How to Change Traits in The Sims 4

One of the main reasons players love Sims games is the wide range of character personality traits and how they affect gameplay. However, sometimes you may not like the traits you have chosen. If you’re wondering how to change them, we’re here to help.

In this guide, we’ll tell you how to change traits in The Sims 4 – when creating a Sim and afterwards, with and without cheats. We’ll also answer some of the most common trait-related questions in The Sims 4. Read on to find out how to modify your Sims 4 characters.

How to Change Traits in The Sims 4

For players who prefer not to use a cheat, changing character traits after it’s created isn’t that easy. To do this on a PC, Xbox or PS4, follow the steps below:

  1. Collect 5000 satisfaction points. This can be done by collecting quirks or using a cheat.
  2. Visit the Reward Shop and purchase the Rehabilitation Potion.
  3. Drink the potion. A pop-up window will appear, select the strokes you want to modify.

How to change traits in The Sims 4 with a cheat on PC

If you don’t want to waste time collecting points, you can use cheats to change your Sim’s traits. To do this on a PC, follow the instructions below:

  1. hurry Ctrl+Shift+C on your keyboard and type “test cheats,” then press Enter.
  2. Type “cas.fulleditmode” and press Enter.
  3. hurry Esc on your keyboard to close the cheat input box.
  4. Hold Change and click on the Sim whose traits you want to change.
  5. To choose Edit in CAS.
  6. The Create a Sim menu will appear, where you can edit any trait.
Changing Traits in The Sims 4

The Create a Sim menu will appear, where you can edit any trait.

How to change traits in The Sims 4 with a cheat on Xbox and PS4

For console players, the steps for changing Sim traits using cheats are only slightly different than for PC players. To use cheats on Xbox and PS4, follow the steps below:

  1. hurry R1/RB, R2/TR, L1/KGand L2/LT at the same time and hold for a few seconds.
  2. Type “test cheats” and select Enter.
  3. Select a Sim whose traits you want to change and press R1/RB, R2/TR, L1/KGand L2/LT at the same time again.
  4. Type “cas.fulleditmode” and select Enter.
  5. To choose Edit in CAS and modify the desired traits.

How to Choose Traits in The Sims 4 CAS Mode

To choose traits in Create A Sim mode, follow the steps below:

  1. Enter CAS mode – either by choosing to create a new Sim or by using a cheat code.
  2. After choosing your Sim’s name, age, and gender, the traits menu will open.
  3. Click on the line hexes to see all the options.
  4. Choose the strokes. You can choose to choose them randomly by clicking on the dice icon.

Tip: Some mutually exclusive traits cannot be chosen together.

Frequently Asked Questions

Read this section to find answers to some of the most common questions related to traits in Sims 4.

Can you change traits in Sims 4 in the MC Command Center?

Unfortunately, it is not yet possible to change traits using the MC Command Center. The creator of MCCC does not plan to work on it until the game developers implement a new UI element.

Why can’t I change my Sim’s traits?

Once you create a character, their traits cannot be changed unless you take a re-processing potion or use cheats. Sometimes traits cannot be changed even in CAS mode – this happens when using Story mode. In this mode, character traits are determined by your answers to a quiz. However, you can also change traits in Story Mode using cheats.

What types of traits are there in The Sims 4?

There are several types of traits in Sims 4 – personality, death, bonus and reward. Personality traits include emotional, hobby, lifestyle, and social traits. Death traits determine how a Sim will die and how they will act when ghosted. Bonus and reward traits are different, mostly related to a Sim’s abilities – for example, a character can learn to act or improve their relationship with animals.

How many traits can a Sim have?

In CAS mode, you can select up to three personality traits for an adult Sim, up to two traits for a teenager, and a single trait for children and toddlers. As the Sims kids get older, you will have the option to select more traits. Bonus traits can be selected with a character’s aspiration. You can only choose one bonus trait, and it cannot be changed later. Death traits can be chosen upon death, only one per character. Reward traits are unlimited.

Customize your Sim as you wish

Hopefully, with the help of our guide, you can now change the traits of your Sims at any point in the game. After all, characters can change over time just like real people. The ability to make each Sim unique is what makes the game so enjoyable.

What are your favorite and least favorite Sims traits? Do you prefer to do it fast and use cheats to change traits or play fair and buy the re-cure potion? Share your opinions in the comments section below.

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