Six Human Needs Test

Dear Friends,
I have created a 6 Six Human Needs Test that is simple to use and that will give you information on the order of importance of a client’s needs. I’m sending you the test, instructions for scoring, how to interpret the scores, and a survey that I’m asking you to please respond to. I’ve enjoyed creating this test and I think you will enjoy it too and find it very useful. I’ll be happy to respond to any questions or comments.

Best wishes to all,

41 Responses to “Six Human Needs Test”

  1. Well here I was wondering if I could turn the Six Human needs into a quiz or a test that I could use on the web site I have just started on and then Hey presto I get this email to find out you guys have already done it. Fantastic! I have downloaded the questionnaire but where is the rest of it? The scoring etc. I have clicked on the other links but nothing seems to happen. I believe in technical tems this is know as a broken link.
    Perhaps there will be more info tonight (22:00 hours CET)
    Look forward to the call anyway.
    Keep up the good work!

  2. howard on February 16th, 2012
  3. WOW Cloe! This tool is INVALUABLE!! Thank you soo much! I am looking forward to taking the test myself because I am still uncertain which order my top 2 needs are! Will also be fun to give the test to my family! THANK YOU!

  4. Barbara on February 16th, 2012
  5. Cloe, thank you for such a great tool! ~Tara

  6. Tara on February 16th, 2012
  7. Eh, thanks; great work !! I’m looking forward to my own results; although at this point into the training I don’t think I’ll be surprised. But then again, who knows. :-D

  8. José Erre on February 16th, 2012
  9. Hello,
    Thanks so much for the survey it was very helpful1! I had one question because I didn’t see any information on inner conflicts of Growth and contribution as your first two needs and their is only one couples example with Growth and contribution. Was their a reason for this base on these two needs?

    Thanks again.

  10. Kevin on February 16th, 2012
  11. Thank you immensely.
    This Six Core Needs Test, Outcome and Explanation was exactly what I was searching for. You have now delivered another extremely valuable resource to use in my coaching business.

    This course is amazing, I am learning so much on a consistent basis. My clients are achieving life-changing results. You are an angel, xx Amanda

  12. Amanda Mallia on February 16th, 2012
  13. Thank you this will be a tremendous tool!

  14. Tobin Crenshaw on February 17th, 2012
  15. I took a test with couple of people and it really helps people to understand who they are.
    Not 100% accurate but it does have direction and good interpretation.

    Thank you.

  16. Boondo on February 17th, 2012
  17. Hi Cloe,
    I took the Human Needs test and think it is pretty accurate. Unfortunately there is no write up for Growth and Contribution as the top 2 needs (will you be adding it?) so I could not read a summary and would love to do so. I read the other summaries and liked how they were written though. This tool will be very helpful in coaching clients.
    I found it personally useful as well and will have my husband take it this weekend.Thank you for developing it.
    Warm Regards,

  18. Raeleen St Pierre on February 17th, 2012
  19. dear cloe, many thanks for this test, very helpful and useful. it’s a very good aid for getting confident with the 6 human needs.

    warm wishes

  20. ange on February 17th, 2012
  21. I liked this test so much, I created an online version to make it easier for groups and clients to take at their own pace and convenience.

    Here it is:

    - free
    - anonymous
    - non subscriptions/pitching/ads
    - you get a personalized link to share results with others
    - you can change the answers to see needs changing over time
    - you can ask for new features if you like ;)

  22. Cezary on February 17th, 2012
  23. Great tool, thanks Chloe.
    This has helped me see where I need to make changes.

  24. Hilary on February 18th, 2012
  25. Hey! I figured it out! Thanks!!

  26. Christina on February 19th, 2012
  27. Really helpful, and simple. It helps besides practicing and mastering the recognition of human needs, helps to know more of oneself and practice self-awareness and honesty. Thank You. Un beso

  28. Ivonne Delafor on February 19th, 2012
  29. This is utterly superb Cloe thank you so much

  30. Carol Finlayson on February 19th, 2012
  31. Hi Cloe, WOW, thankyou so much for the effort you have put in to create the 6 Human Needs Test. This will be a huge help when coaching a client to determine their needs in order of importance – God Bless!

