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You just completed the Relational Needs Questionnaire! What do your answers mean? Below are some definitions of all the Emotional Needs you can have. Match up your top three from the results of your questionnaire to get a better idea of who you are. You can also sign up for our email list, find ways to listen to our weekly podcast, or contact us down below.

Emotional Needs

Acceptance: Receiving another person willingly and unconditionally, even when the other’s behavior has been imperfect. Continuing to love another in spite of differences or failures. (Romans 15:7)

Affection: Expressing care and closeness through physical touch; saying “I love you” or “I care about you.” (Romans 16:16; Mark 10:16)

Appreciation: Expressing thanks, praise or commendation. Recognizing accomplishment or effort particularly for what someone does. (Colossians 3:15b; 1 Corinthians 11:2)

Approval (Blessing): Building up or affirming another particularly for who they are; affirming both the fact of and the importance of a relationship. (Ephesians 4:29; Mark 1:11)

Attention: Conveying appropriate interest, concern, and care; taking thought of another; entering another’s world. (1 Corinthians 12:25)

Comfort: Responding to a hurting person with words, feelings, and touch; to hurt with and for another’s grief or pain. (Romans 12:15b; Matthew 5:4; 2 Corinthians 1:3-4; John 11:35)

Encouragement: Urging another to persist and persevere toward a goal; stimulating toward love and good deeds, particularly when someone is weary. (I Thessalonians 5:11; Hebrews 10:24)

Respect: Valuing and regarding one another highly; treating one another as important; honoring one another. (Romans 12:10)

Security (Peace): Ensuring harmony in relationships even as conflicts are resolved, trust is deepened and vulnerability is expressed; Providing freedom from fear or threat of harm. (Romans 12:16, 18)

Support: Coming alongside and gently helping with a problem or struggle; providing appropriate assistance. (Galatians 6:2)

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