The Sims 4 Cheat

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

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

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

Cheat codeEffect
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Creativity XAdjusts the creativity skill.
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Mental XAdjusts mental competence.
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Motor XAdjusts motor skill.
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Social XAdjusts social competence.
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Knitting XAdjusts 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 codeEffect
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Toddler_Communication XAdjusts communication skill.
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Toddler_Imagination XAdjusts the skill of imagination.
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Toddler_Movement XAdjusts movement skill.
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Toddler_Potty XAdjusts the Potty skill.
(Max 3)
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Toddler_Thinking XAdjusts the thinking skill.

The Sims 4 Career / Employment Cheats

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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 codeEffect
careers. promote the astronautGet promoted into the career of an astronaut.
Careers.promote AthleticTo be promoted in the athletic career.
Careers.promote BusinessGet promoted in the business career.
Careers.promote CriminalTo be promoted in the criminal career.
Culinary Careers.promoteGet promoted in the culinary career.
Careers.promote EntertainerTo be promoted in the career of artist.
Careers.promote PainterTo be promoted in the career of painter.
Careers.promote SecretAgentGet promoted to the career of a secret agent.
Careers.promote InfluencingBe promoted to the career of a style influencer.
Careers.promote ActivistGet promoted in the career of a politician.
(Requires TS4 City Living)
Careers.promote TechGuruBe promoted in the career of Tech Guru.
careers.promote adult_WriterTo be promoted in the career of a writer.
careers.promote careers_adult_CriticGet promoted in the career of criticism.
(Requires TS4 City Living)
Careers.promote SocialMediaGet promoted in social media career.
(Requires TS4 City Living)
Careers.promote ActorGet promoted in the acting career.
(Requires TS4 Get Famous)
Careers.promote DetectiveGet promoted to the career of a detective.
(Requires TS4 Get to Work)
Careers.promote DoctorTo be promoted in the career of doctor.
(Requires TS4 Get to Work)
careers.promote adult_active_ScientistTo be promoted in the scientific career.
(Requires TS4 Get to Work)
careers.promote careers_Adult_CivilDesignerBe 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.promoteTo be promoted in the military career.
(Requires TS4 StrangerVille)
careers.promote careers_Adult_LawGet promoted in the career of law.
(Requires TS4 Discover University)
careers.promote careers_Adult_EngineerTo be promoted in the career of engineer.
(Requires TS4 Discover University)
careers.promote careers_Adult_EducationBe promoted in the education career.
(Requires TS4 Discover University)
Careers.promote ConservationistGet promoted into the career of a conservationist.
(Requires TS4 Island Living)
careers.promote Adult_GardenerTo be promoted in the gardening career.
(Requires TS4 Seasons)
TS4 part-time employment tips
Cheat codeEffect
careers.promote PartTime_BabysitterBe promoted to the babysitter position.
careers.promote PartTime_BaristaBe promoted to the position of barista.
careers.promote PartTime_FastFoodGet promoted to a fast food restaurant employee.
careers.promote PartTime_ManualTo be promoted to the position of manual worker.
careers.promote PartTime_RetailBe promoted to the position of retail employee.
careers.promote carriere_Volunteer_E-SportsGet promoted as an e-Esports volunteer.
(Requires TS4 Discover University)
careers.promote careers_Volunteer_SoccerTeamBe promoted as a soccer team volunteer.
(Requires TS4 Discover University)
careers.promote PartTime_DiverBe promoted to the position of diver.
(Requires TS4 Island Living)
careers.promote PartTime_FishermanBe promoted to the position of fisherman.
(Requires TS4 Island Living)
careers.promote PartTime_LifeguardBe promoted to the lifeguard position.
(Requires TS4 Island Living)
TS4 Teen Job Cheats
Cheat codeEffect
careers.promote Teen_BabysitterBe promoted to the position of Babysitter PT.
careers.promote Teen_BaristaBe promoted to Barista PT.
careers.promote Teen_FastFoodBe promoted to the position of Fast Food PT.
Careers.promote Teen_LifeguardBe promoted to the position of Lifeguard PT.
(Requires TS4 Island Living)
careers.promote Teen_ManualBe promoted to the position of manual worker PT.
careers.promote Teen_RetailBe promoted to the position of Retail PT.
Careers.promote ScoutGet promoted in the Scout activity.
(Requires TS4 Seasons)
Careers.promote DramaClubTo 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

