Powerful Ways to Add or Remove Traits in the Sims 4: Trait Cheat List


Sims have evolved a lot since the game series’ inception at the turn of the millennium. Starting out as basic characters with a limited range of personality types, the Sims of today have exponentially more ways to make them unique from one another. Personality traits are numerous and nuanced, and most updates add new ways to give sims even more individualized identities.

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How to add or remove traits in the Sims 4!

Perhaps you want to change a sim’s personality traits, however. Your sim might have aged up when you were playing another household and they have a personality trait that doesn’t mesh with who you envisioned them to be. Maybe you found a really cute townie that is now the object of your sim’s affections but it turns out they have a personality trait that’s incompatible. Or maybe your sim has grown and matured over time and are no longer who they were in their youth. Whatever the reason, there are multiple ways to change your sims’ traits!

The Many ways to add or remove traits from your sims

Whether you want a simple gameplay way of changing your sims’ traits or you want to use cheats to get immediate results, we’ll show you how!

1. Swap Traits with Growing Together

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With the recent release of the Growing Together EP there’s a new focus on how a sim’s life experiences affect them as they grow. As such, it’s possible that your sim may passively decide that they’re ready for a change, and you’ll receive a prompt asking you to confirm or decline that personality change. This method doesn’t remove traits specifically but instead replaces them, so it’s not as handy if you want total control of your sim’s traits but it’s still a fun feature that gives characters more dimension as they age.

2. Re-Traiting Potion

You can purchase a Re-Traiting Potion in the Rewards Store for 5,000 Satisfaction Points that will give you the ability to completely change your sim’s personality, allowing you to remove traits you find undesirable. If you’re short on Satisfaction Points, enter the following cheat code:

sims.give_satisfaction_points 5000

Purchase and drink the potion and the menu will open that allows you to pick new traits!

3. CAS.fulleditmode

Entering the cheat CAS.fulleditmode before going into Create-A-Sim will grant access to all the things that are normally locked into place once a sim is made, including their personality. Use this cheat to add or remove traits, give your sims cosmetic surgery, and tweak them any way you’d like as if you were making them for the first time.

4. Add or Remove Trait Cheats

Characters in TS3 had 5 traits total by adulthood

Maybe the above methods aren’t what you’re looking for. Maybe you prefer code-oriented ways to change the game. Maybe you want to remove traits that don’t come from CAS. Or maybe you want to give sims more than 3 CAS traits because that’s really not enough to round out a person (no matter what the Gurus say). Using trait cheats gives you the ability to completely manipulate who your sim is, from their personality to their quirks to even their heritage!

The Add/Remove Traits Cheats

The following lists contain all known traits for the Sims 4 that are useful for gameplay. While we’ve done our best to compile every useful trait cheat, some may be missing or broken. Note that the codes are written out to add traits; replacing “equip” with “remove” in any of the cheat codes will remove traits instead.

We will update this list as we discover new trait cheats!

  1. Personality Trait Cheats
  2. Aspiration Trait Cheats
  3. Aspiration Reward Trait Cheats
  4. Rewards Store Trait Cheats
  5. Career Trait Cheats
  6. Fear Trait Cheats
  7. Genetic and Occult Trait Cheats
  8. Age-Specific Trait Cheats
  9. Health, Death, & Immortality Trait Cheats
  10. Secret/Hidden Trait Cheats

Personality Trait Cheats – Typically added to Sims via CAS or by ageing up.

