TheMasterI am the Master
(TS4 Vampires)
traits.equip_trait RegainedHumanityRegained Humanity
(TS4 Vampires)
traits.equip_trait TrueMasterA True Master
(TS4 Vampires)

TS4 Teen Traits Cheats

Teens have some of their very own traits exclusive to them. However, all of these require the High School Years DLC pack. Here are how to enable them:

Cheat CodeEffect
traits.equip_trait trait_hsexit_graduate_earlyGives a more impressive resume for future job prospects.
traits.equip_trait trait_hsexit_dropoutGives a student the title of drop-out, not finishing school.
traits.equip_trait trait_hsexit_expelledGives an ex-student the reputation of an expellee.
traits.equip_trait trait_hsexit_graduate_honorsGives a more impressive resume for future job prospects.
traits.equip_trait trait_hsexit_graduate_valedictorianGives a more impressive resume for future job prospects.
traits.equip_trait OverachieverAllows them to raise skills faster and become happy while completing tasks, but sacrifices some of their social standing.
traits.equip_trait PartyAnimalGives the sim a more carefree attitude, loving to party and have a good time and can’t usually take things serious.
traits.equip_trait SociallyAwkwardGives the sim a shyer attitude, having a harder time interacting with others and gaining relationships.

These are all the cheats you’ll need to make your households excel at all their activities and jobs. Plus, these traits can give your sims a more realistic and complex personality. Have fun and try them all out for yourself.

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