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HOW TO DETERMINE YOUR CONSTITUTION

 

When answering these questions, go as far back as you can remember, to your youth and early adult years. You want to identify those characteristics that you were born with. This will help in identifying your constitution.  Generally pick one per category (though in some there may be more than one) and circle, then add up your score at the bottom.

Mental Profile

 

Vata

 

Pitta

 

Kapha

 

Mental activity

Quick,,active, restless

 

Sharp, critical, aggressive

 

Calm, steady, slow, stable

 

Memory

Short term

 

Generally good

 

Good long term

 

Concentration

Weak

 

Generally good

 

Very good

 

Ability to learn

Quick to grasp concepts

 

Moderate ability to grasp new information

 

Slow to grasp new information

 

Dreams

Fearful, very active, flying,

 

Aggressive, fiery, adventurous

 

Watery, romance, relationships

 

Sleep

Light, interrupted

 

Sound, medium

 

Sound, heavy, long

 

Speech

Quick, can miss words

 

Sharp, direct, strong

 

Slower, clear, melodious

 

Voice

High pitched

 

Medium pitched

 

Low pitched

 

     Sub-total

 

 

 

 

 

 

Behavioral Profile

 

Vata

 

Pitta

 

Kapha

 

Eating Speed

Fast

 

Medium

 

Slow

 

Hunger level

Irregular

 

Sharp, can be strong

 

Can easily miss meals

 

Food/Drink

Prefers warm

 

Prefers cold

 

Prefers dry and warm

 

Achieving goals

Easily distracted

 

Focused and driven

 

Slow and steady

 

Giving/donations

Gives small amounts

 

Gives nothing or large amounts infrequently

 

Gives regularly and generaously

 

Relationships

Many casual

 

Intense

 

Long and deep

 

Sex drive

Variable, low

 

Moderate

 

Strong

 

Works best

Supervised

 

Alone

 

In groups

 

Weather preference

Warm and moist

 

Cool and dry

 

Warm and dry

 

Reaction to stress

Excites quickly

 

Medium

 

Slow to get excited

 

Financial

Doesn’t save, spends quickly

 

Saves but big spender

 

Saves regularly, accumulates wealth

 

Routine

Dislikes routine

 

Likes planning and organizing

 

Works well with routine

 

    Sub-total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emotional Profile

 

 

Vata

 

Pitta

 

Kapha

 

Moods

Changes quickly

 

Changes slowly

 

Steady, unchanging

 

Reacts to stress with

Fear

 

Anger

 

Indifference

 

More sensitive to

Own feelings

 

Not sensitive

 

Others feelings

 

When threatened tends to

Run

 

Fight

 

Make peace

 

Relations with spouse/partner

Clingy

 

Jealous

 

Secure

 

Expresses affections

With words

 

With gifts

 

With touch

 

When feeling hurt

Cries

 

Argues

 

Withdraws

 

Emotional trauma causes

Anxiety

 

Denial

 

Depression

 

Confidence level

Timid

 

Outwardly self confident

 

Inner confidence

 

    Sub-total

 

 

 

 

 

 

Physical Profile

 

Vata

 

Pitta

 

Kapha

 

Amt of hair

Average

 

Thinning

 

Thick

 

Hair type

Dry, frizzy,
thin, dark

 

Straight, fine,
premature graying

 

 

Oily, wavy, thick

 

 

Hair color

Light brown, blond

 

Auburn, reddish

 

Dark brown, black

 

Skin

Dry, rough or both,  dark/sallow, tans easily, cold

 

Soft, normal to oily,

light, sunburns easily, warm

 

Oily, moist, fair, thic, cool

 

Complexion

Darker

 

Pink, red

 

Pale-White

 

Eyes

Small, brown, gray, violet, unusual color

 

Medium, Green, hazel,
almond-shaped

 

 

Large, dark, blue

 

Whites of eyes

Blue/brown

 

Yellow or red

 

Glossy/white

 

Teeth

Very large or very small

 

Small -medium

 

Medium-large

 

Weight

Thin, hard to gain

 

Medium

 

Heavy, easy to gain

 

Elimination

Dry, hard, thin, easily constipated

 

Many during day, soft to normal

 

Heavy, slow, thick, regular

 

  Sweat

Scanty

 

Profuse

 

Moderate

 

Sub-total