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Anxious Trait (Generalized Anxiety Disorder)

by skilynn Posted 28th Feb 2017 at 10:31 PM - Updated 28th Feb 2017 at 11:16 PM by skilynn
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Inspired by saphryn's Depressed trait, iridescentlaura's Social Anxiety Disorder trait, emile20's Bipolar trait, and miceylulu's Borderline Personality Disorder trait, I have made a trait to portray Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by excessive, uncontrollable and often irrational worry, that is, apprehensive expectation about events or activities. This excessive worry often interferes with daily functioning, as individuals with GAD typically anticipate disaster, and are overly concerned about everyday matters such as health issues, money, death, family problems, friendship problems, interpersonal relationship problems, or work difficulties. [x]

Basics
  • Bladder, Hygiene, Fun, and Energy decrease at a faster rate. Hunger and Social decrease slower.
  • Creative skills, especially musical skills, are built faster, as they are common coping mechanisms for people who suffer from this disorder. The Video gaming skill also increases faster.
  • If you have Spa Day, the Wellness skill is built faster, as meditation and yoga are common coping skills.
  • Since it is hard to balance anxiety with logic, the Logic skill is harder to build.
  • Social skills are harder to build.
  • Anxious Sims find it harder to succeed in "high-stress" or "high-risk" jobs: Astronaut, Business, Secret Agent, Doctor (Get to Work), and Politics (City Living). It is easier for them to succeed in other jobs, though: Painter and Tech Guru.
  • Teens with the trait have a harder time succeeding in school, and succeeding in the Retail career.
  • Sims with GAD often feel misunderstood, so it is harder for them to build relationships.

Buffs

There are six buffs Anxious Sims will get.
  • Feeling Anxious: Your Sim is feeling anxious, like something might go wrong at any moment. 80% chance of appearing, +3 Tense, 6hrs
  • Ruminating: What if, what if, what if... Your Sim can't stop running everything over and over in their mind. 50% chance of appearing, +3 Tense, 4hrs
  • Panic Attack!: It's too much! Your Sim has been overcome with their anxiety and is having a panic attack! 15% chance of appearing, +8 Tense, 4hrs
  • It's Over: The panic attack has passed. Your Sim is exhausted now. Always appears after a panic attack, +5 Dazed, 4hrs
  • Sick of Being Sick: Why can't I be normal? Dealing with anxiety every day is sometimes enough to make your Sim cry! 30% chance of appearing, +3 Sad, 4hrs
  • Feeling Calm: The anxiety has subsided. Your Sim is feeling pretty great! 20% chance of appearing, +3 Happy, 4hrs

This mod is, of course, based on my own experiences with anxiety. If you have any suggestions, like adjusting anything with the trait or more moodlets, let me know and I'll be happy to add/adjust it. I would also like to make a PTSD trait in the future, so if you have suggestions for that as well, let me know.

Happy simming!

Additional Credits:
Zerbu for his amazing mod constructor. Thank you, Zerbu!
The awesome modders listed above for their mental illness traits! Thank you for inspiring me to do this!

Type: Other

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#26 Old 23rd Apr 2017 at 6:17 PM
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Originally Posted by ryleyhmommy1015
I love this trait but every few sim hours my sim is bombarded by multiple anxiety buffs and some don't make sense. i'll get the positive buff mixed with 3 of the other negative buffs. it's quite irritating, other than that I love this trait!


That's just the way the game works, unfortunately. Not much I can do about it, as far as I'm aware.
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#27 Old 27th Apr 2017 at 6:57 PM
Surprisingly accurate, and it captures the more obscure part of the disorder. It's always nice to see someone do their research. Good job!
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#28 Old 8th May 2017 at 4:22 PM
Thanks!
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#29 Old 4th Jun 2017 at 2:59 AM
Hey, I'm checking your mod out, and most definitely am going to get this. The only thing I wish is that hunger would go faster as it happens to me with my anxiety. other then that, It seems that it's definitely extremely accurate with the percentage for anxious. Happy modding!
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#30 Old 14th Jun 2017 at 11:02 PM
Bit of a bug report: When I have this trait on my sim, it immediately sets their relationship with other sims to "Just Friends" as soon as they meet.
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#31 Old 21st Jun 2017 at 10:41 PM
This trait really worked well and I like how the emotions stayed true to the trait! Thank you for this skilynn!
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#32 Old 22nd Jun 2017 at 1:57 AM
Thank you so much for this! I suffer from an anxiety disorder and this will make my simself more accurate <3
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#33 Old 26th Jun 2017 at 9:29 AM
That's me! Now I'll be able to make an accurate simself.
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#34 Old 3rd Jul 2017 at 12:15 AM
I have panic disorder and now my unfortunate Sim will have it as well, haha. Thanks for this!
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#35 Old 16th Jul 2017 at 7:10 AM
Thank you so much for this. As someone who really struggles with anxiety I can't even describe how happy this makes me.
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#36 Old 18th Jul 2017 at 6:48 PM
I'm so happy about this I didn't even know any of these traits existed! I can finally make an accurate sim of myself! I just wish there were more trait spaces to add multiple ones
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#37 Old 30th Jul 2017 at 7:57 PM
Thank you so much!
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#38 Old 3rd Aug 2017 at 7:21 AM
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