The Sims 3 UK posted the following note on their facebook page in which they discuss the details on the ‘traits’ of The Sims Medieval!

Not all Sims are created equal—especially in medieval times. Each Sim has their own unique traits that not only shapes and defines who they are but influences how they interact with others and how they behave in general. When you create a Sim, you choose these traits as part of the process. You can view a Sim’s traits on the Simology Panel, and if you hover your mouse over a trait in the panel, you can read more about it.

Getting Acquainted

When one of your Sims meets another Sim they can learn that Sim’s traits by engaging in conversation and other interactions. Sims usually get along better when they have at least one trait in common. Once your Sim has learned another’s traits, you can view these in the Relationship Panel by mousing over the specific Sim’s portrait.

Fatal Flaws

In addition to their two traits, each medieval Sim has one fatal flaw. Most fatal flaws are, as you might guess, negative and they present unique challenges for Sims. However, any Sim who works hard enough can overcome their fatal flaw by successfully completing the Legendary Trait quest. If they’re successful, their fatal flaw is replaced by the Legendary trait. This quest isn’t available right away though; you need to discover it before your Sim can attempt to fulfill it.

The Diversity of Sims

Whether your Sims is adventurous and eloquent but plagued with a cruel streak, or a greedy, vain Sim who suffers from hubris, their traits and fatal flaw determine everything in their lives. The list below includes the variety of traits that you can assign to your Sims, as well as the fatal flaws that you can hamper them with.


  • Adventurous
  • Chivalrous
  • Creative Cook
  • Dedicated
  • Earthy
  • Eloquent
  • Evil
  • Excitable
  • Friendly
  • Fun-loving
  • Good
  • Greedy
  • Haggler
  • Hopeful Orphan
  • Jokester
  • Loves Family
  • Scholarly
  • Solitary
  • Unkempt
  • Vain
  • Whale Ate My Parents

Fatal Flaws

  • Bloodthirsty
  • Compulsive Gambler
  • Cowardly
  • Cruel
  • Cursed
  • Drunkard
  • Fool
  • Glutton
  • Hubris
  • Insecure
  • Insomniac
  • Licentious
  • Misanthrope
  • Morose