Know your Dosha | Who are you? | Vatta, Pitta, Kapha - The Amrutam Quiz

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Who are you?

Find out which Dosha you possess- Vata, Pitta or Kapha. Dosha is your mind-body type.

The three doshas are derived from five elements Fire, Earth, Water, Metal, and Wood.

The doshas demonstrate unique blends of physical, emotional, and mental characteristics.

According to Ayurveda, health is a state of balance between mind, body, and environment. You can achieve and maintain a joyful state of health by identifying your mind-body type.

And, accordingly, create a lifestyle which supports your unique Dosha. Through this quiz, you will learn about the proportion of each of the dosha, within your mind-body constitution.

You’ll learn about your dominant dosha, which mirrors the dominant force in your overall mind-body design.

You will need a paper and a pen, to answer this quiz, just write down the answers somewhere and you will be able to find your dosha at the end of the quiz.


a) I am thin, lanky, and slender with prominent joints and thin muscles
b) I have a medium, symmetrical build with good muscle development
c) I have a large, round or stocky build. My frame is broad, stout or thick

a) Low; I may forget to eat or have a tendency to lose weight
b) Moderate; it is easy for me to gain or lose weight if I put my mind to it
c) Heavy; I gain weight easily and have difficulty losing it


a) My eyes are small and active
b) I have a penetrating gaze
c) I have large pleasant eyes


a) My skin is dry, rough or thin
b) My skin is warm, reddish in color and prone to irritation
c) My skin is, thick, moist, and smooth


a) My hair is dry, brittle or frizzy
b) My hair is fine with a tendency towards early thinning or graying
c) I have abundant, thick and oily hair


a) My joints are thin and prominent and have a tendency to crack
b) My joints are loose and flexible
c) My joints are large, well-knit and padded

Sleep Pattern

a) I am a light sleeper with a tendency to awaken easily
b) I am a moderately sound sleeper, usually needing less than eight hours to feel rested
c) My sleep is deep and long. I tend to awaken slowly in the morning

Body Temperature

a) My hands and feet are usually cold and I prefer warm environments
b) I am usually warm, regardless of the season, and prefer cooler environments
c) I am adaptable to most temperatures but do not like cold, wet days


a) I am lively and enthusiastic by nature. I like to change
b) I am purposeful and intense. I like to convince
c) I am easy going and accepting. I like to support

Under Stress

a) I become anxious and/or worried
b) I become irritable and/or aggressive
c) I become withdrawn and/or reclusive

Here is how you can calculate your score for each of the dosha which defines your mind-body-spirit personality type.

Count the number of option "A" you have marked, if you have marked the highest number of A's then your prominent dosha is Vatta

Count the number of option "B" you have marked, if you have marked the highest number of B's then your prominent dosha is Pitta

Count the number of option "C" you have marked, if you have marked the highest number of C's then your prominent dosha is Kapha.

The most dominant Dosha will have the highest score, it is the prominent dosha which defines your personality

Learn about different doshas here:

Kapha Dosha

The Kapha dosha is predominant in your basic nature, giving you a deep sense of stability and inner calm. Your body will tend to be heavyset and strong, and you will enjoy excellent stamina and energy.

When Kapha becomes imbalanced, however, it can manifest in your body as excess weight gain, fluid retention, and allergies. On the level of the mind, excess Kapha can lead to resistance to change and stubbornness. If you have a Kapha imbalance, you will tend to hold on to things, jobs, habits, and relationships long after they are no longer nourishing or necessary.To lighten the heaviness of Kapha, be sure to get regular physical exercise. Eat light, spicy foods, and give away things you have been accumulating that you know you'll never use.

As you learn more about the qualities of each dosha, you'll be able to recognize when an imbalance arises in your mind or body, and take steps in your daily life to restore overall well-being.

Kapha Characteristics

Mind: Detail-orientated, steady, consistent
Body: Sturdy, gains weight easily, has trouble losing it
Skin: Smooth and oily
Hair: Thick, oily
Appetite: Loves to eat but has a slow digestion
Routine: Methodical and steady, resistant to change
Temperament: Thoughtful, forgiving, sweet, patient, loving, content, slow-moving
Conversation Style: Simple and profound
Shopping Style: Saves
Stress Response: I don't want to deal with it! Withdrawn

 The Vata Dosha

The Vata dosha is predominant in your basic nature. Since Vata is the principle of movement and change, you will tend to always be on the go, with an energetic and creative mind. As long as Vata is in balance, you will be lively and enthusiastic, with a lean body.

 If Vata becomes imbalanced in your mind-body system, your activity will start to feel out of control. Your mind may race, contributing to anxiety and insomnia. You may start skipping meals, resulting in unintended weight loss, and your digestion may become irregular. If you notice these early symptoms of a Vata imbalance, slow down, take time to meditate, don't skip meals, and get to bed earlier. A regular lifestyle routine helps ground Vata so you are not carried away into the ethers.

As you learn more about the qualities of each dosha, you’ll be able to recognize when an imbalance arises in your mind or body, and take steps in your daily life to restore overall well-being.

 Vata Characteristics

Mind: Creative, quick, imaginative

Body: Thin, light frame

Skin: Dry

Hair: Dry

Appetite: Delicate, spontaneous, often miss meals

Routine: Variable, spontaneous

Temperament: Welcomes new experiences, excitable, friendly, energetic

Conversation Style: Loves to talk

Shopping Style: Buy, buy buy

Stress Response: What did I do wrong? Tendency to blame oneself

 The Pitta Dosha

The Pitta dosha is predominant in your basic nature, giving you a tendency to be assertive and determined, with a muscular body and a penetrating mind. As long as Pitta is balanced in your mind-body constitution, you will enjoy a strong appetite and digestive powers.

When Pitta becomes imbalanced, heat begins to rise in the body and mind. Heartburn, ulcers, hypertension, and inflammatory conditions reflect excessive accumulation of the fire element. On the level of emotions, too much Pitta manifests as irritability and anger. These symptoms are signals to “chill.” Stop packing in too many things to do in too little time. Reduce your competitive activities, spend time in the inner quiet of meditation,and go for a walk in a natural setting that is soothing and cooling

Pitta Characteristics

As you learn more about the qualities of each dosha, you’ll be able to recognize when an imbalance arises in your mind or body, and take steps in your daily life to restore overall well-being.

Mind: Sharp, intellectual, direct, precise, discerning
Body: Medium build, warm, muscular
Skin: Sensitive, flush, acne-prone
Hair: Tendency towards early graying or thinning
Appetite: Strong, can eat just about anything, anytime
Routine: Very precise and organized
Temperament: Passionate, driven, courageous, strong sex drive, good leader
Conversation Style: Speaks to convey a point
Shopping Style: Spends on luxury items
Stress Response: Irritable, tendency to blame others


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