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The Sims 3: Ambitions

Not to be confused with Perception.
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Perceptive is a mental trait introduced in The Sims 3: Ambitions. It conflicts with the Absent-Minded trait.

Perceptive Sims make keen Investigators. Their ability to investigate and stakeout potential criminals is bar none.


  • Your Sim will earn more money from completed Investigator assignments.
  • Your Sim will build the Logic Skill more quickly.
  • Your Sim will have a higher chance of encountering crime on stakeouts.
  • Your Sim will learn traits of other Sims more quickly through socializing.
  • Perceptive Sims strongly benefit from undertaking a Business major while studying at college.[TS3:UL]

Related Skill[]

Possible Lifetime Wishes[]

  • Pervasive Private Eye
  • Paranormal Profiteer

Examples of pre-made Perceptive Sims[]

Anna-Liza Riddle, Dudley Racket, Rich Whelohff

See also: Category:Perceptive Sims