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The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle: All New Traits


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The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle comes with plenty of new traits. There are four new CAS traits, two new aspiration reward traits, two new career reward traits, and three hidden NPC traits. All together, Eco Lifestyle adds a total of eleven new traits to the game.

From recycling to crafting to living green and even an outright rejection of capitalism, there is a trait to suit every type of environmentally and socially aware Sim.

CAS Traits

The following traits are readily available in CAS when making a new Sim. Players can apply up to three of these traits to any one Sim.


These Sims become happy when making things. They become sad when it’s been too long since completing a project on a Fabricator, Candlemaking Station, Juice Fizzer, or Woodworking Table. They do not receive negative effects from crafting or repair failures.


These Sims reject consumerism and prefer to reduce wasteful spending by any means. They enjoy finding re-used or thrown away goods and foods. In fact, they have the best luck at finding the highest-quality treasures in Dumpsters! They may become tense or uncomfortable if they spend too much time earning or spending Simoleons.

Green Fiend

These Sims are happiest when living on a green street and will continuously work towards making their environment more eco-friendly.

Recycle Disciple

These Sims are rabid recyclers that benefit from recycling and rummaging for bits and pieces, but should they go too long without indulging in their hobby…

Aspiration Reward Traits

The following traits are rewards for completing the two new aspirations that come with Eco Lifestyle.

Muse of the Maker

This trait is a reward for completing the Master Maker aspiration.

Master Makers have learned all the tricks necessary to fabricate items at a reduced cost.

Influential Individual

This trait is a reward for completing the Eco Innovator aspiration.

When influential individuals speak, everyone listens. They can get the community to cheer on a local hero, or cancel them on a whim.

Career Traits

The following traits are rewards for reaching level 10 in the new Civic Designer career. There is one trait for each branch.

Champion of the People

This trait is a reward for maxing out the Civic Planner branch of the Civil Designer career.

A Champion of the People always gains extra Influence, extra Satisfaction Points when gaining Influence, and will find themselves the recipient of more gifts from other Sims.


This trait is a reward for maxing out the Green Technician branch of the Civil Designer career.

An Eco-Engineer will find Eco-Upgrades to objects are completed more quickly and will always get Eco-Upgrade Parts from recycling.

Hidden NPC Traits

The following traits are hidden traits the game will assign to NPC Sims to fulfill different roles within the community. These traits can be applied to active Sims as well, but only through the use of debug cheats.

Eco Master

This Sim is the neighbourhood Eco Master! They can inspire other Sims to be eco-conscious.

Master Crafter

This Sim is the neighbourhood Master Crafter! They can inspire Fabrication recipes in other Sims.


This Sim is the neighbourhood Entrepreneur! They like to take chances with investments and will not refuse handouts.

Which of these new traits are you planning to give your Sims? Let us know in the comments or come chat with us on social media!

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