12 Best Sims 4 Traits to Have, Ranked (2023)

Choose the best traits for your sims because they deserve it!

Umer Cheema
Umer Cheema
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Traits play a vital role in the life of your sims. While it is fun testing out different traits to see which ones feel great, sometimes you just want your sims to have the best traits possible. That is why this guide will show you the 12 best Sims 4 traits that you need to have right now.

The best part is that you can even mix and match some of these traits to see which ones work best with each other. They will ensure that your sim performs well in their personal and professional life. With that said, let’s dive right in and get started.



Genius sims can get the Focused moodlet to focus throughout the day.

As a wise man once said, “Sometimes my genius is almost frightening“. This is also true in the case of The Sims 4 as Genius sims are naturally intelligent and quick learners. They find the best solution to their problems and are likely to succeed in school or their careers.

Getting the “Focused” moodlet for them isn’t a problem. This moodlet is crucial if you want to get work done while having optimal performance. The sims that have this trait can also share their ideas with the world by interacting with them.



Everybody makes mistakes, right? Well, Perfectionist sims don’t. These sims are obsessed over the fact that everything has to be just right. Having this trait will allow you to get better-quality things. However, your sims will take longer to achieve that result.

While that might not sound like a good thing, if you get a perfect result, your sims will be happy and have a positive moodlet. This can often lead to good things as your sims will be feeling positive and will learn new things quicker as well.

On the other hand, you can also gain the Imperfect Work moodlet which negatively affects your sims day.



Creative sims love to do things where their imagination can run wild.

Being creative can help out a lot, especially in your Sims’ career. This allows them to focus on doing tasks like writing books, drawing, or even having an “Inspired” mood. They can also use their creativity to come up with new ideas and inventions.

If you decide to go into an art career, your sim will always have fun while letting their imagination run wild on the canvas. If your sim is feeling inspired, chances are that they will create a masterpiece that everyone will appreciate.

On the downside, though, if your sim has not had a chance to get involved in any creative projects, they will have a negative moodlet.



Cheerful sims are mostly happy all the time.

Everyone likes being around someone that cheers them up. Cheerful sims often gain the “Happy” moodlet which allows them to spread their happiness to other sims around them. Plus, you won’t get any negative moodlets from this trait which is always a great thing.

Your sims will gain new interactions with both people and objects. So, make sure that you brighten up someone’s day by being cheerful.



Having a neat home will allow your sims to be happy.

Have you ever been around someone that doesn’t clean up after themself? It can be extremely annoying to deal with and disgusting. Luckily, having the Neat trait will allow your sims to be more careful when cleaning.

These sims will want everything to look as tidy as possible. This also goes well with the Perfectionist trait as your sims will want to clean everything around them until it is squeaky clean. I like using this trait as it ensures that my house is always clean and the sims living in it feel good.



Self-Assured sims are confident almost all the time.

Being self-assured is always a good thing, and the same can be said in The Sims 4 as well. The reason why I like this trait so much is because you will not get any negative impact from it like other traits.

Plus, gaining the “Confident” moodlet will help your sims get the job done without any issues. This will allow them to excel in their career and even gain new interactions without being in a specific mood. This is one of the best Sims 4 traits that you can have.



Good sims will treat everyone around them nicely.

Just by the name of it, this trait doesn’t sound like it will do much. However, having this trait means that your sims will want to best for everyone around them. They do not have a hint of evil in them. As such, these sims will get a negative moodlet if you interact with evil sims or be mean to someone.

You can even donate your hard-earned money to different charities thanks to this trait. So, if you are feeling particularly positive, this is the trait to have.



Loyal sims love to hang out with their friends and have a good time.

Loyalty goes a long way, and the same can be said in The Sims 4 as well. Loyal sims will always remain true to their family, friends, and other people in their lives. These sims can be counted on as they will always come through and help important people in their life.

If your sim has the Loyal trait, they will gain a “Happy” moodlet when surrounded by friends. Plus, these sims never lie to their friends either.


Cat / Dog Lover

Loving your pets is the best way to show affection to them.

I might be a bit biased but choosing the Cat Lover trait is absolutely necessary if you want to have a feline in your house. However, you can also have the Dog Lover trait as well if you prefer dogs (I mean, why would you, though?)

Depending on the trait you choose, your sim will build relationships with the relevant pet quicker than others. This allows you to teach them new tricks or unlock new interactions without having to spend nearly as much time as you normally would. Plus, it keeps your sims in a good mood after interacting with their pet.



Active sims want to always work out or go for jogs to keep themselves fit.

The Active trait is a must-have for sims that want to workout and live the gym life. Even if you do not like lifting, this trait will help your sims to go on jogs as they will want to spend more time doing something productive rather than sitting around.

For storytelling purposes, you can even choose the Bro trait alongside this to fully immerse yourself in your character. This trait also allows sims to feel Energized and quickly rise up in any athletic career.



Ambitious sims dream big and want to conquer the world.

Never be afraid to dream big – especially in The Sims 4. Sims having the Ambitious trait will have big plans for their future and often gain optimal moodlets in their careers. This guarantees that you’ll gain a promotion earlier than most sims.

While this is great, it comes with a small downside as well. If your sims cannot achieve what they want (for example a promotion), they will feel down and sad. However, continue working hard and you’ll find yourself at the top of the ladder in no time.



It doesn't hurt to have some romance in your life.

If you’re someone that likes to flirt and crave romantic interactions, this trait is ideal for you. These sims are always looking for ways to flirt during a conversation and will have an easier time doing so compared to other sims.

Who knows, maybe the small romantic interaction will lead to something big and you might even start a family because of it. This trait goes well with a few others on this list like cheerful and self-assured.


And there you have it; those are the 12 best Sims 4 traits to have for your characters. Depending on which type of character you want to play, you can mix and match some of these traits and create the ideal sim that you want.

Which trait is your favorite in the game so far? Is there a trait you wish was included in this list? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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By day, Umer loves writing about games and talking about them; by night, he is an avid gamer that loves playing League of Legends and RTS games. Being a massive fan of Metal Gear Solid, you'll find Umer always praising the legendary Hideo Kojima.
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