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Charisma
When in a conversation, Charisma skill can be your best friend. Whether making friends, romancing, or calming down strangers, the charismatic Sim knows how to proceed.

Charisma can be worked on in the mirror or in conversations with other Sims. Increasing this skill will unlock new socials as well as new social media interactions on the computer.

Level Reward
2 Can perform Brighten Day on Sims.
3 - Can Donate to Online Charity
- Practice Pick-up Lines at a mirror
- Can Flatter other Sims.
4 - Can perform a Smooth Apology.
- Can perform a Cheerful Introduction on other Sims.
5 - Can Start Social Network on a computer.
- Can Practice Storytelling at a mirror.
- Can perform a Flirty Introduction on other Sims.
6 - Can Upload Images on a computer
- Can Sweet Talk other Sims.
7 Can Ask Sims for a Small Loan or Repay a Loan.
8 - Can Invent New Hashtags.
- Can perform an Enchanting Introduction on other Sims.
9 Can Ask Sims for a Large Loan.
10 - Can Upload Viral Video
- Can Call Boss to Negotiate Promotion.

Comedy
As soon as one realizes that everything is a joke, being a comedian is the only thing that makes sense.

Comedy skill is useful when talking with other Sims and with the microphone stand. Increasing this skill will unlock new joke socials, comedy routines, and the ability to improvise routines on a microphone.

Level Reward
2 Can tell a Knock Knock Joke to other Sims.
3 Can Compose and Perform several new Short Routines at the computer and microphone, respectively.
4 Can Joke about Fashion.
5 - Can Practice Comedy Routine at a microphone or mirror.
- Can use a computer to Refine Comedy Routines that are already performed.
6 - Can Compose and Perform Medium Routines at the computer and microphone respectively.
- Is more likely to be unaffected by a heckler.
7 Can Write Comedy books at a computer.
8 Can Compose and Perform Long Routines on the computer and microphone respectively.
9 Can Tell a Crowd Pleasing story.
10 Can Improvise Routines at a microphone.

Cooking
Anyone can cook, but Sims who are epicurious will benefit from spending a little extra time and attention in the kitchen.

Cooking skill is built primarily by cooking with the fridge, stove, and counter. Increasing this skill will unlock new cooking tricks, moodlets, and recipes.

Level Reward
2 Learns the recipes for Eggs and Toast, BLT, Chips and Salsa, and Fish Tacos.
- Learns a cool new Combo Add trick move.
3 -Learns the recipes for Pan Fried Tilapia, Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Pancakes.
- Can Talk about Cooking with other Sims.
4 Learns the recipe for Spaghetti and Strawberry Cake.
5 - Learns the recipe for French Toast and Fish and Chips.
- Unlocks the Gourmet Cooking skill.
- Will receive the Competent Cook moodlet when cooking.
6 Learns the recipe for Blue Confetti Cake and Chili.
- Learns new trick moves.
7 Learns the recipe for Blackened Bass and Omelet.
8 - Learns the recipe for Apple Pie.
- Can Flavorize a meal to make it higher quality.
9 - Learns the recipe for Chicken Stir Fry and Cioppino.
- Can give Cooking Tips to other Sims.
10 Learns the recipes for Roast Chicken and Tuna Casserole.

Fishing
Most Sims with this skill aren't shy to admit that they're hooked on fishing. Others who say otherwise are just koi.

The fishing skill is improved via fishing, more fishing, and reading about fishing. Increasing this skill will unlock Fishing with Bait and increases the likelihood of catching bigger and better fish.

Level Reward
2 Can catch Bass, Koi, and Trout from fishing spots that contain them.
3 Can Fish with bait.
4 Can catch Catfish and Tilapia from fishing spots that contain them.
5 Can Examine Water at a fishing site to try to better understand what kind of bait the fish there will go for.
6 Can catch Rainbow fish from fishing spots that contain them.
7 Can catch a mysterious fish that lurks in the depths of each fishing spot.
8 N/A
9 N/A
10 N/A

Fitness
While all Sims want to stay healthy, fitness-minded Sims frequently go above and beyond the call of duty to keep their bodies in tip-top shape.

Fitness can be worked on via the treadmill, weight bench, or punching bag. Increasing this skill will unlock new workout interactions and socials.

Level Reward
2 Can Discuss Workout Techniques with other Sims.
3 - Can Endurance Run on the treadmill.
- Can Research Workout Tips on the computer.
4 - Can perform Box on the punching bag.
- Can do Heavy Lifting on the workout machine.
5 - Can make Protein Shakes at the Bar.
- Can perform the No Sweat Run on the treadmill.
6 Can Show Off Muscles to other Sims.
7 Can perform the Hill Challenge on the treadmill.
8 Can perform the Epic Workout on the weight machine.
9 Can Practice Fighting with other Sims.
10 Can Mentor others in Fitness.

