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Agoraphobia Trait

by Simularity Posted 24th Mar 2020 at 2:05 PM - Updated 17th Jul 2020 at 11:41 AM by Simularity : Added more detail as requested by mod for submission.
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Updated to v2.3 on July 17, 2020! It now includes whims! Also, I increased the values of several buffs because the agoraphobia did not seem realistic enough when I was using it in my own game. Now it does. I fixed the "Friendly Support" buff so now it should work as intended. Sorry about that! Also it's been updated to run with the latest patches just in case you were having any troubles. I'll keep updating this trait as needed and making more mods too. Thank you for your continued support and feedback!

Agoraphobia is (according to the dictionary): An anxiety disorder characterized by an extreme or irrational fear of entering open or crowded places, of leaving one?s own home, or of being in places from which escape is difficult. I have this disorder and I made it my mission to create a custom trait so my Sim could also have this disorder for a more personalized experience.

Here are the features currently included in the trait mod:
  • Random Panic Attacks
  • Random Social Anxiety Attacks
  • Feels Happy When at Home
  • Feels Stressed When Away from Home
  • Feels Stressed When Around Strangers
  • Feels Happier When with a Friend
  • Feels Happier When with a Support Animal (If you have Cats & Dogs EP. NOT required!!)
  • Social Interactions May Cause Embarrassment
  • Low Social Need Decay
  • Now Includes Related Whims!

Features I hope to include in the future:
  • I'm not sure....
  • (I'm open to suggestions!)

Here are some of the buffs you can expect with this mod:
Alone in the Crowd (Stressed +8) Your Sim is feeling stressed out by being around one too many strangers at once. (Lasts as long as your Sim is around strangers.)
Friendly Support (Happy +4) Thanks to having a friend nearby, Your Sim feels so much more secure. (Lasts as long as you have at least one friend nearby.)
Support Animal (Happy +4) Your Sim always feels better when their emotional support animal is around. (*Requires Cats & Dogs Pack for this buff but the pack is not required for this overall trait mod.) (Lasts as long as you have a friendly owned cat or dog nearby.)
Panic Attack (Stressed +6) Your Sim is having a panic attack just thinking about possible social interactions. (Randomly happens for 2 hours.)
Social Anxiety (Embarrassed +4) Your Sim is being plagued by a random bout of social anxiety. (Randomly happens for 4 hours.)
Happy at Home (Happy +6) Your Sim feels so happy to be safe in their home. (Constant buff as long as your Sim is on their home lot.)
Out of Comfort Zone (Uncomfortable +8) Your Sim feels way outside of their comfort zone and wants to go back home as soon as possible. (Constant buff as long as your Sim is on any lot that is NOT their home lot.)
Socially Awkward (Embarrassed +2) Sims with agoraphobia have difficulty in social situations to where even the most innocent of conversations can become embarrassing and uncomfortable. (Happens during some types of conversations with both strangers and friends. Lasts for 2 hours.)


If you have any suggestions on how this trait could be improved, please feel free to send me a message or leave a comment. Thank you.

Conflicts: None known.

Overrides: None.

Built and tested with game version 1.64 with all expansion and stuff packs.

Additional Credits:
I created this trait mod using the Mod Constructor v4 by Zerbu with help from Kutto and others on Zerbu?s Discord channel. I also utilized the Sims 4 Studio for some extra editing. Thank you to all!

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 4
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simularity-trait-agoraphobia-v2-3.7z | Agoraphobia Trait Mod v2.3

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simularity-agoraphobia.7z | Agoraphobia Trait mod v.2.0

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#2 Old 24th Mar 2020 at 2:49 PM
I am a sucker for mental ,anxiety disorder traits.Representation is so important. Thank you so much. I can't wait to try it out.
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#3 Old 24th Mar 2020 at 5:52 PM
i LOVE this so much as someone with MI

i just have to ask, though: will assigning your pet as a familiar with the ROM & C&D packs cancel out the support animal buff?
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#4 Old 24th Mar 2020 at 6:17 PM
I too have agoraphobia,thank you for making this
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#5 Old 24th Mar 2020 at 8:26 PM
I appreciate mental health traits and miss the ones that are now long outdated. I also missed the Hate the Outdoors trait from TS3. This is a great contrast to all the outdoorsy Sims I play with.
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#6 Old 24th Mar 2020 at 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by heliotrope
i LOVE this so much as someone with MI

i just have to ask, though: will assigning your pet as a familiar with the ROM & C&D packs cancel out the support animal buff?


It shouldn't cancel it out. I'll test it just to be sure but it should be okay.
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#7 Old 25th Mar 2020 at 2:38 AM
I have this an well.
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#8 Old 25th Mar 2020 at 11:31 AM
me too thank you for the mod
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#9 Old 26th Mar 2020 at 1:33 AM
Thanks for the representation! <3 <3
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#10 Old 26th Mar 2020 at 2:15 PM
I am Agoraphobic. Thank you for the representation. I have found not many people know what it is and how hard people with Agoraphobia struggle daily to do simple things that others take for granted.
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#11 Old 30th Mar 2020 at 8:29 PM
I appreciate the time and effort that went into making this and look forward to seeing how it works in such a social-centric game like The Sims. If I can pre-emptively make a suggestion, however, I wouldn't add "increased difficulty making friends" to the mod, as that is literally a given, once all other trait factors are included. (Since every potential friend starts out as a stress-inducing stranger.)
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#12 Old 5th Apr 2020 at 11:17 PM
Question. So I have a household of 8 people and about 9 kidnapped strangers in the game. How will someone with this trait react? Thank you for your time!
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#13 Old 6th Apr 2020 at 9:30 PM
Do you take requests? Since I have a lot of traits I want re-make and I'm hopeless in re-making them
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#14 Old 8th Apr 2020 at 12:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Sorshu Lapsus
Question. So I have a household of 8 people and about 9 kidnapped strangers in the game. How will someone with this trait react? Thank you for your time!


Well, it depends on the relationship the person with the Agoraphobia trait has with the other people. They would be stressed out around the strangers. If the 8 people in the household are friends with the person with the trait then they would feel happy around those people otherwise those people will stress them out too.
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#15 Old 8th Apr 2020 at 12:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Celoptra
Do you take requests? Since I have a lot of traits I want re-make and I'm hopeless in re-making them


I can't promise anything but I am always open to suggestions! Just send me a PM with your ideas and I'll see what I can do. I do already have three more traits in the works. LOL
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#16 Old 11th Apr 2020 at 8:13 PM
Hello, I have translated your mod in Spanish, I hope I can help with something and if you can add it to your description. please let me know. thanks

Hola, he traducido tu mod en español, espero poder ayudar en algo y si puedes lo agregas a tu descripción. favor avisame. gracias
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#17 Old 9th May 2020 at 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Sorshu Lapsus
Question. So I have a household of 8 people and about 9 kidnapped strangers in the game. How will someone with this trait react? Thank you for your time!


umm I have to ask..what did you do with 9 kidnapped strangers ?
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#18 Old 15th Jul 2020 at 7:17 PM
I don't know about Sorshu, but I use the Control Anyone mod (is that the name? I think that's the name) to shanghai sims from my other households into my main household to get extra training in. Gotta remember to release them before you close the session, or it can get weird. (not game breaking, just weird.)