The Sims 4 Cheats: All Skill, Career & Trait Cheats

The Sims 4 Cheats: All Skill, Career & Trait Cheats Of course, Money and Needs tips are welcome in most homes in The Sims 4, but sometimes you might want to give your favorite Sims a helping hand to do better. This is where the tips for skills, career advancement, and adding traits come in.

In this guide, we’ll be listing all of the tips for improving the aforementioned aspects of your Sims, including tips exclusive to toddlers, kids, and teens. Traits, skills, and careers exclusive to expansion are also included in this guide.

The links below will take you to specific sections of this guide.

  • The Sims 4 Skill Tips
  • The Sims 4 Career Cheats
  • The Sims 4 Trait Cheats

For more The Sims 4 cheats, check out our other cheat code lists for the game. One is the general Sims 4 cheats, focusing on things like needs, relationships, money, and buying. / construction; and the other focuses on The Sims 4 Expansion Pack cheats.

How to use cheats in The Sims 4

There is one thing you need to do before using a cheat in The Sims 4 is activate the cheats first. This is done by:

  • Simultaneously press the Ctrl, Shift and C keys
  • Type testingcheats true in the prompt
  • Press enter

Once you do that, you can enter as many cheats as you want. You will need to enter it each time you relaunch the game and want to use cheats.

The Sims 4 Skill Tips

Make sure to use testingcheats true before trying to grab other cheats.

TS4 skill tips for adults

Each cheat listed below includes an X at the end. Instead of the X, enter a number between one and 10. For example, stats.set_skill_level Major_HomestyleCooking 10.

Most skills have a level 10 cap, but there are a few exceptions. Exceptions are listed with their unique capital letters in parentheses, for example “(Max 5)”.

Cheat code Effect
stats.set_skill_level Major_HomestyleCooking X Adjusts cooking skill.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Charisma X Adjusts the Charisma skill.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Comedy X Sets the Comedy skill.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Fishing X Adjusts fishing skill.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Fitness X Adjusts fitness skill.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Gardening X Adjusts the gardening skill.
stats.set_skill_level Major_GourmetCooking X Adjusts the skill of gourmet cooking.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Guitar X Adjusts the skill of the guitar.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Logic X Adjusts logical competence.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Mischief X Adjusts the Malice skill.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Bartending X Adjusts the skill of mixology.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Painting X Adjusts the painting skill.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Piano X Regulates the skill of the piano.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Programming X Adjusts programming skill.
stats.set_skill_level Major_RocketScience X Regulates the Rocket Science skill.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Violin X Regulates the skill of the violin.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Writing X Adjusts writing skill.
stats.set_skill_level Major_VideoGaming X Adjusts video game skill.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Photography X Adjusts photography skill.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Handiness X Adjusts the Maneuverability skill.
stats.set_skill_level skill_Dog X Adjust the pet training skill.
(Max 5)
(Requires TS4 cats and dogs)
stats.set_skill_level Major_Vet X Adjusts veterinary competence.
(Requires TS4 cats and dogs)
stats.set_skill_level Major_Archaeology X Adjusts archeology skill.
(Requires TS4 Jungle Adventure)
stats.set_skill_level Minor_LocalCulture X Adjusts the competence of the Selvadoradian culture. (Max 5)
(Requires TS4 Jungle Adventure)
stats.set_skill_level Major_Acting X Adjusts actor skill.
(Requires TS4 Get Famous)
stats.set_skill_level Minor_Media X Adjusts the competence of multimedia production.
(Max 5)
(Requires TS4 Get Famous)
stats.set_skill_level Major_Baking X Adjusts cooking skill.
(Requires TS4 Get to Work)
stats.set_skill_level Minor_Dancing X Adjusts the dancing skill. (Max 5)
(Requires TS4 Get Together)
stats.set_skill_level Major_DJ X Adjusts the DJ skill.
(Requires TS4 Get Together)
stats.set_skill_level Major_Wellness X Adjusts the wellness skill.
(Requires TS4 Spa Day)
stats.set_skill_level Major_Bowling X Adjusts bowling skills. (Max 5)
(Requires TS4 Bowling Night stuff)
stats.set_skill_level AdultMajor_Fabrication X Adjusts crafting skill.
(Requires TS4 Eco Lifestyle)
stats.set_skill_level AdultMinor_JuiceFizzing X Adjusts the Juice Fizzing skill.
(Requires TS4 Eco Lifestyle)
stats.set_skill_level Major_ResearchDebate X Adjusts the Research and Debate skill.
(Requires TS4 Discover University)
stats.set_skill_level Major_Robotics X Adjusts robotics skill.
(Requires TS4 Discover University)
stats.set_skill_level
statistic_skill_AdultMajor_FlowerArranging X
Adjusts flower arrangement skill.
(Requires TS4 Seasons)
stats.set_skill_level Hidden_Skating X Adjusts skating skill. (Max 5)
(Requires TS4 Seasons)
stats.set_skill_level VampireLore X Adjusts the Vampire Lore skill.
(Max 15)
(Requires TS4 vampires)
stats.set_skill_level Major_PipeOrgan X Adjusts the skill of the pipe organ.
(Requires TS4 vampires)
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Hidden_TreadMill X Adjusts the climbing skill.
(Max 5)
(Requires TS4 fitness stuff)
stats.set_skill_level Major_Singing X Adjusts the singing skill.
(Requires TS4 City Living)
stats.set_skill_level Major_Herbalism X Adjusts the Herbalist skill.
(Requires TS4 outdoor retreat)
stats.set_skill_level AdultMajor_Knitting X Adjusts the knitting skill.
(Requires TS4 Nifty Knitting Stuff)
stats.set_skill_level Major_Parenting X Adjusts parenting skills.
(Requires TS4 parenting)
TS4 Child Skill Tips

