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Trait Ideas

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I personally feel that in respect to traits in the Sims 4, we don't have enough. Especially more negative traits. Would love to see some or all of these show up in the game someday.

- Serious - Dampens playful emotion
- Stoic - Dampens sad emotion
- Peaceful - Dampens angry emotion
- Easy Going - Dampens tense emotion
- Absent Minded - Dampens focus and increases dazed
- Coward - Tense during dangerous activities
- Brave - Confident during dangerous activities
- Daredevil - Energized during dangerous activities
- Handy - Increases handiness skill faster
- Green Thumb - Increases gardening skill faster
- Logical - Increases mental skills faster and tense around supernaturals
- Whimsical - Increases artistic skills faster and inspired around supernaturals
- Shy - Slows charisma skill and increases chance of becoming embarrassed in social situations
- Brooding - Brooding option increases social need and creates focus
- Anti-Tech - Becomes tense when using electronics (needs to come with non tech options for computer)
- High-Tech - Becomes tense when away from electronics
- Eco-Friendly - Prefers earth friendly options (comes with living off the grid pack)
- Grumpy - Dampens positive emotions, slows social and romance gain
- Overly Emotional - Increases strength and duration of sad and angry emotions
- Unemotional - Gives a +10 fine emotion


I do realize some of these are in the game if you complete an aspiration, but I don't like having traits locked up. What if I want to create a green thumb or handy sim right away? We can create an artistic sim right away.

Anyways, I'd love to see other ideas for sim traits and how they would affect the sims.

Comments

  • Mariefoxprice83Mariefoxprice83 Posts: 7,193 Member
    We could definitely use some more traits. I like your ideas. I frequently forget that there's not a Lazy trait as there was in Sims 3.
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  • RememberJoyRememberJoy Posts: 555 Member
    We could definitely use some more traits. I like your ideas. I frequently forget that there's not a Lazy trait as there was in Sims 3.

    Thanks, but I believe there is a Lazy trait in the Sims 4.

    We could definitely use more traits (among other things) to make our sims more unique. I also wish the traits played off each other more so that combining them would change the flavor of the trait.
  • Mariefoxprice83Mariefoxprice83 Posts: 7,193 Member
    We could definitely use some more traits. I like your ideas. I frequently forget that there's not a Lazy trait as there was in Sims 3.

    Thanks, but I believe there is a Lazy trait in the Sims 4.

    We could definitely use more traits (among other things) to make our sims more unique. I also wish the traits played off each other more so that combining them would change the flavor of the trait.

    You're right. there is a Lazy trait. I must be thinking of something else.
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  • CharliTheNerdCharliTheNerd Posts: 54 Member
    -Shameful
    These sims get more embarrassed from normal things than usual. For every embarrassed moodlet they get, the value of the moodlet is always +5 Embarrassed. This trait conflicts with Clumsy and Self-Assured.
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  • CharliTheNerdCharliTheNerd Posts: 54 Member
    Kind-of like Shameless but the exact opposite.
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  • Jordan061102Jordan061102 Posts: 3,657 Member
    Yup, there's so many easy traits they could add but they don't, dunno why... :weary:
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  • ZoraZeldaZoraZelda Posts: 29 Member
    Sexist-Reacts negatively to the opposite gender. Gets strong moodlets when around the same gender.
    Enticing-Easily attracts all sims regardless of marital status(married or not)is better when performing romantic interactions.
    Unattractive-Fails at most friendly or romantic interactions.
    Loyal-Will receives negative moodlets when being romantic with someone other than their partner.
    Pacifist-Will run away from others with negative moodlets and can offer friendship to sims when the conversation isn't going well.
    Generous-WIll give money to lower class sims and to performers without being told.
    Sincere-Gives sims strong moodlets when apologizing and will be successful when apologizing.
    Endurant-Needs will deplete slower and have a hard time dying of hunger and can hold bladder way longer than most sims.
    Unforgiving-Almost never forgives apologies and has a hard time making up with sims once they have a bad relationship.
    Cowardly-Gets tense when faced with anger and runs when they're about to fight other sims.
  • annaliese39annaliese39 Posts: 2,315 Member
    I agree we definitely need more traits for more complex personalities. I like most of the suggestions here, particularly shy, anti-tech, serious, brooding, over/under emotional, loyal and brave. I like coward too, but would probably prefer something like anxious, worrier or neurotic with a fear emotion to go with it. I would also like to see the return of eccentric, nurturing, socially awkward, inappropriate, proper, rebellious and cultured, or similar ideas.
  • CharliTheNerdCharliTheNerd Posts: 54 Member
    Teen Exclusive Trait-
    Follower: Description- "This Teen follows the herd. She/He is always keeping up with the latest trends in style and LOVES to stay in the best outfits that the socialite kids wear."
    These teens have a faster decrease rate for the Social need, and will randomly get a +3 Embarrassed moodlet from wearing old clothing (Laundry Day Stuff). This trait conflicts with Loner and Dreamer.
    And another one-
    Dreamer: Description- "This Teen is unique and independent. He/She is confident and focused and doesn't care about her/his appearance."
    These teens have a slower decrease rate for the Social need, and normally during school or work they will get a +6 Inspired or Focused moodlet. These teens don't mind wearing old clothing (Laundry Day Stuff).
    This trait conflicts with Follower.
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  • CharliTheNerdCharliTheNerd Posts: 54 Member
    Like, 5 more aspirations would be neat too. I don't need them but they would be sweet to have, ya know?
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  • RememberJoyRememberJoy Posts: 555 Member
    I agree we definitely need more traits for more complex personalities. I like most of the suggestions here, particularly shy, anti-tech, serious, brooding, over/under emotional, loyal and brave. I like coward too, but would probably prefer something like anxious, worrier or neurotic with a fear emotion to go with it. I would also like to see the return of eccentric, nurturing, socially awkward, inappropriate, proper, rebellious and cultured, or similar ideas.

