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Trait Grumpy
Grumpy is a social trait in The Sims 3. It conflicts with the Excitable and Hot-Headed traits, and is available from birth.

Grumpy Sims are rarely in a good mood. It's quite difficult to make them happy because they simply don't want to be happy.


  • Sim will usually get sad before getting angry or uncomfortable.
  • It's more difficult to get the Sim into a good mood. To be specific, they take an innate mood penalty.
  • On the computer Grumpy Sims have the option to "Troll on Forums". This will eventually result in a positive moodlet.
  • Sim doesn't like to boast or enthuse about something.
  • Provides a bonus to Sims writing in the Satire genre.
  • Sim may become sad or angry when they don't have any moodlets.
  • Sim may scream out in fury if something bad happens to a nearby Sim.
  • Sim will always have the ability to complain about something. And will give them the positive "Let off Steam" moodlet when doing so.
  • Sims with the Grumpy trait can develop the "Out of Sorts" moodlet upon awakening. The "Out of Sorts" moodlet gives -20 points to your mood, and it typically last 23 hours. The "Out of Sorts" moodlet occurs at random. Getting a good night’s rest or, for Sims with the Martial Arts skill, meditating can help to alleviate The "Out of Sorts" moodlet much faster.

Related traits

Grumpy Sims

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See also: Category:Grumpy Sims
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