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Aspiration (The Sims 4)
TS4 CAS Demo Aspirations
Aspirations in The Sims 4

For the personality attribute system in The Sims 2, see Aspiration (The Sims 2).

Aspiration is a lifelong goal for a Sim in The Sims 4. There are ten categories of aspirations for Sims aged teen or older, as well as a separate category for child Sims. Aspirations and completing aspirations give special traits to Sims. A Sim's aspiration can be changed at any time.

The aspiration feature is similar to lifetime wish in The Sims 3, and both aspiration and lifetime want in The Sims 2. Similar to The Sims 2 aspiration system, The Sims 4 allows the player to select from ten available types of aspirations when creating teen or older Sims in Create a Sim, or once a Sim grows up into a teen.

Selecting an aspirationEdit

In Create a Sim, or after growing up a Sim to the teen life stage, the player will be able to select from one of ten available types of aspirations. Child Sims cannot select an aspiration, but they can complete special "grow up" aspirations unique to their age group.

Once an aspiration is chosen, the Sim will be awarded a bonus trait. Bonus traits are awarded to a Sim when their first aspiration is chosen; even if another aspiration is later chosen, that Sim will continue to have the original bonus trait. Bonus traits are awarded to each type of aspiration, regardless of which specific aspiration is selected. The available bonus traits, and their associated aspiration types, are:

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Icon Trait Description Aspiration EP
Trait TS4 High Metabolism High Metabolism It is easier to stay fit and trim when you have High Metabolism. Athletic &BG
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Trait TS4 Muser Muser Musers get better boosts to their skills when they're inspired. Creativity &BG
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Trait TS4 Dastardly Dastardly Dastardly Sims perform stronger and more successful mean interactions. Deviance &BG
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Trait TS4 Domestic Domestic Domestic Sims will see their familiar relationships grow stronger faster. Family &BG
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Trait TS4 Essence of Flavor Essence of Flavor Sims with Essence of Flavor make higher quality food and drink. Food &BG
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Trait TS4 Business Savvy Business Savvy Business Savvy Sims earn more money from their careers. Fortune &BG
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Trait TS4 Quick Learner Quick Learner Quick Learners build all skills a little bit faster! Knowledge &BG
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Trait TS4 Alluring Alluring Alluring Sims are more successful at romance than others. Love &BG
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Trait TS4 Collector Collector Collectors can find rare collectibles more often! Nature &BG
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Trait TS4 Gregarious Gregarious Gregarious Sims build friendly relationships faster. Popularity &BG
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Each aspiration has four milestones that must be achieved in order to complete the aspiration, the last of which it is named after. Some aspirations of the same type share milestones; if a Sim completes a milestone in one aspiration, then changes to another aspiration of the same type and that shares the same milestone, the milestone is already marked as completed. Players can monitor a Sim's progress towards completing their aspirational milestone on the aspiration panel. Each milestone has multiple goals that must be achieved before the milestone can be completed. Achieving these goals awards the Sim with a set number of aspiration reward points, that can be redeemed for aspiration rewards.

Completing an aspirationEdit

Once all four milestones of an aspiration are completed, that Sim will be given a reward trait. Unlike bonus traits, Sims can have multiple reward traits if they complete multiple aspirations in their lifetime. Once an aspiration is completed, the player can select another aspiration for the Sim.

Some aspirations are designed so that only adult Sims can complete them. These aspirations have "become an adult" milestones that prevent teen Sims from completing them.

