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For a general description of traits, see Trait.
For other examples of traits in The Sims series, see Trait (disambiguation).

Trait is a personality system in The Sims 4, similar to the trait system in The Sims 3. The personality system as a building block of Sims in The Sims 4 is a combination of trait from The Sims 3 and aspiration from The Sims 2. There are three kinds of traits in the game: normal traits, bonus traits, and reward traits. Each kind has different ways to earn them.

Learning traitsEdit

See also: Trait conflict

As Sims socialize with others, they may reveal their traits from certain interactions. For example, asking a Sim's career will reveal if they have the Ambitious trait, or flirting with a Sim may reveal the Romantic trait. The Observant reward trait allows a Sim to instantly learn the traits of other Sims.

List of TraitsEdit

Adult sims created in Create a Sim may have up to three traits, and a bonus trait relating to their chosen aspiration. All traits affect a Sim's behavior and emotions, for example, a Creative sim may randomly become Inspired, while a Sim that Loves Outdoors will sink into a low mood if they stay inside too long.

Unlike The Sims 3, there is no soft limit on the amount of traits an individual Sim can have. Further traits can be earned by either completing aspirations and receiving reward traits, purchasing traits with Satisfaction Points, achieving a high level in the Doctor career, and even dying.

The following lists all traits that appear in the game.

Emotional TraitsEdit

Icon Trait Description EP
Trait TS4 Active Active These Sims tend to be Energized, can Pump Up other Sims, and may become upset if they don't exercise for a period of time. &BG
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Trait TS4 Cheerful Cheerful These Sims tend to be Happier than other Sims. &BG
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Trait TS4 Creative Creative These Sims tend to be Inspired, can Share Creative Ideas with other Sims, and may become upset if they're not creative for a period of time. &BG
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Trait TS4 Genius Genius These Sims tend to be Focused, can Share Ideas with other Sims, and may become upset if they haven't improved their Mental Skills for some time. &BG
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Trait TS4 Gloomy Gloomy These Sims tend to be Sad, can Share Melancholy Thoughts to other Sims, and while sad, gain a boost to their Creative Skill. &BG
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Trait TS4 Goofball Goofball These Sims tend to be Playful. &BG
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Trait TS4 Hot-Headed Hot-Headed These Sims tend to be Angry, can Rile up other Sims, and become Angry when targeted with Mischief. &BG
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Trait TS4 Romantic Romantic These Sims tend to be Flirty and may become Sad if they don't have any Romantic social interactions for a period of time. &BG
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Trait TS4 Self-Assured Self-Assured These Sims tend to be Confident. &BG
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42e4e5e4fd94f29d trait unflirty Unflirty These Sims get Tense around Flirty Sims and seldom get Flirty themselves. It's difficult for them to be Romantic in public. TS4 City Living Icon

Hobby TraitsEdit

Icon Trait Description EP
Trait TS4 Art Lover Art Lover These Sims gain powerful Moodlets from Viewing works of art and can Admire Art and Discuss Art in unique ways. &BG
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Trait TS4 Bookworm Bookworm These Sims gain powerful Moodlets from reading Books and can Analyze Books and Discuss Books in unique ways. &BG
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Trait TS4 Foodie Foodie These Sims become Happy and have Fun when eating good food, become Uncomfortable when eating bad food, and can Watch Cooking Shows for ideas. &BG
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Trait TS4 Geek Geek These Sims become Happy when Reading Sci-Fi or Playing Video Games, may become Tense if they haven't played much, are better at finding Collectibles, and can Discuss Geek Things with other Geek Sims. &BG
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Trait TS4 Music Lover Music Lover These Sims gain powerful Moodlets and boost their Fun Need when Listening to Music and become Happy when playing instruments. &BG
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Trait TS4 Perfectionist Perfectionist These Sims take longer to craft items but tend to make them higher quality, gain powerful Moodlets after crafting a high quality item, and gain negative Moodlets after crafting a low quality item. &BG
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Lifestyle TraitsEdit

