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This questionnaire allows you to automatically calculate your dominant dosha (or doshas). Your dominant dosha defines everything about who you are, from the kind of skin you may have to the way you handle awkward social situations. For every question choose the answer that describes you best. Then, click on the calculate button to find our your Ayurvedic Constitutional Type.


1. Physique

I am taller (or shorter) than average and thin with a rather under-developed physique.
I am average in height with a moderately developed physique.
I am thick, large, broad, with a well-developed physique.

2. Weight

I am thin; my bones tend to be prominent (knuckles, elbows, knees, facial bones, etc.) .
I am of moderate weight with a slight tendency toward overweight
I am heavy and easily tend towards overweight or obesity.

3. Hair

My hair is two or more of these: dry, kinky, curly, coarse, black, dark brown
My hair is two or more of these: Red, light brown, blond, soft, fine, prone to premature gray or balding.
My hair is two or more of these: Thick, oily, wavy, medium to dark brown.

4. Teeth

My teeth are two or more of these: crooked, large, protruding, with large spaces, with receding gums.
My teeth are two or more of these: medium-sized, yellowish, gums bleed easily
My teeth are large, straight, and white

5. Eyes

Small, dry, brown and I tend to blink alot.
Sharp, penetrating, green, blue, or gray, with reddish or yellowish sclerae
Large, attractive, charming, with white sclerae, brown or deep blue

6. Eyebrows

Thin, not bushy, dry, and firm to touch.
Medium in all respects.
Thick, bushy, oily, soft.

7. Nose

Thin, small, bumpy, and slightly crooked
Medium-sized, reddish, large pores
Large but proportionate, oily, thick

8. Lips

Thin, can be dry or chapped, darkish, and somewhat unsteady.
Medium, soft, pink
Thick, moist, large, smooth, firm

9. Shoulders

Not very broad or thick and down-sloping
Thick, broad, firm

10. Chest

Thin and not muscular; breasts are small (women).
Medium in all respects
Muscular, thick, over-developed, breasts are large

12. Arms

Thin, long, and the bones are prominent.
Medium, strong and wiry
Large, thick, and well-developed

13. Hands

Cool, dry, and well-lined, sometimes tremulous, knuckles prominent.
Medium, warm, pink, moist, soft
Large, thick, long, well developed, knuckles smooth.

14. Calves

Small and firm
Moderately firm and long
Long, firm, shapely, rounded

15. Feet

Small, dry, cool, and rough
Medium-sized, soft, warm, pink
Large, thick, solid, moist

16. Nails

Dry, small, tend to chip or crack, darkish, surface rough
Pinkish, medium-sized, soft
Large, thick, smooth, white, hard

17. Joints

Thin, prominent, dry, and make cracking sounds, prone to fracture
Medium, soft, loose, prone to sprains
Large, thick well-knit, strong

18. Bowel Movements

Hard, dry, accompanied by gas, tendency towards constipation
Regular, tends towards loose and soft or diarrhea, abundant,
Regular, large, oily

19. Urine

Small amounts very frequently throughout the day.
Abundant, deep yellow, occasionally slightly burning
Moderate, concentrated

20. Perspiration

Scanty, no strong odor
Profuse, strong odor
Moderate, sweet odor

21. Appetite

Unpredictable and erratic; I sometimes am not hungry at mealtimes and very hungry between meals
Sharp, acutely aware of mealtimes, dislikes delaying meals, enjoys and can digest large quantities of food
Constant, can miss a meal comfortably, feels best with smaller quantities of food.

