The 6 Human Needs Quiz

All human behaviour is driven by the pursuit to fulfil one or more of the Six Human Needs.

Use this test to understand your most predominant Human Needs, and what you can do to live in harmony and balance. Usually one or two of these needs will be foremost, and will have an over-arching influence on your behaviour and actions. Upon completing the quiz, you will find a description of the typical characteristics for someone with those needs. You will also find suggestions about what you may need to do in order to live in harmony with your most important needs.


Read the statement and rank how you agree/feel about it.

For best results:

  • Appreciate yourself for how you are today
  • Realize that there are no “good” or “bad” answers here
  • Be honest with yourself for the most accurate and rewarding results

Some tips if you have trouble answering questions:

Click “Yes” if the statement feels like the honest truth, and if the rule is broken, it’s important and urgent to pay attention, e.g.:

  • You’d reply “Yes! That’s me!” or “Story of my life!”, or “This is so true!” or “It’s what MY life is all about!”
  • You feel strongly judgmental or critical towards yourself about it, e.g. “I wish this didn’t bother me, but honestly it does” or “I wish I were better than this, but it’s how I am right now”
  • You’d reply “I strongly wish I did more of this, because it makes me A LOT happier!”
  • You like yourself A LOT more if you say it out loud, because you know it’s true to your core
  • You’d react as if you’d like yourself A LOT less if you say it out loud, but deep down you feel it’s true

Click “Partly” if the statement has some truth in it, but not all the time, or never fully goes either way, e.g.:

  • You’d reply “Sometimes”, “somewhat, but I never go all the way”
  • You’d reply “I could do more/less but I don’t care either way”, “it would be nice to have more, but it’s fine as it is”
  • You’d reply “depends”, or “maybe, but I’m not too sure about that”,
  • It bothers you a bit, but you’re ok with letting go (it doesn’t feel like you’re sacrificing much)
  • It excites you a bit, but you’re ok letting more important things take place

Click “No” if the statement feels false, neutral, boring, weird, foreign, shocking, silly, ridiculous, surprising, like a complete lie out of nowhere, e.g.:

  • You’d reply e.g. “Nope”, “It’s a cliché”, “The opposite is more true!”, “Actually, I don’t really care”, “(yawn”)
  • You 100% know that by disagreeing you’re not lying to yourself, even if it’s not how you’d like reality to be
  • You’d strongly object if someone tried to convince you otherwise
  • You’d reply e.g. “Never!”, “Doesn’t happen” or “You confused me with someone else”
  • You feel neutral or bored with the idea
1.People are impressed by me
2.Feeling that I belong is important to me
3.I need to feel grounded
4.I don’t mind taking risks
5.I don’t fear change
6.A failure is not a failure if you keep trying
7.I believe in giving back
8.I am good at taking care of people
9.I often worry about what people are saying about me
10.I like to have as much stability in my life as possible
11.It’s important to contribute to your community
12.I like to develop new ideas and projects
13.I am security conscious
14.I like to be an example to others
15.I am competitive
16.I hate the feeling of boredom
17.I know how to make connections with people
18.I constantly aspire to improve
19.Danger is never exciting to me
20.In most close relationships I’m usually the giver
21.There is always something new to be learned
22.I need to feel fulfilled
23.I frequently evaluate myself
24.I like for things to be predictable
25.I am more loving than most people
26.Recognition is very important to me
27.I like the feeling of exertion
28.I am very careful of not overspending
29.Education is important to me
30.I am a leader
31.I am always looking for new experiences
32.I sometimes over extend myself trying to help others
33.My routines and habits are important to me
34.I take pride in who I am
35.I like how learning something new changes my perspective
36.Sometimes the most important work is not what you get paid for
37.I am not an adventurous person
38.No one would say that I am selfish
39.I tend to spend beyond my limits
40.I like to feel important
41.Every failure is a learning experience
42.I like to learn in order to teach what I learn
43.I seek unity in my relationship
44.I like to make a difference
45.If I don’t know the consequences, I refrain from acting
46.I suffer when I feel blocked
47.I enjoy suspense
48.Prestige is very important to me
49.I am a romantic
50.I am constantly learning
51.Giving is more important to me than receiving
52.I like to be number one
53.I hate taking risks of any kind
54.I like to constantly develop myself
55.I like to give my energy to good causes
56.I like to be admired by others
57.I am proud of my ability to learn new things
58.We are here to make this world a better place
59.I like to grow and develop in different areas
60.Personal relationships are the most important thing in my life
61.Sometimes I can be intimidating
62.I often look for new forms of entertainment
63.I am concerned about anything that might be risky
64.Being fulfilled by work is more important than being admired
65.I strive to improve my skills
66.I get close to people by being generous with time, money & energy
67.I like to think carefully before I go into action
68.Sometimes I like the thrill of experiencing fear
69.I need to feel respected
70.When we stop growing, we die
71.The feeling of togetherness is important to me
72.For life to make sense, you have to leave a mark in the world
73.Feeling comfortable at all times is important to me
74.I enjoy being involved in many different activities
75.I am always comparing myself to others in terms of success
76.I need to have passion in my relationship
77.If I am not contributing to others, my life is meaningless
78.When making a decision, I think about what is most enjoyable
79.I can’t stand to feel stagnant
80.I need to feel as safe as possible at all times
81.If I commit, I worry that I’ll miss out on something better
82.I never want to be seen as a loser
83.I don’t care about having much stability in my life
84.I have a mission

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