Gardening
How does your garden grow? It can bloom with flowers and fruits galore, but such an endeavor takes time and effort, and more than a bit of Gardening Skill.

Gardening Skill is built by working with plants, seeds, and planters. Increasing this skill will allow Sims to be more efficient when Gardening as well as unlock new Gardening Interactions and Socials.

Level Reward
2 N/A
3 Can Research Gardening at a computer.
4 Can talk to plants to fulfill your Social need.
5 Can Fertilize plants to help them evolve.
6 N/A
7 - Can Take Cutting and Graft to create hybrid plants.
8 Can overgrow pruned Bonsai trees to re-shape them.
9 N/A
10 N/A

Gourmet Cooking
Ready to take your culinary creations to new heights? The Gourmet Cooking skill can help deliver some fancy foods to your mouth and your guests.

Gourmet Cooking is developed through cooking gourmet foods on the fridge, stove, and countertop. Increasing this skill will unlock new Gourmet Cooking tricks, moodlets, and recipes.

Level Reward
2 Can prepare Butternut Gnocchi and Chicken Saltimbocca.
3 - Can prepare Herb Crusted Salmon and Spinach Frittata.
- Learns a new Fancy Spices trick move.
4 - Can prepare Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus.
- Food made by you grants the Delicious Dish Moodlet.
5 - Can prepare SimCity Cheesecake and Tiered Cake.
- Learns the new Air Slice trick move.
6 Can prepare Rack of Lamb.
7 Can prepare Lobster Tortellini and Lobster Thermidor.
8 - Can prepare Monte Cristo Sandwich.
- Can Research Advanced Cooking Techniques on a computer.
9 - Can prepare Trout Meuniere.
- Can Share Cooking Secrets with other Sims.
10 - Can prepare Baked Alaska and Ambrosia.
- Can Garnish dishes to increase their quality.

Guitar
Guitar: the one instrument that defies class, genre, and boundaries. A guitar can be a good fit for a romantic evening, a casual get-together, or a sold-out performance.

Use the guitar to improve Guitar skill. Increasing this skill will unlock new songs and interactions on the guitar, including the ability to Write Songs and Serenade Sims.

Level Reward
2 - Can Strum for Fun when feeling Playful.
- Can Research the guitar at a computer.
- Can Appreciate the Blues on the Stereo.
- Can Enthuse about Guitar solos to other Sims.
3 Can play Blues songs.
4 - Can Jam on the guitar.
- Can play Rock songs.
5 Can play Country Songs.
6 - Can Serenade other Sims.
- Can play Ballads.
7 - Can play Latin songs and Lull Sims to sleep.
- Can Promise to dedicate songs to other Sims.
8 - Can Write, Scrap, and Name Songs.
- Can play Classical songs.
9 - Can play Jazz songs
- Can License songs you wrote at the mailbox.
10 - Can play Avant-Garde songs.
- Can Mentor other Sims in the Guitar skill.

Handiness
Do it yourself! That's the motto of a Handy Sim. Handy Sims aren't afraid to repair things when they break, can upgrade regular household objects, and may even dabble with a bit of woodworking.

Handiness is built by repairing and upgrading objects, or using the woodworking table. Increasing this skill unlocks new craftables on the Woodworking table and improves Sims' ability to repair and upgrade objects.

Level Reward
2 - Can perform basic Upgrades on plumbing objects.
- Can craft furniture at a woodworking table.
- Can Talk about Handiness with other Sims.
- Can purchase upgrade parts on the computer.
3 - Has a chance to find rare parts.
- Can carve a few more sculptures.
4 - Can perform advanced Upgrades on plumbing objects.
- Can craft end tables at the woodworking table.
5 - The chance of electrocution while repairing is now lower.
- Can perform basic Upgrades on kitchen objects.
- Can Craft large sculptures at the woodworking table.
- Can Brag about Handiness to other Sims.
6 - Can craft dining tables and chairs at the woodworking table.
- You might find rare electronic parts from Salvaging.
7 - Can Upgrade plumbing objects twice as fast.
- Can perform advanced Upgrades on kitchen objects.
8 - Can perform basic Upgrades on electronic objects.
- Can craft an instrument at a woodworking table.
9 - Can perform advanced Upgrades on electronic objects.
- Can craft tubs on the woodworking table.
10 - Will always find rare parts from Salvage.
- Can craft toilets at the woodworking table.
- Can Upgrade kitchen objects twice as fast as before.
- Can Mentor other Sims in Handiness.

Logic
A practiced mind can be a wonderful thing, and Sims who focus on Logic want to hone their minds until they're sharper than a llamacorn's horn.

Logic is built on the chessboard, telescope, and microscope. Increasing this skill will unlock new interactions on the Microscope, Observatory, and various Collectibles.

