The Sims 4

Emotions and Moodlets Guide

The Sims 4 Emotion Guide

Emotions in The Sims 4

One of the new features in The Sims 4 is emotions. Different emotions can be accomplished by Moodlets (the small modifiers below your Sim). These are based on the environment, what the Sims is doing or how other Sims are acting. Each of these moodlets represents one of the fifteen emotions your Sims can have. When you add them together, that will be the emotional state of your Sim. A Sim’s emotions can affect things like Skills or career benefits. For example, your Sims can develop skills faster or produce higher quality products or a faster promotion.

achievement-basketcase Basketcase
Have a Sim get in and out of all primary emotional states within 24 Sim hours.
100 points

 
The Sims 4 Emotions and Moodlets Guide is very helpful to get the Basketcase achievement. You can also get this achievement if you use cheats to add moodlets to your Sim.

Created a special guide about tea’s and their effects your Sim can brew in The Sims 4. You can also change emotions of your Sim with the Awesome Animal Hats if you have The Sims 4 Digital Deluxe.


The Sims 4 Emotion FineFine

Fine is a neutral emotion. It provides no positive benefits not does it affect your Sims negatively.


The Sims 4 Emotion HappyHow to get your Sims Happy

There are some small benefits your Sim will get when they are feeling happy. For example, your Sim can develop skills faster then Sims who are in a fine or negative emotion and happy Sim get promoted faster. If you want to make other Sim happy, use friendly socials in a conversation to put them in the happy mood. Here are some helpful tips to give your Sim the Happy emotion.

How to get your Sims Happy

  • Put your Sims in a good environment
  • Eat/drink good quality food or drinks
  • Make sure you cover your Sims needs (go green!)
  • Drink Healthy Green Tea

The Sims 4 Emotion FlirtyHow to get your Sims Flirty

If your Sim is flirty, they are in a romantic mood. Choose the romantic trait for your Sim if your Sim needs to become flirty more easier. Flirty Sims will unlock new social interactions so it will becomes more easier to build a romantic relationship with the Sim you are socializing with. There are more benefits for this emotion, if you are trying to kiss a Sim it has a higher chance to be successful, this also works for the Woohoo action. Use the flirty emotion to propose to your boy or girlfriend to increase the chances the Sim will say yes. Here are some helpful tips to give your Sim the Flirty emotion.

How to get your Sims Flirty

  • Watch romantic television shows
  • Read romantic books
  • Look at romantic paintings
  • Listening to romantic music
  • Use romantic interactions
  • Take a steamy shower
  • Use the Mirror to ‘Freshen Up’
  • Research Pickup Lines on the Computer
  • Drink Steamy Ginseng Tea
  • Ask the Future Cube about Love Life

Get the Flirty emotion from Aura’s

  • Turn on the emotional aura of the VIP Bucket (Unlock by completing a date at gold level)
  • Turn on the aura of the Plumbob reward lamp: ‘UV Light Late Night Award’

The Sims 4 Emotion ConfidentHow to get your Sims Confident

The best trait to get confident is the Self-Assured trait. When you Sims have the confident emotion he/she can build friendships more easily, developing all kinds of skills (works best if you work on your Sims charisma skill), and your Sim will get a benefit while at work. The confident emotion last longer than most other emotions.

Here are some helpful tips to give your Sim the Confident emotion.

How to get your Sims Confident

  • Develop or use a skill successfully
  • Have a successful conversation or social interaction
  • When you Sim is getting a promotion
  • Catch a big fish
  • Brush your teeth
  • Practice speech in the mirror
  • Put out a fire
  • Winning a chess game
  • Commando training on the punching bag
  • Drink Earl Grey Tea
  • Look at a confident painting

Get the Confident emotion from Aura’s


The Sims 4 Emotion PlayfulHow to get your Sims Playful

The trait that provides the playful emotion more frequently is the Goofball trait. Playful isn’t a very long lasting emotion but it provides a great benefit to level up the comedy skill. You will also obtain more funny social interactions when your Sim is in this emotional state. Here are some helpful tips to give your Sim the Playful emotion.

How to get your Sims Playful

  • Use funny interactions when socializing with other Sims
  • Read comedy books
  • Watch comedy television shows
  • Take a Bubble Bath

Get the Playful emotion from Aura’s

  • Turn on the emotional aura of the collected MySims Trophies
  • Turn on the aura of the Plumbob reward lamps: Paws Anonymous Reward or Tiki Topper Reward (very helpful to achieve goals for a gold medal on parties)

The Sims 4 Emotion FocusedHow to get your Sims Focused

Sims with the genius trait have an easier time becoming focused. Focused is not a common emotion for your Sims to be in but it’s very useful when learning skills as: Handiness, Logic, Programming and Video Gaming. It’s also very useful to get promoted in your Sims career as an Astronaut or as a Tech Guru. If you want to win a game of chess, focused is the best emotion to be in. Here are some helpful tips to give your Sim the Focused emotion.

How to get your Sims Focused

  • Read a book
  • Use the Observatory
  • Use the computer for programming
  • Browse Simipedia on the Computer
  • Drink Pitch Black Tea
  • Play Chess
  • Ask the Future Cube about Scientific Mysteries
  • Study Crystals

Get the Focused emotion from Aura’s

  • Turn on the emotional aura of collected Elements like Phozone, Selium or Ozinate
  • Turn on the aura of the Plumbob reward lamps: Alma Mater Reward or Time Travelers Reward

The Sims 4 Emotion EnergizedHow to get your Sims Energized

When your Sim is having the active trait, it will become more likely to get the energized emotion. Unlock new actions while energized such as sit ups or push ups. When your Sim is energized it will benefit to earn faster promotion for the Secret Agent or Criminal career. It will also speed up when working on the fitness skill and will give you more workout options. Here are some helpful tips to give your Sim the Energized emotion.

