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Traits: How to Unlock & Effect

The Sims Mobile Traits, how to unlock traits, how to level up traits, trait's effect, and the list of all traits.
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What is Trait?

Every individual has a different physical features and personality traits. That is why we are unique. Even identical twins have differences.

Traits in The Sims Mobile are distinguishing qualities of a certain Sim. Doing certain interaction that matches the trait of a Sim can give you bonuses. Some traits improve bonus and XP you'll receive. Each trait is different to each other. By default, you have one trait per Sim. As you play the game, you can unlock some other slot for another trait.

Filling all of your Sim's trait slots will give you a prompt to retire a Sim. If you missed or disregarded the retirement notification, you have to imaginary raise another trait to get the prompt or the option to retire. The game doesn't have a progress bar for traits. Basically, you need to play and pray to receive that option again.

Tip

To raise another trait, consider the traits that you have with your Sim. For an example, if you have "Kind of a Big Deal" trait that boost DJ Career, assign your Sim to be a DJ and perform lots of DJ career events.

List of Traits

IconTrait/Benefit
Generous
These Sims give a bit better daily Login Rewards. Unlock Lv 2/3 using
Poppy's Generosity Charm
Ambitious
These Sims are a bit better at all careers. Unlock Lv 2/3 using
Gabby's Ambition Charm
Foodie
These Sims are better at the Barista and Culinary Careers
Lucky
These Sims occasionally give you bonus XP while at home
Flirty
These Sims get a bonus every now and then when being flirty with others.
Unlock Lv 2/3 using
Chaz's Flirty Charm
Good
These Sims occasionally get a bonus when being friendly with others
Mean
These Sims get a bonus every now and then when being insulting with others.
Unlock only using
Carl's Mean Charm
Pickpocket
These Sims will sneak a few Simoleons from others, every now and then.
Creative
These Sims are a better at the Fashion Career. Unlock only using
Violet's Creativity Charm
Musical
These Sims are a bit better at Piano and Guitar. Unlock only using
DJ Candy's Rhythm Charm
Charismatic
These Sims are a bit better at Business and Law Careers. Unlock only using
T.O.B.O.R.'s Charisma Charm
Talented
These Sims are a bit better at all Hobbies. Unlock only using
Chef Gino's Talent Charm
Kind of a Big Deal
These Sims are better at the DJ Career. Unlock only using
Goth Boy's Groove Charm
Active
These Sims are a bit better at Yoga
Party Animal
These Sims get bonus Party XP every now and then when at parties.
Unlock only using
Buddy's Party Charm
Alluring
These Sims are a bit better at Romantic Events. Unlock only using
Yuki's Allure Charm
Outgoing
These Sims are a bit better at Friendly Events. Unlock only using
Hopper's Outgoing Charm
Competitive
These Sims are a bit better at Rival Events
Genius
These Sims are a bit better at the Medical Career. Unlock only using
Dr. F's Genius Charm
Artisan
These Sims are a bit better at Writing and Cooking. Unlock only using
Trevor's Artisan Charm
Good Upbringing
These Sims are way better at all Events. Bundle of Joy Reward unlock.

How to Unlock Traits

You can simply unlock the majority of the traits by playing with your Sims. Socializing with other Sims also contribute in unlocking new traits.

Aside from playing, you can take the shortcut route by purchasing heirlooms in the store. The in-app store constantly updates the heirlooms you can purchase using Tickets. Heirlooms can unlock traits you don't have in your list. It's not easy to earn ticket to be honest, but you can always purchase tickets using your hard-earned SimCash.

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Comments

Honey Lemon
Hi there!

Is it possible to change a trait once you've already selected? I have unlocked two traits so far but want to change it.
<< Anonymous(Honey Lemon)
SimmermaN 7days ago Reply
You can't. Once you placed a particular trait to your Sim, it will be forever. You can add, not delete or change.
Shadowolf052
How do I CHANGE a trait??
<< Anonymous(Shadowolf052)
Anonymous Reply
You can’t you just keep getting more
<< Anonymous(Shadowolf052)
SimmermaN 7days ago Reply
You can't. Once you placed a particular trait to your Sim, it will be forever. You can add, not delete or change.
Grace D’Arcy-Cain 24days ago
So, I want my sim to get all their traits QUICK!! But how do I do that?? (Btw my traits are flirty and generous
<< Anonymous(Grace D’Arcy-Cain)
SimmermaN 7days ago Reply
You have to play a lot of events that's pertaining to your Sim's current trait. So if you have flirty trait, do lots of romance relationship event.
Anonymous
Why aren’t my trait meters going up?! No matter what I do!
<< Anonymous
Tiff 7days ago Reply
Same here! I’m irritated
Anonymous
I have 4 traits but it wont let me unlock another to throw party
Anonymous
I wanna unlock evil trait
Ella totem
I need to have a b-day party but it’s says Lola doesn’t have a trait. And I don’t know how to pick one
Jame
I wanna have a party but i cant because I haven’t unlocked the trait
<< Anonymous(Jame)
SimmermaN Reply
You just need to do your Sim's hobby or career. Socialized with other Sims. Play more and you'll unlock a new trait.
Anonymous
I think it is a bug
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Same why
Anonymous
I cannot unlock the second trait
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Me too!! Its so weird

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