TraitCheat CodeEffect(s)
Activetraits.equip_trait ActiveFrequently Energized
-Can Pump Up other Sims
(requires Snowy Escape)
traits.equip_trait trait_AdventurousOpen to new experiences
Ambitioustraits.equip_trait AmbitiousGain or lose life satisfaction based on their job performance
Animal Enthusiast
(requires Cottage Living)
traits.equip_trait AnimalEnthusiast-Prefers the company of & has stronger relationships with animals over other Sims
Art Lovertraits.equip_trait ArtLover-Viewing artwork can Move them
-Can discuss art with others
Bookwormtraits.equip_trait Bookworm-Loves to read
-Can Analyze Books with others
Brotraits.equip_trait trait_Bro-Likes Sports television
-Benefits from being near other Bros
Cat Lover
(requires Cats & Dogs)
traits.equip_trait CatLover-Prefers the companionship of cats over other Sims
Cheerfultraits.equip_trait Cheerful-Happier than other Sims
Child of the Islands
(requires Island Living)
traits.equip_trait trait_IslandAncestors-Loves to honor Sulani Culture
-Can summon Island Elementals
Child of the Ocean
(requires Island Living)
traits.equip_trait trait_ChildoftheOcean-Loves water activities
-Befriends Mermaids and Dolphins easier
Childishtraits.equip_trait Childish-Loves Children’s television
-Loves playing with toys
-Loves hanging out with kids
Clumsytraits.equip_trait trait_Clumsy-More likely to fail physical tasks
-Less likely to get upset when they’ve failed a physical task
Creativetraits.equip_trait trait_Creative-Frequently Inspired
-Can Share Creative Ideas with other Sims
Dance Machine
(requires Get Together)
traits.equip_trait DanceMachine-Loves to Dance
-Has Party Time interaction for an Energy burst at dance venues
Dog Lover
(requires Cats & Dogs)
traits.equip_trait DogLover-Prefers the companionship of dogs over other Sims
Erratictraits.equip_trait trait_Insane-Prone to mood swings
-Can talk to themselves and inanimate objects
Eviltraits.equip_trait trait_Evil-Gets Happy around miserable Sims and Angry when around Good Sims
-Can discuss Evil Plans with other Sims
Family-Orientedtraits.equip_trait FamilyOriented-Happiest when near family
-Can Brag About Family to other Sims
Foodietraits.equip_trait Foodie-Mood is tied to the quality of food they eat
-Can get ideas from the Cooking channel
(requires Eco Lifestyle)
traits.equip_trait trait_Freegan-Prefers Dumpster Diving and Recycling to buying new
-Gets upset if they spend or earn too many simoleons
Geektraits.equip_trait Geek-Loves Sci-Fi
-Loves Video Games
-More likely to find rare Collectibles
Geniustraits.equip_trait Genius-Frequently Focused
-Can Share Ideas with other Sims
Gloomytraits.equip_trait Gloomy-Frequently Sad
-Can Share Melancholy Thoughts with other Sims
-Increased Creativity when Sad
Gluttontraits.equip_trait Glutton-Enjoys all food qualities
-Willingly eats Spoiled food
-Stronger reaction to hunger
Goodtraits.equip_trait Good-Gets Happy around Happy Sims and Sad when around Evil Sims
-Can discuss world peace and donate to charity
Goofballtraits.equip_trait Goofball-Frequently Playful
Green Fiend
(requires Eco Lifestyle)
traits.equip_trait trait_GreenFiend-Happiest in Eco-Friendly spaces
Hates Childrentraits.equip_trait HatesChildren-Gets Angry around Children
-Gets Tense from Trying for a Baby
-Can be Mean to Children
High Maintenance
(requires Spa Day)
traits.equip_trait HighMaintenance-Frequently Tense or Angry over trivial things
Hot-Headedtraits.equip_trait HotHeaded-Frequently Angry
-Mischief makes them Angry
-Can Rile Up other Sims
(requires Get Together)
traits.equip_trait Insider-Loves spending time with Friends
-Loves attending Club Events
Jealoustraits.equip_trait Jealous-Frequently Jealous
-Confident when near their significant other
-Tense when away from their significant other
Kleptomaniactraits.equip_trait Kleptomaniac-Can Swipe items
-Gets Tense when they haven’t Swiped in a while
Lactose Intolerant
(requires Cottage Living)
traits.equip_trait LactoseIntolerant-Dairy products makes them sick
Lazytraits.equip_trait trait_Lazy-Exercise wipes them out
-Chores make them Tense
-Loves watching television, napping, and comfy furniture
Lonertraits.equip_trait trait_Loner-Reduced Social need decay
-Gets Tense around strangers
Loves Outdoorstraits.equip_trait LovesOutdoors-Happy when outdoors
-Tense when inside for too long
-Can Enthuse About Outdoors with other Sims
Loyaltraits.equip_trait trait_Loyal-Fully committed to all relationships
-Hates lying and cheating
(requires Eco Lifestyle)
traits.equip_trait trait_Maker-Happiest when crafting
-Sad when they haven’t crafted in a while
-No negative effects if they fail a crafting or repair attempt
Materialistictraits.equip_trait Materialistic-Can Admire Possessions
-Can Brag About Possessions to other Sims
-Tense when they haven’t purchased anything in a while
Meantraits.equip_trait trait_Mean-Being Mean or Mischievous make them Happy
-Winning fights makes them Confident
Music Lovertraits.equip_trait trait_MusicLover-Gets Happy from playing music
-Listening to music raises Fun
Neattraits.equip_trait trait_Neat-Gets Happy and raises Fun when doing chores
-Gets Uncomfortable in dirty surrooundings
-Cleans faster than other Sims
Noncommitaltraits.equip_trait CommitmentIssues-Gets Tense when in a job or relationship for too long
-Gets Happy when they quit a job or break off a relationship
-Can Discuss Fear of Commitment with other Sims
Outgoingtraits.equip_trait Outgoing-Friendly socials give moodlet boosts
-Social need decays faster
-Stronger reaction to low Social
(requires High School Years)
traits.equip_trait trait_Overachiever-Skills increase faster than other Sims
-Happy when finishing work tasks
-Harder to get along with
(requires Strangerville)
traits.equip_trait Paranoid-Doesn’t trust those around them
-Feels secure in basements
Party Animal
(requires High School Years)
-Loves parties
-Can hype up other partygoers and do tricks
Perfectionisttraits.equip_trait Perfectionist-Takes longer to craft items
-More likely to craft high quality items
-Reacts more strongly to the quality of their crafted items
(requires Snowy Escape)
traits.equip_trait Proper-Likes Friendly and Romance socials
-Hates Mean and Mischievous socials
-Prefers formalwear
Recycle Disciple
(requires Eco Lifestyle)
traits.equip_trait trait_RecycleDisciple-Likes Recycling
-Will autonomously Recycle objects if put off for too long
Romantictraits.equip_trait Romantic-Frequently Flirty
-Becomes Sad if they haven’t performed Romantic socials in a while
Self-Absorbedtraits.equip_trait SelfAbsorbed-Gets Excited from receiving gifts
-Can Fish for Compliments
-Gets Tense if they’re ignored for too long
Self-Assuredtraits.equip_trait SelfAssured-Frequently Confident
Slobtraits.equip_trait Slob-Unbothered by messy surroundings
-Objects get dirtier faster when used by them
Snobtraits.equip_trait Snob-Can Critique Work to other Sims
-Confident when near other Snobs
-Hates mindless television
Socially Awkward
(requires High School Years)
traits.equip_trait trait_SociallyAwkward-Harder time socializing
-Stronger benefits from successful social interactions
(requires Outdoor Retreat)
traits.equip_trait Squeamish-Gets Uncomfortable near dirty stuff
-Gets nauseous from gross stuff
(requires City Living)
traits.equip_trait Unflirty-Gets Tense around Flirty Sims
-Rarely Flirty
-Does not enjoy public displays of affection
Vegetariantraits.equip_trait Vegetarian-Meat products make them sick
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Aspiration Traits – Traits sims get based on their Aspiration.