Icon Trait Description EP
Trait TS4 Ambitious Ambitious These Sims gain powerful Moodlets from career success, gain negative Moodlets from career failure, and may become Tense if not promoted. &BG
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Trait TS4 Childish Childish These Sims gain powerful Moodlets from watching the Kids Network, become Playful when playing with Children, and become Happy when playing with Children's toys. &BG
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Trait TS4 Clumsy Clumsy These Sims tend to fail more often at physical activities and tend to laugh at failure instead of becoming upset. &BG
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Trait TS4 Dance Machine Dance Machine These Sims can't wait to get down, boogie, and party all night! When at venues like Bars, Nightclubs, and Lounges, these Sims can get a burst of energy with the Party Time interaction. &EP02
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Trait TS4 Glutton Glutton These Sims have a greater negative reaction to Hunger, always enjoy eating, no matter the quality of the food, and will eat Spoiled Food. &BG
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Trait TS4 Insane Insane These Sims can Talk to themselves and have unpredictable Emotions. &BG
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Trait TS4 Kleptomaniac Kleptomaniac These Sims don't mind "borrowing" things from others with a simple swipe, but will get Tense when they have not swiped anything in a while. &BG
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Trait TS4 Lazy Lazy These Sims gain powerful Moodlets from Watching TV or Napping as well as from Comfortable furniture, become Fatigued more quickly from exercise, and grow Tense when performing household chores. &BG
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Trait TS4 Loves Outdoors Loves Outdoors These Sims can Enthuse about Nature to other Sims and become Happy when Outdoors. &BG
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Trait TS4 Materialistic Materialistic These Sims can Admire and Brag about Possessions and become Sad when they haven't purchased a new item for a period of time. &BG
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Trait TS4 Neat Neat These Sims become Happy and have Fun when performing household chores, can have a Cleaning Frenzy, and become really Uncomfortable in dirty surroundings. &BG
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Trait TS4 Slob Slob These Sims are not affected by dirty surroundings, make household items dirtier faster, and can Rummage for Food in garbage. &BG
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Trait TS4 Snob Snob These Sims can Critique Work on low quality items, are bored by "low brow" television, and gain Confidence around other Snob Sims. &BG
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Trait TS4 Squeamish Squeamish Squeamish Sims are nauseated by the sight of creepy crawlies, vomiting, violence and death. These Sims become Uncomfortable near anything dirty. &GP01
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Vegetarian These Sims will actively avoid eating foods that contain meat products and can become sick if they eat such foods. TS4 City Living Icon

Social TraitsEdit

Icon Trait Description EP
Trait TS4 Bro Bro These Sims can Bro Hug other Bros, gain Confidence around other Bros, and become Energized from Watching Sports. &BG
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Trait TS4 Evil Evil These Sims become Happy around Sims with negative Moodlets, can Laugh Maniacally and Discuss Evil Plans, and become Angry when interacting with Good Sims. &BG
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Trait TS4 Family-Oriented Family-oriented These Sims become Happy around family members, become Sad if they don't interact with family for a period of time, and can Boast about Family. &BG
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Trait TS4 Good Good These Sims become Happy around Sims with positive Moodlets, can Donate to Charity, become Sad with interacting with Evil Sims, and can Discuss World Peace. &BG
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Trait TS4 Hates Children Hates Children These Sims become Angry around Children, become Tense after Try for a Baby, and can be Mean to Children. &BG
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Trait TS4 Insider Insider These Sims love being in Clubs, and tend to be happiest when surrounded by their friends. &EP02
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Trait TS4 Jealous Jealous These Sims get Jealous more easily than other Sims. They gain a boost of Confidence from being around their significant other, but get Tense if they haven't seen them recently. &BG
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Trait TS4 Loner Loner These Sims become Happy when alone, do not receive negative Moodlets when their Social Need is low, become Tense around strangers, and become Embarrassed more often by social rejection. &BG
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Trait TS4 Mean Mean These Sims become Happy when being Mean or Mischievous to other Sims and become Confident after winning a fight. &BG
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Trait TS4 Noncommittal Noncommittal These Sims become Tense after a while in the same job or relationship, become Happy when they Quit a Job or Break Off a relationship, take longer to Propose, and can Discuss their Fear of Commitment. &BG
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Trait TS4 Outgoing Outgoing These Sims gain powerful Moodlets from Friendly socialization, have their Social need decay quickly, and gain more negative Moodlets when their Social need is low. &BG
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Bonus TraitsEdit