22. Activity Pattern

I perform activities very quickly, I can become distracted easily or may not always complete things I begin
I perform activities intensely and efficiently; I am a perfectionist; I am likely to become aggravated if interrupted or encounter difficulties
I do things slowly, deliberately, and calmly

23. Learning Pattern

I seem to learn new things very quickly; I can forget things if I don't use them for a while
I learn moderately quickly after hearing new material two or three times
It takes me a little longer to really learn things, but once learned I never forget

24. Immunity

Low, I get minor illnesses fairly often
Moderate, I usually do not get sick
High, I seem resistant to disease

25. Disease Pattern

Fatigue, nervous system, insomnia, weakness, dryness
Fevers, inflammations, ulcers, skin conditions
Congestion, respiratory conditions, benign growths, obesity

26. Speech

I tend to talk alot and show enthusiasm in my speech by nature
Argumentative, precise, convincing, sharp, direct speech
Slow, sometimes monotonous, low-pitched, rhythmic speech

27. Social

More often than not I am insecure and nervous in new social situations
I am outgoing and usually assertive and accessible around people
I usually do more listening than speaking in new situations, but people are attracted to me nonetheless.

28. Gait

I usually walk quicker than most people with short light steps
Stable, purposeful pace at moderate speed
Slow, unhurried, and graceful strides

29. Voice

Low volume, hoarse, vibrato, cracking, not really deep or resonant
Sharp, loud, captures attention
Pleasant, deep, harmonious, resonant

30. Temperment

nervous, changeable, never seems to be content.
always seems to be struggling, achieving; highly self-motivated.
Usually happy, slow to desire or see the need for change.

31. Sleep

Often light or interrupted, insomnia, 5-7 hours per night
Sound, 6-8 hours per night
Deep, uninterrupted, difficulty waking

32. Memory

Short, forgets relatively easily.
Average, clear on details

33. Concentration

Easily distracted
Rarely distracted, intensely engaged
Moderate levels of concentration

34. Truthfulness

Will often harmlessly lie to avoid uncomfortable situations
Usually tells the truth
Never lies, there is no reason to ever do this

35. Will Power

Weak, I often start out very determined but later give in.
Moderate, I am very self-critical when I fail to follow through
Strong, if I make a decision I stay with it.

36. Spiritual Reading/Study

I go through periods of interest and periods when I lose interest.
I have surprising discipline and constancy in spiritual matters.
I have never really pursued any spiritual avenues.

37. Emotional Reaction to Stress

Fearful, anxious and worried
Anger, aggressiveness, irritability, demanding, uncompromising
Complacent, steady, calmly seeks solutions, may become depressed

38. Mental Tendency

Questions everything, theorizes as to the cause of events, creative
Discriminating, judging, suspicious
Logical, stable, reasonable, slow to evaluate

39. Forgiveness

I forgive and forget easily and often.
It takes me a very long time to forgive; I tend to hold grudges.
I understand that people make mistakes; it rarely upsets me.

40. Love

I fall in and out love easily
I have had relatively few but intensely passionate love affairs.
I feel I am hungry for love and affection; longterm relationships.

41. Dreams

Flying, running, fear, searching, traveling
Passion, violence, light, anger, jealousy, the sun, colors
Romance, water, ocean, sadness, empathy

42. Sex Drive

Frequent desire, low stamina
Moderate desire, dominating, passionate
Cyclical, sometimes insatiable, excellent stamina

43. Hygiene

Very clean and neat, intolerant of sloppiness, uncleanness
Moderately clean, but secondary to other concerns
Can be dirty and sloppy for periods of time

44. Work Habits

Selfless, often volunteers to help out
Works intensely, especially to achieve personal goals
Procrastinates, sometimes lazy, takes time to complete projects.

45. Recreation

Exercise, travel, movies, dancing, parties, skating, visiting friends
Attending sporting events, competitive athletics, reading, building or repairing, woodworking, playing musical instruments
Attending concerts, dining out, television, sleep, sex, food, literature.

