6 out of the 16 Sims 4 base game emotions can be influenced by Emotional Paintings: Sad, Angry, Confident, Playful, Flirty and Focused.

While creating these paintings, the first five types increase the Painting skill, while the Focused “Mathematical Diagram” builds the Logic skill instead.

Emotional Paintings give off Auras which can be manually enabled or disabled by the player.

While creating these paintings, the first five types increase the Painting skill, while the Focused “Mathematical Diagram” builds the Logic skill instead.

Emotional Paintings give off Auras which can be manually enabled or disabled by the player.

A sim may also get an additional emotional buff (Emotion +1) by viewing the emotional painting. For example, viewing a Mathematical Diagram of Ambience 4 and above, regardless of whether the aura is turned on or off, gives the sim a “Centered by Art” (Focused +1) moodlet that lasts for 4 hours.

A sim who completes the “Painter Extraordinaire” Lifetime Wish receives the “Expressionistic” bonus trait, which allows them to create any Emotional Painting anytime, regardless of their actual emotion at that time.

In addition, here is a non-exhaustive list of other career rewards that give off other emotional auras:

– Computer Hard Drive, §115, Focused +2, Tech Guru/L3

– Innovator’s Award for Excellence in Science, §525, Focused +4, Tech Guru/L6

– Premium Prima Ballerina, §2190, Inspired +9, Painter/Master of the Real/L9

– Bars of Gold, §890, Playful +6, Criminal/Boss/L7

– The Monolith, $1580, Confident +8, Astronaut/Smuggler/L8