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When playing The Sims 3 and improving your skills, one or two of the skills will have lighter squares around a certain level in the skill. So far I've only figured out that they're somehow related to my job (I think). Can anyone tell me what exactly these squares mean?

Example of squares

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Those boxes represent the level of skill required to make a promotion in your current career track easier (source).

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Ah, so easier is the key word. I was very confused that my Sims were still getting promoted without the skill level I thought they needed. Thanks for finding that. –  animuson Nov 23 '12 at 18:41
    
It is my understanding that promotions happen based on job performance (which would be affected by skill level) and happiness levels. But I haven't actually played any Sims 3 yet (though I am a veteran of 1 and 2). –  ChargingPun Nov 23 '12 at 19:21
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