Body Type Quiz

Welcome to your Body Type Quiz

The following quiz will give you a general idea of your body type - according to Ayurveda. Most people are a combination of two types with one predominant.

The quiz and the information that follows are focused primarily on how Ayurvedic body types can be applied to meditation, with the focus being more on psychological and emotional traits rather than physical health.

Answer each statement a, b, c, for each question to the best of your ability, as it applies to you generally, by rating it 0 – 3.

0 = never, 1 = occasionally, 2 = often, 3 = always

 

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Question 1: When under stress

1 out of 56

a) …I get anxious, nervous or unsettled:

2 out of 56

b) …I get impatient, irritated or angry

3 out of 56

c) …I withdraw or avoid, I don’t like stress

4 out of 56

Question 2

5 out of 56

a) I have difficulty making decisions and tend to second guess myself or want to change it

6 out of 56

b) I make decisions methodically, purposefully

7 out of 56

c) I am easy-going, I prefer others to make decisions

8 out of 56

Question 3

9 out of 56

a) I am energetic and quick paced by nature

10 out of 56

b) I am disciplined and prefer things to be orderly

11 out of 56

c) I tend to stay calm and prefer a slow pace

12 out of 56

Question 4

13 out of 56

a) I often don’t sleep well, thinking too much

14 out of 56

b) My sleep is sound, I need an average amount

15 out of 56

c) I need a full night’s sleep and easily sleep in

16 out of 56

Question 5: When under stress,...

17 out of 56

a) …I tend to speak fast and not always clearly

18 out of 56

c) …I prefer to listen and to have long, slow chats

19 out of 56

b) …I speak clearly, precisely and to the point

20 out of 56

Question 6

21 out of 56

a) I am very sensitive to my environment and other people’s energies

22 out of 56

b) I am ambitious and can get aggressive

23 out of 56

c) I feel deep caring and can be possessive

24 out of 56

Question 7

25 out of 56

a) I like learning a variety of things quickly

26 out of 56

b) I tend to focus intently on one thing and finish what I start

27 out of 56

c) I like taking my time and being methodical

28 out of 56

Question 8

29 out of 56

a) I learn quickly but easily forget

30 out of 56

b) My memory is sharp and clear

31 out of 56

c) My memory is steady and reliable once I know something well

32 out of 56

Question 9: When under stress,...

33 out of 56

a) … my motivation tends to be variable or erratic

34 out of 56

b) …I tend to persevere and can be quite determined in meeting my goals

35 out of 56

c) … once I get going, I can work steadily towards a goal and tend to be loyal

36 out of 56

Question 10

37 out of 56

a) I like being active and don’t need a plan

38 out of 56

b) I prefer to plan things before I do them

39 out of 56

c) I tend to not take the initiative and prefer others to do the planning

40 out of 56

Question 11

41 out of 56

a) I can eat all I want and not gain weight

42 out of 56

b) I need regular meals otherwise I get agitated

43 out of 56

c) I gain weight more easily than other people

44 out of 56

Question 12

45 out of 56

a) My moods and feelings change quite quickly

46 out of 56

b) I can be intense and quick tempered

47 out of 56

c) I’m even tempered, slow to get angry, if at all

48 out of 56

Question 13

49 out of 56

a) I easily adapt to different kinds of people

50 out of 56

b) I tend to choose friends based on their values

51 out of 56

c) I am slow to make friends but am very loyal

52 out of 56

Question 14

53 out of 56

a) I easily adapt to different kinds of people

54 out of 56

b) I tend to choose friends based on their values

55 out of 56

c) I am slow to make friends but am very loyal

56 out of 56

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