    I like your ideas and I agree a fear emotion would be an awesome addition to the game.

    I think I know how most of the others would work, but how do you see eccentric and cultured playing out?
  • CharliTheNerdCharliTheNerd Posts: 54 Member
    > @RememberJoy said:
    > annaliese39 wrote: »
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    > I agree we definitely need more traits for more complex personalities. I like most of the suggestions here, particularly shy, anti-tech, serious, brooding, over/under emotional, loyal and brave. I like coward too, but would probably prefer something like anxious, worrier or neurotic with a fear emotion to go with it. I would also like to see the return of eccentric, nurturing, socially awkward, inappropriate, proper, rebellious and cultured, or similar ideas.
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    > I like your ideas and I agree a fear emotion would be an awesome addition to the game.
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    > I think I know how most of the others would work, but how do you see eccentric and cultured playing out?

    Cultured sounds good for City Living.
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  • ChadSims2ChadSims2 Posts: 4,102 Member
    More traits would be great if the traits actually made the Sims act differently besides just adding new traits which they should do I want them to expand on what we already have.
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  • RememberJoyRememberJoy Posts: 555 Member
    ChadSims2 wrote: »
    More traits would be great if the traits actually made the Sims act differently besides just adding new traits which they should do I want them to expand on what we already have.

    A personality overhaul would probably be the best thing for the game right now. It would be a major undertaking though, so I'm not too hopeful. At least the game is fun in other ways.
  • izecsonizecson Posts: 2,722 Member
    Major trait in sims 4 that I think impacting how sims behave are only : Slob (autonomous fart, leaving pile of clothes, dishes etc) Glutton (different eating animation, autonomously search for food in a trashcan) Kleptomaniac, Active, Clumsy & Mean, these three traits really affect sims' personality because they didnt just lazily add specific emotions/moodlet, I think sims 4 need more of these traits in the game, probably something like Innapropriate, Brooding, Brave, Coward, Grumpy, Excitable, Easily Impressed, Schmoozer
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  • annaliese39annaliese39 Posts: 2,315 Member
    I agree we definitely need more traits for more complex personalities. I like most of the suggestions here, particularly shy, anti-tech, serious, brooding, over/under emotional, loyal and brave. I like coward too, but would probably prefer something like anxious, worrier or neurotic with a fear emotion to go with it. I would also like to see the return of eccentric, nurturing, socially awkward, inappropriate, proper, rebellious and cultured, or similar ideas.

    I like your ideas and I agree a fear emotion would be an awesome addition to the game.

    I think I know how most of the others would work, but how do you see eccentric and cultured playing out?