Each Sim receives a bonus trait upon choosing an aspiration that will aid them in fulfilling its goals. Bonus traits are retained even if the Sim's aspiration is later changed.[1]

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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 Domestic Home Turf These Sims become Happy when they are in their home neighborhood. Location TS4 City Living Icon
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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Death TraitsEdit

Sims will receive a unique trait upon death that describes the manner of their passing and the abilities they have as a ghost.

Icon Trait Description EP
Trait TS4 Death by Anger Death by Anger This Sim died of apoplexy, and their rage is still with them. &BG
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Trait TS4 Death by Cowplant Death by Cowplant This Sim was eaten by a Cow Plant, and still feels a bit oddly towards plants. &BG
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Trait TS4 Death by Drowning Death by Drowning This Sim drowned in a body of water and now has a fear of all water. &BG
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Trait TS4 Death by Electrocution Death by Electrocution This Sim was shocked when they suffered a fatal electrocution. &BG
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Death by Embarrassment This Sim was mortified, and died of embarrassment. Literally. &BG
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Trait TS4 Death by Fire Death by Fire This Sim died in a fire, and flames haunt them still. &BG
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Trait TS4 Death by Hunger Death by Hunger This Sims starved to death, and hunger pangs have followed them into the afterlife. &BG
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Trait TS4 Death by Laughter Death by Laughter This Sim died from a fit of the giggles that continues to pop up now and then. &BG
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Trait TS4 Death by Old Age Death by Old Age This Sim died when their time was up. &BG
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Trait TS4 Death by Overexertion Death by Overexertion Apparently it is possible to overdo it. This Sim did it to death. &BG
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Death by Steam This Sim died from excessive steam exposure and is constantly hot and dehydrated. &GP02
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List of Reward TraitsEdit

Aspiration Reward TraitsEdit

Sims will receive a unique reward trait when fulfilling aspirations. There is no limit on the number of aspirations that can be completed, and thus no limit on the number of aspiration reward traits that can be earned.

