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.

Body FrameThin, irregular, very short or very tallMedium, proportionately tonedHeavy, broad, evenly proportioned
SpeechFast, sometimes missing wordsFast, sharp, clear-cutSlow, clear, sweet
TemperamentFearful, indecisive, nervous, perceptiveAngry, intelligent, arrogant, successfulGreedy, calm, stable, stubborn
How do you eat?QuicklyMediumSlowly
How is your hunger level?IrregularSharp, needs food when hungryCan easily miss meals
Food and drink preferencePrefers warmPrefers coldPrefer dry and warm
How do you achieve goals?Easily distractedFocused and drivenSlow and steady
What is the capacity of giving?Gives small amountsSaves but big spenderSaves regularly, accumulates wealth
Prefer to workUnder supervisionAloneIn groups
Weather PreferenceAversion to coldAversion to heatAversion to damp, cool
ReactionExcites quicklyMediumSlow to get excited
FriendshipsTends toward short-term friendships, make friends quicklyTends to be a loner, friends related to occupationTends to form long-lasting friendships
MindQuick mind, restlessSharp intellect, aggressiveCalm, steady, stable
MemoryShort-termGood general memoryLong-term
ThoughtsConstantly changingFairly steadySteady, stable, fixed
ConcentrationShort-term focus bestBetter than averageLong-term focus
SleepInterrupted, lightSound, mediumSound, heavy, long
VoiceHigh pitchedMediumLow pitched
My stature isShorter or taller than averageMedium height and medium buildRobust and well developed
Amount of HairAverage amountThinningThick
Hair TypeDryNormalOily
SkinDry, rough or bothSoft, normal to oilyOily, moist, cool
Skin TemperatureCold hands/ feetWarmCool
Size of teethVery large or very smallSmall-mediumMedium-large
WeightThin, hard to gainMediumHeavy, gain easily
StoolsDry, hard, thin, easily constipatedMany during the day, soft to normalHeavy, slow, thick, regular
Veins and tendonsVery prominentFairly prominentWell covered
I am often being accused ofBeing restless, hyperactive, overworkingPerfectionist, competitive, aggressiveBeing overly complacent about life
In social situationI feel shy or lacking confidenceI like to be centre of attraction and feel confidenceI feel calm, relaxed and often humorous
Among my older blood relativesLow bone density, joint pain, arthritis are commonHyperacidity, high blood pressure, heart disease are commonObesity, diabetes, slow metabolism are common
In difficult situationI tend to feel overwhelmedI try to take controlI remain calm and unruffled
StrengthFairBetter than averageExcellent
Walking SpeedFastAverageSlow and steady
CompetitionDoesn’t like competitive pressureDriven competitorDeals easily with competitive pressure
Reaction timeQuickAverageSlow
MoodsChange quicklyChange slowlySteady, unchanging
Reacts to stress withFearAngerIndifference
More sensitive toOwn feelingsNot sensitiveOther’s feeling
When threatened, tends toRunFightMake peace
Relations with spouseClingyJealousSecure
When feeling hurtCriesArguesWithdraws
Emotional trauma causesAnxietyDenialDepression
Confidence levelTimidOutwardly self-confidentInner confidence
Body tends to haveDryness and roughnessMore sweatMore mucus
PrideModerateSome egoVain
PatienceVariableLessVery good
I spend moneyImpulsiveVery carefulSaves, hoards
Total Score


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