The Lense

Emotional Needs Audit

Just like plants, we need nourishment and the right environment. For humans, that means food, water and more… but there are also emotional needs we have. When these are not met, we feel it.

This is a duplicate of the Human Given’s Emotional Needs Audit without the in-depth description for each, no data is saved and is completely private. If you want, you can save a copy of page.

I use this when I’m not quite feeling right, but can’t place it… it’s brought me plenty of clarity over the years.


Answer the questions below, rating, in your judgement how well each emotional need is being met in your life at the moment.

‘1’ means a need is not being met at all ‘7’ means it is being met very well

Do you feel secure in all major areas of your life?

Do you feel you receive enough attention?

Do you give other people enough attention?

Do you feel in control of your life most of the time?

Do you feel connected to some part of the wider community?

Can you obtain privacy when you need to?

Do you have an intimate relationship in your life (one where you are totally physically and emotionally accepted for who you are by at least one other person)?

Do you feel emotionally connected to others?

Do you feel you have status that is acknowledged?

Are you achieving things and feeling competent in at least one major area of your life?

Are you mentally and/or physically being stretched in ways that give you a sense that life is meaningful?

I’m not certainly not a practicing practioner, so for a better description of what to do next, check out more information at Human Given’s Emotional Needs Audit and download the full audit.

I hope it helps

This project is maintained by am01264