The Sims 4 Best Trait Mods

The Sims 4 Best Trait Mods
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Kiera Mills


12th Jul 2022 16:27

The Sims 4 trait mods are fan-made mods that add additional traits to The Sims 4. A recurring criticism that players have had over The Sims 4, has been the shortage of traits to place on your sims, giving them more life and personality. The sims team answered this by including preferences in a recent update, and the 'lifestyles' mechanic added with The Sims 4: Snowy Escape. For The Sims modding community, these aren’t enough, however, and trait mods have been made throughout Sims 4 expansion releases. To find out more about trait mods and how they can expand gameplay, read on.

  • For more mods, read our guide to The Sims 4 more columns mod. This mod adds additional columns to create-a-sim, making tab navigation much easier.

The Best Sims 4 Trait Mods

Game options to enable mods in The Sims 4
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Traits are essentially a list of likes and dislikes that you assign to your sim in create-a-sim, or when they age up. Traits include personality quirks such as hot-headed, romantic, gloomy, art-lover etc. Traits can affect gameplay on a surface level, granting your sim unique moodlets based on the traits they have been assigned to. For example, the dog-lover trait will make it much easier for sims to establish relationships with dogs, and they will have bonus actions with dogs. Gloomy sims will find themselves in a sad mood often. For this reason, traits can inject some needed personality into your sims. The following is a list of the best Sims 4 trait mods available currently, as always download mods at your discretion as they are not supported by Maxis and you may run into gameplay issues as a result.

Sims 4: Child Exclusive Traits Mod

Child Exclusive Mod for The Sims 4
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This mod features eight new traits that are designed specifically for children. These are an evolution of the current toddler traits in-game. For example, the mod trait 'Fretful' is an evolution of the Fussy toddler trait and grants your children inspiration moodlets when playing an instrument as this is one of the few methods that will calm them down. This will add more versatility to children's personalities. Mod creator, Triplis, has also expanded these traits further to include a teen variant. The added child traits are as follows (for more information and download links, read Triplis' blog here):

  • Fretful
  • Sensitive
  • Sweetie
  • Sleuth
  • Rocket
  • Tattletale
  • Bold
  • Gigglemeister

Sims 4: Teen Lifestyle Gamepack Mod

Teen Lifestyle Mod in The Sims 4
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This mod, by creator Snowii95 adds new traits and aspirations for teens that lend themselves well to high school tropes. This could be a great addition to the upcoming Sims 4: High School Years expansion as it adds the Aspiring Athlete, Emo Soul, Heartbreaker, and Spoiled Brat aspirations which go hand-in-hand with high school life. In true Breakfast Club style, the new traits added with this mod are:

  • Band Nerd
  • Bully
  • Emo
  • Heartbreaker
  • Innocent
  • Jock
  • Nerd
  • Prankster

These allow your teens more freedom to find their personalities and unique social interactions. For download instructions and more information on the mod, visit Snowii95's page here.


  • For more information on the upcoming high school expansion, including the release date, read our Sims 4 High School Years guide.

The Sims 4: Misery Traits

Misery traits mod in The Sims 4
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Misery traits by NateTheL0ser add more versatile, negative traits. These are:

  • Dry Skin
  • Alien Hater
  • Fame Jealous
  • Hates Vampires
  • Allergic To Dogs/Cats
  • Chronic Headaches
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Hay Fever
  • Can’t Stand Cold
  • Hates Heat
  • Allergic To Magic
  • Asthmatic

These mods although seemingly negative add a lot of realism to The Sims, hence its popularity amongst the community with almost 90,000 downloads on Mod the Sims. The moodlets that the traits give also provide some interesting story scenarios, for example, a child born from spellcasters who is allergic to magic and struggling to find their place in the world. The Fame Jealous trait is also a great option for players who have The Sims 4: Get Famous installed and are bored of NPCs constantly fawning over celebrities and passing out.

The Sims 4: Zodiac Signs Mod

Zodiac traits mod for The Sims 4
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Created by Radiophobe, this mod adds all the zodiac signs to the game, with certain activities and hobbies being more suited to some signs over others. The mod also introduces compatibility with other sims of specific zodiac types. If you believe in zodiac signs or not, the added compatibility mechanic adds much-needed detail to sim interaction. As a homage to the zodiac options in The Sims 2, the traits function as a reward in the aspiration store, so they don’t take up one of the three limited trait slots.

The Sims 4: 100 Base Game Traits Pack

100 plus traits mod for The Sims 4
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If you're looking for variety, look no further. Vicky Sims has compiled a package of over one hundred different traits, with distinct buffs and whims. The full table of traits can be found here and includes traits such as determined, eccentric, hyper, optimistic, shy, slow-witted and many more.

Vicky Sims divides the traits into five categories:

  • Stimulation and emotional response
  • Social image and behaviour
  • Expressions in relationships
  • Subjective qualities of sims' appearance
  • Talents and weaknesses
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