46. Financial Behavior

Spends impulsively, spends on trifles, feels poor
Spends moderately, enjoys luxuries, gourmet meals
Frugal, saves money, spends freely on food, entertainment

47. Weather Intolerance

Cold, windy, dry
Hot, humid
Cold, damp, rain

48. Disease Tendency

Nervous system, pain, mental instability, arthritis, fatigue, weakness, hearing loss
Febrile illness, inflammations, infections, skin disorders, heart disease, ulcer disease, hemorrhoids, alcoholism
Respiratory diseases (bronchitis, asthma), obesity, high cholesterol, sinusitis

49. Pulse

Rapid, thready, light,
Bounding, strong, superficial
Slow, broad, strong

50. Tongue

Thin, surface with several or more furrows, dark pink, blue-tinged (especially on undersurface).
Moderately thick, reddish especially near the tip, moist
Thick, whitish coating, pink

Number of Vata
Number of Pitta  
Number of Kapha
By analyzing the scores for Vata, Pitta, and Kapha you can determine your Ayurvedic Constitutional type. Although there are only three doshas, they can combine in ten possible ways to give ten possible Constitutional Types. Yours is indicated below.
Your Constitutional Type is


How This Questionnaire Determines Your Ayurvedic Constitutional Type

By calculating the responses for Vata, Pitta, and Kapha your computer has determined your Ayurvedic Constitutional Type (or prakriti). Although there are only three doshas, they can combine in ten possible ways to give ten possible constitutional types. These are enumerated below.

If one score is much higher than the other two, you are a single dosha type.

Single Dosha Type (3)

* Vata

* Pitta

* Kapha

Examples: If you scored Vata 38, Pitta 8, Kapha 4 you would be considered a Vata Type. If you scored Vata 10, Pitta 35, Kapha 5 you would be considered a Pitta Type. If you scored Vata 9, Pitta, 8, Kapha 33 you would be considered a Kapha Type.

Generally, the single dominant dosha must be at least 2.5 times as much as the other doshas for an individual to be considered a single dosha type. There are rare exceptions to this rule but you can feel confident by applying it.

If no single dosha is dominant, you are a bi-doshic type. Bi-doshic Types (6)

* Vata-Pitta

* Pitta-Vata

* Pitta-Kapha

* Kapha-Pitta

* Kapha-Vata

* Vata-Kapha

Examples: If you scored Vata 20, Pitta 24, Kapha 8 you would be considered a Pitta-Vata Type. If you scored Vata 6, Pitta 18, Kapha 26 you would be considered a Kapha-Pitta Type.

In practice, the majority of individuals are bidoshic types. The dosha with the relatively highest score is your primary dosha, but its manifestation in your mind and body is significantly colored by the secondary dosha. There can also be a few traits which are attributable to the third dosha (i.e. thick bushy eyebrows in a Vata-Pitta individual) but these will be few if any.

If all three scores are nearly equal, you are a tri-doshic type.

Tri-doshic Types (1)

* Vata-Pitta-Kapha

This doshic type is truly rare and requires all three dosha to score within 10% of each other. Remember also that the questionnaire should be supported by the descriptions given above for each type. If the questionnaire says you are a Pitta type yet you feel from the descriptions that you are definitely a Vata type, retake the test the next day or have a close friend or family member take it with you. The odds are you will be a bi-doshic type.

So how does this relate to hair care?


  • Anyone with an imbalanced Vata dosha is prone to hair loss.
  • This is because the Vata dosha is responsible for movement and transportation of food nutrients through the empty channels and spaces of the body.
  • Excessive or imbalanced Vata dosha can result in an obstruction in the flow of the food nutrients that nourish hair cells, leading to a dry scalp, dry hair, split ends, and finally thinning hair or hair loss.
  • It can be remedied by nurturing hair oils containing stress-reducing herbs (such as Valerian) and a diet filled with warming foods, such as sweet potato.
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  • People with an unbalanced Pitta constitution can be particularly prone to hormonal hair fall.
  • Hot climate, an excessive intake of spicy, salty and sour food, as well as acidic foods can cause the imbalance.
  • A non-oily hair tonic with cooling ingredients (such as mint) that calm the scalp and therefore promote growth, as well as a diet filled with cooling foods like asparagus.
  • Pitta balancing herbs such as Shatavarti and bitter vegetables can also help.
  • Avoid hot showers, especially if washing hair.
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  • Those with a Kapha dosha do not usually have a major problem with hair loss as they tend to be calm and generally have strong bones.
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