Socially Anxious Trait

Socially Anxious Trait
Sims with Social Anxiety will often become uncomfortable in social situations, they do not receive negative Moodlets when their Social Need is low. They may experience panic attacks and stomach trouble resulting in frequent bathroom trips, especially while out in public. Therefore, they prefer to stay home.

When off the home lot, their Bladder will decrease more quickly. They’ll take frequent restroom breaks. These sims can take medication to help control their Anxiety symptoms. Additionally, tea and exercise can help prevent and reduce some negative emotions.

Taking Medication

Your Socially Anxious Sims can use a self interaction to take medication. They can only take it once a day. If your Sim takes medication, they will be immune to the negative buffs included in this mod for 24 hours. However, they’ll get one random side effect:

  • Decreased Appetite (Fine +1 for 6 hours)
    • Hunger will decay a lot slower.
  • Dizzy (Dazed +1 for 2 hours)
    • Sims with this buff will more likely do interactions that raise energy.
  • Nauseous (Uncomfortable +1 for 2 hours)
    • Sims with this buff are likely to get sick.
  • Drowsy (Uncomfortable +1 for 2 hours)
    • Energy decays 2x faster and Sims with this buff will more likely do interactions that raise energy.

The side effects have less of an impact than the negative buffs that can happen without medication.

  • Don’t Look At Me (Embarrassed +2)
    • When around strangers. Removed when the strangers are no longer in proximity to your Sim.
  • Feeling OK (Fine +3)
    • When around strangers (at home or while medicated). Removed when the strangers are no longer in proximity to your Sim.
  • Anxious (Tense +2 for 3 hours)
    • Sims have a chance to receive this buff anywhere. Once the buff times out, they will receive one of the following:
      • Calmed Down (Happy +2 for 2 hours)
      • Panic Attack (Tense +5 for 3 hours)
        • Fun, Energy, and Bladder decreases faster. Hunger decreases slower. More likely to do interactions that raise energy and bladder. When the buff times out, they will receive this buff:
          • Recovering (Dazed +2 for 2 hours)

Sims have a chance to receive one of these buffs while off their home lot:

  • Nauseous (Uncomfortable +3)
    • Sims with this buff are likely to get sick. Removed when they get home.
  • No Fears (Confident +3 for 4 hours)

Sims have a chance to receive one of these buffs while on their home lot:

  • Worry Free (Confidence +2 for 4 hours)
  • Feeling Relaxed (Happy +2 for 4 hours)
  • The Social need will decay 80% slower than normal.
  • The Bladder need will decay 2x faster when off the home lot. Normal decay when at home.

Learn the following skills 40% slower:

  • Acting
  • Charisma
  • Comedy
  • Mischief

Learn the following skills 2x faster:

  • Musical
  • Cooking
  • Fishing
  • Gardening
  • Video Gaming
  • Wellness

20% more difficult to make friends


Slower performance gain in the following careers:

  • Athlete – 30% slower
  • Business – 20% slower
  • Entertainer – 60% slower
  • Style Influencer – 50% slower
  • Actor – 60% slower
  • Detective – 40% slower
  • Doctor – 40% slower
  • Politician – 60% slower
  • Social Media – 60% slower
  • Take a Nap
  • Finish Reading a Book
  • Take a Bath
  • Bake Something
  • Watch TV
  • Watch a Movie
  • Listen to Any Radio Station
  • Write in Journal
  • Meditate
Future Plans
  • More Buffs (including lot type specific buffs)
  • More Interactions
  • Custom Whims
  • Custom Buff Icons

If you have any suggestions to improve this trait, please feel free to drop them in #mod-suggestions channel on my Discord.

♦ Mod Requirements ♦

Base Game only required.

♦ Changelog ♦ 

  • 11/12/19
    • Updated for 1.58 patch.

♦ Download & Instructions ♦

  1. Click the Download button below.
  2. Extract the .zip file.
  3. Move the .package and .ts4script files to your Mods folder (located in Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4).

    ♦ Keep them in the same folder, no more than ONE sub-folder deep inside your Mods folder.
    ♦ Do NOT rename either of them.
    ♦ Make sure you have Enable CC/Mods and Script Mods Allowed enabled in your Game Options.

Alternate DownloadGoogle Drive

♦ Translations ♦

If you want to use a translation, click on your language below to download the .package. Then, move the .package into your Mods folder WITH the main mod. Do NOT rename!

If you’re interested in translating this mod, download the strings below. Then follow the instructions in Translating Mods.

♦ Credits & Special Thanks ♦

  • Thanks to my Discord testers Ande1707 and Queen for testing.

Note – I created this trait from scratch with Sims 4 Studio so I could make it more detailed and keep it updated more easily. Mod Constructor was not used.

15 Comments on “Socially Anxious Trait

  1. Hi again,I do not know about your future projects but can you may be working on a “Healing from Anxiety Trait”?That would be awesome!There is one out there, but he is not updated for a long time.


  2. i love/hate how realistic and relatable this trait is, haha. this is really great and the medication system is pretty neat, are you planning on creating more custom traits like this?


  3. Hi,I love this Trait soooo much! Thank you! Silly question: I uploaded the newest version after the patch(1.58)And now the mod is in german (I am german) but I want him back in english .He is so much better originally. ^^ Is there a way to fix it?


    • You’re welcome 🙂

      So your game is in German then? That’s why, the update from November 9th included German translations. The only thing you can do is translate the German strings back to English. However, since your game is in German you might want to consider keeping it the way it is.


      • Thanks for the fast reply.Yes,the game itself is in german and I don’t want restart the whole game…umm,this sounds complicated.I was hoping,the translating part is a seperate file and you can send me the trait again or something like that.. anyways;thank you.


        • Yeah, I can do that, here you go:

          I guess I’m just sort of confused as to why you would prefer it in English when your game is in German. No worries though, let me know if you have any issues with it.

          In the future, you don’t have to worry about that from my mods because I’ll be providing the translations as addon links, so it’s less work for me lol.


          • Oh wuhu, thanks so much! Umm..What do I need to do now?xD Sorry ^^ Just put it in the folder or?
            – Well, I just like english more than german. I am used to play with english traits.German is boring,especially in a deep topic like Social Anxiety.
            The translations add ons in the future, is a great idea.It is on of my favorite trait.. I will play with this trait forever. XD


  4. This mod is broken. I tried to use it in my Sims 4 game and I received an error message that said I had to remove the mod before starting my game since it was so corrupted that the game couldn’t start up with it as a mod in my mods folder. Nice concept though I guess.


    • I’m sorry you’re having issues, but this mod is not broken. It was thoroughly tested by me and many others before I even released it. Everyone else is playing with it without errors.

      Please see the Troubleshooting page for help:

      If you’re receiving a LastException, feel free to upload it here or my discord and I can help you figure out what’s causing your error. If it is indeed my mod causing it, it’ll help me fix it.

      Have a nice day 🙂


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