Carl's Sims 3 Guide - Skills, Traits, Careers, Rewards, and Lifetime Wishes for Ambitions and World Adventures

The Sims 3 Traits

Trait List for Vanilla and All EPs Including Supernatural

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This Sims 3 Guide was originally written for the PC and Mac versions of the game, but also will help owners of the console versions - PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii. Please remember some info or numbers may have changed. This guide has been updated over time and supports all Expansion Packs from World Adventures to Into the Future.

Change Traits - Legit or by Cheating
If you want to change your Sim's traits, you have two options. The Mid Life Crisis Reward, which costs 20,000 happiness points, or cheating by using testingcheatsenabled true to shift-click the Sim and choose modify traits of active Sim. Simbots' traits can be changed by having them take a shower, which will short them out.

Trait availability varies by age. Click here to see a table.

This is an A-Z list. Click here to jump to Hidden Traits, or scroll to the bottom. This list is up to date as of the Showtime Expansion Pack. You can tell which traits require an expansion by the icon to the right of the description.

Absent Minded
Lifetime Wishes: none
Absent-minded is very much a negative trait to pick in the Sims 3. It literally helps with nothing, but might provide for a bit of amusement at first. Your Sim will randomly forget what they were doing.

Trait Requires The Sims 3 World Adventures ExpansionAdventurous
Lifetime Wishes: Great Explorer, Physical Perfection, Private Museum, Seasoned Traveler
Adventurous, introduced with World Adventures, helps to trigger four of the new lifetime wishes that came with the expansion when used in combination with another older trait. This trait will help keep your Sims happy while traveling. They'll get a small (+10) adventuring moodlet while they're out and about. Since it always sticks around, it helps a lot more than it seems. Additionally, your Sim will see a reduced cooldown before they can go on another vacation, from 48 hours to just over a day. The only drawback is the trait causes your Sim to get the stir crazy moodlet more often, but this shouldn't happen if you're really using the Sim to travel a lot!

Ambitious
Lifetime Wishes: CEO of a Mega-Corporation, Emperor of Evil, Leader of the Free World, Swimming in Cash, Living in the Lap of Luxury
This trait is for the Sim that is driven toward success. They're much better at getting promotions at work. The best part, is they get more lifetime happiness points when wishes are fulfilled. This is awesome for a jack of all trades Sim. Why? They can milk every skill's interest wishes for many extra lifetime happiness points. The downside is that they will sometimes get anxious to advance, even at really high level careers. Since they're so good at moving up, they can of course pursue another career.

How Many Extra Lifetime Happiness Points Does Ambitious Add?
The ambitious trait will increase the lifetime happiness points gained from any wish, normal or lifetime, by 15%. So, if your Sim chose a lifetime wish worth 30,000 points, they'd get an additional 4,500 points.

Angler
Lifetime Wishes: Become a Creature-Robot Cross Breeder, Presenting the Perfect Private Aquarium
The de facto trait for fishermen. Sims who have this trait are amazing at fishing, plain and simple. They'll learn fishing faster, and catch more fish in a shorter period of time. Anglers can also have a blast while fishing. This can lead to an eternally happy self-employed Sim.

Animal Lover TraitTrait requires The Sims 3 Pets ExpansionAnimal Lover
Lifetime Wishes: The Ark Builder, The Zoologist
These will have better interactions with animals overall, but don't really specialize in anything. They'll gain relationship with all three pet types faster.

Artistic
Lifetime Wishes: Master of the Arts, Star News Anchor, Illustrious Author, Rock Star, Hit Movie Composer, Visionary, World Class Gallery, Home Design Hotshot
Artistic Sims make great painters, and will raise the painting skill faster. The trait does boost the rate they'll learn writing and guitar, but not as much as painting. For me, this means that I can skip this trait for authors and musicians more or less, as once they are level 10, in those skills it won't help any more. For that matter, it doesn't do much for painters either, but they will be able to talk about art which can help to build friendships.

Athletic
Lifetime Wishes: Become a Super Star Athlete, Become a Master Thief, International Super Spy, Become an Astronaut, Perfect Mind, Perfect Body, Martial Arts Master, Physical Perfection
Athletic Sims love to work out and play sports. They enjoy a boost to the rate the athletic skill is learned. Additionally, they get fatigued more slowly. This makes it easier to accomplish wishes like 'work out for 10 hours straight'. They'll do better in pro sports, and military careers. If not because it directly increases performance, then because they will gain the skill faster to get promotions.

Requires The Sims 3 University Life Expansion PackAvant Garde
Lifetime Wishes: Street Credible, Major Master
Avant Garde conflicts with Can't Stand Art. Sims with this trait are naturally drawn to Art, and excel in the Street Art, Sculpting and Painting skills. Their paintings and sculptures are worth more money. They get a number of +10 moodlets for socializing, mainly when critiquing or being critiqued. A success may leave them feeling important, giving a +10 boost for 6 hours.


Bookworm
Lifetime Wishes: Star News Anchor, Illustrious Author, Professional Author, World Renowned Surgeon
Bookworms love books. This helps them to read faster, and consequentially write and do homework faster. They'll be better authors than other Sims, which means this is a great take if you want your Sim to be a professional or illustrious author. Reading faster helps with studying in the library. They'll have a blast reading books, as well. This can make reading books a good way to gain lifetime reward points, because they will develop an interest quickly in reading volumes of books. Bookworms should sign up for the Book Club over the computer. They'll receive a book each Wednesday. This is ultimately a great benefit, as some of the books can be quite rare and you can sell them after they've been read. kiko94 from the forum said that he got 3 books worth $2,000 Simoles that are usually only found by using the Time Machine to travel to the future.

Trait requires The Sims 3 Ambitions ExpansionBorn Salesman
Lifetime Wishes: None
This is an excellent trait for self-employed Sims who will be making use of the consignment shop brought with the Ambitions expansion. You'll sell more items and at a higher value than without this trait. Good for painters, sculptors, inventors, gardeners and other types that usually sell their wares through the inventory interface.


Trait Requires The Sims 3 Into the Future Expansion PackBot Fan
Lifetime Wishes: More than a Machine
Bot Fans gain the Bot Building Skill 15% faster than other Sims and gain relationships with Plumbots much faster. They are able to activate a Robot Mode (self-click ability) that will put them in a cheesy Robot costume and allow them to behave as a Plumbot. Primarily, this will let them enter into Bot Arena competitions while visiting the Future World of Oasis Landing.


