All life aspirations in The Sims 4

What will you aspire to be?

Aspirations are life goals for a Sim in The Sims 4. Chosen aspirations give Sims bonuses and can be completed to provide a Sim even further advantages. Choosing an aspiration isn’t a permanent choice, but they can help guide your Sim in their life. As the game goes on, you can complete these aspirations and gain even greater reward traits.

Aspirations chosen in Create a Sim/teen life stage:

  • Animal Affection – Relationships with animals begin at higher values.
  • High Metabolism – It is easier to stay fit and trim when you have High Metabolism.
  • Muser – Musers get better boosts to their skills when they are inspired.
  • Dastardly – Dastardly Sims perform stronger and more successful mean interactions.
  • Domestic – Domestic Sims will see their familiar relationships grow stronger faster.
  • Essence of Flavor – Sims with Essence of Flavor make higher quality food and drink.
  • Business Savvy – Business Savvy Sims earn more money from their careers.
  • Quick Learner – Quick Learners build all skills a little bit faster!
  • Home Turf – These Sims become Happy when they are in their home neighborhood.
  • Alluring – Alluring Sims are more successful at romance than others.
  • Collector – Collectors can find rare collectibles more often!
  • Gregarious – Gregarious Sims build friendly relationships faster.
  • Prepared Voyager – Sims who are Prepared Voyagers fill up their needs slightly when traveling.
  • Career-Minded – Career-Minded Sims get a leg-up in their chosen profession with performance boosts that help them get promoted faster.
  • Eco Master – This Sim is the neighborhood Eco Master! They can inspire other Sims to be eco-conscious.
  • Entrepreneur – This Sim is the Neighborhood Entrepreneur! They like to take chances with investments and will not refuse handouts.
  • Master Crafter – This Sim is the neighborhood Master Crafter! They can inspire Fabrication recipes in other Sims.

Completed Aspirations

Sims who meet certain goals within an aspiration will receive a new bonus. Sims are not limited to one completed aspiration. Expand your horizons and accomplish multiple goals.

