Dosha Quiz: What's Your Dosha?

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Dosha Quiz: What

In Ayurveda, Dosha is the central concept considered as something that dominates your body. The quiz is created to help you identify your most dominant dosha. Make sure you pick the option that best describes you/your habits. For a more detailed analysis, you can consult an Ayurvedic doctor.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The skin on my face is ___________________.
    • A. 

      Normal to dry. I have a tendency towards fine lines and wrinkles. My skin lacks muscle tone or elasticity. It feels dry or tight when I travel, get dehydrated or go out in cold weather.

    • B. 

      Oily in the T-zone and dry on the cheeks. My skin tends to be sensitive and might redden or break out when exposed to chemicals, cosmetics, soap, and synthetics. I might have moles, freckles, or hyperpigmentation.

    • C. 

      Normal to oily skin. My skin tone is quite supple and elastic, although my face might get puffy. I have a tendency to have large pores and sometimes get whiteheads and pustules.

  • 2. 
    The skin on my body is _____________.
    • A. 

      Normal to dry. It is thin and translucent, so you can often see my veins through the skin. It can lack elasticity and sag in some places. It might be rough or flaky in certain areas.

    • B. 

      Normal to sensitive. It is warm, has a flush to it, and reddens easily, especially in the sun or warmer weather. It might scar easily or have hyper-pigmentation marks. I may scratch my skin in response to sensitivities, which then cause the skin to scar.

    • C. 

      Normal, thick, and spongy. It has a good, strong, supple tone and elasticity. My skin might retain water from time to time.

  • 3. 
    The temperature of my skin is ________________.
    • A. 

      Cool or cold. I have cold hands and feet, and I usually feel cold, especially in dry weather.

    • B. 

      Warm. my skin is warm to touch, especially in the upper torso, and my hands and feet, groin and underarms tend to perspire. I feel hot and sweaty fairly rapidly, especially in warmer weather. my perspiration can have an offensive odour.

    • C. 

      Cold. My skin might feel cool to touch even in fatty areas such as buttocks, thighs and upper arms. it does not breathe well in cool, damp climates, and my pores tend to become clogged with oil. I often experience a cool, 'clammy -all-over' kind of perspiration.

  • 4. 
    My body frame is ________________. 
    • A. 

      Small, lean or wiry, either tall and thin or small and petite. I have lighter and less dense bones.

    • B. 

      Compact, athletic and muscular. I have a medium build and quite well-defined musculature and bone structure.

    • C. 

      Large. I have wide hips and shoulders. I have large muscles and dense and heavy bones.

  • 5. 
    My body frame has __________________.
    • A. 

      Less amount of fat right under the skin. I can lose or gain weight very quickly and can get 'scrawny' at times.

    • B. 

      A medium level of fat right under my skin(more in some areas and less in others). I have a good, strong metabolism and can gain or lose weight relatively easily.

    • C. 

      A thick layer of fat under the skin. I can gain weight easily, and find it relatively hard to lose weight.

  • 6. 
    Without chemical treatments, the texture of my hair is ______________. 
    • A. 

      Wavy, dry with a flyaway tendency. my scalp tends to be dry and may flake when rubbed. I sometimes have dry, scaly dandruff.

    • B. 

      Fine, oilier in patches. my scalp can be sensitive to chemicals in hair products and prone to dandruff.

    • C. 

      Lustrous, beautiful with natural shine and moisture. my scalp can be slightly oily to the touch. Sometimes the oil can clump up, forming large oily flakes of dandruff.

  • 7. 
    The strength and thickness of my hair is _______________.
    • A. 

      Inconsistent. While each individual hair might be thin and relatively dry and brittle, I have a lot of hair on my head.

    • B. 

      Fine. Each individual hair is fine; the overall volume is thin and can even seem scanty. I am prone to premature hair loss or graying hair.

    • C. 

      Thick. each individual hair is strong, thick and resistant to damage. I have lots of hair on my head.

  • 8. 
    My nails are ______________.
    • A. 

      Normal to dry. they break easily and are better managed if kept short. They might have ridges.

    • B. 

      Pinkish and fairly strong.

    • C. 

      Big and thick with prominent white moons. they are strong and resistant to damage.

  • 9. 
    My eyes are ________________.
    • A. 

      Small with sparse lashes. they get dry easily.

    • B. 

      Sharp and clear. They are sensitive to bright light and redden easily with external influences like dust, pollen, cosmetics, strong light or foods that do not agree with me.

    • C. 

      Large and picturesque, perhaps even dreamy. They might get puffy or have some whitish discharge from time to time.

  • 10. 
    My digestion is _______________. 
    • A. 

      Irregular. Sometimes I am hungry at mealtimes and sometimes I am not. I might forget to eat and then feel spacey or weak, or tend towards constipation, gas, bad breath and hard, dry or small rabbit-like stool.

    • B. 

      Intense. If I delay eating past my regular mealtimes, I get irritable. I sometimes get loose stool, hear burn or acidity. My stool can be 'explosive'.

    • C. 

      Consistent or low.I can go without a meal if I am still full from the last one, but I also tend to eat for comfort. I often have a slower passage of thick, well formed stool, perhaps lined with mucus. I might even go a day or two between stools.

  • 11. 
    My sleep pattern is ________________.
    • A. 

      Light and interrupted. I might stay awake for part of the night or have fitful, interrupted sleep. I usually cannot remember my dreams, but when I do they tend to be vivid or imaginative.

    • B. 

      Regular. I sleep about the same number of hours and feel rested. I have active dreams, sometimes even violent ones.

    • C. 

      Deep and heavy. I sleep long hours. I am not a morning person.

  • 12. 
    Emotionally speaking I am ________________________.
    • A. 

      Quick-minded, creative and imaginative. I am perceptive, excitable, can get restless. I am friendly and exuberant.

    • B. 

      An organised and disciplined person. I am usually quite intense and passionate about what I do.

    • C. 

      Calm, steady and nurturing. I do not get easily influenced or excited. I am a loyal and loving friend.

  • 13. 
    Intellectually speaking, I am _______________. 
    • A. 

      All over the place. I sometimes find it difficult to focus, because I get excited about things. I tend to have a short memory.

    • B. 

      Sharp, analytical, intelligent and focused. I have a good memory, and good management and leadership skills.

    • C. 

      Slower to catch on to things. I learn by doing and repetition. I have a long-term memory.

  • 14. 
    When I manifest emotional imbalances, I _________________. 
    • A. 

      Become anxious, stressed, nervous or fearful. I might get spacey or find it difficult to focus when I am stressed.

    • B. 

      Become critical, controlling and angry. I range from being irritable to completely volatile when I am stressed.

    • C. 

      Become stubborn and stuck. I hold things in, 'shut down' and become impossible to communicate with when I am stressed.

  • 15. 
    The pace of my life is ______________.
    • A. 

      Intentionally fast. I keep myself busy to stay happy and prevent boredom.

    • B. 

      Intense. My activities are well laid out and organised but require my absolute focus and involvement.

    • C. 

      Slow. I like to follow through my personal projects at my own pace.

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