As with adults, the maximum value for children’s skills is 10.

Cheat code Effect
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Creativity X Adjusts the creativity skill.
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Mental X Adjusts mental competence.
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Motor X Adjusts motor skill.
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Social X Adjusts social competence.
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Knitting X Adjusts knitting skill
(Requires TS4 Nifty Knitting Stuff)
TS4 Toddler Skill Tips

Since toddlers can only improve their skills to a limited extent, the maximum value for Toddler Skills is five. The only exception is Potty, who has a maximum of three.

Cheat code Effect
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Toddler_Communication X Adjusts communication skill.
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Toddler_Imagination X Adjusts the skill of imagination.
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Toddler_Movement X Adjusts movement skill.
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Toddler_Potty X Adjusts the Potty skill.
(Max 3)
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Toddler_Thinking X Adjusts the thinking skill.

The Sims 4 Career / Employment Cheats

Make sure to use testingcheats true before trying to grab other cheats.

TS4 Career Tips

Below are all of the tips for manually promoting a Sim in their current career.

There are a few more tips you should be aware of to make your Sims’ life easier besides the ones listed below. These are:

  • careers.add_career X – Replace the X with the career of your choice to immediately start your Sim in that career.
  • careers.remove_career X – Replace the X with the Sim’s career to force the Sim to quit.
  • Careers.retire X – Replace the X with the Sims’ careers to retire and receive a pension.
  • Sims.modify_career_outfit_in_cas (Sim ID) – Change career outfit in CAS. To get a Sim’s Sim ID, first enter Sims.get_sim_id_by_name (Sim’s name)
Cheat code Effect
careers. promote the astronaut Get promoted into the career of an astronaut.
Careers.promote Athletic To be promoted in the athletic career.
Careers.promote Business Get promoted in the business career.
Careers.promote Criminal To be promoted in the criminal career.
Culinary Careers.promote Get promoted in the culinary career.
Careers.promote Entertainer To be promoted in the career of artist.
Careers.promote Painter To be promoted in the career of painter.
Careers.promote SecretAgent Get promoted to the career of a secret agent.
Careers.promote Influencing Be promoted to the career of a style influencer.
Careers.promote Activist Get promoted in the career of a politician.
(Requires TS4 City Living)
Careers.promote TechGuru Be promoted in the career of Tech Guru.
careers.promote adult_Writer To be promoted in the career of a writer.
careers.promote careers_adult_Critic Get promoted in the career of criticism.
(Requires TS4 City Living)
Careers.promote SocialMedia Get promoted in social media career.
(Requires TS4 City Living)
Careers.promote Actor Get promoted in the acting career.
