Bipolar is, according to the DSM-5, a group of brain disorders that cause extreme fluctuation in a person’s mood, energy, and ability to function. There are actually at least three types of bipolar disorders (Bipolar I, Bipolar II, and Cyclothymic disorder) but this particular trait would fall under the diagnosis of Bipolar I. People who live with bipolar disorder experience periods of great excitement, overactivity, delusions, and euphoria (known as mania) and other periods of feeling sad and hopeless (known as depression). As such, the use of the word bipolar reflects this fluctuation between extreme highs and extreme lows. I created this trait based on my own experiences with Bipolar I along with some considerable studying of other sources. My goal is neither to glorify nor to demean those with mental illness like myself. I wish only to educate and give those without such an illness a view into the world of what it’s like for those who do have this illness and illnesses like it.
I won’t spoil exactly what this trait does by listing it here. If you still want to see what the trait does click on the “Trait Functions” button below and you’ll see them all. You can also click the bar below that to see the exact mood buffs you are capable of getting when using this trait.
Due to the severity of the mood swings, some moods could actually kill your Sim. If you use the MCCC mod by Deaderpool, go into its settings and Turn Off Emotional Deaths. That’s the best way to keep your Sim alive and quite frankly, I’m not a fan of the emotional deaths.
v1.3 – Updated on January 22, 2021. I added a new random buff and updated the trait for the latest 1.70 patch. (If you want details on the new buff, see the blue boxes above or just play the game with the updated trait.)
If you have suggestions on how it could be improved, let me know. Thanks!
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OVERRIDES & CONFLICTS:
No overrides and no conflicts that I know of.
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 Sims 4 Studio for a few quick edits so thank you to them as well! I would also like to give a shoutout to emile20 over at Mod The Sims for creating the first Bipolar trait set I ever saw and inspiring me to create my own.
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