Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Anxious Trait (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) by skilynn

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]

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.

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