Completed AspirationReward
Friend of the Animals – This Sim wants to be friends with the animals.Animal Whisperer – It is easier to Train and Discipline animals, and gain relationships with them faster.
Bodybuilder – This Sim wants to work out and become as strong as they can be!Long Lived – Long Lived lets Sims live longer lives, barring any accidents.
Extreme Sports Enthusiast – This Sim wants to explore Mt. Komorebi’s wilderness and participate in extreme snow sports.Survival Instinct – These Sims will always escape wildlife attacks unscathed, manage to avoid injury from Skiing, Snowboarding, and Rock Climbing more often than other Sims, and have a natural resistance to inclement weather.
The Positivity Challenge – The Positivity Challenge is HappeningKindness Ambassador – Kindness Ambassadors have stronger friendships and fewer negative Emotions.
Painter Extraordinaire – This Sim wants his/her life to be all about art and painting!Expressionistic – Expressionistic Sims have captured the essence of feeling, and can create highly emotional works of art regardless of their actual mood!
Musical Genius – This Sim wants to be an expert musician and songwriter!Piper – Pipers know an arsenal of songs that have significant power over others.
Bestselling Author – This Sim wants to write books and become a famous author!Poetic – Poetic Sims can capture life itself in a book, and wield it to bring back someone they’ve lost.
Master Actor/Master Actress – This Sim wants to hone their craft and become an acclaimed actor/actress!World-Renowned Actor/Actress – World-Renowned Actors/Actresses never fail an acting action-as far as anyone can tell…
Master Maker – This Sim wants to become an expert at Fabrication!Muse of the Maker – Master Makers have learned all the tricks necessary to fabricate items at a reduced cost.
Lord/Lady of the Knits – This Sim has yarn running through his/her veins and will stop at nothing on his/her quest to craft the perfect knittable!Sacred Knitting Knowledge – Sims with this trait gain enhanced benefits to teaching other Sims how to knit. Sims are also immune to the foul magic of the Sweater Curse, and can dispel afflicted Sims from its snarly grasp. Lastly, Sims have the ability to craft unique knitted items, like a very special companion from a strange land, or The Forbidden Sweater which, honestly, is forbidden for a reason…
Public Enemy – This Sim wants to make enemies and be a famous criminal!Mastermind – Masterminds know just the right things to say to cause anger, sadness, and jealousy in their opponents.
Chief of Mischief – This Sim is all about pranks and mayhem!Tormentor – Tormentors can sabotage almost anything, be it an object, or another Sim’s best efforts.
Successful Lineage – This Sim wants to have a family that succeeds in life!Vicarious – By being Vicarious, your Children’s skill gains can contribute to your own!
Big Happy Family – This Sim wants to build a large, loving household!Matriarch/Patriarch – Matriarchs/Patriarchs provide skill boosts whenever they are around their children.
Vampire Family – This Sim wants to have a family of Vampires!I am the Master – I am the Master grants supernatural control. Command Powers used on Vampire Offspring always succeed.
Super Parent – This Sim wants to be the best parent everRole Model – Gives bonus Character Value scoring when near Toddlers, Children, or Teens.
Master Chef – This Sim wants to master the Culinary Arts!Fresh Chef – Fresh Chefs always make the highest quality food, and it never spoils!
Master Mixologist – This Sim wants to know everything there is to know about Mixology!Potion Master – Potion Masters can mix potent drinks which can sway the drinker’s emotions.
Fabulously Wealthy – This Sim wants to get rich and have a successful career!Shrewd – Shrewd Sims receive a direct deposit each week based on their Household Funds
Mansion Baron – This Sim is all about owning the biggest, fanciest home!Thrifty – Thrifty Sims receive a 10% rebate on all Build Mode purchases made each week. Rebates will be directly applied to Household Funds.
Renaissance Sim – This Sim wants to be good at many things at once!Professorial – Professorial Sims can write helpful manuals about any skill they’re well-versed in.
Nerd Brain – This Sim wants to be both book smart and handy!Handy – Handy Sims can instantly Fix and Upgrade any object.
Computer Whiz – This Sim wants to know everything about computers, from playing games to Careers!High Tech – Webmasters get the most out of their computers, unlocking extremely useful ways to use them.
Master Vampire – This Sim wants to become a wise and power Vampire!A True Master – A True Master not only excels at Mind Control Powers, they also have greater stores of Vampire Energy to call upon.
Archaeology Scholar – This Sim wants to understand Archaeology. Sims who select this Aspiration will complete a series of actions related to the Archaeology Skill.Museum Patron – These Sims are lovers of all things ancient. They will be especially confident at museums, and even more flirty while on dates there. They also have the unique ability to donate artifacts to the Simsonian Museum.
Spellcraft & Sorcery – This Sim craves a deep knowledge of the arcane magical arts.Slinger of Spells – As a Slinger of Spells, <Sim name> generates much less charge when casting spells.
Academic – This Sim wants to attend university and get a job, but most importantly – learn!Higher Education – This Sim has proven they have what it takes to excel at University. Along the way, they learned a lot, allowing them to gain more skill using the Electromagnetic Research Archive Machine and earn more money from Publishing Research Papers and Contributing Knowledge.
Serial Romantic – This Sim wants to play the field and go on all sorts of dates with people!Player – Players will never cause other Sims to get jealous, no matter what they do.
Soulmate – This Sim wants to find and live a rewarding life with “The One”!Companion – Sims with a Companion have special interactions with their spouse that help ease the trials of life.
City Native – This Sim is all about the city life.In the Know – Sims who are In the Know can get a massive discount on market stall purchases if they Haggle with vendors.
StrangerVille Mystery – StrangerVille is holding some deep dark secret, and this Sim wants to uncover why all the townsfolk are acting a bit strange.Hero of StrangerVille – As the Hero of StrangerVille you will receive fan mail as well as being able to retell the tale of how you defeated the source of the Infection.
Beach Life – This Sim wants to take it slow and enjoy beach life.Laid-Back – Sims who are Laid-Back never become tense.
Mt. Komorebi Sightseer – This Sim wants to explore Mt. Komorebi’s culture and experience everything it has to offer.Worldly Knowledge – These Sims are better at socializing during Social Events and enjoy ordering food from market stalls. They also can “Negotiate a Discount” at market stalls, which gives them an advantage over other bargaining techniques.
Freelance Botanist – This Sim wants to grow plants and become an expert Gardener!Naturalist – Sims that are Naturalists don’t need to fear fire; it won’t touch them, and they can extinguish it with ease.
The Curator – This Sim wants to collect everything this world has to offer!Appraiser – Appraisers can sell collectibles, like Metals, Crystals, Elements, and Fossils to the Simsonian Museum for extra money.
Angling Ace – This Sim wants to know everything about fishing!Angler’s Tranquility – Sims with Angler’s Tranquility will find that all of their problems seem to melt away while they are fishing.
Outdoor Enthusiast – Outdoor Enthusiasts want to experience everything nature has to offer!Survivalist – Survivalists are happy roughin’ it and like living off the land. Sleeping under the stars or using camping equipment provides lots of enjoyment
Jungle Explorer – This Sim wants to explore the jungle! Sims who select this Aspiration will complete a series of actions related to the exploration.Treasure Hunter – Treasure Hunters have a sharp eye and will occasionally find treasure and relics in Treasure Chests that other Sims miss.
Purveyor of Potions – This Sim wants to learn every potion’s recipe and craft each one!Master Mixer – As a Master Mixer, <Sim name> rarely fails when using potions on themselves.
Eco Innovator – This Sim wants to build a better, greener community.
Influential Individual
 
