How to Change Traits in Sims 4? | Complete Steps!

Choosing the right traits for your sims character is an important part of the game. Every character has different traits based on their job or work, players get to choose traits for their character at the beginning of the game and due to this many players make the wrong choice. If you are wondering how to change traits in sims 4 then you have landed at the right place. 

Changing traits in sims 4

In this blog post we have explained every method to change traits of your character at later stages of the game, you can use these methods on Pc or console and easily change your traits according to your character profile. 

Also read: How to Fill Out Reports in Sims 4? (Codes Included)

How To Change Traits In Sims 4?

If you are a new sims player then first let me explain to you what traits are and why are they important in sims 4. 

Traits in sims 4 will decide how your character behaves, his actions, and desires. Every player gets to choose three traits for their character when they are creating a character at the beginning. If the traits you choose for your character do not match with each other they will be greyed out, so make sure you choose the correct combination of traits to proceed further in the game. 

There are two ways you can change your traits:

Changing Traits In Sims 4 Using Re-traiting Potion

To change traits using the Re-traiting potion you need to collect 5000 satisfaction points, collecting this many satisfaction points is not an easy task. You can either collect them using whims or using a cheat. Follow the steps given below to get 5000 satisfaction points and purchase re-traiting potion:

re-traiting potion

Step 1: Open the command console on your pc using Shift + Ctrl + C. If you are a console player then you can press all the shoulder buttons to do so.

Step 2: Now type the cheat “sims.Give_satisfaction_points 5000” and press enter.

Now after getting sufficient satisfaction points we need to purchase a re-traiting potion from the store.

Step 3: Open the Rewards store and click on “Re-traiting potion” to purchase it.

Step 4: After you drink the potion, a new window will open from where you can choose the traits of your choice. 

How To Change Traits In Sims 4 Pc Using Cheats?

To change traits in sims 4 using cheats in pc follow the steps given below:

Step 1: Open the command console using Shift + Ctrl + C and type “testingcheats” then press enter. This will enable cheat codes.

Step 2: Now again open the command console and type “cas.fulleditmode” then press enter. 

Step 3: Now hold the “shift” button and click on your sim.

Step 4: Choose the option “Edit in CAS”. 

Edit in CAS

Now you will be taken to the character menu where you can change the traits of your sim.

How To Change Traits In Sims 4 Ps/xbox Using Cheats?

To change traits in Sims 4 using cheats in console follow the steps given below:

Step 1: Open the command console by pressing all the shoulder buttons(L1, L2, R1, R2) together.

Step 2: Type “testingcheats” and select enter to enable cheats.

Step 3: Again open the command console and type “cas.fulleditmode” and select enter.

Step 4: Now go to your sim and press L1, L2, R1, R2 together and select the “Edit in CAS” option.

Now you change the traits according to your choice.


How Do I Reset My Sims 4 Traits?

To reset sims 4 traits you need to follow the steps listed below:

Step 1: Open the command console.

Step 2: Type the cheat  remove_trait “TraitsName”. Type the trait you want to remove under the trait name and press enter.

Can You Change Personality Traits In Sims 4?

Yes, we can change personality traits in sims 4. Personality traits include extrovertness, confidence, anger, and many more things which affect your sim’s personality.

Why Can’t I Change My Sims Traits?

If you are a new player, you will not be able to choose traits. Your traits will automatically be selected based on your answers in the quiz in CAS story mode. Once answering all the questions exit the story mode then you can choose traits yourself using CAS.


Every character in Sims 4 has different traits and the whole storyline depends on it. In this guide, we have explained how to change traits in sims 4 for pc and consoles. You can do it using a re-traiting potion or simply using cheats.

Comment down below which traits you like the most and if you still have any questions we are here to help you out. 

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