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Do adopted children inherit the "secret traits" etc?

So I was thinking of adopting kids rather than having babies in the game, but I was hoping to have children who will inherit those secret traits, like how children of the rock career-sims would have special idle animations, etc. Or is it only the genetic children? I never really knew if the game differs between adopted and born from the parents.

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  • igazorigazor Posts: 18,559 Member
    Wouldn't mind being proven wrong on this one, but I'm pretty sure those hidden traits are set at "birth" and are only handed down to genetic offspring.
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  • EvalenEvalen Posts: 9,949 Member
    @igazor Well my goodness, I have played the Sims from sim 1 and can't believe that I have never heard of hidden traits, So what is that all about and what are the hidden traits. I must be in la la land.
  • rubyskywalkerrubyskywalker Posts: 635 Member
    @Evalen Hidden traits are traits only found in NPC sims or sims at a particular level in a job. For example...

    Can Apprehend Burglar trait is found in police NPCs or Level 3 law enforcement sims

    Can Salute - level 4 military

    Immune to Fire - firefighters, bonehilda, genies

    Makes No Messes - Maids

    Pizza Appreciator - pizza delivery

    Pyromaniac - children of firefighters or genies

    Asian/Egyptian/French Culture- people from Shang Simla, Al Simhara or Champs le Sims

    More can be found here
    https://sims.fandom.com/wiki/Hidden_trait
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  • EvalenEvalen Posts: 9,949 Member
    @rubyskywalker Thanks I get it. My sims have never had a job, or careers, So I get it. I guess that is why I never realized they existed and was not aware of them. Now that, that is solved, it back to my sims.
  • rubyskywalkerrubyskywalker Posts: 635 Member
    @Evalen You're welcome! Have fun simming!
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  • shakeninsaneshakeninsane Posts: 504 Member
    igazor wrote: »
    Wouldn't mind being proven wrong on this one, but I'm pretty sure those hidden traits are set at "birth" and are only handed down to genetic offspring.


    Yeah, I kinda guessed this one, I mean, it makes sense of course - but Sims logic doesn't always makes sense, haha. I mean, in theory both adopted and born-of children in Sims could inherit these traits, if you consider nature vs nurture. I doubt it , but it would have been nice!
  • InfraGreenInfraGreen Posts: 6,317 Member
    Do those traits ever get handed down to grandchildren? Adopted kids don't come with genes from their adoptive parents (duh) but they are on the family tree in the same place as any genetic child and their adoptive parents ARE considered for passing down hair/eyes/skin. Which is absolutely bonkers of course.

    Also the hidden traits gained through their parents' careers might apply because they're more retroactive.
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  • WaterdragonWaterdragon Posts: 738 Member
    I have one sim who "can salute" even though his parents aren´t in the military, his granddad is. So it seems to be possible to be inherited further down the line.
    Also, I´m pretty sure, that I´ve seen grandchildren "eating with chopsticks", which comes with the hidden chinese trait.
  • shakeninsaneshakeninsane Posts: 504 Member
    InfraGreen wrote: »
    Do those traits ever get handed down to grandchildren? Adopted kids don't come with genes from their adoptive parents (duh) but they are on the family tree in the same place as any genetic child and their adoptive parents ARE considered for passing down hair/eyes/skin. Which is absolutely bonkers of course.

    Also the hidden traits gained through their parents' careers might apply because they're more retroactive.

    Wow interesting!
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