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The Sims 3: University Life

Trait Socially Awkward.png

Socially awkward is a social trait from The Sims 3: University Life. It conflicts with Charismatic and is first available from teens.

Socially Awkward Sims try to fit in, but sometimes say the wrong thing at the wrong time. It's not easy being Socially Awkward, but it sure is awkward!


  • Socially awkward Sims could have awkward results from socializing with others. This affects even two Sims who are best friends or even romantic partners with each other at the highest levels of positive relationship.
  • Socially awkward Sims may miss opportune moments and mess up punchlines to jokes.
  • Socially awkward Sims learn Science skill at 15% faster rate.
  • Socially awkward trait does not affect every social interaction, least of all those added by other expansion packs. It usually affects more general interactions like "Chat", "Get to Know", "Argue", "Insult" (Teen insults don't seem to be affected) and "Flirt". However, more specialized socials like "Ask About Day" and "Tell Funny Story" can also be affected.

Possible Lifetime Wishes[]

  • Scientific Specialist
  • Perfect Student

Special Moodlets[]

Image Moodlet Name Notes
Foot in Mouth.png Foot in Mouth Caused by failed Friendly interaction.

Socially awkward Sims[]

Tiberius Willard, Alfred Jobb, Miles Forthright

See also: Category:Socially awkward Sims