(Requires TS4 Get Famous)
Careers.promote Detective Get promoted to the career of a detective.
(Requires TS4 Get to Work)
Careers.promote Doctor To be promoted in the career of doctor.
(Requires TS4 Get to Work)
careers.promote adult_active_Scientist To be promoted in the scientific career.
(Requires TS4 Get to Work)
careers.promote careers_Adult_CivilDesigner Be promoted to the civil designer career.
(Requires TS4 Eco Lifestyle)
careers.promote careers_Adult_Freelancer_
Agency_Maker
Get a raise in Crafter’s career.
(Requires TS4 Eco Lifestyle)
Military Careers.promote To be promoted in the military career.
(Requires TS4 StrangerVille)
careers.promote careers_Adult_Law Get promoted in the career of law.
(Requires TS4 Discover University)
careers.promote careers_Adult_Engineer To be promoted in the career of engineer.
(Requires TS4 Discover University)
careers.promote careers_Adult_Education Be promoted in the education career.
(Requires TS4 Discover University)
Careers.promote Conservationist Get promoted into the career of a conservationist.
(Requires TS4 Island Living)
careers.promote Adult_Gardener To be promoted in the gardening career.
(Requires TS4 Seasons)
TS4 part-time employment tips
Cheat code Effect
careers.promote PartTime_Babysitter Be promoted to the babysitter position.
careers.promote PartTime_Barista Be promoted to the position of barista.
careers.promote PartTime_FastFood Get promoted to a fast food restaurant employee.
careers.promote PartTime_Manual To be promoted to the position of manual worker.
careers.promote PartTime_Retail Be promoted to the position of retail employee.
careers.promote carriere_Volunteer_E-Sports Get promoted as an e-Esports volunteer.
(Requires TS4 Discover University)
careers.promote careers_Volunteer_SoccerTeam Be promoted as a soccer team volunteer.
(Requires TS4 Discover University)
careers.promote PartTime_Diver Be promoted to the position of diver.
(Requires TS4 Island Living)
careers.promote PartTime_Fisherman Be promoted to the position of fisherman.
(Requires TS4 Island Living)
careers.promote PartTime_Lifeguard Be promoted to the lifeguard position.
(Requires TS4 Island Living)
TS4 Teen Job Cheats
Cheat code Effect
careers.promote Teen_Babysitter Be promoted to the position of Babysitter PT.
careers.promote Teen_Barista Be promoted to Barista PT.
careers.promote Teen_FastFood Be promoted to the position of Fast Food PT.
Careers.promote Teen_Lifeguard Be promoted to the position of Lifeguard PT.
(Requires TS4 Island Living)
careers.promote Teen_Manual Be promoted to the position of manual worker PT.
careers.promote Teen_Retail Be promoted to the position of Retail PT.
Careers.promote Scout Get promoted in the Scout activity.
(Requires TS4 Seasons)
Careers.promote DramaClub To be promoted in the activity of the Drama Club.
(Requires TS4 Get Famous)

The Sims 4 Trait Cheats

In addition to all of the trait tips shown in the table below, there are two exclusive toddler tips to know.

  • traits.equip_trait top_notch_toddler – Applies the Top-Notch Toddler trait
  • traits-equip_trait happy_toddler – Apply the trait Happy Toddler

Make sure to use testingcheats true before trying to grab other cheats.

