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Skill Charisma
Charisma is a skill in The Sims series. In games prior to The Sims 2, it is a skill that has relatively little practical value outside of career advancement. In The Sims 2 and afterwards, it also increases the chance of positive results due to social interactions, such as joke telling and reduces the chance of being rejected. In The Sims 2: University, teens with high levels of charisma are eligible for a special college scholarship.

Charisma points are primarily gained by talking to oneself in the mirror. In The Sims 3 and The Sims 4, charisma can also be gained by talking and interacting with other Sims, as well as reading charisma skill books.


The Sims 3Edit

Charisma skill icon
In The Sims 3, certain interactions and rewards increase starting relationships, such as a celebrity using a charming introduction will instantly have a new friend. Charisma skill-building requires friends and relationships to progress. Charismatic Sims learn the skill faster.


Celebrities are acquaintances with at least 25 local Sims. Celebrities are able to build relationships more quickly due to a hefty starting relationship bonus.
Personable Sims have learned at least 50 Traits of their friends and neighbors. They are able to learn traits more quickly when conversing with new people.
Super Friendly
Super Friendly Sims can honestly say they have at least 20 Friends. It seems like an impossibly large number of relationships to juggle, but for Super Friendly Sims, friendships never decay.
Everybody's Best Friend
To be Everybody's Best Friend, have at least 10 best friends. Your Friends skip Good Friend and jump immediately to Best Friends.
Comedians have successfully told 100 jokes, which amounts to quite a few laughs. Jokes told by comedians rarely fall flat.


Level Ability Type Notes Requirements
Friends Relationships
1 Friendly Greet Greeting Friendly greeting 0 0
Charming Introduction Special Boosted starting relationship. Level 10+ gives instant friendship
2 Amusing Greet Greeting Funny greeting 0 2
3 Interesting Greet Greeting Interesting greeting 1 3
Get To Know Special Gives increased ability to find out traits and interests (with the Friendly Trait, there is no level req.)
4 Flirty Greet Greeting Romantic greeting 2 4
5 Affectionate Greet Greeting Romantic greeting 3 6
Smooth Recovery Special Save conversation after awkward turn
6 Funny Greet Greeting Funny greeting 4 8
7 Impressive Greet Greeting Impressive greeting 5 10
8 Hilarious Greet Greeting Funny greeting 6 15
9 Loving Greet Greeting Romantic greeting 8 20
10 Irresistible Greet Greeting Romantic greeting 10 25


Charismatic Cash
Received: Random
Goal: Gain a skill point in Charisma
Reward: Money
Text: A local politician that's been keeping an eye on you thinks you should put in the effort to improve your Charisma skill. To make this worth your effort, you'll be paid to improve your Charisma skill by just one level. Seems like a good deal!
Smooth, Like Verbal Butter
Received: Reach Level 5
Goal: Use "Smooth Recovery"
Reward: Monetary
Text: Sims like you tend to get into a lot of conversations. Unfortunately, not every comment will land favorably upon the ears of its recipient, so you'll need to learn how to get out of sticky situations. Use Smooth Recovery to fix a social faux pas and you'll earn a little cash for your efforts.
A Charming Experiment
Goal: Assist Experiment at the Science Lab
Text: The Science Facility is conducting experiments to see if charming Sims can convince creatures to do things they don't necessarily want to do. This week, the scientists are paying cash to any Sim that can convince ants do dig holes in specific areas. Travel to the facility to show just how charming you really are.

The Sims 4Edit

In The Sims 4, charisma is only one of the social skills, and is used to advance in friendly and normal social interactions (Comedy focuses on Funny interactions, while Mischief on the interactions of the same name).

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