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.
If you would rather not know exactly what this trait does and would prefer to find out by playing through it in the game, skip the blue boxes below. If you do want to get a better idea of what the trait entails, click on the blue boxes below and they will reveal more about this trait. I also wrote a few tips on how to deal with some of the mood swings in this trait if you’re interested.
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.
You can now find help for the negative buffs of this trait with my Psychotherapy Mod and Telehealth Psychotherapy mods!
v2.4 – Fixed “Discuss Fears” to have a pie menu icon and appear in the “Deep Thoughts” submenu of the “Friendly” pie menu.
If you have suggestions for how to improve this mod, please contact me.
(Due to the trait being completely remade, none of the previous translation files will work with the new mod and will need to be recreated. Here are the new translations that are currently available in the mod:)
French by Kimikosoma,
Italian by Rahl81,
Chinese Simplified & Traditional by Wanzi.
Would you like to contribute a translation of this mod? Feel free to contact me for instructions on how to submit it to me. Thank you!
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I created this mod using the Mod Constructor v4 by Zerbu. I also utilized Sims 4 Studio for several edits, and it was invaluable so thank you to the team behind that program as well! In addition, I made extensive use of the online TDESC Browser along with Scumbumbo’s Tuning Error Notifier. Without those tools, this mod would never have worked!