Brave
Lifetime Wishes: Firefighter Super Hero, International Super Spy, Become an Astronaut, Great Explorer, Physical Perfection
Brave is an interesting trait for Sims to take. If you've ever had a fire, and watched how crazy Sims act, or lost your Sim's stuff to a burglar, you should be able to appreciate brave. They'll do better fighting fires and kicking burglar butt.

Requires The Sims 3 Supernatural Expansion PackBrooding
Lifetime Wishes: none
While the Sim's negative Need to Brood moodlet will at times come up, this isn't really a bad trait. Sims with this can satisfy their Fun and Social motives on the spot, much like chatting on the computer (similar rate). Find these two contemplation interactions when clicking on your Sim.

Can't Stand Art
Lifetime Wishes: none
This could be useful if you want to keep your Sim's home very spartan and undecorated. They will be happiest living there. It could be considered a negative trait because it will often cause them a can't stand art moodlet, which can slightly diminish mood when they see art.

Cat Person TraitTrait requires The Sims 3 Pets ExpansionCat Person
Lifetime Wishes: The Cat Herder
Gets a +10 3h moodlet for interacting with cats. They'll also build relationships faster and train them to hunt at a faster rate.

Charismatic
Lifetime Wishes: Fashion Phenomenon, Super Popular, International Super Spy, Leader of the Free World, Golden Tongue, Golden Fingers, CEO of a Mega-Corporation, Star News Anchor
Charismatic is a powerful trait to take... if you want your Sim to make friends. Friends aren't an absolute essential in the Sims 3, and a core group of good friends is often enough to suffice. Charismatic Sims cannot pick the Loser trait.

It can help with careers however. Politicians should always be charismatic, as it will boost campaign contributions, and is an actual requirement of the career track. Other careers that derive promotions partly from relations with co-workers will also benefit. Charismatic Sims are great at chatting at work.

They'll gain the charisma skill faster, and more often please other Sims when engaged in conversation.

Childish
Lifetime Wishes: Super Popular, International Super Spy, Jack of All Trades, Great Explorer, Martial Arts Master
Childish Sims like toys, can fish in pools and require more fun to get by. Pick this trait for your Sim if you choose the Surrounded by Family Lifetime Wish. They'll get a kick out of having all those kids'toys around.

Clumsy
Lifetime Wishes: none
Only give your Sims the clumsy trait if you want them to be entertaining for a while. They'll trip, drop things and the like. It's probably more likely to be annoying than anything. They can literally trip over their own feet, and are more likely to break objects when interacting with them.

Commitment Issues
Lifetime Wishes: Heart Breaker, Gold Digger, Jack of All Trades, Renaissance Sim
Ahh Commitment Issues. A good way to get the Gold Digger or Heart Breaker lifetime wishes. It will be harder to get them into romantic relationships, and they'll also occasionally desire to swap careers. This can be a bit chaotic, but makes for a neat type of Sim to play. Especially as a Heartbreaker.

Computer Whiz
Lifetime Wishes: The Tinkerer, Forensic Specialist: Dynamic DNA Profiler, International Super Spy, Creature-Robot Cross Breeder, Chess Legend
Definitely take this trait if you want your Sim to enjoy playing with computers. They'll get a lot of fun out of it. They'll also be better at socializing over the computer, making computers the juggernauts of home entertainment they are in reality. Your Sim can pratice chess on the computer more effectively, boosting the logic skill gains. Be sure your Sim doesn't own the cheapest computer, as I believe it cannot play chess. Your Sim will be able to overclock the computer, and when combined with the improved graphics upgrade can really boost fun. Of course a computer whiz cannot access the technophobe trait.

Lastly, with the Computer Whiz trait, your Sim will be able to hack computers during the night hours. This will enable them to steal money over the internet. As they get better and better at hacking, this becomes a viable way for a Sim to earn a living.

Couch potato
Lifetime Wishes: Professional Author, Gold Digger, Chess Legend
If your Sim is going to sit a lot, give them the couch potato trait. They'll sleep longer, but be given really nice mood bonuses (double) for sitting in comfy chairs. Get the best chairs available for maximum effect. Great for authors, hackers, chess players, and anyone else planning to sit on their rump all day. Taking this trait, your Sim cannot be athletic or a technophobe.

Coward
Lifetime Wishes: none
Coward. Ugh. This is only for personality. It can give some negative moodlets, especially in the dark. They'll faint when they see ghosts and burglars, and sometimes during fires (dangerous). Still, you don't have to have it dark anywhere, and this Sim can stay away from the cemetery. What's the point? I think only a neglected baby Sim should end up with this trait.

Daredevil
Lifetime Wishes: Become a Superstar Athlete, Become an Astronaut, Master Thief, International Super Spy
The Daredevil trait wasn't what I expected when I signed up. I was disappointed with its impact on the game, but I must confess: I had a blast watching my Sim do stupid things. They'll last longer in fires, and are better at putting them out. I did like the adrenaline rush moodlet, which can give Sims who are around others an easy way to get a +15 mood boost at any time.

Sadly, the extreme versions of actions this trait provides, like 'take extreme shower until extremely clean' do not actually do anything different.

Trait Requires The Sims 3 World Adventures ExpansionDisciplined
Lifetime Wishes: Martial Arts Master, Physical Perfection
This trait gives an all around improvement to Martial arts, and inspires both of its associated wishes. Either is good to pursue and both will likely take the same amount of effort. The skill improves martial arts' learning rate for the Sim and makes them better at sparring, breaking blocks and using the dummy. This means more victories, and fewer injuries while training.


Dislikes Children
Lifetime Wishes: none
This will make Sims take a mood hit when they're around children. Since there are plenty of children in the game, this can happen pretty often. Naturally, there are no lifetime wishes that are inspired by disliking children.

Diva TraitDiva
Lifetime Wishes: Vocal Legend
Not only are Divas harder to impress (especially amongst other Divas) they are also more likely to get physical and slap another Sim in a fight over some trivial matter. They get several social interactions, and can praise themselves in a number of different ways. Most Sims seem put off by this behavior.

Dog Person TraitTrait requires The Sims 3 Pets ExpansionDog Person
Lifetime Wishes: The Canine Companion
Gets a +10 3h moodlet for interacting with dogs. They'll also build relationships faster and train them to hunt at a faster rate.

Trait requires The Sims 3 Ambitions ExpansionDramatic
Lifetime Wishes: None
The Dramatic trait is one of those that will impact your Sim's day to day behavior by quite a bit, and can make them fun to watch as they moan or get excited about trivial things. You'll get a lot of positive and negative moodlets, usually of a small magnitued, from life events while having this trait.


Easily Impressed
Lifetime Wishes: none
I believe the easily impressed trait leads to more frequently seeing the impressed moodlet after other Sims boast. Also, if you discover that another Sim is easily impressed, you can take advantage of that by having your Sim boast to them.