How to get your Sims Energized

  • Go for a jog
  • Work out
  • Listen to electronica or rock music on the stereo
  • Drink coffee
  • Drink Run Oolong Tea
  • Watch an action show on the television
  • Research fitness tips on the computer (fitness skill level 3)
  • Take a brisk shower

Get the Energized emotion from Aura’s

  • Turn on the emotional aura of Crystals like the Ruby, Sapphire or Emerald Crystal

The Sims 4 Emotion InspiredHow to get your Sims Inspired

Inspired Sims can preform better at creative tasks. When your Sim has the Creative trait he/she is more likely to become inspired. The inspired emotion is very useful to develop skills such as Cooking, Gourmet Cooking, Painting, Mixology, Writing and skills for musical instruments. This is also useful when you want promotion on the creative careers: Writer, Entertainer and Culinary. Inspired Sim are more likely to produce better quality food, drinks and artworks. Here are some helpful tips to give your Sim the Inspired emotion.

How to get your Sims Inspired

  • Take Thoughtful Shower
  • Listening to jazz or classical music on the stereo
  • Read a book
  • View art
  • Research Art References on the computer
  • Ask the Future Cube about Creative Ideas

Get the Inspired emotion from Aura’s

  • Turn on the emotional aura of collected Postcards

The Sims 4 Emotion AngryHow to get your Sims Angry

Angry Sims are easy to notice by their facial expression and their walking style. Sims can become angry when socializing with mean socials or because of the Hot-Headed trait. This is one of the negative emotions your Sims can be in. When you Sim is angry you can’t use the friendly socials at that time. Don’t let you Sim go to work angry because your Sim could get fired! The only positive side while angry is that you can use other mean socials to improve you Mischief skill. Here are some helpful tips to give your Sim the Angry emotion.

How to get your Sims Angry

  • Use mean social interactions
  • Look at an Angry painting

How to reduce the Angry emotion of your Sim

  • Create Calming Chamomile Tea in the Tea Magic Personal Brewer
  • Cold Shower
  • Rant logically (Requires Logic Skill level 10)

The Sims 4 Emotion SadHow to get your Sims Sad

Sims with the Gloomy trait tend to fall into the sad emotion more easily. Sims can become sad if they feel rejected, breaking up with their loved one or losing a job. Sad Sims cannot use friendly socials. If you are planning on doing an action that will cause your Sim to become sad like a divorce make sure you have some days of because a sad emotion can last longer that other emotions. Here are some helpful tips to give your Sim the Sad emotion.

How to get your Sims Sad

  • Break up with girl or boyfriend
  • Get a divorce
  • Lose a job

The Sims 4 Emotion UncomfortableHow to get your Sims Uncomfortable

Sim will get uncomfortable when you don’t take care of some of their needs. This is also the emotion when your female Sim is giving birth.

How to get your Sims Uncomfortable

  • Stay awake for 24 hours (This will also unlock the ‘All Nighter’ achievement)
  • Don’t take a shower for a long time
  • Become very hungry

The Sims 4 Emotion TenseHow to get your Sims Tense

Tense is a negative emotion that usualy results form working hard at your career. If you don’t want to get your Sim tense, make sure he/she goes to work with their needs met. If you do want to get your Sim tense, here are some tips.

How to get your Sims Tense

  • Live the Sim life in the opposite way of their traits
  • Work hard at your career
  • Sit on the computer programming for too long

The Sims 4 Emotion EmbarrassedHow to get your Sims Embarrassed

If your Sim is embarrassed they do not want to interact with anyone. This emotion will not last long. You can easily become happy again by using one of the embarrassed socials that will become available in while still embarrassed. Here are some tips to trigger the Embarrassed emotion.

How to get your Sims Embarrassed

  • Get rejected on your social interaction with another Sim
  • Get lost in the secret glade
  • Practicing instruments at a low skill level
  • Bladder failure

How to reduce the Embarrassed emotion of your Sim

  • Click on the bed and ‘hide from the world’

The Sims 4 Emotion BoredHow to get your Sims Bored

Sometimes your Sim can get bored. This usually happens when the fun need is low or when you did some boring things at work that day. It’s easily solved by reading a book, watch television or play video games.

Here are some tips to help you out to get your Sims bored.

How to get your Sims Bored

  • Don’t do anything that will increase the fun need
  • Repeat socials in a conversation

How to reduce the Bored emotion of your Sim

  • Do something fun like reading a book or watch television

The Sims 4 Emotion DazedHow to get your Sims Dazed

Dazed is not a very common emotion, it’s possible your Sims will never get dazed in their lifetime. But their are some ways to trigger the daze emotion for the Basketcase achievement (Have a Sim get in and out of all primary emotional states within 24 Sim hours).

How to get your Sims Dazed

  • Drink too many beverages from a bar
  • Drink too much coffee
  • Try to repair or upgrade an object (this will not happen every time)
  • Crash landing in a rocketship
  • Loose a fight
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2 Comments

  1. I know this is really pedantic but the multiply referenced “Aura’s” above seems to refer to the plural of “Aura” rather than the possesive of “Aura”

    So it should be “Auras” not “Aura’s” IMHO

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