TraitCheat CodeEffect(s)
Alluringtraits.equip_trait Alluring-Flirty and Romance actions are more likely to be successful
Animal Affection
(requires Cats & Dogs)
traits.equip_trait Attraction-Faster relationship gain with animals
Business Savvytraits.equip_trait Business_Savvy-Start careers at level 2 or above
-Higher paychecks than others in the same job
(tutorial trait)
traits.equip_trait CareerMinded-Work performance grows faster
-Promotions happen sooner
Collectortraits.equip_trait Collector-Higher chance of finding rare Collectibles
Dastardlytraits.equip_trait Dastardly-Can perform stronger Mean socials
-More likely to succeed when doing Mean socials
Domestictraits.equip_trait FamilySim-Relationships with family members grow stronger faster
Eco Master
(requires Eco Lifestyle)
traits.equip_trait trait_Eco_Master-Can Inspire others to make eco-friendly choices
(requires Eco Lifestyle)
traits.equip_trait trait_Entrepreneur-Will take more chances in investments
-Will not refuse handouts
Essence of Flavortraits.equip_trait EssenceOfFlavor-Sims make higher quality Food and Drinks
Gregarioustraits.equip_trait Gregarious-Friendships grow at a faster rate
High Metabolismtraits.equip_trait High_Metabolism-Sims lose muscle and gain weight more slowly than other Sims
Home Turf
(San Myshuno, Sulani,
Mt. Komorebi, Strangerville)
traits.equip_trait HomeTurf-Gets Happy when in their own neighborhood
Lunar Confidant
(requires Werewolves)
trait_OccultWerewolf_InitiationBonusTrait-Positive & negative introductions to Werewolves have a stronger relationship effect
Master Crafter
(requires Eco Lifestyle)
traits.equip_trait trait_MakerNPC-Can Inspire others to craft recipes
Musertraits.equip_trait Muser-Extra skill gains when feeling Inspired
Prepared Voyager
(requires Journey to Batuu)
traits.equip_trait trait_PreparedVoyager-While traveling, Sim’s needs will fill
Quick Learnertraits.equip_trait Quick_Learner-Skill gains grow faster than other Sims
Spa Membership
(requires Spa Day)
traits.equip_trait wellness_SpaMembership-Spa services are free
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Aspiration Reward Trait Cheats – Unlocked from completing your sim’s Lifetime Aspiration