Cheat code Effect
Traits.equip_trait Seductive Attractive
traits.equip_trait AlwaysWelcome Always welcome
traits.equip_trait AnglersTranquility Peace of the fisherman
traits.equip_trait Antiseptic Antiseptic
traits.equip_trait Appraister Expert
seductive traits.equip_trait Attractive
traits.equip_trait Business_Savvy Business knowledge
traits.equip_trait Carefree Carefree
traits.equip_trait Collector Collector
traits.equip_trait EternalBond Companion
traits.equip_trait Connections Connections
traits.equip_trait CreativeVisionary Creative visionary
traits.equip_trait Dastardly Cowardly
traits.equip_trait FamilySim National
Traits.equip_trait Entrepreneurial Entrepreneurial
traits.equip_trait EssenceOfFlavor Flavor essence
traits.equip_trait Expressionist Expressionist
traits.equip_trait Fertile Fertile
traits.equip_trait FreeServices Free services
traits.equip_trait Frugal Frugal
traits.equip_trait GreatKisser Great Kisser
traits.equip_trait Grégaire Gregarious
traits.equip_trait GymRat Gym rat
traits.equip_trait TheKnack Hand
traits.equip_trait HardlyHungry Barely hungry
traits.equip_trait High_Metabolism Elevated metabolism
features.equip_trait Hilarious Hilarious
traits.equip_trait trait_Independent Independent
traits.equip_trait Longevity Long lived
traits.equip_trait Commercialisable Marketable
traits.equip_trait Mastermind Brain
traits.equip_trait Memorable Memorable
traits.equip_trait Mentalement Mentally gifted
traits.equip_trait Mentor Mentor
traits.equip_trait MorningPerson Morning Sim
traits.equip_trait Muser Muser
traits.equip_trait OneWithNature Naturalist
traits.equip_trait NeverWeary Never tired
traits.equip_trait NightOwl Night owl
traits.equip_trait Observant Observer
traits.equip_trait PerfectHost Perfect host
traits.equip_trait Physically Physically gifted
traits.equip_trait Piper Piper
traits.equip_trait trait_Player Player
traits.equip_trait EpicPoet Poetic
traits.equip_trait PotionMaster Potions master
traits.equip_trait ProfessionalSlacker Professional slacker
traits.equip_trait Columnist Professor
traits.equip_trait Quick_Learner Fast learner
traits.equip_trait Scholar Learned
traits.equip_trait Shameless Shameless
traits.equip_trait invested Clever
traits.equip_trait Sincere Sincere
traits.equip_trait SociallyGifted Socially gifted
traits.equip_trait SpeedReader Speed ​​reader
traits.equip_trait SteelBladder Steel bladder
traits.equip_trait SuperGreenThumb Super green thumb
traits.equip_trait ValuedCustomer thrifty
traits.equip_trait Bane Executioner
traits.equip_trait LivingVicariously Vicar
traits.equip_trait Webmaster Webmaster
traits.equip_trait HomeTurf Home Turf
(TS4 City Living)
traits.equip_trait ChopstickSavvy Savvy Chopsticks
(TS4 City Living)
traits.equip_trait trait_hidden_career_critic_thrifty Critically Connected
(TS4 City Living)
traits.equip_trait SpiceHound Spice Hound
(TS4 City Living)
traits.equip_trait InTheKnow In the know
(TS4 City Living)
traits.equip_trait GreatStoryteller Great Storyteller
(TS4 Outdoor Retreat)
traits.equip_trait Incredibly friendly Incredibly Friendly
(TS4 Outdoor Retreat)
traits.equip_trait StovesAndGrillsMaster Master of Stoves and Grills
(Outdoor Retreat TS4)
traits.equip_trait Survivalist Survivalist
(TS4 Outdoor Retreat)
traits.equip_trait Argumentative Argumentative
(TS4 Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait BadManners Bad Manners
(TS4 Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait Compassionate Compassionate
(TS4 Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait EmotionalControl Emotional control
(TS4 Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait BadManners Bad Manners
(TS4 Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait Irresponsable Irresponsible
(TS4 Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait LifeSkills_Unfeeling Insensitive
(TS4 Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait Mediator Mediator
(TS4 Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait LifeSkills_Responsible Responsible
(TS4 Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait Not controlled Uncontrolled
(TS4 Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait Illness Resistance to disease
(TS4 get to work)
traits.equip_trait Trait_Archaelogy Museum Patron
(TS4 Jungle Adventure)
traits.equip_trait Trait_JungleExplorer Treasure Hunter
(TS4 Jungle Adventure)
traits.equip_trait TheMaster I am the master
(Vampires TS4)
traits.equip_trait RegainedHumanity Humanity Found
(Vampires TS4)
traits.equip_trait TrueMaster A true master
(Vampires TS4)

Check out our other cheat lists, such as General TS4 Tips or TS4 Expansion Pack Tips, or even take a look at our other guides on The Sims 4.

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