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A teen house party

Sims with the Popularity Aspiration desire flocks of friends and killer parties, so if they aren't on the phone, practicing politics, or dancin' the night away, they probably should be. Their Aspiration Meters will fill with every friend, fair-weather or not, and allow them to live long and famous lives.
Popularity is an Aspiration in The Sims 2. Popularity Sims want to befriend as many people as possible. They like to meet somebody new, befriend them, make best friends with them, and eventually become BFF[TS2:FT] with them. This is a neverending cycle of friendship as they tend to want to be friends with anyone they've met. They also love to throw great parties, join Greek houses[TS2:U], and have a good Reputation[TS2:AL]. Popularity Sims will want to befriend pets too.

Besides the good friendship development, some Popularity Sims also have bad sides. They tend to want to win fights against their enemies.

Aspiration Monikers[edit | edit source]

Level Teen Adult Elder
Platinum Teen Idol Local Hero / Local Heroine Senior Socialite
Gold Mr. Popularity / Ms. Popularity Noted Notable Gray Eminence
High Green Stylin' Scenester Man About Town / Woman About Town Long-time Luminary
Low Green One of the Gang Real Somebody Aging Acquaintance
Low Red Maladjusted Misfit Left-Out Loner Has-been
Deep Red Abject Reject Wretched Outcast Forgotten Fogie

Wants & Fears[edit | edit source]

The wants are the same for all age groups, except that young adult Sims will often have wants to become the Big Sim on Campus and to join a Greek house. Popularity Sims will often roll wants to become friends with Sims they have recently met, even though they do not know them well.

Wants[edit | edit source]

  • Make a friend
  • Become best friends with Sims
  • Win a fight
  • Beat the Grim Reaper
  • Throw a party
  • Have a great party
  • Fight Sim
  • Pull Prank[TS2:U]
  • Go on Outing[TS2:NL]
  • Make a pet friend[TS2:P]
  • Make a BFF[TS2:FT]
  • Become friends with Sim
  • Become BFF with Sim[TS2:FT]
  • Have # friends
  • Have # best friends
  • Have # BFFs[TS2:FT]
  • See the ghost of enemy
  • Meet someone new

Fears[edit | edit source]

  • Social Bunny
  • Lose Sim as friend
  • Lose Sims as best friend
  • Throw a lousy party
  • Make an enemy
  • Have an accident at a party
  • Friend dies
  • Be Pranked[TS2:U]

Lifetime Wants[edit | edit source]

  • Become Celebrity Chef
  • Become Captain Hero
  • Become General
  • Become Hall of Famer
  • Become Mayor
  • Have 20 simultaneous best friends
  • Have 20 simultaneous pet best friends[TS2:P]
  • Own 5 Top-Level Businesses[TS2:OFB]
  • Become Media Magnate[TS2:S]
  • Become Rock God[TS2:S]
  • Become The Law[TS2:S]

Aspiration Desperation[edit | edit source]

Talk to Cup-Stick Buddy

When in aspiration desperation, a Sim will pull out a paper cup on a stick (with a crudely drawn face on it) and talk to it.

FreeTime Aspiration Benefits[edit | edit source]

Level 1 - Hospitality
Level 2 - Slower Bladder and Energy Motive Decay
Level 3 - Three way calling
Level 4 - Fast Friends

Careers[edit | edit source]

Base game[edit | edit source]

The Sims 2: Seasons[edit | edit source]

The Sims Life Stories[edit | edit source]

Premade Sims With Aspiration[edit | edit source]

For a complete list, see Category:Popularity Sims.

Tips & Tricks[edit | edit source]

  • It is not recommended for a Popularity Sim to have children, unless you want a challenge; as children and toddlers fear having parties and Popularity Sims want to have parties. On the other hand, they can make easy friends with their children.
  • Townies and NPCs with the zodiac sign of Aries or Leo generally have this aspiration.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • During Development this aspiration was variously known as either Reputation or Fame, before being settled on Popularity.

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