List of AspirationsEdit

Aspiration Milestones and requirements Reward trait Game
Athletic aspirations
Aspiration TS4 Bodybuilder
Bodybuilder - This Sim wants to work out and become as strong as they can be!
Basic Trainer

Work out for 8 total hours · Work out at a gym venue

Long Lived - Long Lived lets Sims live longer lives, barring any accidents.
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Exercise Demon

Achieve level 4 fitness skill · Push the limits for 1 hour while energized · Own 2 pieces of workout equipment

Fit to a T

Achieve level 6 fitness skill · Go jogging for 2 total hours · Spend 10 hours exercising


Achieve level 10 fitness skill · Reach Sim's maximum body potential

Creativity aspirations
Aspiration TS4 Painter Extraordinaire
Painter Extraordinaire - This Sim wants his/her life to be all about art and painting!
Ill at Easel

Start 3 paintings while inspired · Paint for 5 hours

Paintbrush Revolutionary – Paintbrush Revolutionaries can see the world in a new, inspiring way.
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Fine Artist

Achieve level 4 painting skill · Sell 3 paintings to collectors or art gallery · Complete 3 emotional paintings

Brushing with Greatness

Achieve level 6 painting skill · View or admire 3 paintings at a museum · Complete 10 excellent paintings

Painter Extraordinaire

Achieve level 10 painting skill · Complete 5 masterpieces

Aspiration TS4 Musical Genius
Musical Genius - This Sim wants to be an expert musician and songwriter!
Tone Deaf

Practice music for 6 hours · Listen to music for 2 hours

Piper - Pipers know an arsenal of songs that have significant power over others.
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Fine Tuned

Achieve level 4 skill in an instrument · Play an instrument for 1 hour while inspired


Achieve level 6 skill in any instrument · Write 4 songs · Earn §500 from licensed songs

Musical Genius

Reach level 10 skill in an instrument · Have spent 75 hour playing musical instruments · Mentor others in music for 3 hours

Aspiration TS4 Bestselling Author
Bestselling Author - This Sim wants to write books and become a famous author!

Write 2 books · Write for 1 hour while inspired

Poetic - Poetic Sims can capture life itself in a book, and wield it to bring back someone they've lost
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Competent Wordsmith

Achieve level 4 writing skill · Play an instrument for 1 hour while inspired

Novelest Novelist

Achieve level 6 writing skill · Publish 10 books · Write 5 excellent books

Bestselling Author

Achieve level 10 writing skill · Complete 3 bestsellers · Have earned §25,000 in royalties publishing books

Deviance aspirations
Aspiration TS4 Public Enemy
Public Enemy - This Sim wants to make enemies and be a famous criminal!
Mostly Harmless

Perform 10 mean or mischievous interactions · Be disliked by 2 Sims

Mastermind - Masterminds know just the right things to say to cause anger, sadness, and jealousy in their opponents.
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Neighborhood Nuisance

Be disliked by 4 Sims · Become an adult · Join the criminal career

Criminal Mind

Have a declared enemy · Reach level 4 of the criminal career

Public Enemy

Witness the death of a Sim · Reach level 8 of the criminal career · Have 3 declared enemies

Aspiration TS4 Chief of Mischief
Chief of Mischief - This Sim is all about pranks and mayhem!
Mostly Harmless

Perform 10 mean or mischievous interactions · Be disliked by 2 Sims

Tormentor – Tormentors can sabotage almost anything, be it an object, or another Sim’s best efforts.
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Artful Trickster

Use a computer to cause mischief 3 times · Achieve level 3 mischief skill

Professional Prankster

Pull 10 pranks · Achieve level 6 mischief skill

Chief of Mischief

Clog drains at 3 different homes · Perform voodoo 5 times · Achieve level 10 mischief skill

Family aspirations
Aspiration TS4 Successful Lineage
Successful Lineage - This Sim wants to have a family that succeeds in life!
Readily a Parent

Become an adult · Spend §1000 on kids' stuff

Vicarious – By being Vicarious, your Children's skill gains can contribute to your own!
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Read to a child for 2 total hours · Become a parent · Socialize with your child 10 times

Trusted Mentor

Help a child with homework 3 times · Have a child earn an 'A' in high school · Have a child max any skill

Successful Lineage

Mentor your child 3 times · Have a child complete an aspiration · Have a child or grandchild reach the top of a career

Aspiration TS4 Big Happy Family
Big Happy Family - This Sim wants to build a large, loving household!
Readily a Parent