    Well, Cultured was a hidden trait in the Sims 3. Sims with the trait enjoyed talking about art and were more likely to go to the museum, library and theatre. So I guess we could have something similar, discussing art, books, gourmet cuisine, movies etc. and getting happy or inspired buffs at venues. Perhaps they could also gain some skills faster like writing or art or just enjoy gaining new skills/knowledge, or have more refined manners as well as taste.

    Eccentric sims in 3 were better at inventions, but personally I would like them to be more quirky, perhaps a bit dreamy/absent-minded and playful and unpredictable, or enjoy exploring and collecting things and have weird obsessions, very creative but with their own unique style of art/writing that affects other sims in unique ways, or always think they're right and not be bothered by the opinions of 'normal' sims that seen them as odd. This is really vague, but I'm sure others would have far better ideas.
  • Mariefoxprice83Mariefoxprice83 Posts: 7,193 Member
    Perhaps all existing traits should have an opposing trait. Some already do but not all. Anything really that will make the traits have a greater impact upon the game.
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  • CharliTheNerdCharliTheNerd Posts: 54 Member
    > @Mariefoxprice83 said:
    > Perhaps all existing traits should have an opposing trait. Some already do but not all. Anything really that will make the traits have a greater impact upon the game.

    Yeah.
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  • Jordan061102Jordan061102 Posts: 3,657 Member
    ChadSims2 wrote: »
    More traits would be great if the traits actually made the Sims act differently besides just adding new traits which they should do I want them to expand on what we already have.

    A personality overhaul would probably be the best thing for the game right now. It would be a major undertaking though, so I'm not too hopeful. At least the game is fun in other ways.

    I'm begging for personalities overhaul since months now.
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  • CharliTheNerdCharliTheNerd Posts: 54 Member
    Traits are really important for gameplay sometimes and really anything that would benefit them in any way would be great.
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  • UndeadNinjabitUndeadNinjabit Posts: 192 Member
    edited February 2019
    I wish for the Lucky Trait to come back

    @RememberJoy What will the Lucky or UnLucky trait will look like
  • RememberJoyRememberJoy Posts: 555 Member
    I wish for the Lucky Trait to come back

    @RememberJoy What will the Lucky or UnLucky trait will look like

    Hmmm... Maybe a Lucky sim would get promotions faster, increase relationships faster, their stuff wouldn't catch fire or break as often, and they'd be more likely to win the lottery. Unlucky sims would be the opposite of that.
  • Jordan061102Jordan061102 Posts: 3,657 Member
    I wish for the Lucky Trait to come back

    @RememberJoy What will the Lucky or UnLucky trait will look like

    Hmmm... Maybe a Lucky sim would get promotions faster, increase relationships faster, their stuff wouldn't catch fire or break as often, and they'd be more likely to win the lottery. Unlucky sims would be the opposite of that.

    Great.
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  • Bubbz3388Bubbz3388 Posts: 3,512 Member
    Wow... this is better than what Maxis can come up with for TS4
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  • Shadow_AssassinShadow_Assassin Posts: 1,349 Member
    edited February 2019
    Many people think TS4 has too less traits and too less traits can choose, include me. I hope my sims have more personality. Unflirty and vegetarian could add in base game, some traits could available for lower age, only need some emotions details processing(such as snob available for child but snob child won't boring when watching others TV channels)
    Here's some ideas

    -Impatient: Conflicts with perfectionists. Sims take shorter to craft items and lower quality, they have same eating animation as gluttons, more often running to move. They receive negative moodlets when undertaking menial tasks, only if they have related traits(such as neat). They will become tense by repeated social interactions.
    -Something I can think out all have similar in TS3

    Some traits in TS3 could back or have similar(such as diva and self absorbed) in TS4, some traits could no conflict. Such as childish and goofball/snob, squeamish/love outdoor, klepto/good(I remember they're conflict), etc. If others are emotion reasons(mean/good=opposite to hypocrite, in TS3 they aren't conflict, only most mean interactions locked from them. You also can create a hypocrite in TS3<friendly/evil>), klepto and good haven't emotional conflict(or I don't know/wrong remember) and klepto is behavior, good is personality
    Similarly, clumsy could available for child

    Somethings about traits details could more improving. Such as only neat and squeamish will wash hands when use toilet(like TS3). Slob won't flush toilet is do very well.
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