Guidelines for Determining Your Constitution (Dosha)

Instructions: To determine your current constitution (Vikruti), click on the check box for the trait that most applies to you. If more than one applies, mark the option that best describes you at this current time. This can be used as a starting point to help you discover your constitution, also know as Dosha in Sanskrit.

Please understand that any questionnaire to determine your dosha is merely a starting place for you to discover more about your unique constitution. For a complete assessment of your Prakruti/Vikruti doshas, we recommend a complete Ayurvedic Consultation with a qualified practitioner. To learn more, please contact us.

This quiz is for educational purposes only.

Appearance
Observations Vata Pitta Kapha
Body Size
Slender, small frame-very tall or short
Medium frame
Large frame
Body Weight
Thin, hard to gain
Medium
Heavy, easy to gain
Chin
Thin, angular
Tapering, heart shaped
Rounded, double
Cheeks
Wrinkled, sunken
Smooth, flat
Rounded, plump
Eyes
Small, sunken, dry, active, dark, nervous
Sharp, bright, light, gray, green,
Big, beautiful, blue, calm, loving
Sclera
Ash-colored
Red or yellow (light sensitive)
White or glossy
Nose
Uneven shape, deviated septum
Long pointed, red nose-tip
Short rounded, button nose
Teeth
Uneven, big, protruded, thin gums
Medium, yellowish, tender gums
White, strong teeth & gums
Lips
Dry, cracked, black/brown tinge, thin
Pink, inflamed, yellowish, moderate
Smooth, oily, pale, full
Skin
Dry, rough, thin, cold
Smooth, slightly oily, warm
Thick, oily, cool
Complexion
Darker
Rosy
Pale, white
Hair Color
Light brown
Red, auburn, blond, gray, bald
Dark brown
Hair Texture
Coarse, kinky, curly
Thin, soft, fine, straight, slightly oily
Thick, wavy, oily, luxuriant
Nails
Dry, rough, brittle, break easily
Flexible, pink, lustrous
Thick, oily, strong, shiny
Speech
High pitch, rapid, scattered
Medium pitch, penetrating, clear
Low pitch, slow
Chest
Flat, sunken
Moderate
Expanded, round
Belly-button
Small, irregular, herniated
Oval, superficial
Big, deep, stretched, round
Joints
Cold, cracking
Moderate
Large, lubricated
Belly
Thin, flat, sunken
Moderate
Big, pot-bellied
Hips
Slender
Moderate
Heavy, big, rounded
Digestive
Observations Vata Pitta Kapha
Appetite
Irregular, scanty
Strong, sharp, needs food
Slow, steady, can easily miss meals
Food & Drink
Prefers warm
Prefers cold
Prefers warm & dry
Thirst
Changeable
Frequently thirsty
Rarely thirsty
Taste
Prefers spicy, bitter & astringent
Prefers spicy, salty & sour
Prefers sweet, sour & salty
Elimination
Dry, hard, constipation
Frequent, soft to average
Heavy, slow, regular
Mental
Observations Vata Pitta Kapha
Emotions
Anxiety, fear, uncertainty, worry
Angers easily, jealousy, envy
Calm, greed, attachment
Moods
Changes quickly
Changes slowly
Steady, unchanging
Faith
Variable
Extreme
Consistent
Dreams
Varied, active, fearful, flying, running
Fiery, violent, war, competition
Lakes, snow, romance, water
Sleep
Light, interrupted
Sound, medium length
Sound, heavy, deep, prolonged
Memory
Short term is best
Good general memory, distinct
Long term is best, sustained
Other
Observations Vata Pitta Kapha
Strength / Endurance
Low
Moderate
High, excellent
Sex Drive
Variable, irregular, low
Moderate
Strong
Financial
Low savings, spends easily
Moderate savings, spends on luxuries
Good savings
Weather
Aversion to cold
Aversion to hot
Aversion to damp, cool
Total
Vata: 0
Pitta: 0
Kapha: 0

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