TraitCheat CodeEffect(s)
A True Master
(requires Vampires)
traits.equip_trait TrueMaster-Exceptional Mind Powers
-Increased Vampire Energy
Angler’s Tranquilitytraits.equip_trait trait_AnglersTranquility-Negative moods will dissipate while fishing
Animal Whisperer
(requires Cats & Dogs)
traits.equip_trait Whisperer-Training skills, Discipline effects, and relationship gains with animals grow faster than with other Sims
Appraisertraits.equip_trait Appraiser-Can sell Collectibles to the Simsonium Museum for simoleons
Belovedtraits.equip_trait Legendary-Relationships with other Sims will never fade
Calming Aura
(requires Spa Day)
traits.equip_trait wellness_CalmingAura-Sims can emit an aura that calms down nearby Sims
Clear Perspective
(resuires Spa Day)
traits.equip_trait wellness_ClearPerspective-Sims can experience a Moment of Clarity that prevents them from feeling negative Emotions for several hours
Fast & Fastidious
(requires Bust the Dust)
traits.equip_trait trait_FastFastidious-Faster, more effective methods of cleaning
-Won’t lower Fun need while tidying up
Filth Dweller
(requires Bust the Dust)
traits.equip_trait trait_FilthDweller-Becomes Happy by being in filthy surroundings
Fresh Cheftraits.equip_trait FreshChef-All food made by them is High quality
-All food made by them never spoils
Handytraits.equip_trait TheKnack-Upgrades and repairs happen instantly
Hero of Strangerville
(requires Strangerville)
traits.equip_trait HeroOfStrangerville-Receives fan mail
-Can retell how they defeated ₮ⱧɆ ₥Ø₮ⱧɆⱤ
Heroic Presence
(requires Journey to Batuu)
traits.equip_trait HeroicPresence-Gains Charisma faster
-Can Inspire others by being around
High Techtraits.equip_trait Webmaster-Sims have access to unique actions on the computer that can make them money, help them learn about other sims, and raise their skills
Higher Education
(requires Discover University)
traits.equip_trait trait_University_HigherEducation-Higher skill gain on Research Archive Machine
-More money for Contributing Knowledge and Publishing Research papers
Hilarioustraits.equip_trait Hilarious-More jokes available for them to tell
-Jokes always land successfully
I am the Master
(requires Vampires)
traits.equip_trait TheMaster-Vampire Offspring always obey Commands
Influential Individual
(requires Eco Lifestyle)
traits.equip_trait trait_
-Can Influence Sims to like or dislike other Sims
In the Know
(requires City Living)
traits.equip_trait InTheKnow-Haggling with Vendors grants larger discounts
Kindness Ambassador
(Positivity Challenge trait)
traits. equip_trait Kindness_Ambassador-Friendships are stronger
-Negative emotions occur less often
(requires Island Living)
traits.equip_trait trait_BeachBum_
-Will never feel Tense
Long Livedtraits.equip_trait Longevity-Has a longer natural lifespan than other Sims
Muse of the Maker
(requires Eco Lifestyle)
traits.equip_trait trait_MasterMaker-It’s cheaper for them to fabricate objects
Museum Patron
(requires Jungle Adventures)
traits.equip_trait Trait_Archaeology-Will feel Confident when at museums
-Will feel more Flirty when on dates at museums
-Can donate Collectibles to the Simsonian
Naturalisttraits.equip_trait OneWithNature-Fireproof
-Always successful at extinguishing fires
Natural Leader
(requires Get Together)
traits.equip_trait ClubPresident-Club Points are earned faster than other Sims
-Overthrowing Club Leaders is more likely to be successful
Nature Conservationist
(requires Cottage Living)
traits.equip_trait trait_Nature_Country-Wild animals bring more gifts
-Owned animals are happier & live longer
-Higher yields from Harvestables
-Free grocery delivery
-Reduced bills if living in Henford-On-Bagley
(tutorial trait)
traits.equip_trait Over_Achiever-Job Performance and Skill gains grow faster than other Sims
Perfect Hosttraits.equip_trait PerfectHost-Social Events get a score boost
Pipertraits.equip_trait Piper-Can perform songs that may convince listening Sims to clean, go to sleep, leave, or change into formalware.
Playertraits.equip_trait trait_Player-A Sim’s Romantic partner(s) will not get jealous when the Sim performs Flirty or Romantic actions with other Sims
Poetictraits.equip_trait EpicPoet-Can write “The Book of Life” and bind a Sim’s Essence in it; book can later be used to raise skills or resurrect the bound Sim
Potion Mastertraits.equip_trait PotionMaster-Can mix drinks that alter the drinker’s emotions
Professorialtraits.equip_trait Chronicler-Can write Guidebooks on Skills they’ve got high experience in
Refined Lupine
(requires Werewolves)
trait_OccultWerewolf_AspirationTraits_BetterFuryControl-Fury grows slower and is easier to control
Regained Humanity
(requires Vampires)
trait_RegainedHumanity-Other Sims aren’t hostile and will allow your Vampire Sim to Drink from them
Role Model
(requires Parenthood)
trait_SuperParent_RoleModel-Their presence increases Character Values in nearby young Sims
Sacred Knitting Knowledge
(requires Knifty Knitting)
traits.equip_trait SacredKnittingKnowledge-Sims can teach others to knit
-Has access to additional projects including the Forbidden Sweater
-Can remove textile curses
Self-Care Expertisetraits.equip_trait wellness_SelfCareExpertise-Sims will make 3x as many simoleons when performing Wellness Services
Shrewdtraits.equip_trait InvestedHousehold Funds automatically increase by 5% every week
Sleight of Hand
(requires Journey to Batuu)
traits.equip_trait SleightOfHand-Won’t get caught when cheating at Sabacc
-Can Pickpocket other Sims
Slinger of Spells
(requires Realm of Magic)
traits.equip_trait Knowledge_SlingerOfSpells-Spellcasting builds up much less charge
Supreme Authority
(requires Journey to Batuu)
traits.equip_trait SupremeAuthority-Less likely to die from cardiac arrest
-Can talk their way out of altercations
Survival Instinct
(requires Snowy Escape)
traits.equip_trait trait_survivalinstinct-More apt to escape sports accidents without injury
-Won’t get hurt from wild animal encounters
-Less affected by bad weather
(requires Outdoor Retreat)
traits.equip_trait Survivalist-Sims prefer using camping gear and sleeping in tents
Threatening Presence
(requires Werewolves)
traits.equip_trait trait_OccultWerewolf_AspirationTraits_MoreFear-Sims intimidate others with their presence, sometimes to the point of fainting
-Greg doesn’t bother this Sim
Thriftytraits.equip_trait ValuedCustomer-Sims get 10% back on their household purchases every week
Tormentortraits.equip_trait Bane-Can sabotage a wider variety of objects
-Can perform socials that mess with other Sims’ Confidence
Treasure Hunter
(requires Jungle Adventures)
traits.equip_trait Trait_JungleExplorer-May find extra loot in Treasure Chests that have already been searched
Twisted Hearttraits.equip_trait ColdHearted-Mean and Mischief actions boost Social need gain
-Sad and Embarrassed moods fade faster than other Sims
Unstoppable Fame
(requires Get Famous)
traits.equip_trait UnstoppableFame-No Fame decay
-Unbothered by Paparazzi
-Extra Fame Perk Point
Vicarioustraits.equip_trait LivingVicariously-When this Sim’s children are learning skills nearby, they will also absorb some of those skill gains
Worldly Knowledge
(requires Snowy Escape)
traits.equip_trait trait_WorldlyKnowledge-Socialization during Events is easier
-They enjoy shopping at Market Stalls and can Negotiate Deeper Discounts
World-Renowned Actor/Actress
(requires Get Famous)
traits.equip_trait WorldRenownedActor-Sim won’t fail Acting attempts
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Rewards Store Trait Cheats – Typically bought from the Rewards Store.