Icon Reward Trait Aspiration Description EP
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Trait TS4 Paintbrush Revolutionary Paintbrush Revolutionary Creativity Painter Extraordinaire Paintbrush Revolutionaries can see the world in a new, inspiring way. &BG
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Trait TS4 Piper Piper Musical Genius Pipers know an arsenal of songs that have significant power over others. &BG
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Trait TS4 Poetic Poetic Bestselling Author Poetic Sims can capture life itself in a book, and wield it to bring back someone they've lost. &BG
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Trait TS4 Mastermind Mastermind Deviance Public Enemy Masterminds know just the right things to say to cause anger, sadness, and jealousy in their opponents. &BG
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Trait TS4 Tormentor Tormentor Chief of Mischief Tormentors can sabotage almost anything, be it an object, or another Sim’s best efforts. &BG
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Trait TS4 Vicarious Vicarious Family Successful Lineage By being Vicarious, your Children's skill gains can contribute to your own! &BG
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Trait TS4 Matriach Patriach Matriarch/Patriarch Big Happy Family Matriarchs/Patriarchs provide skill boosts whenever they are around their children. &BG
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Trait TS4 Fresh Chef Fresh Chef Food Master Chef Fresh Chefs always make the highest quality food, and it never spoils! &BG
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Trait TS4 Potion Master Potion Master Master Mixologist Potion Masters can mix potent drinks which can sway the drinker's emotions. &BG
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Trait TS4 Grilled Cheese Melt Master Grilled Cheese Melt Masters have devoted enough of their love and bodies to grilled cheese to truly become Gurus of Gruyere.
They can summon Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and Paint Grilled Cheese Paintings.
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Trait TS4 Shrewd Shrewd Fortune Fabulously Wealthy Shrewd Sims receive a direct deposit each week based on their Household Funds. &BG
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Trait TS4 Thrifty Thrifty Mansion Baron Thrifty Sims receive a 10% rebate on all Build Mode purchases made each week. Rebates will be directly applied to Household Funds. &BG
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Trait TS4 Professorial Professorial Knowledge Renaissance Sim Professorial Sims can write helpful manuals about any skill they're well-versed in. &BG
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Skill TS4 Handiness Handy Nerd Brain Handy Sims can instantly Fix and Upgrade any object. &BG
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Trait TS4 Webmaster Webmaster Computer Whiz Webmasters get the most out of their computers, unlocking extremely useful ways to use them. &BG
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Trait TS4 Player Player Love Serial Romantic Players will never cause other Sims to get jealous, no matter what they do. &BG
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TS4 wedding bands icon Companion Soulmate Sims with a Companion have special interactions with their spouse that help ease the trials of life. &BG
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Survivalist Nature Outdoor Enthusiast Survivalists are happy roughin’ it and like living off the land. Sleeping under the stars or using camping equipment provides lots of enjoyment. &GP01
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Naturalist Freelance Botanist Sims that are Naturalists don't need to fear fire; it won't touch them, and they can extinguish it with ease. &BG
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Trait TS4 Appraiser Appraiser The Curator Appraisers can sell collectibles, like Metals, Crystals, Elements, and Fossils to the Simsonian Museum for extra money. &BG
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Trait TS4 Angler's Tranquility Angler's Tranquility Angling Ace Sims with Angler's Tranquility will find that all of their problems seem to melt away while they are fishing. &BG
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Trait TS4 Natural Leader Natural Leader Popularity Leader of the Pack Sims that are Natural Leaders will earn Club points much faster, and they will be able to overthrow other leaders with ease. &EP02
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Trait TS4 Hilarious Hilarious Joke Star Hilarious Sims can never go wrong with a joke, and have a few extra-special ones up their sleeve. &BG
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Trait TS4 Beloved Beloved Friend of the World Everyone remembers a Beloved Sim! Their relationships never fade. &BG
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Perfect Host Party Animal Perfect Hosts get a boost to the score of any social event they throw. &BG
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Child Aspiration Reward TraitsEdit

These traits can only be earned when the Sim is a child and completes a child aspiration.

Icon Reward Trait Aspiration Description EP
Trait TS4 Creatively Gifted Creatively Gifted Creative Artistic Prodigy Creatively Gifted Sims build adult creative skills faster. &BG
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Trait TS4 Mentally Gifted Mentally Gifted Mental Whiz Kid Mentally Gifted Sims build adult mental skills faster. &BG
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Trait TS4 Physically Gifted Physically Gifted Motor Rambunctious Scamp Physically Gifted Sims build adult physical skills faster. &BG
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Trait TS4 Socially Gifted Socially Gifted Social Social Butterfly Socially Gifted Sims build adult social skills faster. &BG
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Satisfaction Reward TraitsEdit

Certain traits can be purchased with Satisfaction Points. Unlike regular traits, these traits are of narrow focus and usually only grant a single ability.

