I tried the viral TikTok quiz that matches you to a type of 'human feeling.' My results only made me feel confused.

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A picture of the author in between two pictures of people saying they did the quiz on TikTok
The hashtag #HumanFeeling has 12 million views on TikTokCharissa Cheong and screenshots from TikTok
  • An online quiz called the "Human Feeling" test is going viral on TikTok.

  • The quiz matches your personality to a type of emotion or human characteristic.

  • I tried the quiz, but it did not accurately or meaningfully tell me about my personality.

The "Human Feeling" quiz has gone viral on TikTok, supposedly matching your personality to a type of emotion.

Two screenshots of people on TikTok trying the quiz.
People have been sharing their quiz results on TikTok.Screenshots from TikTok

I would say that I know myself quite well. When I decide to do a personality quiz, I can usually anticipate the kind of results I'll get, based on my extroverted, and dare I say impeccable, vibes.

An online quiz, known as the "Human Feeling" test, has been going viral on TikTok over the past week, with many saying the "accurate" results it produces have taken them by surprise.

The quiz uses 11 questions to match your personality to a type of emotion or characteristic, such as "anger" or "humility," to explain how you see yourself and how others see you.

It was originally posted on uQuiz, an online quiz website based out of the UK, according to the company's Twitter page, by a user called @arixxcn. Insider was not able to reach out to the user for comment.

I decided to give the quiz a go since it's become the talk of TikTok in recent days.

Creators are sharing their quiz results on TikTok as part of an aesthetic trend.

A picture of a TikTok user doing the trend.
Users and commenters are sharing their results.@tessafielding on TikTok

TikTokers have been going viral after sharing a picture of themselves followed by a screenshot of their results on the app.

The hashtag #HumanFeeling has more than 12 million TikTok views. Most of these videos use the same audio of a sped-up version of "In My Room" by Chance Pena.

Commenters under the viral TikToks are praising the quiz for yielding accurate results. One comment with more than 3,000 likes said, "The questions seemed so irrelevant but the result was so accurate????"

The trend seems to have inspired several parody quizzes about human emotions on uQuiz, each with millions of participants, and people are now talking about the trend on Twitter and Reddit.

When I decided to try the quiz, I expected it to match me to a positive emotion.

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I wasn't going to turn down the chance to spend a working day taking a quiz.Charissa Cheong

I wasn't aware of all the possible results the quiz could yield when I first opened up the uQuiz website.

I'm a big fan of quizzes like this, because the results are usually flattering, and who doesn't love an ego boost provided to you by a random user-generated software?

On previous quizzes, I've usually been told that I'm an extrovert with a bubbly personality. My Myers-Briggs type is "ENFP" — which stands for Extraverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Perceiving — and my enneagram is Type 7 ("The Enthusiast").

I was expecting the quiz to look like most typical personality quizzes, asking me to pick my favorite color or asking whether I typically stand closer to the walls or to the center of a room at a party.

The original quiz was written in Russian, so I had to translate it on my browser.

A picture of the website, which was in Russian.
I had to translate the website using the Google translate extension.uQuiz website

One thing that has appeared to perplex some TikTok commenters is the fact that the original quiz is written in Russian.

To take the quiz, I had to click "English" on the Google translate pop-up bar that appeared at the top of my screen when I loaded the page.

Because the quiz was in Russian, some of the questions were difficult to understand when translated into English.

A screenshot from the website
I wasn't always sure what the quiz was asking me to do.uQuiz website.

Instead of being met with a typical run-of-the-mill personality quiz, I found myself having to decipher questions that Google translate seemed to have translated inaccurately.

I was perplexed when I was asked to choose a "random life event," and one of the potential answers was, "I thought I wrote an independent one for 9, but in the end, I got 6."

Another confusing question asked, "What would you like right now?" and the potential answers included, "touch," "disappear," and "for someone to get me out of this state."

I wondered how all the people on TikTok who took this quiz in English were able to work out what the questions were really asking, but carried on nonetheless.

I felt that some of the questions were unexpectedly probing.

Screenshots of the questions.
I felt like I was being interrogated.uQuiz website

Out of the blue, steps six and eight of the quiz hit me with deep and meaningful questions that left me pondering life and my existence for far longer than I would have expected to in a simple personality quiz. 

Questions like, "Is it okay to have feelings?," and "What are you hiding from others?," struck a nerve that made me have to stop and really think about the answers, and I felt like I was sharing more of myself with this quiz than I ever have ever shared with some friends and even family members.

Another question that asked about my "relation to space," felt particularly philosophical, and I started to wonder whether I was even smart enough to be taking this quiz at all.

Other questions were fun and contrasted the darker questions.

A screenshot from the website.
These questions felt more like a typical personality quiz.uQuiz website.

I felt relieved to see one or two lighter questions in the quiz, such as one asking me to pick my favorite picture of a drink. I chose the cocktail, of course.

Another question asked me what animal I would choose to become if I could transform into one, and like the main character that I am, I chose a butterfly.

I didn't really understand or agree with my results at the end of the quiz.

Screenshot of results.
I won't lie, I did have to Google what 'despondency' meant.uQuiz website.

It felt like a big hit to my sense of self-perception when my results came up and matched me to the feeling of "despondency."

While previous quizzes have always matched me up with words like "playful," "energetic," and "fun-loving," the "Human Feeling" quiz seemed to suggest I was hiding hurt deeper under the surface and even suggested that I often feel like quitting things I'm involved in.

I have to say that I don't think I feel that way about life, although the quiz did briefly make me question myself. Ultimately, I felt that it just misread by personality, although I did appreciate the quiz saying it was "proud" of me and encouraging me nonetheless.

Obviously, I decided I had to retake the quiz again to see if I would get different results.

Screenshot of second results.
Procrastination at it's finest.uQuiz website

I can't be the only person that retakes a quiz when I don't like the result it gives me.

I didn't spend too long on it, but I went through the questions again and changed a few of the answers I was unsure about, and suddenly, the quiz went from telling me I was losing interest in my life to saying I'm "strong and wonderful."

However, it did once again suggest that something bad happened to me, causing me to "break down," but I was more concerned with trying to work out what the translation meant by "huge smarties."

Taking the quiz a second time helped me to realize the results are quite temperamental, and looking through other people's results on TikTok showed me that all the results follow a similar pattern of encouraging people but also suggesting there's something wrong under the surface.

For example, users who received the "humility" result were told they often "suppress" emotions but are good at coping with difficulties.

My results did not quite look like the groundbreakingly accurate analysis I was hoping I'd get, but I don't really know why I was expecting to get that from an 11-question online quiz in the first place.

The quiz gives you a breakdown of the different results you could have received at the end.

Screenshot of results breakdown
The breakdown made me feel even more confused.uQuiz website

Both times I finished the quiz, I was shown a breakdown underneath my result, showing what percentage of each emotion my answers aligned with.

I received the highest score for "humility" on both attempts, according to the breakdown, and yet the quiz chose one of my lower scoring answers as my result each time. I had no idea why it did this and was left with even more questions about the quiz's accuracy.

I think the quiz is fun and largely harmless but I wouldn't do it again.

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TikTok made me try it, but I didn't vibe with it.Charissa Cheong

Overall, I didn't really get the hype around this quiz. While the trend of people sharing their results on TikTok has quite an aesthetic feel to it, the quiz itself wasn't particularly eye-opening.

Fads and trends come and go on TikTok all the time, so naturally, I know I'm not going to love everything I see while scrolling through the app.

However, it was fun to do and didn't take up a huge chunk of my day, so I think there's no harm in trying it.

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