Lifestyle Cheats: The Easiest Way To Change Your Sim’s Habits

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Would you like to change your Sim’s lifestyle? Well, lifestyle cheats will help you do that in a blink of an eye! Read on to learn how to activate these handy Sims 4 codes and discover how they work!

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Lifestyle Cheats: The Easiest Way To Change Your Sim’s Habits!

what are lifestyles in Sims 4?

If you have the Sims 4: Snowy Escape installed, you’ve likely noticed a special section called ”Lifestyles” under the traits info in the Simology panel. These are additional personality characteristics Sims can acquire by repeating specific actions. The more they repeat a set of actions, the more likely they are to develop a lifestyle. It’s much like forming habits. Sims who constantly eat junk foods are likely to develop a ”Junk Food Friend” lifestyle over time!

Once acquired, these new habbits will have an impact on Sim’s moodlets, needs decay, and work performance, and will dictate how they want to live their lives. A Sim can have only three lifestyles. Once they accumulate enough points (100) for a specific lifestyle, they will fully acquire it and you’ll be able to see it in the lifestyle section.

Now, let’s see how to change or assign these lifestyles to your Sim – with and without lifestyle cheats!

can you change lifestyles without cheats?


Overall, the lifestyle will fade away eventually if your Sim fails to live up to it and stops engaging in activities that trigger it. One way to change them without using lifestyle cheats is to consciously and repeatedly command your Sim to choose actions that build other habits. For instance, if a Sims with a Sedentary lifestyle frequently does high-energy activities, they may abandon the Sedentary lifestyle over time.

Another way to change this without lifestyle cheats is to purchase a Lifestyle-Go-Poof potion from a reward store for 300 reward points. You’ll find it in your Sim’s inventory, and you can use it to remove lifestyles. Alternatively, your Sim can schedule a Lifestyle Coaching over the phone. This will cost them 200 simoleons and allow them to start brand new, with a new set of habits!

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What can lifestyle Cheats do?

Lifestyles typically decay slowly, so you will need to be mindful of your Sim’s actions if you want them to fade away naturally. This takes a lot of time, and unless you can purchase the Lifestyle-Go-Poof potion, there is not much you can do to change them – unless you use lifestyle cheats.

Cheats can help you add or remove traits instantly, and give you the full power to determine your Sim’s lifestyle regardless of how many points they’ve accumulated. Even if you use a Lifestyle Coaching service, it is much easier to use cheats to always keep your Sim’s habits in check. Let’s see how to activate and use those handy lifestyle cheats!

how to enable cheats in sims 4?

For any Sims 4 cheat to work, including lifestyle cheats, it’s essential to enable cheating in the game first. So, here is exactly what you need to do:

  1. Start playing the Sims 4
  2. Open the dialogue bar by simultaneously pressing CTRL+SHIFT+C on PC, COMMAND+SHIFT+C on Mac, or hit all triggers if you play on PlayStation or Xbox. The dialogue bar will show in the upper left corner of your screen.
  3. Type testingcheats true in the dialogue bar and press Enter
  4. Congrats! Cheats are enabled! Now you can start typing lifestyle cheats for your Sims! If you want to close the dialogue bar, just press ESC

How to quickly add or Remove a lifestyle using cheats?

Lifestyle cheats will let you add lifestyles in a few clicks!

The quickest way to navigate lifestyles is to use the testingcheats true code only. Once this code is activated you can add or remove Sims’s traits with a few clicks. Here is what you’ll need to do:

  1. Make sure cheats are enabled like described above (testingcheats true must be on)
  2. SHIFT+Click on a Sim to open a pie menu
  3. Go to ”Cheat Sim Info” and from there, choose ”Remove Lifestyle” to remove a lifestyle your Sim has developed. You can use this lifestyle cheat technique to remove one or all lifestyles, it is totally up to you.
  4. Once the existing lifestyles are removed, you can now add a new one by going to ”Cheat Sim Info” and ”Add Lifestyle”, where you can pick any of the 16 lifestyles you want them to have.

Alternatively, you can add each of these individually using lifestyle cheats. You will find those in the table below!

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all cheats for adding lifestyles

There are 16 unique lifestyles your Sims can have. Below is a full list of all lifestyle cheats with descriptions, so you know what to expect when you use one of those cheats. They all start with traits.equip_trait and each targets a different way of living.