Become an adult · Spend §1000 on kids' stuff

Matriarch/Patriarch – Matriarchs/Patriarchs provide skill boosts whenever they are around their children.
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Read to a child for 2 total hours · Become a parent · Socialize with your child 10 times

Loving Guardian

Be parent to a child with 3 friends · Be friends with 3 of your children · Have a child get married

Big Happy Family

Socialize with your child or grandchild 10 times · Have 4 grandchildren · Become good friends with 4 children or grandchildren

Food aspirations
Aspiration TS4 Master Chef
Master Chef - This Sim wants to master the Culinary Arts!
Aluminum Chef

Cook 5 excellent meals · Cook 2 meals while inspired

Fresh Chef - Fresh Chefs always make the highest quality food, and it never spoils!
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Captain Cook

Achieve level 5 cooking skill · Cook a gourmet meal · Earn silver at a dinner party event

Culinary Artist

Become an adult · Reach level 4 in the culinary career · Create 3 types of excellent food

Master Chef

Achieve level 5 of gourmet cooking skill · Reach level 8 of the culinary career · Cook 3 gourmet dishes at a single event

Aspiration TS4 Master Mixologist
Master Mixologist - This Sim wants to know everything there is to know about Mixology!
Bar Tenderfoot

Mix 10 drinks · Own a bar and 2 barstools

Potion Master – Potion Masters can mix potent drinks which can sway the drinker's emotions.
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Electric Mixer

Achieve level 4 mixology skill · Become an adult · Join the culinary career

Beverage Boss

Mix 3 drinks at a single social event · Join the mixology branch of the culinary career · Achieve level 7 in mixology skill

Master Mixologist

Achieve level 10 mixology skill · Create 5 types of excellent drink

Fortune aspirations
Aspiration TS4 Fabulously Wealthy
Fabulously Wealthy - This Sim wants to get rich and have a successful career!
Going for Not Broke

Have earned §5,000 · Have §10,000 in reserve

Shrewd – Shrewd Sims receive a direct deposit each week based on their Household Funds
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Learning Earning

Have §20,000 in reserve · Have earned §25,000


Have earned §75,000 · Have §35,000 in reserve

Fabulously Wealthy

Have earned §200,000 · Have §50,000 in reserve

Aspiration TS4 Mansion Baron
Mansion Baron - This Sim is all about owning the biggest, fanciest home!
Have a home worth §50,000 · Own 15 pieces of art Thrifty – Thrifty Sims receive a 10% rebate on all Build Mode purchases made each week. Rebates will be directly applied to Household Funds.
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The Great Landscaper

Have a home worth §100,000 · Purchase §5,000 worth of landscaping

Home Renovator

Have a home worth §200,000 · Own 30 windows

Mansion Baron

Have a home worth §350,000 · Purchase 20 columns

Knowledge aspirations
Aspiration TS4 Renaissance Sim
Renaissance Sim - This Sim wants to be good at many things at once!
Prudent Student

Finish reading 3 books · Achieve level 3 logic skill

Professorial – Professorial Sims can write helpful manuals about any skill they're well-versed in.
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Jack of Some Trades

Become an adult · Achieve level 4 in 4 skills · Reach level 3 of any career


Achieve level 5 in 5 skills · Reach level 3 in 2 careers

Renaissance Sim

Achieve level 8 in 6 skills · Reach level 3 in 3 careers

Aspiration TS4 Nerd Brain
Nerd Brain - This Sim wants to be both book smart and handy!
Prudent Student

Finish reading 3 books · Achieve level 3 logic skill

Handy – Handy Sims can instantly Fix and Upgrade any object.
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Repair or upgrade an object ·

Rocket Scientist

Achieve level 5 handiness skill · Launch or upgrade a rocket 5 times · Own a rocket ship