Trait requires The Sims 3 Ambitions ExpansionEccentric
Lifetime Wishes: Paranormal Profiteer
This is the only way to get the Paranormal Profiteer Lifetime Wish. It will let your Sim unlock new inventing designs faster, boost the skill gain rate, and help with production times, so it's also useful for Inventors.


Trait requires The Sims 3 Ambitions ExpansionEco-Friendly
Lifetime Wishes: None
These Sims get kicks out of recycling and carpooling, and hate waste. They also make good gardeners and may get a positive moodlet from time to time for pursuing that art. They don't want to be wasteful to the environment at all and will look for ways to help save the planet. Also, your Sim's recipes will be 'organic' but that doesn't seem to have a big impact. They'll also get some new social interactions. I think the biggest up swing is that they take about half the regular time to shower and still get squeaky clean, because they save water!


Equestrian TraitTrait requires The Sims 3 Pets ExpansionEquestrian
Lifetime Wishes: The Jockey, Fairy Tale Finder
Gets a +10 3h moodlet for interacting with horses. Will also learn the riding skill faster and befriend the animals more effectively. This includes wild horses.

Evil
Lifetime Wishes: Emperor of Evil, Master Thief, Gold Digger
A great trait for master thieves and emperors of evil. They also get a mood boost for being in the dark. Good for saving money on lights.

p>If your Sim makes it to the top of the criminal career track, they'll develop an eerie red glow that will scare cowardly Sims. Evil Sims' evil cohorts will be delighted however.

Again, like with daredevil, there is no benefit or difference to 'eat quick meal fiendishly' and other strange evil actions your Sim can take.

Excitable
Lifetime Wishes: none
Excitable Sims are fun to watch at times. I think it's really cute how the female Sims say Wooo! Anyway, this will get your Sim a lot more positive moodlets during gameplay. They'll actually get moodlets from simple things, like phone calls, that other Sims do not. Make their favorite food something very high quality like lobster thermidor to get a great bump in mood every time they eat their favorite meal. This is a good trait for all sorts of Sims, because there are many ways the excited moodlet can appear.

Family Oriented
Lifetime Wishes: Surrounded by Family
This trait is great for accomplishing the Surrounded by Family lifetime wish. They're better at raising children, requiring less time to teach kids to talk and potty train. They'll be better at talking to other family members too, providing a nice serene environment for raising the children.

Flirty
Lifetime Wishes: Heartbreaker
Give your Sim the Flirty trait, then take the heartbreaker lifetime wish. This can be a fun Sim to play. They never get married, they just fraternize with 10 or more Sims, and do it well because flirty social actions are successful more often. They're great at flirting, and starting relationships earlier. They're less shy about it, and don't need to know the other Sim as well, plain and simple.

Friendly
Lifetime Wishes: World Renowned Surgeon, Super Popular, Surrounded by Family, Leader of the Free World, Star News Anchor
If you want your Sim to have a lot of friends, or pursue the Super Popular lifetime wish, make them friendly. They'll be better at making friends in multiple ways. When in free will mode, they'll normally act friendly. The friends bar will move faster for these Sims as well, which is great for making the most of their time socializing.

Frugal
Lifetime Wishes: Gold Digger, Swimming in Cash, CEO of a Mega-Corporation
Frugal Sims search for deals. This trait enables Sims to clip coupons from the newspaper and save money. Once they save money, they'll get a +10 boost to mood for 8 hours. Take this if you want a poor Sim, because the frugal Sim does not seek wealth.

Requires The Sims 3 Supernatural Expansion PackGatherer
Lifetime Wishes: none
Gatherers always catch Insects, which can usually escape. They will plant at higher quality when using gardening - the quality of a seed goes up a few levels from this alone, pairing very well with Green Thumb. They additionally find better quality space rocks than other Sims and will have rocks and gems returned with a higher value when cutting and smelting them.


Genius
Lifetime Wishes: Perfect Mind, Perfect Body, The Tinkerer, Hit Movie Composer, Chess Legend, Monster Maker. This one opens up many doors to intellectual pursuits.
Making a Genius Trait Sim is a great way to eventually become Chess Grand Master. They'll be much better at chess over time, and will have more fun doing it making chess a great way to boost mood. These Sims will also gain logic faster, and be able to solve the unsolvable on the computer to earn money.

Good
Lifetime Wishes: Surrounded by Family, International Super Spy, Forensic Specialist: Dynamic DNA Profiler, Leader of the Free World, World Renowned Surgeon
Good Sims are kind at heart. They are nice to other Sims unquestionably, and don't even have the option to be mean. They give to charity, and can comfort others with friendly interactions. This gives them a +15 mood boost for three hours. Good friends are nice to have around. Good Sims can't be evil, or mean spirited of course!

Good Sense of Humor
Lifetime Wishes: Golden Tongue, Golden Fingers
This can be quite useful for making friends. Their jokes will almost never fail, and when they hit the mark, it will really boost relations. If your Sim completes the comedian charisma challenge, they'll be masterful at telling a good joke. Great for politicians at campaign fund raisers.

Great Kisser
Lifetime Wishes: Heartbreaker, Golden Tongue, Golden Fingers
Excellent for a Heartbreaker Sim. This will keep the ladies in love with your suave Sim. Kisses will have a greater effect. It's extremely potent when coupled with the flirty trait and attractive lifetime reward. It's only really useful for making lovers, not friends. Keep in mind that romantic interests are not best friends.

Green Thumb
Lifetime Wishes: The Perfect Garden, Become a Creature-Robot Cross Breeder, Celebrated Five-Star Chef, Bottomless Nectar Cellar
The Green Thumb trait grants an all-around boost to gardening. The skill will be learned faster, and they'll start with a gardening book. Their plants are better, hands down, than all the average joe Sims. Gardeners with Green Thumb will see a quality boost to all plants they grow.

Additionally, the Green Thumb trait will unlock the revive dead plant action, which can be used to revive a dead plant. With the Super Green Thumb lifetime reward, they'll be more likely to be able to revive dead death flower plants. This is the only way you can really duplicate them. Grow a single death flower, harvest it, revive the dead plant, and grab the harvest once more. The plant will then be permenently dead, but your Sim will have doubled their number of death flowers. Wax, Rinse, Repeat.

Grumpy
Lifetime Wishes: none
If you want a challenge, make a grumpy Sim. If you want a real challenge, make a grumpy, loser, clumsy, absent-minded, and hot-headed Sim. Honestly, these types of traits add challenge and personality to the game, but I don't usually pick them for my Sims.