Adrenaline Seekertraits.equip_trait trait_lifestyles_adrenalineseekerThis Sim is a thrill-seeker! They will get bored with day-to-day interactions, avoid boring conversations, won’t panic when a fire breaks out, and perform better at dangerous careers. Give them a dull routine and they will feel tense!
Close Knittraits.equip_trait trait_lifestyles_closeknitThis Sim is introverted and tense when without meaningful connections! They find it easy to maintain good friends long-term, but hard to stay in touch with acquaintances. They will prefer groups smaller than 4 Sims. In conflict with the ”People Person” lifestyle.
Coffee Fanatictraits.equip_trait trait_lifestyles_coffeefanaticWhat a coffee addict! This Sim makes the best coffee and can drink more coffee cups than others. Coffee will make them learn skills faster and increase work performance. No coffee makes them uncomfortable!
Energetictraits.equip_trait trait_lifestyles_energeticNow that’s a fireball! Any activity that energizes is a beneficial one. This Sim enjoys high-energy activities. They perform better in high-energy careers and worse in low-energy careers. Being idle makes them tense. In conflict with the ”Sedentary” lifestyle.
Frequent Travelertraits.equip_trait trait_lifestyles_frequenttravelerFor this Sim, travel is life! Travel will grant them benefits, and they’ll even learn skills faster when on a vacation and perform better at work when they come back from a vacation. No travel equals boredom!
Health Food Nuttraits.equip_trait trait_lifestyles_healthfoodnutThis Sim prefers to make and eat healthy foods. They can cook healthy meal alternatives, lose weight faster, and make more fitness progress when eating healthy. Not eating healthy can make them tense. In conflict with the ”Junk Food Friend” lifestyle.
Hungry for Lovetraits.equip_trait trait_lifestyles_hungryforloveThis lifestyle cheat will make Sim more likely to have successful romantic interactions. They love romantic music and shows, and will even perform better at work when in a romantic relationship. Being single will make them tense. In conflict with the ”Single and Loving it” lifestyle.
Indoorsytraits.equip_trait trait_lifestyles_indoorsyComfort comes first! This Sim finds joy in indoor activities and will have a decreased work performance if their career demands they leave home for work. Being outside for too long will make them tense. In conflict with the ”Outdoorsy” lifestyle.
Junk Food Fiendtraits.equip_trait trait_lifestyles_junkfooddevourerFor this Sim, junk food equals happiness. They can even add sugar and bacon to meals to make them more unhealthy. Eating junk foods will give them pleasure, and eating healthy will make them tense. In conflict with the ”Healthy Food Nut” lifestyle.
Outdoorsytraits.equip_trait trait_lifestyles_outdoorsySay yes to the outdoors! This Sim loves being outside, doing outdoorsy activities, and can even perform better in outdoor careers. Make them spend too much time indoors, and watch them become tense. In conflict with the ”Indoorsy” lifestyle.
People Persontraits.equip_trait trait_lifestyles_networkerThis Sim has no trouble maintaining surface-level connections but has trouble keeping good friends. They prefer being social, making new friends, and interacting with more folks. Will become tense in groups smaller than 4 Sims. In conflict with the ”Close-Knit” lifestyle.
Sedentarytraits.equip_trait trait_lifestyles_sedentaryThis lifestyle cheat will make Sim prefer low-energy activities, and perform better in low-energy and worse in high-energy careers. They will get these when overexerting themselves or have no chance to relax. In conflict with the ”Energetic” lifestyle.
Single and Lovin’ Ittraits.equip_trait trait_lifestyles_noneedforromanceFor this Sim, junk food equals happiness. They can even add sugar and bacon to meals to make them more unhealthy. Eating junk food will give them pleasure, and eating healthy will make them tense. In conflict with the ”Healthy Food Nut” lifestyle.
Techietraits.equip_trait trait_lifestyles_techieThis Sim adores tech stuff. They will learn programming and rocket science faster and be more successful when upgrading and repairing electronics. Naturally, they will perform better in tech-related jobs and get tense when without technology for too long. In conflict with the ”Technophobe” lifestyle.
Technophobetraits.equip_trait trait_lifestyles_technophobeSomeone here dislikes technology! This Sim would rather go Off-the-Grid and go without power than use gadgets. They can sabotage electronics and will perform badly in tech-elated career fields. Using technology makes them tense. In conflict with the ”Techie” lifestyle.
Workaholictraits.equip_trait trait_lifestyles_workaholicFor this Sim, junk food equals happiness. They can even add sugar and bacon to meals to make them more unhealthy. Eating junk food will give them pleasure, and eating healthy will make them tense. In conflict with the ”Healthy Food Nut” lifestyle.

all cheats for removing lifestyles

Just like there are cheat codes for adding lifestyles, there are cheats for removing them. They target a specific lifestyle and all start with traits.remove_trait. Here is a full list of lifestyle cheats that will help you remove them individually:

Adrenaline Seekertraits.remove_trait trait_lifestyles_adrenalineseeker
Close Knittraits.remove_trait trait_lifestyles_closeknit
Coffee Fanatictraits.remove_trait trait_lifestyles_coffeefanatic
Energetictraits.remove_trait trait_lifestyles_energetic
Frequent Travelertraits.remove_trait trait_lifestyles_frequenttraveler
Health Food Nuttraits.remove_trait trait_lifestyles_healthfoodnut
Hungry for Lovetraits.remove_trait trait_lifestyles_hungryforlove
Indoorsytraits.remove_trait trait_lifestyles_indoorsy
Junk Food Fiendtraits.remove_trait trait_lifestyles_junkfooddevourer
Outdoorsytraits.remove_trait trait_lifestyles_outdoorsy
People Persontraits.remove_trait trait_lifestyles_networker
Sedentarytraits.remove_trait trait_lifestyles_sedentary
Single and Lovin’ Ittraits.remove_trait trait_lifestyles_noneedforromance
Techietraits.remove_trait trait_lifestyles_techie
Technophobetraits.remove_trait trait_lifestyles_technophobe
Workaholictraits.remove_trait trait_lifestyles_workaholic


These were all lifestyle cheats You’ll need up your level to gain total control over how your Sims live their lives. You can change lifestyles using cheats as you please and as often as you like so that you can reap the benefits that come with them when it most suits you. Happy simming!


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