Quiz : Are you Vata, Pitta or Kapha? June 14, 2018 – Posted in: Beauty

“Prakruti” is your basic constitution. It is determined at the moment of conception and relates to your genetically inherited physical and emotional qualities.

Prakruti specifically relates to those qualities, characteristics and tendencies that are stable. For instance, while you may experience temporary changes, like gaining or losing weight, feeling nervous or irritable, developing a cold or flu, etc., in the natural course of life you will never gain or lose five inches on your height or experience a change of eye colour. Prakruti is enlivened and described by three main doshas or forces: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. These are loosely translated as Air, Fire and Earth, respectively. Each of us has all three doshas in our constitution, in unique proportions. In Ayurveda, seven dosha-predominant Prakrutis are described: Vata-predominant, Pitta-predominant, Kapha-predominant; three dual Prakrutis, where two doshas are equally, or nearly equally predominant: Vata-Pitta predominant, PittaKapha predominant and Vata-Kapha predominant; and one Prakruti that has all three doshas equally prominent: Vata-Pitta-Kapha predominant.

Take This Test to Learn Your Prakruti (Ayurvedic Constitution). Knowing your Prakruti can help you maintain optimal health. Answer the questions based on your overall, lifelong tendencies and not according to temporary or recent conditions. Choose at least one from each section. Then count the characteristics you have chosen in each column. The column with highest score determines your constitution.

Vata Pitta Kapha
Body Frame Thin, irregular, very short or very tall Medium, proportionately toned Heavy, broad, evenly proportioned
Speech Fast, sometimes missing words Fast, sharp, clear-cut Slow, clear, sweet
Temperament Fearful, indecisive, nervous, perceptive Angry, intelligent, arrogant, successful Greedy, calm, stable, stubborn
How do you eat? Quickly Medium Slowly
How is your hunger level? Irregular Sharp, needs food when hungry Can easily miss meals
Food and drink preference Prefers warm Prefers cold Prefer dry and warm
How do you achieve goals? Easily distracted Focused and driven Slow and steady
What is the capacity of giving? Gives small amounts Saves but big spender Saves regularly, accumulates wealth
Prefer to work Under supervision Alone In groups
Weather Preference Aversion to cold Aversion to heat Aversion to damp, cool
Reaction Excites quickly Medium Slow to get excited
Friendships Tends toward short-term friendships, make friends quickly Tends to be a loner, friends related to occupation Tends to form long-lasting friendships
Mind Quick mind, restless Sharp intellect, aggressive Calm, steady, stable
Memory Short-term Good general memory Long-term
Thoughts Constantly changing Fairly steady Steady, stable, fixed
Concentration Short-term focus best Better than average Long-term focus
Sleep Interrupted, light Sound, medium Sound, heavy, long
Voice High pitched Medium Low pitched
My stature is Shorter or taller than average Medium height and medium build Robust and well developed
Amount of Hair Average amount Thinning Thick
Hair Type Dry Normal Oily
Skin Dry, rough or both Soft, normal to oily Oily, moist, cool
Skin Temperature Cold hands/ feet Warm Cool
Eyes Small Medium Large
Size of teeth Very large or very small Small-medium Medium-large
Weight Thin, hard to gain Medium Heavy, gain easily
Stools Dry, hard, thin, easily constipated Many during the day, soft to normal Heavy, slow, thick, regular
Veins and tendons Very prominent Fairly prominent Well covered
I am often being accused of Being restless, hyperactive, overworking Perfectionist, competitive, aggressive Being overly complacent about life
In social situation I feel shy or lacking confidence I like to be centre of attraction and feel confidence I feel calm, relaxed and often humorous
Among my older blood relatives Low bone density, joint pain, arthritis are common Hyperacidity, high blood pressure, heart disease are common Obesity, diabetes, slow metabolism are common
In difficult situation I tend to feel overwhelmed I try to take control I remain calm and unruffled
Strength Fair Better than average Excellent
Walking Speed Fast Average Slow and steady
Competition Doesn’t like competitive pressure Driven competitor Deals easily with competitive pressure
Reaction time Quick Average Slow
Moods Change quickly Change slowly Steady, unchanging
Reacts to stress with Fear Anger Indifference
More sensitive to Own feelings Not sensitive Other’s feeling
When threatened, tends to Run Fight Make peace
Relations with spouse Clingy Jealous Secure
When feeling hurt Cries Argues Withdraws
Emotional trauma causes Anxiety Denial Depression
Confidence level Timid Outwardly self-confident Inner confidence
Body tends to have Dryness and roughness More sweat More mucus
Pride Moderate Some ego Vain
Anger Sometimes Frequently Rarely
Patience Variable Less Very good
I spend money Impulsive Very careful Saves, hoards
Metabolism Irregular Strong Slow
Total Score

 

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