Handy
Lifetime Wishes: Become an Astronaut, Creature-Robot Cross Breeder, The Tinkerer
Handy is a very useful trait for any Sim. With the handy trait, Sims will be much safer when upgrading objects in the home. Failing to upgrade a television, for example, can produce a nasty electrical shock. Electric Shock is one of the most preventable forms of death in the Sims 3!

Their repaired objects will also resist breaking in the future, resulting in less lost time repairing items in the home. Repair enough plumbing and you can eventually make your plumbing unbreakable, allowing your Sim to upgrade all plumbing with self-cleaning, allowing for both upgrades at once.

Hates the Outdoors
Lifetime Wishes: none
Hates the outdoors can be useful for authors and artists. They'll be happier at home, and the stir crazy moodlet will no longer plague them after being cooped up for a week. They don't like being outdoors, and will get a -20 moodlet when they're outside. Again, I'd only bother with this for making a Sim like myself, or for playing an artist or writer Sim.

Heavy Sleeper
Lifetime Wishes: none
There are some neat effects for playing a heavy sleeper Sim. This trait will allow your Sim to listen to music in their sleep, without waking up, and enjoy the mood boost it provides. Put on your Sim's favorite music and drift off to la la land.

Since they can also sleep at work with this trait, it's even more useful. Consider taking the Professional Slacker lifetime reward with this trait.

Hopeless Romantic
Lifetime Wishes: Hit Movie Composer, Golden Tongue, Golden Fingers
I found the lifetime wishes associated with this trait very appropriate. Hopeless romantics make great partners in the Sims 3. They are great at romantic actions, and enjoy being around those they love. This is yet another great trait for a solid Heartbreaker Sim.

Hot Headed
Lifetime Wishes: none
This trait has largely negative consequences. Only pick it to experience some different reactions when Sims get really mad, very very easily with this trait.

Hydrophobic
Lifetime Wishes: none
Another 'I want to make my Sim like me' trait. Hydrophobic makes Sims afraid to Swim, plain and simple. Choose this trait it if you just don't know what else to pick.

Inappropriate
Lifetime Wishes: none
This is good for an Evil, Mean Spirited Sim, as they can easily make enemies by insulting other Sims. Make the inappropriate jerk Sim have high athletic skill to turn him into a real bully. They can also do inappropriate things, like rummage through other Sims' trash cans. They can find good items this way! Hey, one Sim's trash is another Sim's treasure right?

Inappropriate Sims can also dress oddly for occasions (like sleeping in a tuxedo at bedtime), and even bathe in sinks in front of other Sims.

Insane
Lifetime Wishes: Jack of All Trades, Gold Digger, Become a Creature-Robot Cross Breeder, Master of Evil
Insane Sims are quite chaotic. They can fish in swimming pools (although it's not worth bothering much), dress inappropriately when going out, and even talk to themselves to socialize and prevent loneliness.

They're, frankly, insane. Thankfully there's no real drawback to playing an insane Sim, so go for it. Too bad you can't stock a swimming pool with fish. Fishing from a pool isn't very great, considering there are very rarely fish to be found. I guess the problem isn't getting the insane Sim to do it. Oh no, it's probably that the fish just can't live in a swimming pool.

Requires The Sims 3 University Life Expansion PackIrresistible
Lifetime Wishes: Reach Max Influence with all Social Groups
Irresistible gives Sims a boost in success rates when socializing with other Sims. It is a trait that goes very well with Charismatic and will help you to achieve its associated Lifetime Wish, reaching Max Influence with all Social Groups.


Kleptomaniac
Lifetime Wishes: Possession is Nine Tenths of The Law, Master Thief, Living in the Lap of Luxury
Kleptomaniacs don't mind to steal from anyone. They can only do it at night, unfortunately ,but they can swipe just about anything. How to Steal: Visit a Sim's house, or a public place after hours (when it's getting dark) and click a location near something you want to steal and select Swipe Something. They'll try to grab something nearby.

Sims can make a living this way, selling objects they steal from others. It's great for a thief Sim. Beware, your Sim can be arrested for stealing! Thankfully it's no major consequence. A weird quirk of this trait, is that Sims can return a stolen item and get a nice +15 mood boost for 8 hours. I guess they feel good when they overcome their urge and return the property. The Sims 3's Ambitions expansion adds the Posession is Nine Tenths of the Law Lifetime Wish, which is unique to Kleptos.

Light Sleeper
Lifetime Wishes: none
I hate this trait. I love the fully rested moodlet, and it really dips how often you see it. They're more prone to waking up. This does mean that a brave, athletic, light sleeper Sim is a burglar's worst enemy, but I just don't seem to get burglarized very often. An alarm does the trick.

Loner
Lifetime Wishes: Illustrious Author, Professional Author
This is a bread and butter trait for making a great Author, as the lifetime wishes associated with it imply. Since writers need to spend most of the day behind the computer, they can do so alone in the bedroom (or just at home if they're single) and get an Enjoying Solitude moodlet at a whopping +15 to mood. Additionally, they can get by without socializing as often because it's just not as strong a need for loners.

The downside? A -15 'Too Many People' moodlet when in a room with 3 or more Sims.

Loser
Lifetime Wishes: Chess Legend, CEO of a Mega-Corporation
I hope this isn't a 'Sim-like-me' trait for any players out there. I'd hate to think someone would describe himself as a loser. They'll fail at just about everything more often. Don't even think of trying to make a Loser the Chess Grand Master. The loser trait will additionally prevent a Sim from being Charismatic or Brave. It can be an amusing trait choice as many nasty and embarassing things can befall loser Sims.

Requires The Sims 3 Seasons Expansion PackLoves the Cold
Lifetime Wishes: none
Sims with Loves the Cold get a +10 Pleasantly Chilly moodlet when outside in a cool but not frigid temperature. Their love of the cold prevents them from freezing as fast as other Sims, delaying the appearance of moodlets leading to the Freezing death.

Requires The Sims 3 Seasons Expansion PackLoves the Heat
Lifetime Wishes: none
Sims with Loves the Heat get a +10 Pleasantly Warm moodlet when outside in a warm but not sweltering temperature. Their love of the heat prevents them from getting sunburned as fast as other Sims.

Loves the Outdoors
Lifetime Wishes: Become a Superstar Athlete, Perfect Mind, Perfect Body, Presenting the Perfect Private Aquarium, The Perfect Garden, Become an Astronaut, Seasoned Traveler, Visionary
This is an awesome trait for fishermen, gardeners, musicians playing guitar for tips, and any other Sim that will spend the better part of the day outdoors.