TraitCheat CodeEffect(s)
Always Welcometraits.equip_trait AlwaysWelcome-Sims can act “at home” when visiting other Residences without being considered inappropriate
Antiseptictraits.equip_trait Antiseptic-Slower Hygiene decay
Beguilingtraits.equip_trait Beguiling-Other Sims who interact with your Sim will become Flirty
Bravetraits.equip_trait Brave-Stays confident longer
-Composes themselves faster
-Doesn’t fear the supernatural
Carefreetraits.equip_trait Carefree-Never feels Tense
Cold Acclimation
(requires Seasons)
traits.equip_trait ColdAcclimation-Cold weather effects are lessened
Connectionstraits.equip_trait Connections-Sim starts new jobs several levels up
Creative Visionarytraits.equip_trait CreativeVisionary-Increased chances of creating a Masterwork painting or piece of writing
Entreprenurialtraits.equip_trait Entrepreneurial-Higher chances of getting promoted at work
Fertiletraits.equip_trait Fertile-Easier time getting pregnant
-Multiple births more likely
Forever Freshtraits.equip_trait ForeverFresh-No Hygiene decay
Forever Fulltraits.equip_trait ForeverFull-No Hunger decay
Free Servicestraits.equip_trait FreeServices-No cost for single-use services
Frugaltraits.equip_trait Frugal-Lower Household bills
Great Kissertraits.equip_trait GreatKisser-Higher success rate when attempting to kiss another Sim
-Charisma increases from kissing
Great Storyteller
(requires Outdoor Retreat)
traits.equip_trait GreatStoryteller-Tells more interesting stories
Gym Rattraits.equip_trait GymRat-Exercising increases Fun
-Exercise doesn’t decrease Hygiene
Hardly Hungrytraits.equip_trait HardlyHungry-Slower Hunger decay
Heat Acclimation
(requires Seasons)
traits.equip_trait HeatAcclimation-Hot weather effects are lessened
(requires Seasons)
traits.equip_trait BurningMan-Suffer no ill effects from heat
(requires Seasons)
traits.equip_trait IceMan-Suffer no ill effects from cold
Incredibly Friendly
(requires Outdoor Retreat)
traits.equip_trait IncrediblyFriendly-Nice introductions grant a higher positive starting relationship with other Sims
Independenttraits.equip_trait Independent-Reduced Social decay
Inspired Explorertraits.equip_trait InspiredExplorer-Skills and relationships grow faster outside a Sim’s native neighborhood
Marketabletraits.equip_trait Marketable-Crafted items sell for a higher price
Memorabletraits.equip_trait Memorable-Reduced Relationship decay
Mentortraits.equip_trait Mentor-Can help teach other Sims skills they’ve mastered for a skill gain boost
Morning Simtraits.equip_trait MorningPerson-Sims build skills faster in the morning
Needs No Onetraits.equip_trait NeedsNoOne-No Social decay
Never Wearytraits.equip_trait NeverWeary-No Energy decay
Night Owltraits.equip_trait NightOwl-Sims build skills faster at night
Observanttraits.equip_trait Observant-Sims can unlock information about other Sims’ personalities through interacting with them
Paranormal Investigator’s License
(requires Paranormal)
traits.equip_trait trait_Freelancer_Career_ParanormalInvestigator_License-Enter the Paranormal Investigator career
Professional Slackertraits.equip_trait ProfessionalSlacker-Sims won’t ever be demoted or fired
Savanttraits.equip_trait Savant-Much faster skill gain
Seldom Sleepytraits.equip_trait SeldomSleepy-Reduced Energy decay
Shamelesstraits.equip_trait ShamelessThese Sims are incapable of feeling Embrassment!
Speed Cleanertraits.equip_trait SpeedCleaner-Faster cleaning speed
Speed Readertraits.equip_trait SpeedReader-Faster reading speed
Steel Bladdertraits.equip_trait SteelBladder-Reduced Bladder decay
Storm Chaser
(requires Seasons)
traits.equip_trait StormChaser-Sims get positive moodlets during tumultuous weather
Stoves and Grills Master
(requires Outdoor Retreat)
traits.equip_trait StovesAndGrillsMaster-Sims have a chance to create Impeccable Quality items when cooking or grilling
Super Green Thumbtraits.equip_trait SuperGreenThumb-Plants cultivated by these Sims thrive
Waterprooftraits.equip_trait Waterproof-No negative effects from getting wet in the rain
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Career Trait Cheats – Earned by reaching career milestones.

TraitCheat CodeEffect(s)
Champion of the People
(requires Eco Lifestyle)
traits.equip_trait trait_ChampionOfThePeople-Gains more Satisfaction Points and Influence
-May receive gifts from other Sims
Charismatic Crooner
(requires Snowy Escape)
traits.equip_trait trait_CorporateWorker_CharismaticCrooner-Sims get on well with their coworkers
-Boost to Singing skill
Critically Connected
(requires City Living)
traits.equip_trait trait_Hidden_Career_Critic_Thrifty-Weekly rebate of 20% on all home artwork purchases
Eco Engineer
(requires Eco Lifestyle)
traits.equip_trait trait_EcoEngineer-Eco-Upgrades complete faster
-Sims always get upgrade parts from Recycling
Legendary Stamina
(requires Snowy Escape)
traits.equip_trait trait_CorporateWorker_LegendaryStamina-Reduced Energy decay
Master of the Sea
(requires Island Living)
traits.equip_trait FriendOfTheSea-Sims befriend Mermaids and dolphins more easily
Mental Magister
(requires Discover University)
traits.equip_trait trait_organizations_HonorSociety_Rank3-Faster mental skill gain
Natural Speaker
(requires Island Living)
traits.equip_trait NaturalSpeaker-Enthusing to others about Conservation and Spreading Awareness are easy for this Sim
-Grants are much more likely to get accepted
Seasoned Gamer
(requires Discover University)
traits.equip_trait trait_SeasonedGamer-More fun when playing Video Games
-More likely to win Gaming tournaments
-Better at E-sports
Sickness Resistance
(requires Get to Work)
traits.equip_trait Sickness-Less likely to get sick
-Sickness symptoms are less severe
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Fears Trait Cheats – Often annoying when they pop up!

TraitCheat CodeEffect(s)
Fear of Being Cheated Ontraits.equip_trait trait_Fear_BeingCheatedOn+2 Tense
Fear of Being Judgedtraits.equip_trait trait_Fear_BeingJudged+2 Tense
Fear of Cowplantstraits.equip_trait trait_Fear_Cowplant+2 Scared
Fear of Crowded Spacestraits.equip_trait trait_Fear_CrowdedPlaces+2 Tense
Fear of the Darktraits.equip_trait trait_Fear_Dark+2 Scared
Fear of Dead End Jobtraits.equip_trait trait_Fear_DeadEndJob+2 Tense
Fear of Deathtraits.equip_trait trait_Fear_Death+2 Scared
Fear of Failuretraits.equip_trait trait_Fear_Failure+2 Tense
Fear of Firetraits.equip_trait trait_Fear_Fire+2 Scared
Fear of Ghoststraits.equip_trait trait_Fear_Ghosts+2 Scared
Fear of Swimmingtraits.equip_trait trait_Fear_Swimming+2 Scared
Fear of Unfulfilled Dreamstraits.equip_trait trait_Fear_Unfulfilled+2 Tense
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Genetic and Occult Trait Cheats – Traits that appear at birth or that effect a sim’s physiology.