Level Reward
2 - Can collect Plant Samples and Analyze them under a microscope.
- Can Discuss Logic with other Sims.
3 Has a chance to gain slightly more Logic skill from chess and card games than normal.
4 Can read intermediate Logic books.
5 Can collect Fossil Samples and Analyze them under a microscope.
6 Have a chance to gain even larger amounts of Logic skill from interactions.
7 Can read advanced Logic books.
8 - Can collect Crystal Samples and Analyze them under a microscope.
- Can provide Logical Solutions to Stressed Sims.
9 Gets an even better moodlet from chess and card game victories.
10 Can Rant Logically to reduce your anger.

Mischief
Michief-oriented Sims tend to be sly devils, delighting at tricking, pranking, and otherwise mocking their fellow Sims. Life's a party, and a Michief Sim is out to crash it.

Michief is mainly tied to social interactions and the voodoo doll. increasing this skill will unlock new Michievous socials on Sims as well as Michievous interactions on the Voodoo doll, computer and phone.

Level Reward
2 Can Troll teh Forums on a computer and tablet.
3 - Can ask Due Date on Sims who aren't pregnant.
- Can Dare Sims to Streak.
- Can Kick Over Trashcans.
- Can make Prank Phone Calls.
- Can Stomp in Puddles.
- Can purchase Voodoo dolls on the Computer.
- Can Tickle the Voodoo doll.
4 - Can Share Conspiracy Theories with other Sims.
- Can use a computer to send Chain Letters.
- Can use the Observatory to spy on neighbors.
- Can become Partners in Crime with other Sims.
5 - Can perform Noxious Cloud on other Sims.
- Can Clog Drain on sinks and tubs.
6 Can use the phone to play Hooky.
7 Can Describe Apocalypse to other Sims.
8 - Can use a computer to send Spam Money Request.
- Can stuff fruit in Exhaust Port of a rocket ship.
9 Can perform Slap 'Em Silly on other Sims.
10 Can perform Air Horn on other Sims.

Mixology
Mixing drinks and making small talk seems easy enough, but the right proportions of juices and the right amount of chatter is a subtle skill.

Mixologists primarily use the bar. Increasing this skill will unlock the ability to make new Drinks, Bar Tricks, and Mixology Socials!

Level Reward
2 - Learns the Tang and Zing and Wrench recipes.
- Learns a new Behind the Back trick move.
- Can Talk to Others about Drink Making.
3 Learns the Ridgeport recipe.
4 - Learns the Dim & Gusty recipe.
- Learns a new Juggle Trick.
- Drinks can now provide strong Moodlets to those who drink them.
5 - Learns the Salty Llama recipe.
- Will get the Talented Tender Moodlet after making a drink.
6 - Learns the Sea Splash recipe.
- Can Practice Bar Tricks.
7 - Learns the Sour Punch recipe.
- Learns a new Bottle Stack trick move.
- Drinks can provide stronger Moodlets to those who drink them.
8 - Learns the Silent Film recipe.
- Can Share Mixology Secrets with other Sims.
9 - Learns the Simsmapolitan recipe.
- Has learned a new Bottle Fireball Trick.
10 - Learns the Sunset Valley, Granny Smash, and Shadow Realm recipes.
- Can Freshen Drink (resetting its spoilage timer).
- Receives the Mix Master Moodlet after making a drink.

Painting
The art of putting brush to canvas and creating something that can evoke an emotional response is not easy. For those Sims that explore the Painting skill, colorful creations - and maybe some big sales - lie in their future.

Painting is primarily tied to the easel. Increasing this skill will unlock new Painting genres and sizes!

Level Reward
2 Can Discuss Color Theory with other Sims.
3 Can create low skill Pop Art.
4 Can create low skill Realism paintings, low skill Abstract paintings, and medium skill Classic paintings.
5 Can create medium skill Pop Art, low skill Surrealism, and low skill Impressionistic paintings.
6 Can create high skill Classic paintings, medium skill Realism painting, and medium skill Abstract paintings.
7 Can create high skill Pop Art, medium skill Surrealism, and medium skill Impressionistic paintings.
8 - Can create high skill Realism paintings and high skill Abstract paintings.
- Can Describe Aesthetics.
9 Can create high skill Surrealism and high skill Impressionistic paintings.
10 Can Mentor other Sims in Painting.

Piano
When ivories need tickling and aural senses need soothing, a pianist is the only Sim that can help. Practice, practice, practice that Piano Skill and while you may never be a rock star, you'll be played in elevators forever.

Piano Skill is improved on the Piano.