  32. Yvonne on February 20th, 2012
  33. The Human Needs Test is excellent however the scoring is a bit confusing to me.

    For instance, we are to total all Y and multiply by 1, all P and multiply by .5 and all N’s and multiply by 0.

    The Ns will always be zero so why test for them at all?

    The Y is somewhat straight forward since there is always a corresponding integer. My Y for instance is 55 so

    my number one need is Contribution which I would say is 100% accurate.

    Now my P is a little tricky because the .5 multiplier gives me a score of 10.5 because I scored 21 P’s (21 x

    0.5 = 10.5).

    Since this is a fraction, and none of the Human Needs have a fraction, do I round up to 11 (which will give me

    a #2 Human Need of Contribution again) or do I round down to 10 (which will give me a #2 Human Need of

    Certainty)? I’m not sure that Certainty would trump Significance for me though (the closest #s would be 9 and


    Granted it could be that I fulfill Significance via recognitions for my Contribution. I believe I am more of a

    risk-taker than the test results are indicating though.

    What is the best way to score the fractions on the Scoring chart?

    NOTE: I answered the first that came to mind so as to get my unconscious response to each question.


  34. jchristopher on February 21st, 2012
  35. Let me just add that I see the correlation between Significance and Certainty in the Interpretation PDF, however I’m still unsure of the best way to handle the fractions (round up or round down)?

    The Interpretation PDF is masterful and I definitely learned a great deal about myself and gained insight into the affect of my needs on Self and loved ones.

    Thank you Cloe for this amazing tool!


  36. jchristopher on February 21st, 2012
  37. Dear Cloe; Thank you for this tool I am very impressed with all you and your team does for your students and I feel very grateful for your continuing efforts to improve the course and ad to its value.

  38. George J Zanatta on February 21st, 2012
  39. Hi Cloe

    Thank you for your dedication and hard work – My results were very accurate. Looking forward to using it with my clients.
    All the best,

  40. Margaret O'Neill on February 21st, 2012
  41. Hi Cloe, I found the test right on target! It is the perfect tool for accessing the information needed to be a better coach and use the 6 human needs modality. I am very impressed and loved that you also included the definitions and what your needs may be costing you and how it is useful to you. Just what RRI coaches need.

    Thank you!!

  42. Jessie on February 22nd, 2012
  43. Great work,nonethelss my mathematical mind is wondering what happened to the other pairs?

    like for example: certainty with uncertainty/variety to uncertainty/variety with significance

  44. Paul Dawidowicz on February 22nd, 2012
  45. Great work, nonetheless my mathematical mind is wondering what happened to the other pairs?

    like for example: certainty with uncertainty/variety to uncertainty/variety with significance

  46. Paul Dawidowicz on February 22nd, 2012
  47. Thank you Cloe! You are amazing and I cannot wait to begin using this with clients!

  48. Kim Jones on February 22nd, 2012
  49. Cloe,
    I wish to express ultimate gratitude for what you have devised. It has made my work more dependable, reliable, and effective! It is an eye opener to clients and has the ability to turn on “lightbulbs” and “aha’s” in seconds!

  50. Michelle Schwab on February 22nd, 2012
  51. Yesterday I took the assessment and I loved it. Knowing the hierarchy of a person’s 6 Human needs is so informative and this will be an invaluable tool. Thanks so much for developing this!


  52. Gary Rush on February 22nd, 2012
  53. Thank you.
    This test clarified which needs were most important to me. I was not able to clarify my needs on my own.

  54. Joan McBroom on February 22nd, 2012
  55. To Cloé:
    Amazingly useful instrument. Can we start using it with our clients? I just love it, since my background is in clinical psychology and family psychotherapy, so I am familiar with tests. I will give you more feedback in Spanish (I hope you don´t mind) in the e-mail I will be sending you immediately. Thanks so much for being such a giving person.

