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Dosha Quiz


In Ayurveda, health is understood as the vibrant state of balance between mind, body, spirit, and environment. It is accessible to each of us to attain and maintain a complete state of health by determining our mind-body type and adopting a lifestyle that best supports our unique qualities.

Take this self-guided dosha quiz to identify your mind-body type. Check the answer(s) that most accurately fit your lifelong tendencies in general. You may also take the quiz to determine your current mind-body type by answering the questions based on your present state and/or transient conditions.

Note: Though the results of this test will give a good indication of the primary dosha(s) in your mind-body type, it does not replace an evaluation with a qualified ayurvedic therapist.





  VATA PITTA KAPHA
PHYSICAL QUALITIES
Body Frame
Thin, Irregular, Lanky

Moderate Height, Symmetrical

Stocky, Large, Solid
Body Weight
Lose Weight Easily

Even, Medium

Gain Weight Easily
Skin
Dry, Rough, Prominent Veins, Cold

Warm, Moist, Freckles, Moles, Burns Easily in Sun

Oily, Thick, White, Soft, Smooth
Eyes
Small, Narrow, Sunken, Active

Medium, Sharp, Piercing, Gray, Green, Light Brown

Big, Round, Wide, Prominent, Calm
Hair
Less, Dry, Rough, Curly

Moderate, Fine, Premature Balding, Red

Abundant, Oily, Thick, Wavy, Lustrous
Joints
Small, Cracking

Medium, Sometimes Crack

Big, Well-built, Never Crack
Lips
Thin, Chapped, Small, Cracked

Medium, Soft, Red

Big, Thick, Firm, Pale, Smooth
Nails
Small, Brittle

Medium, Soft

Big, Thick, Wide
Hands
Small, Rough, Dry

Medium, Warm, Pinkish

Large, Thick, Oily, Firm
Nose
Small, Narrow, Crooked, Unevenly Shaped.

Medium, Long, Pointed

Big, Short, Round, Firm
Physical Subtotal
MENTAL QUALITIES
Emotions
Fearful, Anxious, Nervous, Uncertain

Aggressive, Irritable, Short-Tempered

Calm, Content, Detached, Stable
Sleep
Less, disturbed, Suffer from Insomnia

Little, but Sound, Able to Sacrifice Sleep if Necessary

Deep and Prolonged, Unable to Sacrifice Sleep
Dreams
Nightmares, Flying Vessels

Adventurous, Colorful, Conflict, Passionate

Romantic, Sentimental, Few Dreams
Memory
Poor, Easily Grasped and Easily Forgotten

Sharp, Clear, Good Recent Memory, Selective Memory, Photogenic Memory

Slow to Grasp but will not Forget. Remote Memory is Strong
Decision-Making Ability
Quick, Indecisive

Intellectually make Decision, (instinct, intuition)

Slow Steady, Think a lot before making any decision
Habits-Likes
Silly, Moving, Traveling, Plays Jokes, Tells Stories, Dancing

Sports, Painting, Politics, Cooking, Listening to Music, Reading

Business, Like to be in water, Sailing, Gardening
Faith
Erratic, Changeable, Rebel

Determined, Fanatic, Leader, Extreme

Constant, Loyal
Relationship with Money
Spend Money Mostly on Trifles

Spend Money Mostly on Luxuries, Gifts

Spend Money Mostly on Food, Good at Saving Money
Speech
Talks Quickly

Sharp Language

Slow, Monotonous Speech
Personality
Creative, Imaginative

Intelligent, Efficient, Perfectionist

Caring, Calm, Patient
Mental Subtotal
DIGESTIVE QUALITIES
Digestion
Gassy, irregular digestion

Steady, strong, regular digestion.

Slow, Heavy, Sluggish
Thirst
Irregular, Variable Thirst. Prefer hot drinks.

Regular, Strong. Prefer Cold Drinks.

Low, Rarely Thirsty.
Appetite
Variable, Irregular, Poor, Small Appetite.

Strong, Unbearable. You like to eat at regular intervals

Steady, Slow. You enjoy relaxed meals
Digestive Subtotal

Total:

Typical symptoms of Vata Imbalance

  • Constipation, bloating and gases
  • Backache, spinal pain, joint pains
  • Sexual disorders
  • Malnourishment
  • Poor circulation
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Dry or rough skin
  • Insomnia
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Intolerance of cold
  • Underweight or losing weight
  • Anxiety, worry and restlessness
  • Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Weight loss, dry skin, nervousness, fear, joint pains, forgetfulness, restlessness and overall reduction in performance.
  • Typical Symptoms of a Pitta Imbalance

  • Skin disorders, redness, irritations and discolorations
  • Elevated body temperature
  • Malabsorption of food, loss of appetite or excessive hunger and thirst
  • Improper digestion, acidity and heart burn
  • Hemorrhages, piles and ulcers
  • Rashes
  • Inflammatory skin conditions (including acne)
  • Stomach aches
  • Diarrhea
  • Controlling and manipulative behavior
  • Visual problems or burning in the eyes
  • Excessive body heat
  • Hostility, irritability
  • Excessive competitive drive
  • Irritability, restlessness, excessive acidity, catabolism, fever, deranged liver function and inflammations.
  • Typical Symptoms of a Kapha Imbalance

  • Bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia, cough and cold
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sinusitis/ allergies
  • Excess mucus
  • Brittle bones, rheumatic conditions
  • Nausea, fainting and obesity
  • Loss of appetite, dullness, lethargy
  • Oily skin
  • Slow digestion
  • Sinus congestion
  • Nasal allergies
  • Asthma
  • Obesity
  • Skin growths
  • Possessiveness, neediness
  • Apathy
  • Depression
  • Difficulty paying attention
  • Weight gain, indigestion, lethargy, obstructions and mucus, bronchial asthma and diabetes mellitus.