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This is a list of skills in The Sims 4.

The Sims 4[edit | edit source]

Icon Skill Notes
Skill TS4 Charisma.png Charisma Charisma can be worked on in the mirror or in conversations with other Sims. Increasing this skill will unlock new Social Media Interactions on the Computer.
Skill TS4 Comedy.png Comedy Comedy Skill is useful when talking with other Sims and with the microphone stand. Increasing this skill will unlock new Joke Socials, Comedy Routines, and the ability to Improvise Routines on a Microphone.
Skill TS4 Cooking.png Cooking Cooking Skill is built primarily by cooking with the fridge, stove, and counter. Increasing this skill will unlock new Cooking Tricks, Moodlets, and Recipes.
Skill TS4 Fishing.png Fishing The fishing Skill is improved via fishing, more fishing and reading about fishing. Increasing this skill will unlock Fishing with Bait and increases the likelihood of catching bigger and better fish.
Skill TS4 Fitness.png Fitness Fitness can be worked on via the treadmill, weight bench, or punching bag. Increasing this skill will unlock new Workout Interactions and Socials.
Skill TS4 Gardening.png Gardening Gardening Skill is built by working with plants, seeds, and planters. Increasing this skill will allow Sims to be more efficient when Gardening as well as unlock new Gardening Interactions and Socials.
Skill TS4 Gourmet Cooking.png Gourmet Cooking Gourmet Cooking is developed through cooking gourmet foods on the fridge, stove, and countertop. Increasing this skill will unlock new Gourmet Cooking Tricks, Moodlets, and Recipes.
Skill TS4 Guitar.png Guitar Use the guitar to improve Guitar Skill. Increasing this skill will unlock new Songs and Interactions on the Guitar, including the ability to Write Songs and Serenade Sims.
Skill TS4 Handiness.png Handiness Handiness is built by repairing and upgrading objects, or using the woodworking table. Increasing this skill unlocks new craftables on the Woodworking Table and improves Sims' ability to Repair and Upgrade objects.
Skill TS4 Logic.png Logic Logic is built on the chessboard, telescope. microscope. Increasing this skill will unlock new Interactions on the Microscope, Observatory, and various Collectibles.
Skill TS4 Mischief.png Mischief Mischief is mainly tied to social interactions and the voodoo doll. Increasing this skill will unlock new Mischievous Social on Sims as well as Mischievous Interactions on the  Voodoo Doll, Computer and Phone.
Skill TS4 Mixology.png Mixology Mixologists primarily use the bar. Increasing this skill will unlock the ability to make new Drinks, Bar Tricks, and Mixology Socials!
Skill TS4 Painting.png Painting Painting is primarily tied to the easel. Increasing this skill will unlock new Painting Genres and Sizes!
Skill TS4 Piano.png Piano

When ivories need tickling and aural senses need soothing, a pianist is the only Sim that can help. Practice, practice, particle that Piano Skill and while you may never be a rock star, you'll be played in elevators forever. Piano Skill is improved on the Piano.

Skill TS4 Photography.png Photography From a phone to a fancy camera. Sims who are skilled in Photography will have greater success as they hone their skills by taking lots of pictures, upgrading their equipment, experimenting with picture settings and using the In a Flash Photo Studio.
Skill TS4 Programming.png Programming Programming is done on the computer. Increasing this skill will allow Sims to create Plugins, Games, Mods, and Mobile Phone Apps. Sims will also be able to Hack on the Computer!
Skill TS4 Rocket Science.png Rocket Science The Rocket Science Skill is built using the rocket ship. Increasing this skill will increase build speed and unlock new Upgrades on the Rocket Ship.
Skill TS4 Video Gaming.png Video Gaming Video Gaming Skill is improved via the computer, motion game system, and tablet. Increasing this skill will unlock new Video Gaming Socials as well as new Interactions on the Computer.
Skill TS4 Violin.png Violin Violin Skill is improved via the violin. Increasing this skill will unlock new Songs and Interactions on the Violin, including the ability to Write Songs and Serenade Sims.
Skill TS4 Writing.png Writing Writing is primarily done on the computer. Increasing this skill will unlock new Writing Interactions on the Computer as well as the ability to Publish and Self-Publish books.

Toddler Skills[edit | edit source]

Icon Skill Notes
Trait TS4 Gregarious.png Communication Communication Skill teaches Toddlers advance socials. Improve it by talking with others, and studying advance Flash Cards.
Skill TS4 Imagination.png Imagination Imagination Skill teaches Toddlers to read and create fantastical worlds with their toys. Gain Imagination skill by playing with Toys and Dolls, listening to music, or looking at Toddler Books.
Skill TS4 Movement.png Movement Movement Skill helps Toddlers walk faster, run, climb stairs, and dance, dance, dance. Improve it by walking around, building with Nesting Blocks, dancing, or via Play wrestling with adults.
Skill TS4 Potty.png Potty Potty skill teaches toddlers to use the Potty Chair. Improve it by having an adult Train the toddler.
Trait TS4 Child's Play.png Thinking Thinking Skill helps toddlers throw fewer tantrums and be more capable of taking care of themselves. It reduces defiance, and helps to solve needs. Thinking Skill is improved by being curious, or by playing with Flash Cards, Nesting Blocks, or the Tablet.

Child Skills[edit | edit source]

Icon Skill Notes
Skill TS4 Creative.png Creativity The Creativity Skill can be developed on the activity table as a child sim and easel as an adult. Increasing this skill will unlock new Activity Table Drawings, Dollhouse Interactions, and Socials!
Skill TS4 Mental.png Mental Mental skill can be developed on the science table and chessboard. Increasing this skill will unlock new science table potions, computer interactions, and socials.
Skill TS4 Motor.png Motor Motor skill can be developed on monkey bars and jungle gyms.
Skill TS4 Social.png Social Social skill can be developed on the dollhouse and stuffed animal. Increasing this skill unlocks additional interactions on the TV and computer, as well as new socials.

