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Handy is a mental trait in The Sims 3.

Handy Sims are the best tinkerers. They will never fail when repairing or upgrading a household item which makes electrical objects far less dangerous!


  • Sim will always succeed when repairing or upgrading objects.
  • Sim learns the Handiness skill 25% Faster than other Sims.
  • When the Sim repairs an object, it has a lower risk of breaking again.
  • Handy Sims begin their lives with a handiness skill book in their inventories.
  • If electrocuted, your Sim is more likely to get a second chance to live.
  • Handy Sims strongly benefit from undertaking a Technology major while studying at college.[TS3:UL]

Related skill[]

Possible lifetime wishes[]

  • The Tinkerer
  • Become a Creature-Robot Cross-Breeder
  • Become an Astronaut


  • Due to the trait's effect, humans and vampires cannot be electrocuted, singed or killed by electrical objects. However, electricity traps will electrocute a human and a vampire.
  • This trait renders the benefit of Tinkerer skill challenge of Handiness skill obsolete.

Examples of pre-made Handy Sims[]

Simis Bachelor, Fiona McIrish, Holden Wozny

See also: Category:Handy Sims