The trait incurs a +20 moodlet when a Sim is outdoors. This is an awesome boost, and combined with the beautiful park moodlet can make for one happy musician.

Another boost from this trait is that outdoor loving Sims are better at gardening and fishing!

Requires The Sims 3 Island Paradise Expansion PackLoves to Swim
Lifetime Wishes: Deep Sea Diver
Sims with the Loves to Swim Trait are naturals in the water and enjoy swimming enough to get a +15 Wonderful Water moodlet while doing so, and get less tired while swimming. This trait also increases skill gains in the Diving skill which is a huge time saver because of how long it takes to gain the upper levels in that skill.

Lucky
Lifetime Wishes: none
Lucky is a great trait for Chess Grand Masters-to-be. They're more likely to win, and that means more frequent bumps in chess rank. This also makes them more likely to get raises, less likely to burn food, and sometimes wake up feeling lucky, giving a +5 boost to mood for the whole day. It's a great trait to choose overall.

Mean Spirited
Lifetime Wishes: Heart Breaker, Gold Digger, Emperor of Evil
Good for Wicked Sims. Works great with evil for criminals and Gold Diggers. They enjoy making enemies. They'll also kick butt in fights, and win more often. Another burglar-killer here. Actually, get them to tick just about anyone off and they can fight. Good with Inappropriate for getting the insults flying.

Mooch
Lifetime Wishes: Gold Digger, Swimming in Cash, Living in the Lap of Luxury, Super Popular
Sims can mooch off other Sims if they take this trait. They'll be able to mooch money from others, but this doesn't always go down so well. Consider making a homeless Sim with the ability to mooch and try to survive that way. Good luck!

Natural Born Performer TraitNatural Born Performer
Lifetime Wishes: Master Acrobat, Master Magician, Vocal Legend
Your Sim will attract bigger audiences to shows, and be less likely to fail at tricks during performances. Overall, Natural Born Performers will raise skill levels faster as a Magician, Acrobat, or Singer.

Natural Cook
Lifetime Wishes: Celebrated Five-Star Chef, Culinary Librarian, The Perfect Garden, Bottomless Nectar Cellar
I think every household should have a Sim who is a natural cook. This trait is good, very good. It will boost the quality of all food they cook. Since the 8 hour great meal moodlet is so long-lasting, a meal made by a natural cook is great for a long day at work.

Considering I lost my gardener to a house fire, I also must state this. The natural cook will never burn down the kitchen. Food won't burn either. This is a huge perk. Natural cooks can also learn to make foods they eat out in the world. My chef learned the ambrosia recipe from television. My other non-chef Sim spent a long time never learning any recipes from cookin' cable. This is with level 10 cooking and never having read a cooking recipe book. While we've confirmed any Sim with the cooking skill can learn a recipe from television, Natural Cooks may do so more frequently.

Neat
Lifetime Wishes: none
Neat is a cool trait to take for most any Sim. They'll actually have fun while cleaning. This is great for afternoons spent cleaning the house. They can also clean when they're in a bad mood. Good for tidying up the kitchen after cooking a group meal. The ability to clean the entire house of any scum is also cool, because it saves the player time in finding all the dirty objects.

To use the clean entire house action with a neat Sim, click an empty space of floor. Your Sim will proceed to clean the house and have a good time doing it. On the down side, they'll suffer more negatively from being in a dirty room.

Neurotic
Lifetime Wishes: none
I originally underestimated this trait. It can be great for Sims that want to stay at home a lot. They can freak out, and get a tranquil moodlet, removing any stress-related moodlets. They'll also get satisfiaction and lifetime happiness points easier by doing mundane tasks. Checking to see they didn't leave the stove on can calm them, giving them a mood boost, and they'll be more likely to get wishes to make the bed and the like, which can be yet another useful way to pick up those extra happiness points.

Never Nude
Lifetime Wishes: none
I'm not sure what the point of this trait is other than to help neurotic people craft simulations of themselves. Sims with this trait won't remove their clothing.

Requires The Sims 3 Supernatural Expansion PackNight Owl
Lifetime Wishes: none
Night Owls have 15% more fun doing things like watching TV and playing on the computer late at night. Late night is past 11PM. At 23:00 a Past my Bedtime moodlet kicks in, which lasts until 5am. If awake between 6 and 10am, an It's Too Early moodlet will come up.

No Sense of Humor
Lifetime Wishes: none
Sims with no sense of humor are only entertained by other Sims with no sense of humor. They're the ones randomly spouting trivia, and boring the heck out of everyone in the room. That is, except other Sims with no sense of humor. Another roleplay trait that's usually passed over, this has been discovered to make the fun bar drop more slowly. This means your Sim can enjoy the having a blast moodlet for up to nearly 16 hours.

Trait Requires The Sims 3 Generations ExpansionNurturing traitNurturing
Lifetime Wishes: none
This is a good trait for parents and Sims who pursue Day Care to earn their livings.All three of these effects will affect interactions with Sims age Teen or younger. They'll be less likely to throw a tantrum getting scolded by the nurturing Sim. They'll gain relationships faster with the kids, and are more likely to see positive results from socializations.

Over-Emotional
Lifetime Wishes: none
With the Over-Emotional trait, Sims will experience a +25% boost to the effect of all positive moodlets. On the flip side, they'll also experience this effect on negative moodlets. Thus, it's best for Sims you know that you can keep in a good mood. Having a +25% boost makes services like those rendered at the day spa so much better, and provides boosts to beautifully decorated and enjoying music moodlets. I love this trait!

Party Animal
Lifetime Wishes: Rock Star, Become a Superstar Athlete, Super Popular, Heartbreaker
Only take this trait if your really like to watch Sims party. You'll be compelled to do it because you chose the trait. They can really liven up a party by cheering during the party, and everyone who's invited will show up even if they have to miss work. They'll get more fun out of dancing, as well.

Trait requires The Sims 3 Ambitions ExpansionPerceptive
Lifetime Wishes: Pervasive Private Eye
This will help a ton with the Private Investigator professon. Your Sim will rise in the ranks much faster and gain more money along the way. It also helps with learning other Sims' traits.


Perfectionist
Lifetime Wishes: Perfect Mind, Perfect Body, The Perfect Garden, Presenting the Perfect Private Aquarium, Seasoned Traveler
Perfectionist Sims take their time and do things right. Food quality, paintings and novels will all be made better with this trait. The problem is they take so much extra time to do everything that it can get annoying. Still, perfectionist writers and painters will be more likely to make great novels or masterpieces.

Other than the time-sinking into daily activities, perfectionist Sims have another annoyance. They're compulsive about making the bed every day when they wake up. I often go so far as to cancel the action when I catch it. I'm not big on bed-making. My bedroom is not a display, and neither is my Sim's. Neither the perk or drawback of this trait seems to affect sculpting.