TraitCheat CodeEffect(s)
Alien Occult
(requires Get To Work)
traits.equip_trait trait_OccultAlienSim is an Alien
Ancient Bloodline
(requires Realm of Magic)
trait_Occult_WitchOccult_BloodlineAncientExtra Talent Point at each Spellcaster rank
50% less chance of overloading
Dormant Wolf
(requires Werewolves)
trait_OccultWerewolf_DormantWolfSim is born human, but if they swim in Lake Lunvik during a full moon they will become a werewolf
Father Winter’s Baby
(requires Seasons)
traits.equip_trait FatherWinterBabySim earns 50% more satisfaction points.
Ghost Occult – temporary
(requires Paranormal)
traits.equip_trait trait_Ghost_SeanceTable-Makes them a Ghost temporarily
Ghost – appearance only
(requires Realm of Magic)
traits.equip_trait trait_Magic_Marketstall_SpectralLook-Spectral appearance like the vendors in the Magic Realm
Greater Wolf Blood
(requires Werewolves)
trait_OccultWerewolf_GreaterWolfBlood-Werewolf XP grows roughly 2x faster than Werewolves without the trait
Mermaid Occult
(requires Island Living)
traits.equip_trait trait_OccultMermaid-Sim is a Mermaid
Night Wraith
(requires Realm of Magic)
traits.equip_trait trait_Ghost_Curses_NightStalker_Stalker-Sim is a Night Wraith
Robot Servo Occult
(requires Discover University)
traits.equip_trait trait_Humanoid_Robots_MainTrait-Sim is a Servo
Strong Bloodline
(requires Realm of Magic)
trait_Occult_WitchOccult_BloodlineStrongExtra Talent Point at each Spellcaster rank
20% less chance of overloading
Skeleton Occult
(requires Jungle Living)
traits.equip_trait Trait_Hidden_Skeleton_ServiceSkeleton-Sim is a Skeleton
Spellcaster Occult
(requires Realm of Magic)
traits.equip_trait trait_Occult_WitchOccult-Sim is a Spellcaster
Sulani Mana
(requires Island Living)
traits.equip_trait trait_Hidden_IslandAncestor_Elemental-Found in the Sulani Elementals; can be passed down to their children
Grants the ability to improve plants and summon lava bombs
Vampire Occult – fast transformation
(requires Vampires)
traits.equip_trait trait_OccultVampire-Sim is a Vampire
Weak Bloodline
(requires Realm of Magic)
trait_Occult_WitchOccult_BloodlineWeakExtra Talent Point at each Spellcaster rank
10% less chance of overloading
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Age-Specific Trait Cheats – Only available for specific age groups.

Infant & Toddler TraitsCheat CodeEffect(s)

traits.equip_trait trait_Toddler_Angelic-Will not throw Tantrums
-Comfortable with strangers

traits.equip_trait trait_Infant_Calm-Less likely to Cry, get Angry, or grow Bored

traits.equip_trait trait_Infant_Cautious-Takes longer to appreciate new experiences

traits.equip_trait trait_Toddler_Charmer-Learns faster Communication skill
-Comfortable with strangers
-Can Share the Love with other Sims

traits.equip_trait trait_Toddler_Clingy-Faster Skill gain when taught by family
-Faster recovery when Comforted

traits.equip_trait trait_Toddler_Fussy-Loves to Cry, throw Tantrums, and misbehave
-Gets Happy when given attention
Happy Infant

traits.equip_trait trait_Reward_Infant_Happy-Gives a small positive effect to interactions & relationships as the Sim grows
Happy Toddler

traits.equip_trait trait_Happy_Toddler-Slightly faster skill gain at older ages

traits.equip_trait trait_Toddler_Independent-Will ignore authority
-Slower Attention need decay
-Faster skill gain when left alone

traits.equip_trait trait_Toddler_Inquisitive-Faster Thinking skill gain

traits.equip_trait trait_Infant_Intense-Easier to keep entertained
-Harder to soothe when upset

traits.equip_trait trait_Infant_Sensitive-Great sleepers when soothed
-Picky eaters, more prone to diaper rash
-Easily overstimulated

traits.equip_trait trait_Toddler_Silly-Loves to play and goof around

traits.equip_trait trait_Infant_Sunny-Incredibly friendly babies with a stronger Social need
Top-Notch Infant

traits.equip_trait trait_Reward_Infant_TopNotch-Gives a large positive effect to interactions & relationships as the Sim grows
Top-Notch Toddler

traits.equip_trait trait_Top_Notch_Toddler-Much faster skill gain at older ages
Unhappy Infant

traits.equip_trait trait_Reward_Infant_Unhappy-Gives a negative effect to interactions & relationships as the Sim grows

traits.equip_trait trait_Infant_Wiggly-Extremely active babies who have a harder time falling asleep or paying attention at length

