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Born 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.


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.

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.

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.

Dramatic
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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