Level Reward
2 - Can Rhapsodize about piano sonatas to other Sims.
- Can Research the piano at the computer and Appreciate Classical music on a stereo.
3 - Can play Traditional songs.
- Can Plunk for Inspiration.
4 - Can play a Concerto.
- Can play Blues songs.
5 - Can play Romantic songs on the piano.
- Can Listen and Learn from other pianists who are more skilled.
6 - Can Serenade other Sims.
- Can play Post-Bop songs.
7 - Can Play Latin Songs.
- Can Promise to Dedicate songs to other Sims.
8 Can Write, Scrap, and Name Songs.
- Can play Ragtime songs and perform Jazz Up the Place.
9 Can play Classical songs.
- Can License songs you have written at the Mailbox.
10 - Can play Avant-Garde songs.
- Can Mentor other Sims on the Piano.

Programming
Almost like speaking a second language in today's world, programming is becoming more and more essential. Get ahead by learning to make machines do your bidding!

Programming is done on the computer. Increasing this skill will allow Sims to create Plugins, Games, Mods and Mobile Phone Apps. Sims will also be able to hack on the computer!

Level Reward
2 Can make Plugins.
3 Is better at Hacking.
4 - Can make Viruses.
- Can Hack school grades (teens only).
5 Can perform Freelance work.
6 Can Hack work performance.
7 Can make Mobile Phone Apps.
8 Can Mod games.
9 Can make computer games.
10 Can Hack supercomputers.

Rocket science
There are those who'd rather keep their feet on the ground, their eyes looking down. Not you! Throw off the shackles of what-is and take on the challenge of what-can-be. Build, upgrade, and fly where no Sim has gone before with the Rocket Science Skill.

The Rocket Science skill is built using the rocket ship. Increasing this skill will increase build speed and unlock new Upgrades on the rocket ship.

Level Reward
2 Can Build and Upgrade faster.
3 Can expand Fuel Storage Tanks for rockets.
4 Can Build and Upgrade faster.
5 Can Upgrade to improve Maneuvering Thrusters on rockets.
6 Can expand Cargo Bay on rockets.
7 - Can Upgrade to install Cannon Defense System on a rocket.
- Can Build and Upgrade faster.
8 Can Build and Upgrade faster.
9 Can install Automated Landing Computer upgrades on rockets.
10 Is now a Master Rocket Scientist.

Video Gaming
Being good at video games used to only be good for bragging rights against your siblings, but in this brave new world, video game prowess can actually make money and bring fame! What wacky times we live in.

video Gaming skill is improved via the computer, motion game system, and tablet. Increasing this skill will unlock new video Gaming socials as well as new interactions on the computer.

Level Reward
2 Can discuss Game Strategy with other Sims.
3 Can enter Novice Game Tournaments.
4 Can make fun of Noobs.
5 - Can research Advanced Game Strategy.
- Can Impress other Sims with Video Game Prowess.
6 Can enter Professional Game Tournaments.
7 - Can watch a Gaming Livestream on the computer.
- Can Gossip with other Sims about Video Game Pros.
8 N/A
9 N/A
10 N/A

Violin
Whether a haunting dirge or a lively dance, the violin can evoke a myriad of emotions. Work up from unpleasant screeching to dulcet chords with the Violin skill.

Violin skill is improved via the violin. Increasing this skill will unlock new songs and interactions on the violin, including the ability to write songs and serenade Sims.

Level Reward
2 - Can use a computer to Research the violin.
- Can discuss Violinists with other Sims.
- Can Appreciate Classical Music on the stereo.
3 Can play Traditional songs.
4 - Can play a Concerto.
- Can play songs from the Rock genre.
5 Can play Country songs.
6 - Can play Romantic songs.
- Can Serenade other Sims.
7 - Can perform Eastern Music.
- Can bring Sims to Tears with your playing.
- Can Promise to Dedicate songs to other Sims.
8 - Can Write, Scrap, and Name Songs.
- Can play Swing songs.
9 - Can perform Advanced Classical songs.
- Can License songs you have written at the Mailbox.
10 - Can play Avant-Garde Songs.
- Can Mentor other Sims in the Violin skill.

Writing
Putting pen to paper (or more likely, fingers to keys) is no easy task. The blank page can be one of the most daunting foes, but writers take on the challenge of finding a way to put emotions into words day after day.

Writing is primarily done on the computer. Increasing this skill will unlock new Writing interactions on the computer as well as the ability to Publish and Self-Publish books!

Level Reward
2 Can Self-Publish books.
3 - Can write Short Stories.
- Can write Excuse Notes for other Sims.
- Can read Non-Fiction books for Reference.
- Can discuss Favorite Book/Author with other Sims.
4 Can write Poems.
- Can write Love Emails to other Sims.
5 - Can write Non-Fiction.
- Can Sell to Publisher and Recite Love Poetry with other Sims.
6 Can write Screenplays.
7 Can write Fantasy.
- Can Enthuse about Iambic Pentameter with other Sims.
8 Can write Science Fiction.
9 - Can write Mystery.
- Can submit to Literary Digest.
10 Can write Biography.
- Can Mentor other Sims in writing.