traits.equip_trait trait_Toddler_Wild-Frequently Energized
-Slightly faster Movement skill gain
-Tense when inside for too long
Child & Teen TraitsCheat CodeEffect(s)
(requires Parenthood)
Children – Teens
traits.equip_trait Argumentative-May start conversations with unliked Sims poorly
-Apologies are less likely to succeed
Bad Manners
(requires Parenthood)
Children – Teens
traits.equip_trait BadManners-Certain socials will always fail
-Likes to burp, fart, and use Forbidden Words
-Won’t do dishes
Bear Phase
(requires Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait ChildhoodPhase_BearWants to dress up as a bear dressed up as a fruit
Clingy Phase
(requires Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait ChildhoodPhase_Clingy-Wants constant attention from loved ones
-Dislikes strangers
(requires Parenthood)
Children – Teens
traits.equip_trait Compassionate-Can Share Emotional Burden to help other Sims overcome negative feelings
-Being Mean makes them stress out
Creatively Gifted
(requires Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait CreativelyGifted-Faster growth of Creative skills as an Adult
(requires High School years)
traits.equip_trait trait_Dauntless-When another Sim pleads for this Sim’s life, the chances of Grim agreeing are increased
Distant Phase
(requires Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait ChildhoodPhase_DistantBeing near family makes them Tense
Emotional Control
(requires Parenthood)
Children – Teens
traits.equip_trait EmotionalControl-Can use activates to decompress and get over negative emotions faster
Good Manners
(requires Parenthood)
Children – Teens
traits.equip_trait GoodManners-Can share Polite introductions, and Offer Gratitude to Hosts when visiting other Sims
-Friendship grows at a faster rate
(requires High School years)
traits.equip_trait trait_Highflier-More likely to be successful in business matters
(requires High School years)
traits.equip_trait trait_Iconic-Gets a boost when entering Internet-based careers
(requires Parenthood)
Children – Teens
traits.equip_trait LifeSkills_Unfeeling-Can question other Sims’ negative emotions and instigate them
-Interactions with other Sims experiencing bad emotions are more likely to fail
(requires Parenthood)
Children – Teens
traits.equip_trait Irresponsible-Get Uncomfortable and face unique scenarios at Work
-Putting off bills and slacking makes them Happy
Loud Phase
(requires Parenthood)
Children – Teens
traits.equip_trait ChildhoodPhase_Loud-Prefers to yell
-Will play music and instruments at loud volume
Mean Streak Phase
(requires Parenthood)
Children – Teens
traits.equip_trait ChildhoodPhase_MeanStreak-Perfors Mean socials autonomously
-Being Mean makes Sim Happy
(requires Parenthood)
Children – Teens
traits.equip_trait Mediator-Higher success rate when Apologizing
-Can Mend Fences with Sims they’ve lost touch with
Mentally Gifted
(requires Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait MentallyGifted-Faster growth of Mental skills as an Adult
Physically Gifted
(requires Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait PhysicallyGifted-Faster growth of Physical skills as an Adult
Picky Eater Phase
(requires Parenthood)
Children – Teens
traits.equip_trait ChildhoodPhase_PickyEater_A-Enjoys Quick Meals and low level dishes
-Gets sad from eating high level dishes
Rebellious Phase
(requires Parenthood)
Children – Teens
traits.equip_trait ChildhoodPhase_Rebellious-Will argue, use Forbidden Words, ignore rules, and slack off
(requires High School Years)
traits.equip_trait trait_Relatable-Friendships with other Teens grow faster
(requires Parenthood)
Children – Teens
traits.equip_trait LifeSkills_Responsible-Perform better at work when older and can teach young Sims to be so as well
Scouting Aptitude
(requires Seasons)
Children – Teens
traits.equip_trait ScoutingAptitude-Once this trait is achieved, new skill learning will occur at a faster rate
Socially Gifted
(requires Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait SociallyGifted-Faster growth of Social skills as an Adult
(requires Parenthood)
Children – Teens
traits.equip_trait Uncontrolled-Negative emotions are harder to process
-Sim may have a Meltdown due to uncontrolled feelings
(requires High School years)
traits.equip_trait trait_Untroubled-Can let go of relationships with no negative feelings
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Health, Death, & Immortality Trait Cheats – Based on how the sim died.

TraitCheat CodeTrait Effects
Death by Beetle Juice
(requires Eco Lifestyle)
features.equip_trait trait_Ghost_BeetleSims will get a +3 Playful buff referencing the Ghost with the Most!
Death by Cardiac Explosion due to Angertraits.equip_trait AngerGhosts can get a +2 Angry buff and cause surrounding Sims to get a +1 Angry buff.
Death by Cowplant Consumptiontraits.equip_trait CowplantWhen this Sim is Angry they can make plants wither away.
Death by Drowningtraits.equip_trait DrownSim will be terrified of water and may leave puddles in their wake.
Death by Electrocutiontraits.equip_trait ElectrocutionElectricity can be seen emitting from the Sim, whose Ghost can possess and break objects in revenge.
Death by Embarrassmenttraits.equip_trait EmbarrassmentWill occasionally remember how they died and get a +2 Embarassed buff.
Death by Falling
(requires Snowy Escape)
traits.equip_trait trait_ghost_ClimbingRoute-Sims who keep climbing after an unsuccessful attempt risk this death
Death by Firetraits.equip_trait FireThis Ghost emits smoke and can set things on fire!
Death by Flies
(requires Eco Lifestyle)
features.equip_trait trait_Ghost_FliesSim will forever be followed by and swat at flies.
Death by Flower Bouquet
(requires Seasons)
traits.equip_trait trait_Ghost_DeathFlower-Smelling the bouquet will push your Sim to the next Life Stage. For Elders, that means death. You can also use it to age up Vampires but it will not affect the elders.
Death by Freezing
(requires Seasons)
traits.equip_trait Ghost_Frozen-Ghosts will emit water mist. They can cool other Sims down (to their advantage or detriment) and extinguish fire by possessing it.
Death by Killer Chicken
(requires Cottage Living)
traits.equip_trait trait_Ghost_AnimalObjects_KillerChickenAn angry chicken head can be seen floating inside the Sim.
Death by Killer Rabbit
(requires Cottage Living)
traits.equip_trait trait_Ghost_AnimalObjects_KillerRabbitA small rabbit head can be seen floating inside the Sim.
Death by Laughtertraits.equip_trait LaughWill sometimes get a +2 Playful buff and spread +1 Playful to others. They experience fits of laughter.
Death by Lightning
(requires Seasons)
traits.equip_trait Ghost_Lightning-Sparks can be seen emitting from the Sim.
Death by Murphy Bed
(requires Tiny Living)
traits.equip_trait trait_Ghost_MurphyBed-Ghosts will not use beds and instead possess other Sims to gain Energy. They have a snoozy trail of Z’s inside of them.
Death by Old Agetraits.equip_trait OldAgeEven though they’re dead, these Ghosts will nap often.
Death by Overexertion – elders onlytraits.equip_trait Exhaust-Happens when Elders perform too many physical activities without resting.
Death by Overheating
(requires Seasons)
traits.equip_trait Ghost_OverheatGhosts can heat other Sims up (to their advantage or detriment).
Death by Poison
(requires Jungle Adventures)
traits.equip_trait PoisonPutrid burps from poison cloud-emitting Ghosts can cause nearby Sims to pass out with a slight chance of becoming poisoned themselves.
Death by Pufferfish Nigiri
(requires City Living)
traits.equip_trait PufferfishThe vengeful pufferfish can be seen swimming around inside the Sim.
Death by Rabid Rodent Fever
(requires My First Pet)
traits.equip_trait trait_Ghost_Rodent_DiseaseThe poor Ghost appears as a giant rabid rodent and can freak out nearby Sims.
Death by Sauna Steam
(requires Spa Day)
traits.equip_trait SteamSims who die this way fear and sabotage saunas and will emit steam.
Death by Spellcaster Overload
(requires Realm of Magic)
traits.equip_trait trait_Ghost_WitchOverloadThese lucky Ghosts sparkle, and retain their spellcasting skills in death.
Death by Starvationtraits.equip_trait hungerSims will raid the fridge in the middle of the night.
Death by Stink Bomb
(requires High School Years)
traits.equip_trait trait_Ghost_StinkBomb-Ghosts will emit a stinky green cloud.
Death by Sunlight
(requires Vampires)
traits.equip_trait Vampire_Sun-Sims will have a miniature sun burning within them.
Death by Urban Myth
(requires High School Years)
traits.equip_trait trait_Ghost_UrbanMyth
traits.equip_trait trait_Ghost_UrbanMyth_EP12Death
-Ghosts will emit a black smoke, and demonic voices can be heard following them.
Death by Vending Machine
(requires Snowy Escape)
traits.equip_trait trait_ghost_vendingmachine-Sims will have faint sparks and a vending capsule spinning around inside them.
(requires Realm of Magic)
traits.equip_trait trait_Cauldron_Potion_ImmortalitySims will not die from Old Age!
Immune to Rabid Rodent Fever
(requires My First Pet)
traits.equip_trait trait_Hidden_Pet_Minor_Cage_RodentDisease_Immune-Sims won’t contract Rabid Rodent Fever
(requires Strangerville)
traits.equip_trait Infected
traits.equip_trait Strangerville_Infected
Sims become infected with the Strangerville disease.
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Hidden/Secret Trait Cheats – Traits hiding in the background that are earned as sims interact with life.

