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Trait TS4 Gloomy.png

Gloomy is an emotional trait in The Sims 4. It conflicts with the cheerful and hot-headed traits. In the 23rd of March 2021 update they made some new improvements.

"These Sims tend to be Sad, can Share Melancholy Thoughts to other Sims, and while Sad, gain a boost to their Creative Skill."


  • Gloomy Sims randomly get a "Feeling Sad" moodlet.
  • They also get the stronger "Devastating Breakup" moodlet from breaking up, rather than the normal "Break Up Blues".
  • Occasionally, they receive a "Burdensome Bills" moodlet from paying bills.
  • When sad, gloomy Sims get this unique description: "Gloomy Sims get some of their best ideas when they're Sad. Try painting or writing a story!"
  • If they engage in creative pursuits when sad, they get a skill boost, while being able to paint sad paintings or write sad books.
  • Gloomy Sims can "Share Melancholy Thoughts" with other Sims.
  • Gloomy Sims cannot be cheered up by the "Try to cheer up" social.
  • Gloomy Sims will sniffle whether they're sad or not.
  • Gloomy Sims will choose to autonomously Mourn, or act in a gloomy way (like sighing to themselves) more often.
  • Gloomy Sims will get an Inspired 'Spectral Influence' buff when in proximity to Ghosts.
  • Gloomy Sims get Sad moods prolonged if they see Cheerful Sims doing cheerful things, and also react in disgust.
  • Gloomy Sims have an increased chance of waking up in a Sad mood.

Gloomy Sims[]

Bob Pancakes, Cassandra Goth, Bjorn Bjergsen

See also: Category:Gloomy Sims