The Sims 4: Best Trait Mods
Features in The Sims 4 are core personality traits that make up a Sim’s wants, needs, and desires. Although there is a wide variety of core game features, many are limited to certain expansion packs. Like the game go free-to-playmany new players may be hesitant to spend so much money on expansion packs for a free game.
With the expansion packs cost so high, many will turn to the passionate modding community to improve their game for the very low price of absolutely nothing. For these mods in particular, Simmers will want to make sure that script mods are enabled in game settings. Once this has been taken care of, the best The Sims 4 Trait mods can then be used to hone a Sim’s personality.
10/10 More traits in CAS by thepancake1 and MizoreYukii
Before downloading other mods, players can consider the More Traits in CAS trait plug-in by thepancake1 and MizoreYukii. The Sims 4 typically only allows an adult Sim to have three traits, which can be incredibly limiting – especially when things like “vegetarian” occupy one of those precious niches.
This mod allows the Sim to have additional slots depending on their age. Elders, adults, and young adults can have five traits, teenagers can have four, children can have three, and toddlers can have two. This is a huge improvement over the current system and expands the depth of personality a Sim can have.
9/10 Exclusive features for children by Triplis
Perfect for family slow cookers, Triplis’ Child Exclusive Traits mod adds eight new traits exclusive to children in The Sims 4. Players have long complained about the lack of depth for early stages of life, but it’s nothing that talented modders can’t fix. This mod provides some variety to kids’ personalities and adds extremes to spice up Sim stories.
The eight traits added are Bold, Fretful, Gigglemeister, Rocket, Sensitive, Sleuth, Sweetie, and Tattletale. The best part is that each trait corresponds directly to a teenage trait and an adult trait in the game.
8/10 Academic Traits by PimpMySims4
The Sims 4 Discover University is an expansion pack it adds a new world, aspirations, jobs, and an entirely new school system. It’s safe to say that it added a lot of content to the game, but that didn’t stop modders from making improvements.
As part of a series on “Things Discover University is Missing”, PimpMySims4 released the Academic Traits Pack with five new traits suitable for college students. This pack adds the following traits: Coffee Addict, Frat Boy, Sorority Girl, Studious, and Cognitively Impaired. Each trait interacts with Discover the university the best, but they will work in game without the expansion pack.
7/10 Traits of Misery by NateTheL0ser
Despite its potential to be a conflict-free world, many Simmers enjoy a bit of tension, drama, and upheaval in their Sims’ world. For these players, the Misery Traits Pack by NateTheL0ser adds a whole host of negative traits to play with.
This pack includes Alien Hater, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Hay fever, Allergic to cats, Allergic to dogs, Hates heat, Can’t stand cold, Fame Jealous, Dry skin, Chronic headaches, Allergic to magic, Asthmatic and Hate vampires. Each trait comes with unique negative buffs and moodlets that create a more interesting story and more challenging gameplay.
6/10 Zodiac Signs by InsightBond
For the astrological inclination simmer, InsightBond has the complete Zodiac Signs trait pack. This pack includes a trait for each of the twelve zodiac signs, as well as unique interactions and moodlets for each sign. Avid astrologers might even want to take advantage of the three trait slots to give their sim a sun, moon, and rising sign.
Each sign comes with unique social interactions: a friendly and a fun, “Tell A Story Social”. These traits can be incorporated into storytelling and gameplay in fascinating ways.
5/10 Emotional Traits by Kuttoe
The Emotional Traits Pack from modder Kutoe elevates the existing traits in the game and adds an emotion the game might not have. All of these traits are available from child to elder, and even add buffs to the character values introduced in the Parenting Expansion Pack.
Traits included are Arrogant, Calm, Cowardly, Dreamy, Insecure, Reckless, Perky, Restless, and Stoic. With all these new extreme traits, players are sure to be able to tell interesting stories and spice up their gameplay.
4/10 Book Smart/Street Smart by JaneSimsten
The Book Smart/Street Smart Trait Pack can only have two traits, but they add a surprising amount of interest and realism to the game. and people who can navigate danger with incredible ease while lacking basic knowledge in academic subjects.
Each trait learns different skills faster, naturally does better at certain jobs, gains positive buffs for certain activities, and completes certain activities faster. For example, Book Smart Sims will do best with Lawyer, Writer, Engineer, Doctor, Teacher, and Scientist careers. On the other hand, Street Smart Sims will do better in the careers of athlete, secret agent, criminal, actor, detective, military, and gardener.
3/10 Dungeons and Dragon Alignments as Traits by Emoria
The two life simulators in completely different styles, the intersection of Dungeons and Dragons players and The Sims 4 players is probably huge. Dungeons and Dragons has a moral alignment system with nine options: Chaotic Good, Neutral Good, Lawful Good, Chaotic Neutral, True Neutral, Lawful Neutral, Chaotic Evil, Neutral Evil, and Chaotic Evil.
Dungeons and Dragons Alignments as a Trait Pack is perfect for The Sims 4 players looking to recreate their characters in The Sims 4 to flesh out their personality and appearance. Each trait comes with interesting and thoughtful buffs and interactions that correspond to each moral alignment.
2/10 Hobby Traits by Kuttoe
Another trait pack from Kuttoe, Hobby adds a total of eight new traits to the game based on different hobbies and lifestyles. Most of these traits require Sims to regularly participate in their favorite activities to prevent them from becoming stressed. Each trait also comes with new Mooodlets, custom social interactions, bubbles, and quirks.
With this Trait Pack, players can add the following traits to their Sims: Artisan, Competitive, Horticulturist, Moviegoer, Scribe, Techphobe, Tinkerer, and Socialite. They can then experiment with different combinations to add an interesting flavor to each Sim.
1/10 100 Core Game Traits by Vicky Sims
For those looking for ultimate customization, 100 Base Game Traits Pack from Vicky Sims might be the best option out there. With over a hundred unique traits to choose from, all with unique buffs, interactions, and moodlets, it’s clear this mod is an absolute labor of love.
These traits are divided into five categories: emotional traits, social traits, relationship traits, physical traits, and talent/weakness traits. The player has the option of having all traits available in create-a-sim from the start, or, for a less cluttered experience, having all traits in the rewards store instead.
The Sims 4 is now available for Mac, PC, PS4, PS5 and Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S.