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The Sims 4

A Happy Sim

Happy is an emotion available in The Sims 4. It occurs when a Sim performs a positive interaction, succeeds in an interaction or enters a room with wall decorations. Having Happy moodlets will boost the effects of other positive emotions like Flirty, Focused, Inspired, Energized, Playful and Confident. A Sim who is happy can also become very happy. Events like the birth of a new child will make a Sim happy.

Interactions and Activities[]

Sims will only have a chance to use these interactions and do these activities while happy.


  • Brighten Day (can also be done at any time by Sims with at least two charisma skill points)
  • Heartfelt Compliment


  • Happy Text over the phone

Supportive Traits[]

These traits affect how often a Sim is happy.

  • Cheerful Sims tend to be happy more often than other Sims.
  • Sims that love the outdoors will become happy when outside
  • Good Sims will become happy when around Sims feeling positive emotions
  • Evil Sims will become happy when around Sims with negative emotions
  • Bros become happy when around other Bros
  • Loners become happy when alone
  • Mean Sims become happy when doing mischief or mean socials with other Sims
  • Sims who hate children will become happy when being mean to children
  • Lazy Sims get happy if they sit and nap lazily and will be happy when watching TV
  • Family-oriented Sims get happy if they interact with friends and family members
  • Materialistic Sims get happy if they'd admired a new possession quickly
  • Ambitious Sims get happy if promoted
  • Noncommittal Sims will be happy if they break off a relationship or quit their career
  • Neat Sims will get happy when performing household chores
  • Foodies will be happy when the food quality is excellent

Object Auras[]

These are items found, bought, or earned in the game that can emit a happy aura in the area around the object. Players can choose to enable or disable the aura at any time. Once enabled, a Sim can interact with the object, through viewing or using it, and they will earn a happy moodlet. Whether their mood changes to happy or not depends on the other moodlets affecting the Sim at that time.


Happy Sims may get the following whims:

  • Dance to Stereo
  • Hug another Sim
  • Call Someone on the Phone
  • Chat with Someone
  • Tell a Joke
  • Meet Someone New
  • Make a Friend

Careers and Jobs[]

No jobs or careers will gain work performance if a Sim goes to work while happy.


  • When the game was first released, Very Happy was called "Elated".