Nerd Brain

Achieve level 10 logic skill · Fix or upgrade 5 objects

Aspiration TS4 Computer Whiz
Computer Whiz - This Sim wants to know everything about computers, from playing games to Careers!
With the Program

Practice programming for 5 total hours · Play video games for 5 total hours

High Tech - Webmasters get the most out of their computers, unlocking extremely useful ways to use them.
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Technically Adept

Maintain focus for 2 straight hours of video gaming · Achieve level 3 programming skill · Own §3000 worth of electronics

Computer Geek

Become an adult · Reach level 3 of the tech guru career · Make a video game or an app

Computer Whiz

Reach level 5 of the tech guru career · Have spent 100 hours on the computer

Love aspirations
Aspiration TS4 Serial Romantic
Serial Romantic - This Sim wants to play the field and go on all sorts of dates with people!
Amore Amateur

Have a boyfriend or girlfriend · Go on 2 dates

Player – Players will never cause other Sims to get jealous, no matter what they do.
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Up to Date

Achieve level 4 charisma skill · Have had 3 first kisses

Romance Juggler

Achieve level 6 charisma skill · Have a strong romantic relationship with 3 Sims at once · Kiss 10 Sims

Serial Romantic

Earn gold on 3 dates · Have had 8 boyfriends or girlfriends

Aspiration TS4 Soulmate
Soulmate - This Sim wants to find and live a rewarding life with "The One"!
Amore Amateur

Have a boyfriend or girlfriend · Go on 2 dates

Companion – Sims with a Companion have special interactions with their spouse that help ease the trials of life.
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Marriage Material

Become an adult · Be married to BFF

Love Handler

Earn silver on 2 dates with spouse · Achieve soulmate relationship with spouse


Perform 50 romantic gestures with spouse as soulmates · Earn gold on 3 dates with spouse

Nature aspirations
Aspiration TS4 Freelance Botanist
Freelance Botanist - This Sim wants to grow plants and become an expert Gardener!

Plant something 3 times · Weed or water plants 10 times

Naturalist – Sims that are Naturalists don't need to fear fire; it won't touch them, and they can extinguish it with ease.
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Garden Variety

Achieve level 4 gardening skill · Evolve 5 different plants

Nature Nurturer

Achieve level 6 gardening skill · Graft onto 3 plants · Fertilize 5 plants

Freelance Botanist

Achieve level 10 gardening skill · Grow a cowplant · Evolve 10 excellent plants

Aspiration TS4 The Curator
The Curator - This Sim wants to collect everything this world has to offer!
Out and About

Collect 10 collectibles

Appraiser - Appraisers can sell collectibles, like Metals, Crystals, Elements, and Fossils to the Simsonian Museum for extra money.
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Collect 5 crystals · Collect 3 frogs · Collect 3 fossils

Treasure Hunter

Send 5 items to the geological council · Breed 5 frogs · Collect 5 elements

The Curator

Complete a collection · Collect 25 collectibles

Aspiration TS4 Angling Ace
Angling Ace - This Sim wants to know everything about fishing!
Fish out of Water

Catch 5 fish · Fish at 3 different locations

Angler's Tranquility – Sims with Angler's Tranquility will find that all of their problems seem to melt away while they are fishing.
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Fish for 10 total hours · Mount or bowl 5 fish · Achieve level 4 fishing skill

Reel Smart

Catch 5 fish using bait · Make 6 great catches · Achieve level 6 fishing skill

Angling Ace

Collect 20 types of fish · Achieve level 10 fishing skill

Aspiration TS4 Outdoor Enthusiast
Outdoor Enthusiast - Outdoor Enthusiasts want to experience everything nature has to offer!