TraitCheat CodeEffect(s)
(requires Eco Lifestyle)
traits.equip_trait trait_fizzyhead-These Sims craft higher quality juices and get over being Overbucha’d faster than usual.
Chopstick Savvy
(requires City Living)
traits.equip_trait ChopstickSavvy-Sims can eat properly with chopsticks.
Curse of Awkward Embraces
(requires Realm of Magic)
traits.equip_trait trait_Curses_TouchyFeely-Sim can’t stop hugging others.
Curse of Infectious Laughter
(requires Realm of Magic)
traits.equip_trait trait_Curses_InfectiousLaughter-Sims can’t stop laughing and will make other Sims around them do so also.
Curse of the Night Wraith
(requires Realm of Magic)
traits.equip_trait trait_Curses_NightStalker-Sim will be stalked by a Night Wraith
Curse of Repulsiveness
(requires Realm of Magic)
traits.equip_trait trait_Curses_Repulsiveness-Other Sims will stay away as they find your Sim to be gross!
Curse of Scrambled Spells
(requires Realm of Magic)
traits.equip_trait trait_Curses_WildMagic-Magic Spells may not go as expected.
Curse of Uncleansable Stench
(requires Realm of Magic)
traits.equip_trait trait_Curses_SweatyStench-Sim’s Hygiene will remain tanked.
Curse of Uncontrollable Charge
(requires Realm of Magic)
traits.equip_trait trait_Curses_FountainOfMagic-Higher chance of spells failing and overload.
Curse of Unwarranted Hostility
(requires Realm of Magic)
traits.equip_trait trait_Curses_PunchableFace-Other Sims strongly dislike your Sim and may try to tussle with them.
Hates Fruitcaketraits.equip_trait trait_Hidden_Hates_Fruitcake-Gain +2 Uncomfortable from eating fruitcake.
Hex of the Duelist
(requires Realm of Magic)
traits.equip_trait trait_Curses_HexofDuelist-Sims loves to pick magical fights but will have trouble actually winning them.
Left-Handednesstraits.equip_trait trait_Handedness_Left-You should remove the Right-Handedness trait from your Sim as well if you equip this trait
Lighthouse Baby
(requires Cats & Dogs)
traits.equip_trait trait_Hidden_LighthouseConceptionSims get an “Oddly Reminiscent” +2 Happy moodlet when visiting the Lighthouse.
Likes Fruitcaketraits.equip_trait trait_Hidden_Likes_Fruitcake-Gain +2 Happy from eating fruitcake
Melt Mastertraits.equip_trait MeltMaster-Can summon Grilled Cheese from thin air
-Can make Grilled Cheese Sandwich paintings
Right-Handednesstraits.equip_trait trait_Handedness_Right-You should remove the Left-Handedness trait from your Sim as well if you equip this trait
Spice Hound
(requires City Living)
traits.equip_trait SpiceHound-Loves spicy foods and will become Happy from eating them
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Closing Thoughts

As you can see, there are a massive number of traits available to your sims! With the power to add or remove traits on a whim, you’ll keep your sims incredibly dynamic. Or, take advantage of need-freezing traits to make your sims near-invincible so you can focus on playing the game. Now, you have the building blocks to make the sims you want to play with, and so can everyone else. Have fun with them and Happy Simming!

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