Dosha Body Type Test
This Dosha test encompasses the three body types, as found in Ayurvedic literature: Vata (air), Pitta (fire), and Kapha (earth). The typology of the three body types describes how the quantities and qualities of fundamental substances fluctuate in the body in response to seasons, time of day, digestion, and a variety of other factors determining a person’s mood, temperament, well-being, and similar health-related traits.
Which of the three Doshas are you? For each of the following questions, indicate how well it describes you below.
Question 1 of 21
I often feel nervous.
The IDRlabs Dosha Test (IDR-DT) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-DT is based on the three-dosha theory. The IDR-DT is not associated with any specific researchers in the field of personality psychology or any research institution.
The test provides the following feedback: Vata: Vata is understood as the body type that results from a combination of ether and air. Vatas tend to be imaginative, creative, and quick thinkers; they love to talk, meet friends, and engage in various activities. When faced with challenges, they tend to turn introspective, thinking that they could have done better and sometimes blaming themselves. They are fast, creative, and excitable thinkers, but they may also turn fearful and anxious more easily than the other types. With regard to their bodies, Vata types are often thinly built and have a tendency to struggle with dry skin and hair, along with digestive troubles. They may easily feel cold.
Pitta: Pitta is understood as the body type that results from a combination of water and fire. Pittas are generally sharp, ambitious, impatient, passionate, courageous, and perceptive in their approach. When faced with challenges, they tend to become irritable and angry, and they hold grudges against those they feel have gotten in the way of their goals. They can be seen as forcible, dynamic initiators and innovators, but they may also come across as bossy or domineering to those who do not agree with their ideas. With regard to their bodies, Pitta types often have a muscular and medium build, with warm skin and good circulation and digestion.
Kapha: Kapha is understood as the body type that results from a combination of water and earth. Kaphas are generally methodical, calm, and loving; they are caring and empathetic in their approach but, when faced with challenges, they may become lethargic or foggy and start struggling with sadness or low self-esteem. They can be seen as easy-going, tolerant, fun-loving, and having a calm and grounded disposition, but they may also be seen as too fond of the familiar and the tried-and-true by those who are more eager to always be changing things. With regard to their bodies, Kapha types often have a full and stocky build, with moist skin, thick hair, large eyes, and well-developed stamina.
Multi-Doshic: There are some people who have a balanced ratio of the three doshas, which is rare and can be viewed as a gift since the equilibrium of the Vata, Pitta, and/or Kapha often results in a solid mind-body constitution. Multi-doshic individuals tend to have strong immune systems and live long and healthy lives. However, even if they have a natural predisposition to keep two or more of the constitutional forces within them in a healthy balance, their doshas can still become unstable and out of balance.
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