Trait Requires The Sims 3 World Adventures ExpansionPhotographer's Eye
Lifetime Wishes: Visionary, World Class Gallery
This trait is directed toward players who want to pursue Photography with World Adventures. It boosts the rate you learn the skill, and makes a nice impact on the value of all photos your Sim takes.


Requires The Sims 3 Supernatural Expansion PackProper
Lifetime Wishes: none
This is largely a trait that gives several extra social interactions at various levels and affects a Sim a lot in autonomous behavior. Even when you're in control, they are more likely to wear Formal clothing for no apparent reason. They may be more likely to get both Beautifully Decorated and Dirty Surroundings moodlets - that is the threshold is lower and it may affect them more strongly.


Trait Requires The Sims 3 Generations ExpansionRebellious traitRebellious
Lifetime Wishes: none
This trait greatly reduces the chance your Sim will get caught will pulling pranks. They'll be more likely to get by with misbehavior and staying out past curfew. This truly is a trait for children and teens, as the affects will wear away by the adult years. The Sim gets a moodlet that gives about +15 mood for a few hours after causing mischief.

Requires The Sims 3 Island Paradise Expansion PackSailor
Lifetime Wishes: Grand Explorer
Sailor Sims will get a +15 Sailin' moodlet while on a boat. Houseboats don't seem to count for this, unfortunately, or you could have a boost the entire time you're at home. Sims conceived on a boat have a good chance of being born with this trait. Sailors don't get seasick like other Sims. Catch rates for the Fishing skill are higher while on a boat. If you want to fish from a houseboat, be sure to leave some free space beside the fishing spot or it will be inaccessible to your Sim.

Trait requires The Sims 3 Ambitions ExpansionSavvy Sculptor
Lifetime Wishes: Descendant of da Vinci
Savvy Sculptor will improve the rate at which Sims learn the sculpting skill and prevent them from breaking their sculptures in progress. An important trait for any Sim that is going to take the art of sculpting seriously.


Schmoozer
Lifetime Wishes: Super Popular, CEO of a Mega-Corporation, Golden Tongue, Golden Fingers, Leader of the Free World
Sims with the Schmoozer trait are great for any job that relies on boss and co-worker relationships to determine promotions. Sims will do much better when hanging with co-workers at work, and groveling to the boss. They'll be better at asking for things. This might go very well with Mooch. Sims posessing this trait are better at complimenting others. This is awesome for a politician to get campaign funding.

Shy
Lifetime Wishes: none
The Shy trait is a personality trait, primarily. It doesn't have a big impact on gameplay but will change how your Sim behaves. They'll have a harder time making friends. Shy is like the polar opposite of Star Quality and Party Animal. Personally, I'd prefer loner. At least they get the enjoying solitude moodlet.

Slob
Lifetime Wishes: none
The polar opposite of Neat Sims, Slobs don't like dirt, but they don't mind being around it either. They don't suffer negative effects from being in dirty environments. They can also eat nasty, foul food and get by. They'll trash up the place in their wake, soiling toilets, counters and sinks with their special blend of grime.

Snob
Lifetime Wishes: Fashion Phenomenon, CEO of a Mega-Corporation, Gold Digger, Living in the Lap of Luxury, Swimming in Cash, Bottomless Nectar Cellar, Private Museum
I really hate snobs, so I won't be cursing any more of my Sims into being them. They love to buy expensive things, so this trait is well suited to a Sim that wants to have a high net worth. They love compliments, as they are sure the speaker is right about how great they are. Snobs have been discovered to be much more sensitive to World Adventures' nectar. They prefer good bottles and will receive a better moodlet bonus drinking it. The opposite is true however for low-quality bad tasting stuff, which may put them in a sour mood.

Social Butterfly TraitSocial Butterfly
Lifetime Wishes: none
Your Sim craves social attention and will need more of it. They'll get a nice moodlet when noticed, and that happens a lot for the new Performers in Showtime. Mid-show you can talk to people from the stage, and that is the most attention a Sim could possibly receive. They revel in conversation and will seek out as much attention as they can by joining Group Conversations often.

Requires The Sims 3 University Life Expansion PackSocially Awkward
Lifetime Wishes: Perfect Student, Scientific Specialist
Socially Awkward Sims are not very good at communicating with others and often find their foot in their mouth when trying to deliver a compliment or be nice to another Sim. This results in a small mood hit. They are naturally good at being Scientists and gain skill 15% faster with this trait.


Star Quality
Lifetime Wishes: Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous, Distinguished Director, Superstar Actor
This is going to be one of the most commonly used traits for Sims post-Late Night. The Star Quality trait will make your Sim gain celebrity levels faster, which is a major perk in the expansion. Almost every feature hinges on a Sim's celebrity level.

Requires The Sims 3 Supernatural Expansion PackSupernatural Fan
Lifetime Wishes: none
Supernatural fans will react favorably when seeing a Supernatural creature nearby, and will often get a small moodlet simply for having one nearby. They may be better at befriending Supernaturals thanks to the variety of social options they get with them. Supernatural Fans will also get wishes to see specific types and interact with them.


Requires The Sims 3 Supernatural Expansion PackSupernatural Skeptic
Lifetime Wishes: none
Supernatural Skeptic may be taken to help boost your Sim's preformance in the below careers, but will mostly direct how they respond autonomously to the Supernatural. Their disbelief in the mystical slows their learning in Witch and Fairy spellcasting and the Alchemy skill.


Technophobe
Lifetime Wishes: none
Technophobe is definitely not a trait I can relate to. Technophobic Sims hate all forms of electronics in the game. They'll occasionally get mad and break electronics around them. It can make for some funny interactions. Do this while visiting another Sim. They should never try to repair a broken electronic, because they can get a fatal shock. Technophobes cannot be couch potatoes.

Unflirty
Lifetime Wishes: none
This is very much a roleplay trait. It provides no inspiration of lifetime wishes, and its only other effect is that Sims will have less flirting options, and hate flirting in general.

Unlucky
Lifetime Wishes: none
Nasty things can happen to unlucky Sims, but the Reaper will never kill them. Taking this trait is like having a permenant death flower in their inventory. No matter how many times I deliberately killed my Sim, the reaper would never take them. This leaves the only way they can actually perish -- old age. Sometimes when they wake up they'll get a feeling unlucky moodlet that causes a minor (-5) hit to mood.