    Best wishes,

    Lourdes De la O
    Querétaro, México

  56. Lourdes De la O on February 23rd, 2012
  57. Dear Cole,

    it has been great experience for me the whole things, the video, the test, and etc…. thank you.


  58. Helen on February 26th, 2012
  59. Thanks so much for this. It was quite interesting to compare the results with the first homework. In the first homework, I had answered that Love/ Connection was my top need when in the Needs Test, I answered questions that resulted in Loving Connection much lower down, as the fourth need.

    My answer on the first homework
    1.Love/Connection; 2.Growth; 3.Certainty; 4.Significance; 5.Contribution 6.Variety

    And on the Test:
    1.Growth (14); 2.Certainty (10) 3.Contribution (10);
    4.Love/ Connection (8.5); 5.Significance (7.5) :6.Variety (5.5)
    I’m really looking forward to using it with clients. I’m promoting a family workshop as a couples counsellor together with a parenting coach, so I am going to talk about needs at the preliminary free talk. Doing the test gives me confidence that I will be able to use it with more conviction. I hope it attracts people to sign up for the workshop.

  60. Carole Nyman on February 27th, 2012
  61. Thank you Miss Cloe Madanes,Re;SURVEY 10 +10. I just completed your survey and Life Indication Test.This P.I. test was the best by far that I have ever done.You got right to the song of my Life,”and where i sing really off key”LoL.My heartfelt appreciation to you for your abilities and courage/fortitude to create a better world.I know how I’m going to improve my life with these tools.I am wondering how I will bring this into the prison population? I will Listen and Learn. Miss Andrea Moore

  62. Andrea Moore on February 28th, 2012
  63. Dear Cloe,

    Awesome tool, I wanted to automate it and load it to my website to help others. You will be getting all of the credit naturally.

  64. Yardley Wang on February 28th, 2012
  65. I feel a little confuse: if I choose “yes” to the statement “I like to have as much stability in my life as possible” that adds 1 point to my “certainty” scale, but if I am just “Partialy” sure, that adds 5 points to my “certainty” scale? I will appreciate the answer to this question. On the other hand, the instrument is very interesting and I would like to use it! Thanks!

  66. Sigfrido on March 6th, 2012
  67. Thank you soooo much!!!!! :) Such a wonderful tool and amazing clarification :)

  68. Angela McPherson on March 7th, 2012
  69. I just started the pathway of this incredible course. In the space of one week…4 modules…I have changed myself effortlessly and only knew about it when I husband commented repeatedly about how I was lighter and just so different. I am learning so much so quickly. This has been my pathway all along I just didn’t really know it. The test well it is great and I took it and it came out exactly as my homework with Contribution and Growth and my two top needs. Thank you so much for this valuable tool.

  70. Georgene on May 4th, 2012
  71. Hi Cloe

    Loe the tests, I’ve just started looking at your human needs work and would like to find out more!

    Many thanks

    Lenny Deverill-West

  72. Lenny Deverill-West on July 6th, 2012
  73. Cloe I am so gratefull that God put you in my path…You are amazing, creative and giving what else can one ask for……..

    Entusiasticle Yours.

  74. Indhira Del Giudice on September 7th, 2012
  75. Thanks Cloe
    A great tool.
    The interpretations are SO helpful.
    I like your teachings and the narrations of the films a lot!
    Thank you Thank you Thank you

  76. Tio Andalucia on September 7th, 2012
  77. This tool helped me determine my “top two” needs that are drving me. Thanks for this! Very helpful! Sharing your site with others. :)

  78. Jill Haas on January 23rd, 2013
  79. I cannot say enough about this, the biggest eye opener for understanding myself (and others) since I got into Tony and Cloe’s work a couple of years ago. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you !!!! You guys are the best.

  80. Ivaylo on January 30th, 2013
  81. Hi Chloe

    I cannot see the combination under your partners needs of Growth / Contribution and Growth / Love and Connected



  82. JAMIE LOCKWOOD on November 6th, 2013
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