Harvest 10 unidentified plants · Catch 5 fish in Granite Falls

Survivalist – Survivalists are happy roughin’ it and like living off the land. Sleeping under the stars or using camping equipment provides lots of enjoyment
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Forest Scout

Achieve level 4 herbalism skill · Cook 2 plates of beetles over a campfire · Eat 10 plants

Wilderness Explorer

Craft 3 excellent herbal remedies · Identify all unidentified plants · Befriend the hermit of Granite Falls

Outdoor Enthusiast

Achieve level 10 herbalism skill · Sleep for 5 nights in a tent · Collect 15 insects

Popularity aspirations
Aspiration TS4 Joke Star
Joke Star - This Sim wants to tell jokes and become an famous comedian!
Practical Joker

Be funny to 5 Sims · Achieve level 3 comedy skill

Hilarious – Hilarious Sims can never go wrong with a joke, and have a few extra-special ones up their sleeve.
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Stand-up Start-up

Become an adult · Join the entertainer career · own a microphone

Funny Businessman/Businesswoman

Achieve level 6 comedy skill · Join the comedian branch of the entertainer career · Write 3 comedy routines

Joke Star

Perform 3 comedy routines · Achieve level 10 comedy skill

Aspiration TS4 Party Animal
Party Animal - This Sim wants to throw and attend amazing parties!
New in Town

Introduce self to 10 Sims · Have 3 friends

Perfect Host – Perfect Hosts get a boost to the score of any social event they throw.
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Welcoming Host

Throw 3 parties · Earn silver on 3 social events

Sir Gala Had

Earn silver on 3 thrown parties · Attend social events at 5 unique locations

Party Animal

Throw 10 social events · Attend 15 social events · Earn gold on 2 thrown parties

Aspiration TS4 Friend of the World
Friend of the World - This Sim wants to make and keep as many friends as they can!
New in Town

Introduce self to 10 Sims · Have 3 friends

Beloved – Everyone remembers a Beloved Sim! Their relationships never fade.
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Well Liked

Meet someone new in 3 different locations · Achieve level 4 charisma skill

Super Friend

Have 12 friends · Achieve level 6 charisma skill

Friend of the world

Have 20 friends · Make a BFF · Achieve level 10 charisma skill

Child aspirationsEdit

Childhood aspirations have three milestones, unlike adulthood aspirations which have four. They also do not give bonus traits, but completing a childhood aspiration does provide a reward trait. Like adult reward traits, Sim children can earn several reward traits if they complete multiple aspirations as a child; these traits carry forward as the child ages up.

Aspiration Milestones and requirements Reward trait Game
Artistic Prodigy - This Sim has dreams of succeeding in the arts! Active Imagination

Have an Activity Table · Draw 2 pictures while Inspired

Creatively Gifted - Creatively Gifted Sims learn adult creative skills faster.
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Achieve level 5 Creativity skill · Play with 3 toys

Artistic Prodigy

Play instruments for 5 total hours · Draw all 5 picture types on the Activity Table · Achieve level 10 Creativity skill

Rambunctious Scamp - This Sim wants to be playful and nimble! Energetic

Play on a Jungle Gym while Playful · Achieve level 2 Motor skill

Physically Gifted – Physically Gifted Sims build adult physical skills faster.
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Agile Developer

Achieve level 5 Motor skill · Practice typing for 4 hours

Rambunctious Scamp

Make it across the Monkey Bars 3 times · Earn a High Score on the Typing Game· Achieve level 10 Motor skill

Social Butterfly - This Sim wants to talk to everyone and make friends! Chatterbox

Make a friend · Meet 5 new Sims

Socially Gifted - Socially Gifted Sims build adult social skills faster.
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Popular Kid

Achieve level 5 Social skill · Make a BFF

Social Butterfly

Become friends with 3 other children · Become friends with 2 adults · Achieve level 10 Social skill

Whiz Kid - This Sim wants to be the smartest kid in school! Precocious

Read with an Adult for 2 hours · Play 3 Games of Chess

Mentally Gifted - Mentally Gifted Sims build adult mental skills faster.
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Junior Scientist

Achieve level 5 Mental skill · Finish Homework 2 times while Focused

Whiz Kid

Achieve a grade of "A" at school · Craft 3 Emotional Potions · Achieve level 10 Mental skill


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