Trait Requires The Sims 3 Into the Future Expansion PackUnstable
Lifetime Wishes: None
Unstable Sims will often wake up with the Out of Sorts negative moodlet. If this Moodlet isn't cured within 6 hours by self-clicking the Sim to breathe through a paper bag (Take Deep Breaths) or a trip to the hospital to be admitted for instability (free), then it will get worse. A -40 4h moodlet 'Impending Episode' will appear, and if this is not cured, the Sim's Traits will randomly change. One or all of the traits may disappear or change entirely. You have 24h to cure this with a trip to the hospital, else the Trait changes become permanent. It is definitely an odd trait to pick that can lead to interesting gameplay results, though it will definitely present a challenge if you never seek treatment. The only Trait that seems to be exempt from changing is Unstable itself.


Vegetarian
Lifetime Wishes: Become a Creature-Robot Cross Breeder, The Culinary Librarian, Celebrated Five-Star Chef, The Perfect Garden
Vegetarian is a neat trait in the Sims 3. Well, sort of. It's great for giving Sims personality. They'll get sick any time they eat meat. Since so many of the foods on the list of recipes are meat, your vegetarian Sim will be able to make vegetarian friendly replacements. They'll also enjoy a nice boost to longevity. Be careful not to eat meat on accident, or your Sim can get sick.

Vehicle Enthusiast
Lifetime Wishes: None
With Patch 15, this trait was introduced to all Simmers, even without the Fast Lane Stuff Pack. Sims can develop relationships with their cars, and this will help them to do so faster. Sims with this trait can name their vehicles from the start, without building a relationship first.

Virtuoso
Lifetime Wishes: Master of the Arts, Hit Movie Composer, Rock Star, Golden Tongue, Golden Fingers
Ahh, the Virtuoso trait. This is vital for Sims who want to earn a living playing guitar for tips. They'll earn much more, and get better in guitar faster. Considering your Sims can't play guitar for tips until the 5th level, boosting the rate the skill is learned is a huge plus if this is to be their primary source of income.

Workaholic
Lifetime Wishes: Jack of All Trades, Renaissance Sim, CEO of a Mega-Corporation, World Renowned Surgeon
Workaholic is definitely one of the best traits to pair with ambitious. Workaholics are great at getting promotions. They enjoy working so much, they get a mood boost while they're at work. Additionally, they can work at home from the computer. This can't result in a promotion, but it can raise the performance bar in between work days, resulting in an easy promotion the next day.

Hidden Trait List

Hidden traits in the Sims 3 are passed on by Sims of certain careers to their offspring. Finding some of these traits will require that your Sim start a relationship. Others are much simpler to unlock, simply have a Sim in a certain career track have children, and they may get the trait. Please note that it appears to be random as to whether the child will actually get the trait from mom or dad's parenting.

Some of the traits may be so hidden that it's difficult to tell your Sim even has it. You see, one reason they're called hidden traits is that they do not appear in Create a Sim. They don't take up any of the five trait choices.

Note that for the traits unlocked by seducing an NPC Sim, they'll lose their job when you marry them. This should still allow them to get the trait, but that Sim will be unemployed and need to find a new trade.

See the Hidden Traits:
Leto85, a forum Moderator, has discovered how to reveal a Sim's hidden traits. You can have a look at the process by clicking this link.

Let's get to the list of hidden traits. I'll list them by the career that spawns them:

Criminal: Natural Sneak
A Sim in the criminal career track's offspring may pass this trait along. The can naturally sneak. It's easy to tell if you have this one, if the 'sneak here' option appears when moving the Sim. It's really not that useful, and is just for fun as far as I can tell. One would think this might make them better at the Criminal career track.

Firefighter: Fire Immunity and Pyromaniac
You may get one, both or neither. One cannot be sure. The two would seem to go hand in hand. Pyromaniacs can set fire to objects, and it wouldn't do them well to die in the process. They get a moodlet from setting something on fire, so the Mysterious Mr. Gnome better watch his back. This one will require you to meet and seduce a firefighter NPC Sim, because there's no firefighter career track at this point in time. It should manifest itself during childhood. Ambitions, bringing the firefighter profession to the table, removes the necessity to couple with an NPC firefighter. In fact, they'll likely be too low level. A firefighter's children will have fire immunity if they're born after mom or dad make it to level 8 in the career (thanks Mike).

Law Enforcement: Catch Burglars
If a Sim's dad was a cop, the burglars best keep away. Sim children all grown up with this hidden trait will be able to stop burglars that break into their home. Getting burglarized seems pretty rare for me, but this trait could be fun.

Maid: No Messes
Like with firefighters, you'll need to seduce a maid NPC and marry them for this one to come into play. That should be easier to do than with the firefighter. This is one of the more useful traits. These Sims won't make anything dirty from using them. So that food prep counter? Never nasty. They can save an awful lot of time cleaning!

Military: Salute!
This one's cool, and pretty cute when kids do it. Military Sims' children can get the salute hidden trait, which lets them do the salute action. It's a pretty good one too, being fast and a very friendly interaction.

Pizza Delivery Man: Pizza Lover
Seduce the Pizza Delivery Guy and his kids are likely to love pizza. It should give them a better mood boost from eating all that gooey cheesy goodness.

Rock Star: Rocker
Some can't even confirm their Sim has this trait. I'd like to hear more information on it myself. Rock Stars' kids are probably going to be much better at pursuing the rock career. I would hope that they'd see a boost to concert performances and anything else that involves rocking out.







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Super Simmer says...
For the Pyromaniac, you can get it if you got set on fire. You will get it when you age up. I know, because all my family (child, teen, 2 adults) got it after a big fire.
21st November 2012 5:05pm
InvenTeck says...
My male Vampire and his Human wife had triplets. One was a Vampire and the other two had the hidden trait spell caster. I believe it is because they were born on Spooky Day, but can not confirm it. There are no witches in the family tree.
12th May 2013 7:22am
Rachel Lynn H. says...
Thanks for posting this guide. As a new TS3 player, I'm glad you posted this.
1st June 2013 11:49am
Chandra says...
Do NOT let witches take the "Learn About the Supernatural" class that is held at the Library and Museum of Antiquity. Their magic power bar will empty and will not regenerate. I'm hoping this can be fixed by a potion as there is one to restore magic powers but I forget the name.
30th June 2013 5:31pm
Me says...
If you have generations a sim that graduated from fort starch milliary school can salute too.
18th June 2013 11:31am
springacres says...
From my limited gameplay, the Charismatic and Flirty traits go very well with the Master Romancer lifetime wish. I would guess Friendly, Great Kisser and maybe Hopeless Romantic would too.

