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Ambitious is a lifestyle trait in The Sims 3 and The Sims 4. It conflicts with the Lazy[TS4] trait.

The Sims 3Edit

Trait Ambitious
Ambitious Sims dream big and are more rewarded when their wishes are satisfied in life. They are driven to move up the corporate ladder more quickly, but fall prey to low mood if they don't quickly receive the promotion they desire.

Ambitious Sims tend to excel academically while at University.


  • Ambitious Sims will get promotions and salary raises faster than other Sims due to their increased job performance gain rate.
  • Ambitious Sims may get 'Anxious to Advance' (-15) moodlet if it's been a while since they've received a raise/promotion or improved a skill.
  • Ambitious Sims gets 15% more Lifetime Happiness points from fulfilling a wish or lifetime wish

Possible Lifetime Wishes Edit

  • Leader of the Free World
  • CEO of Mega Corporation
  • Swimming in Cash
  • Living in the Lap of Luxury
  • The Emperor Of Evil


  • If a Sim has the moodlet "Anxious to advance" and changes traits, it will be unable to get rid of the moodlet, except by using the Moodlet Manager Lifetime Reward or drinking a Sorrow Annihilator juice in Late Night. Neurotic Sims can also get rid of the moodlet by using the "Share Worries" interaction on other Sims.
  • A Sim with this trait is 10% more likely to experience a midlife crisis, compared to a Sim without this trait.[TS3G]
  • An ambitious child or teenager will have possible future lifetime wishes appear more often.
  • Ambitious teens and children will raise their school performance faster than normal. Raising their grade level will also get rid of the "Anxious To Advance" moodlet.
  • Ambitious Sims react very positively when being asked about their careers - even if they're unemployed/retired.
  • Ambitious Sims gain wishes relating to high tier financial goals more often than other Sims, such as becoming a business partner/owner or having a certain net value of Simoleons.
  • Ambitious Elderly Sims are more likely to have wishes for their children to reach a certain tier in a career than their normal counterparts. For instance, an elderly retired Emperor of Evil with this trait will wish to "See (Sim's Name) Become a Criminal Mastermind". Insane Elderly Sims generate random career wishes for their children that may not have anything to do with the career they were formerly in.
  • Ambitious Sims benefit from all Majors while studying at college .

The Sims 4Edit

Trait TS4 Ambitious"These Sims gain powerful Moodlets from career success, gain negative Moodlets from career failure, gains a boost of Confidence when getting a job. and may become Tense if not promoted."


Happy Work
  • Ambitious Sims more likely will perform well on the job and get promoted faster.
    Tense Ambitious
  • Ambitious Sims will get the "Got the Promotion" moodlet when promoted, which is stronger than the moodlet other Sims get from promotions.
  • These Sims will get the "Career Employement" if employed or got a new or old job.
  • Ambitious Sims will get a tense "Promotion Anxiety" moodlet if not promoted.
  • Ambitious Sims will have a "Unemployed!" moodlet if not employed.

Ambitious SimsEdit

The Sims 3Edit

Mortimer Goth, Morrigan Hemlock, Loki Beaker

See also: Category:Ambitious Sims

The Sims 4Edit

Dina Caliente, Nancy Landgraab, Johnny Zest

See also: Category:Ambitious Sims (The Sims 4)