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Cheat codeEffect
Traits.equip_trait SeductiveAttractive
traits.equip_trait AlwaysWelcomeAlways welcome
traits.equip_trait AnglersTranquilityPeace of the fisherman
traits.equip_trait AntisepticAntiseptic
traits.equip_trait AppraisterExpert
seductive traits.equip_traitAttractive
traits.equip_trait Business_SavvyBusiness knowledge
traits.equip_trait CarefreeCarefree
traits.equip_trait CollectorCollector
traits.equip_trait EternalBondCompanion
traits.equip_trait ConnectionsConnections
traits.equip_trait CreativeVisionaryCreative visionary
traits.equip_trait DastardlyCowardly
traits.equip_trait FamilySimNational
Traits.equip_trait EntrepreneurialEntrepreneurial
traits.equip_trait EssenceOfFlavorFlavor essence
traits.equip_trait ExpressionistExpressionist
traits.equip_trait FertileFertile
traits.equip_trait FreeServicesFree services
traits.equip_trait FrugalFrugal
traits.equip_trait GreatKisserGreat Kisser
traits.equip_trait GrégaireGregarious
traits.equip_trait GymRatGym rat
traits.equip_trait TheKnackHand
traits.equip_trait HardlyHungryBarely hungry
traits.equip_trait High_MetabolismElevated metabolism
features.equip_trait HilariousHilarious
traits.equip_trait trait_IndependentIndependent
traits.equip_trait LongevityLong lived
traits.equip_trait CommercialisableMarketable
traits.equip_trait MastermindBrain
traits.equip_trait MemorableMemorable
traits.equip_trait MentalementMentally gifted
traits.equip_trait MentorMentor
traits.equip_trait MorningPersonMorning Sim
traits.equip_trait MuserMuser
traits.equip_trait OneWithNatureNaturalist
traits.equip_trait NeverWearyNever tired
traits.equip_trait NightOwlNight owl
traits.equip_trait ObservantObserver
traits.equip_trait PerfectHostPerfect host
traits.equip_trait PhysicallyPhysically gifted
traits.equip_trait PiperPiper
traits.equip_trait trait_PlayerPlayer
traits.equip_trait EpicPoetPoetic
traits.equip_trait PotionMasterPotions master
traits.equip_trait ProfessionalSlackerProfessional slacker
traits.equip_trait ColumnistProfessor
traits.equip_trait Quick_LearnerFast learner
traits.equip_trait ScholarLearned
traits.equip_trait ShamelessShameless
traits.equip_trait investedClever
traits.equip_trait SincereSincere
traits.equip_trait SociallyGiftedSocially gifted
traits.equip_trait SpeedReaderSpeed ​​reader
traits.equip_trait SteelBladderSteel bladder
traits.equip_trait SuperGreenThumbSuper green thumb
traits.equip_trait ValuedCustomerthrifty
traits.equip_trait BaneExecutioner
traits.equip_trait LivingVicariouslyVicar
traits.equip_trait WebmasterWebmaster
traits.equip_trait HomeTurfHome Turf
(TS4 City Living)
traits.equip_trait ChopstickSavvySavvy Chopsticks
(TS4 City Living)
traits.equip_trait trait_hidden_career_critic_thriftyCritically Connected
(TS4 City Living)
traits.equip_trait SpiceHoundSpice Hound
(TS4 City Living)
traits.equip_trait InTheKnowIn the know
(TS4 City Living)
traits.equip_trait GreatStorytellerGreat Storyteller
(TS4 Outdoor Retreat)
traits.equip_trait Incredibly friendlyIncredibly Friendly
(TS4 Outdoor Retreat)
traits.equip_trait StovesAndGrillsMasterMaster of Stoves and Grills
(Outdoor Retreat TS4)
traits.equip_trait SurvivalistSurvivalist
(TS4 Outdoor Retreat)
traits.equip_trait ArgumentativeArgumentative
(TS4 Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait BadMannersBad Manners
(TS4 Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait CompassionateCompassionate
(TS4 Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait EmotionalControlEmotional control
(TS4 Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait BadMannersBad Manners
(TS4 Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait IrresponsableIrresponsible
(TS4 Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait LifeSkills_UnfeelingInsensitive
(TS4 Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait MediatorMediator
(TS4 Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait LifeSkills_ResponsibleResponsible
(TS4 Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait Not controlledUncontrolled
(TS4 Parenthood)
traits.equip_trait IllnessResistance to disease
(TS4 get to work)
traits.equip_trait Trait_ArchaelogyMuseum Patron
(TS4 Jungle Adventure)
traits.equip_trait Trait_JungleExplorerTreasure Hunter
(TS4 Jungle Adventure)
traits.equip_trait TheMasterI am the master
(Vampires TS4)
traits.equip_trait RegainedHumanityHumanity Found
(Vampires TS4)
traits.equip_trait TrueMasterA 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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