– When Influential Individuals speak, everyone listens. They can get the community to cheer on a local hero, or cancel them on a whim.
Joke Star – This Sim wants to tell jokes and become an famous comedian!Hilarious – Hilarious Sims can never go wrong with a joke, and have a few extra-special ones up their sleeve.
Party Animal – This Sim wants to throw and attend amazing parties!Perfect Host  Perfect Hosts get a boost to the score of any social event they throw.
Friend of the World – This Sim wants to make and keep as many friends as they can!Beloved – Everyone remembers a Beloved Sim! Their relationships never fade.
Leader of the Pack – This Sim wants to be the leader of the best Club in Town!Natural Leader – Sims that are Natural Leaders will earn Club points much faster, and they will be able to overthrow other leaders with ease.
Good Vampire – This Sim wants to tame his/her thirst and remain as human as possible!Regained Humanity – Vampires with Regained Humanity seem kinder and safer. Sims are more likely give permission to Drink.
World-Famous Celebrity – This Sim wants to become illustriously famous.Unstoppable Fame – Sims with Unstoppable Fame are immortalized celebrities, incapable of experiencing fame decay over time. They’re so comfortable in the limelight they’ll never react poorly towards those pesky paparazzi. They also receive an extra Fame Perk point.

Childhood Aspirations

Aspirations during childhood are not chosen by the player. Like Completed Aspirations, Sims will get bonuses after completing these aspiration requirements, earning themselves bonuses that stay with the Sim into adulthood.

AspirationReward
Artistic Prodigy – This Sim has dreams of succeeding in the arts!Creatively Gifted – Creatively Gifted Sims learn adult creative skills faster.
Rambunctious Scamp – This Sim wants to be playful and nimble!Physically Gifted – Physically Gifted Sims build adult physical skills faster.
Social Butterfly – This Sim wants to talk to everyone and make friends!Socially Gifted – Socially Gifted Sims build adult social skills faster.
Whiz Kid – This Sim wants to be the smartest kid in school!Mentally Gifted – Mentally Gifted Sims build adult mental skills faster.

Tutorial Aspirations

There are four aspirations available in the tutorial mode of The Sims 4. These aspirations all culminate to the reward trait, Over-Achiever, which gives Sims a starting salary bonus, quicker promotions, and faster Skill increases.

  • Trend-Setter – Your aspiration will help guide your Sim’s progress, as well as earn them Satisfaction points to spend on rewards.
  • Painter – Your aspiration will help guide your Sim’s progress, as well as earn them Satisfaction points to spend on rewards.
  • Athlete – Your aspiration will help guide your Sim’s progress, as well as earn them Satisfaction points to spend on rewards.
  • Chef – Your aspiration will help guide your Sim’s progress, as well as earn them Satisfaction points to spend on rewards.

Keep in mind, you cannot choose these aspirations in the regular game mode.