(Then again, I'm using Twallan's WooHooer mod which means my Sim with commitment issues is nevertheless willing and able to WooHoo with complete strangers.)
9th December 2012 10:00pm
rowanlyn mirrim says...
Vampire isn't really a hidden trait though, the child of a vampire (or atleast two vampires, I'm not sure what happens with only one parent as a super) will grow up to be a vampire, the same as the child of a fairy, witch, or werewolf.

just saying

K-
6th January 2013 11:29am
Matt Leary says...
Someone else said they could be either. I paired a vampire male (Tristan Van Gould) and a human male (Lawrence Lum)and the human gave birth to another human. I have NRaas Woohoer, btw. Not sure if Tristan as the vampire impregnator would be able to pass down his life state in this situation, even if he otherwise could.
15th January 2014 9:23am
Wormy says...
Well, yeah. If you cross a non - super with a super, you have basically a 50-50 chance of the offspring being super (or normal human). Remember punnett squares from grade school biology? Same principles. It's the game of genetics dice-rolling at its best!
29th January 2014 8:23pm
Azalea says...
nice effort you made into the website. just something is not enough..........
30th May 2014 9:16pm
Leedie says...
The Rebellious trait does affect adult sims that want to make a career. They really hate the 'sucking up to boss' kind of things, even though they may have traits that aid making friends. They will get the negative 'giving in to the man' moodlet, I think it lasts for about 2-3 hours and gives around -20 in mood. I'm not sure about the numbers though, because the sim who had this trait has died, so maybe someone else could get the fine details about this one.
27th February 2013 9:21am
Misa says...
Thank you so much for this!

oh, and there are also hidden cultural traits. If a sim (or sometimes one of the sim's parents) is from China, they'll eat with chopsticks, and occasionally make Asian-themed facial expressions.
If they're from Egypt, they'll drink from a canteen. And if they're from France, they'll greet other sims with a kiss on each cheek. ^^

2nd May 2013 4:25pm
Moon J. says...
I had nothing but problems with brooding sims. They'd drop everything in the middle of a job, cooking, child care to assume the fetal position. Canceling the action takes them awhile before they get up and go back to work, sometimes they'd just drop right back into a Brooding. They're worse than Absent-Minded because they're harder to distract.
27th July 2013 5:29pm
Snickerkitten says...
I had a sim who had level 7 art skill and her child gained level 10 art skill in 1 minute irl, is there a super artistic hidden trait?
26th January 2014 6:27pm
Linda says...
WOW!! Thats all i can really say! Mama Alisha Lura cast a fertility spell for me a few months back and i ask her to recast it a couple of months ago, well today i found out that i am pregnant i am so sucked, could be happier, Mama Lura could you please cast the protection spell for my little blessing now so that he/she is protected 100% to anyone who is reading this, Mama Alisha Lura, she is so very supportive and has helped not only me but so many others, i cannot express how wonderful a person she is and i believed without her fertility spell i would have never gotten pregnant, her positivity and her serenity make the ttc journey a lot less harder when you know that someone like Mama Alisha Lura is helping. Again i am so very grateful to you, Mama Alisha Alura, this baby is truly a blessing. i will be waiting in anticipation for the protraction spell to be cast so that i know my baby will be protracted and healthy while he?she is growing inside me as well as when he/she is born. Tha
22nd July 2014 6:11am
Brian Liberge says...
I've found that Sims with the Rebellious Trait get a negative mood modifier when Sucking up to Professor while at University. I don't recall what it is called.
9th June 2014 7:21pm
ArschvomDienst says...
Quick addition to "Loves to swim".

They get a positive +5 moodlet when being soaked by the rain or via diving tunnels on travels instead of the 'usual' negative -5 moodlet everyone else gets.

Not that big of an impact, but it can add up.
Imagine a 'Loves to swim, eco-friendly, green thump' sim with the climatron control unit lifetime reward and a HUGE garden.
6th August 2013 4:20am
Alexandra says...
The "Brave" trait is pretty useless when you also give that sim the Good trait. Good Sims won't even fight burglars. I've had a Sim with both traits start to fight the burglar, then stop. Pretty stupid. I'd think a Good Sim would want to protect their home.
20th December 2013 10:38am
Katy says...
Also if you have two mermaids and they have a baby when the baby becomes a toddler she/he will have scaly legs and also as a child, teen, and on and on
2nd January 2014 11:26am
Lee says...
Thanks!!!
18th January 2014 10:10am
Karin Dyson says...
I have all the traits and expansion packs ^.^
25th June 2014 10:21am
Elizabeth says...
i have like half of these traits i dont have stuff like attractive and cant stand, why not...
25th May 2014 1:36pm
MythicMiss says...
I was poking around in the Trait Tuning xml, and apparently the Rebellious trait will give a +5 Performance boost to the Criminal, Music, and Film careers. For comparison, the Evil trait only gives a +3 boost to the Criminal career. I'm going to give this trait a shot on my next sim to see how it goes. :)
28th February 2014 10:53pm
Tori says...
you can see hidden traits by going into family tree I think ;)
Admin:
This may be with a  mod because currently this is not available for any of my games and I know that I have at least one hidden trait.
14th July 2013 7:00am
bluemoon369 says...
my Rock Star sim had a toddler and in her thought bubbles the rocker icon occasionally appeared. its like a silhouette of a sim with a guitar and one hand up.
8th September 2012 9:57pm
Shadow Shack says...
If you want to ramp up your possesions quickly with the Klepto trait, go to the "edit town" feature and "build" a nearby lot to stock with all the goods you want, and just go there every night to steal them. Once you get all the stuff you want, add three parking spaces there and stock a trio of Margaret Vaguesters to steal and sell each night for an extra $21K earnings per day.
18th September 2012 9:59pm
Julia says...
Very much old news, I know, but the grumpy trait can't be used with the hot-headed trait (unfortunately). You can always use Unlucky, Coward, or Inappropriate instead.
4th November 2012 7:00am
Brigette says...
You are missing the hidden trait 'vampire'. I noticed the child of my two vampires had it when he became a toddler.
3rd December 2012 12:24am
Abby says...
Vampire is not a hidden trait. It is an alternative life stage, that comes with Supernatural or Late Night. If your two vampires had a child, then their child would a vampire.
6th January 2013 1:57pm
Lexicanium says...
The Brave trait is useful in combination with Adventurous, for Sims who like to explore foreign tombs. If they investigate a hole and find a nest of bugs or trigger a trap, a normal Sim will freak out for a significant time and refuse to interact with many tomb objects. Brave Sims are totally unfazed and are pleased to continue testing... er, adventuring.

I would suspect that the Brave trait helps with mausoleums as well (having read about them on your money-making guide), but I haven't tried it.

17th January 2013 10:14pm
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