Dosha Questionnaire

2 June, 2015

If you haven't yet determined your Ayurvedic mind-body type - your dosha - my questionnaire will assist you.

The questionnaire is divided into three sections. As you complete each section, add up your total score for that section and proceed to the next one.

When you are finished you will have three separate scores, comparing these will determine your mind ~body type.

For physical traits, your choice will usually be obvious. For mental traits and behaviours, answer according to how you currently feel.

Please complete on your desktop computer, because it may not appear correctly on a mobile device. 

 

 

 

 

SECTION 1 - VATA

 

I perform activity very quickly.

I am not good at memorising things and remembering them later.

I am enthusiastic and vivacious by nature.

I have a thin physique, I don't gain weight very easily.

I learn new things very easily.

My characteristic gait while walking is light and quick.

I tend to have difficulty making decisions.

I tend to develop gas or become constipated easily.

I tend to have cold hands and feet.

I become anxious or worried easily.

I don't tolerate cold weather as well as most people.

I speak quickly and my friends think that I am talkative.

My moods change easily and I am somewhat emotional by nature.

I often have difficulty falling asleep or having a sound night's sleep.

My skin tends to dryness, especially in winter.

My mind is very active, somtimes restless, but also very imaginative.

My movements are quick and active, my energy tends to come in bursts.

I am easily excitable.

Left on my own, my eating and sleeping habits tend to become irregular.

I learn quickly, but also forget quickly

Does not        Applies         Applies
  apply         sometimes       most


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Calculate Vatta total:

SECTION 2 - PITTA


I consider myself to be very efficient.

In my activities, I tend to be extremely precise and orderly.

I am strong-minded and have a somewhat forceful manner.

I feel uncomfortable or become easily fatigued in hot weather.

I tend to perspire easily.

Even thought I might not always show it, I become irritable or angry
easily.

If I skip a meal, or it is delayed, I become uncomfortable.

One or more of the following describes my hair:

     * early greying or balding
     * thin, fine, straight
     * blonde, red or sandy coloured

 


I have a strong appetitie, if I want to I can eat large quantities.

Many people consider me stubborn.

I am very regular in my bowel habits.

I become impatient very easily.

I tend to be a perfectionist about details.

I get angry quite easily, but then quickly forget about it.

I am very fond of cold foods like ice cream and crave ice cold drinks.

I am more likely to feel a room is too hot than too cold.

I don't tolerate foods that very too hot and spciy.

I am not very tolerant of disagreement.

I enjoy challenges and when I want something I am very determined.

I tend to be very critical of others and also of myself

Does not        Applies       Applies
  apply         sometimes       most

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Calculate Pitta total:

 

SECTION 3 - KAPHA


My natural tendency is to do things in a slow and relaxed fashion.

I gain weight more easily than most people and lose it more slowly.

I have a placid, calm disposition, I'm not easily ruffled.

I can skip meals easily without any significant discomfort.

I have a tendency toward excess mucus, phlegm, asthma or sinus problems.

I must get at least 8 hours sleep in order to be comfortable the next day.

I sleep very deeply.

I am calm by nature and not easily angered.

I don't learn as quickly as some people, but I have excellent retention and 
long-term memory.

I have a tendency to become plump - I store extra fat easily.

Weather that is cold and damp bothers me.

My hair is thick, dark and wavy.

I have smooth, soft skin and a somewhat pale complexion.

I have a large, solid body build.

The following describes me well: serene, sweet natured, affectionate, forgiving.

I have slow digestion, which makes me feel heavy after eating.

I have very good stamina and physical endurance and a steady level of energy.

I generally walk with a slow, measured gait.

I have a tendency toward oversleeping, grogginess upon awaking and am 
generally slow to get going in the morning.

I am a slow eater and am slow and methodical in my actions.

Does not        Applies         Applies
  apply         sometimes       most

1        2          3        4         5        6 

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Calculate Kapha Total: 
Interpreting your results


Single-Dosha Type

Vata

Pitta

Kapha

If the score for one dosha is much higher than the others, you are a single-dosha type. A true single-dosha type displays the traits of that dosha very prominently, your next highest dosha will still show some influence in your natural tendencies, but to a much lesser degree.

Two-Dosha Type

Vata-Pitta or Pitta-Vata

Pitta-Kapha or Kapha-Pitta

Kapha-Vata or Vata-Kapha

Two-Dosha is the most typical of the body types, this occurs when no dosha is extremely dominant, and you display qualities of your two leading doshas, either side by side or in alternation.

Three-Dosha Type

Vata-Pitta-Kapha

This dosha is extremely rare and occurs when all three scores are nearly equal. If you have achieved a score that indicates that you are tri-doshic, carefully check the answers you have given in the quiz and then do some further reading to see if one or two of the doshas are prominent in your makeup.

 

 

This quiz with thanks to Perfect Health, the Complete Mind Body Guide, Deepak Chopra; Bantam Books


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