Outdoor Retreat[edit | edit source]

Icon Skill Notes
Skill TS4 Herbalism.png Herbalism How can a nature lover best take advantage of the gifts of the forest? Rare and wondrous Herbs aren't just leafy greens, but precious ingredients! The Herbalism skill is built by Identifying Herbs after collecting them and Brewing Remedies on the Grill or Stove.

Get to Work[edit | edit source]

Icon Skill Notes
Skill TS4 Baking.png Baking Baking is science in action. You can't just throw random ingredients into a bowl like some chef. You have to plan. Fortunately, the plan involves large helpings of sugar. Increasing your baking skill will unlock new Baked Goods for your Oven and Cupcake Factory.

Spa Day[edit | edit source]

Icon Skill Notes
Skill TS4 Wellness.png Wellness Wellness is primarily increased through Meditation, Yoga, and Massages. Increasing this skill will unlock new Yoga poses, massage types, and some transcendent meditation techniques!

Get Together[edit | edit source]

Icon Skill Notes
Skill TS4 Dancing.png Dancing Dancing can be improved by shaking it on the dance floor, moving along to the music of a DJ booth or stereo, and even by practicing in a mirror. Improving the Dancing Skill unlocks new dance moves for your Sim to use.
Skill TS4 DJ Mixing.png DJ Mixing DJ Skill is gained by practicing on a DJ Booth or by playing for a crowd. Increasing interactions on the DJ Booth.

City Living[edit | edit source]

Icon Skill Notes
Skill TS4 Singing.png Singing Sims love to sing using the Karaoke Machine, but they can also sing using instruments or the Microphone. Skilled singers will unlock more songs, have the ability to Sing in Shower, and serenade other Sims. High skilled singers can write lyrics on instruments and even license lyrics to earn a few more Simoleons!

Vampires[edit | edit source]

Icon Skill Notes
Skill TS4 Pipe Organ.png Pipe organ Use the pipe organ to improve Pipe Organ Skill. Increasing this skill will unlock new Songs and Interactions on the Pipe Organ, including the ability to Write Songs.
Skill TS4 Vampire Lore.png Vampire lore Vampire Lore Skill is improved by researching into Vampires on the computer or reading unlocked Vampire Tomes.

Bowling Night Stuff[edit | edit source]

Icon Skill Notes
Skill TS4 Bowling.png Bowling Some would call Bowling a minor skill, but they'd only be technically correct. While it may only have five levels of advancement, Sims who put in the work to skill up will look undeniably cool. They'll acquire additional bowling balls as they go, and you may just bowl a Perfect Llama game of all strikes someday. Bowling Skill is improved via... well... bowling. Get to it!

Parenthood[edit | edit source]

Icon Skill Notes
Skill TS4 Parenting.png Parenting Parenting Skill is built by caring for children, taking to other parents, and researching on the computer. Increasing this skill will unlock new ways to parent children and solve their motives.

Cats & Dogs[edit | edit source]

Icon Skill Notes
The Sims 4 Pet Training Icon.png Pet Training Dogs being able to perform tricks is a basic expectation. Once trained, the dog can perform the trick on command.
Skill TS4 Veterinarian.png Veterinarian It takes a steady hand, compassionate heart, and good knowledge of animal medical anatomy to be a great Veterinarian. Examine and Treat pets at your Vet Clinic to increase this skill!

Jungle Adventure[edit | edit source]

Icon Skill Notes
Archaeology Skill.png Archaeology Archaeology Skill is built by digging up, authenticating, and studying ancient artifacts. Increasing this skill unlocks new interactions on the Archaeology Table.
Selvadoradian Culture Skill.png Selvadoradian Culture Selvadoradian Culture Skill is built by socializing with the locals in Selvadorada, tasting the local cuisine, and interacting with local vendors.

Seasons[edit | edit source]

Icon Skill Notes
Skill TS4 FlowerArranging.png Flower Arranging Flower Arranging Skill is built by using Violets are Blue Flower Arranging Table. Increasing this skill will allow sims to create different flowers. High-skilled Sims will also be able to Scent arrangements with flowers, allowing Sims to have an emotional response to the arrangements.

Get Famous[edit | edit source]

Icon Skill Notes
Skill TS4 Acting.png Acting Acting Skill can be built by practicing acting on a mirror. It allows sims to preform scenes and unlock new socials related to acting.
Skill TS4 Media production.png Media production

Media Production Skill can be built using the Mix Master Music Station, the More Views Video Station, or either Streaming Drone. It allows sims to use those stations more effectively.

Discover University[edit | edit source]

Icon Skill Notes
Skill TS4 Research & Debate.png Research & Debate This skill can be improved and used with the Research Archive Machine to Research varying topics, and the Mirror to Practice Debating.
Skill TS4 Robotics.png Robotics

Robotics skill is built by Tinkering at the Robotics Table and repairing Utili-Bots and Servos. Increasing this skill unlocks new craftables on the Robotics Table.

Eco Lifestyle[edit | edit source]

Icon Skill Notes
Skill TS4 Fabrication.png
Fabrication Fabrication Skill is built by using the fabricator and by creating candles at the candle making table. Increasing the skill unlocks new recipes to explore!
Skill TS4 Juice Fizzing.png Juice Fizzing

Practicing the Juice Fizzing Skill allows Sims to become better at making better quality fizzy juice. Reaching max level of this skill will grant Sims the "Afizzionado" reward trait.

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