Icon Reward Trait Price Description EP
Trait TS4 Welcome Always Welcome 500 Always Welcome Sims will act more at home when at others' residences, and the hosts won't mind at all! &BG
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Trait TS4 GymRat Gym Rat 500 Gym Rats build Fun and don't lose Hygiene while exercising! &BG
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Trait Ts4 Observant Observant 500 Observant Sims learn the traits of others just by meeting them. &BG
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Trait TS4 SpeedCleaner Speed Cleaner 500 Speed Cleaners tidy up much faster! &BG
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Trait TS4 Storyteller Great Storyteller 500 Great Storytellers always succeed at telling bigger and better stories! &GP01
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Trait TS4 Mentor Mentor 1,000 Once Mentors reach Level 10 in certain skills, the Mentor interaction becomes available and they can help other Sims improve their skills even more quickly! &BG
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Trait TS4 MorningSun Morning Sim 1,000 Morning Sims build extra skill in the morning. &BG
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Trait TS4 NightOwl Night Owl 1,000 Night Owls build extra skill at night. &BG
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Trait TS4 SpeedReader Speed Reader 1,000 Speed Readers read books faster than your average Sim. &BG
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Trait TS4 Services Free Services 1,500 All single use service requests are free. &BG
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Trait TS4 Marketable Marketable 1,500 Marketable Sims sell items they've crafted for more Simoleons! &BG
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Stoves and Grills Master 1,500 Stoves and Grills Masters have a chance to create impeccable quality consumables that use stoves and grills! &GP01
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Trait TS4 CreativeVisionary Creative Visionary 2,000 Creative Visionaries have a higher chance of painting and writing masterworks. &BG
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Entrepreneurial 2,000 Entrepreneurial Sims are more likely to get promoted in their Career. &BG
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Trait TS4 Frugal Frugal 2,000 A Frugal Sim's household has reduced bills. &BG
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Trait TS4 Independent Independent 2,000 Independent Sims' Social Need decays slower. &BG
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Trait TS4 Shameless Shameless 2,000 Shameless Sims will never get Embarrassed! &BG
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Trait TS4 SteelBladder Steel Bladder 2,000 Sims with a Steel Bladder rarely have to pay attention to their Bladder Need. &BG
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Incredibly Friendly 2,000 Incredibly Friendly Sims are immediately liked when met with a nice introduction. &GP01
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Trait TS4 Beguiling Beguiling 2,500 Beguiling Sims can put anyone in a flirty mood with just one look. &BG
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Trait TS4 Antiseptic Antiseptic 3,000 Antiseptic Sims' Hygiene Need decays much slower. &BG
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Trait TS4 Carefree Carefree 3,000 Carefree Sims will never get Tense. &BG
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Trait TS4 Connections Connections 3,000 Sims with Connections start all Careers several levels ahead! &BG
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Trait TS4 Fertile Fertile 3,000 Fertile Sims have an easier time when trying for a baby, and a higher chance of twins or triplets. &BG
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Trait TS4 GreatKisser Great Kisser 3,000 Great Kissers have amazing success with kissing, and increase Charisma with every kiss! &BG
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Trait TS4 HardlyHungry Hardly Hungry 4,000 Some Sims just don't have much of an appetite. &BG
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Trait TS4 NeverWeary Never Weary 4,000 Never Weary Sims need less sleep. &BG
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Trait TS4 Professional Slacker Professional Slacker 4,000 Professional Slackers have no fear of being demoted or fired. &BG
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Trait TS4 Savant Savant 4,000 Savants gain all skills much faster! &BG
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Trait TS4 SuperGreenThumb Super Green Thumb 4,000 Super Green Thumbs will find that the plants they garden have amazing vitality! &BG
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Career Reward TraitsEdit

Icon Trait Condition Description EP
TS4 new plus icon Sickness Resistance Sim must be level 8 in the Doctor career. Resilient Immunity, Sims will have a lower chance of getting sick and will recover from sickness faster. &EP01
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Hidden TraitsEdit

The Sims 4 features numerous hidden traits that are never visible. Many of them are used only for technical purposes, such as marking which secret lots have been visited, or to provide functionality for NPCs. Some hidden traits function similarly to regular traits, but are simply not visible.

Icon Trait Description EP
Trait TS4 Alien Alien Alien Sims will have this trait. It can only be viewed when setting Club membership requirements. There is no in-game description. &EP01
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Other hidden traits like Left-handed and Right-handed can be set in debug mode or by using cheat codes.

There are also traits that seem to not have any way to acquire through gameplay, where at this point a command input is necessary to obtain:

The following are listed as reward traits but do not appear in the aspiration rewards store:

Sincere - Sincere Sims have more success with Apologies and Compliments.

Memorable - Relationships decay more slowly.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Tweet by SimGuruGraham [1].

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