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- Joseph Campbell, American mythologist & writer

your body type

Mental Profile

Category

Vata

Pitta

Kapha

Mental Activity

Quick mind, restless

Sharp intellect, aggressive

Calm, steady, stable

Memory

Short-term best

Good general memory

Long-term best

Thoughts

Constantly changing

Fairly steady

Steady, stable, fixed

Concentration

Short-term focus best

Better than average mental concentration

Good ability for long-term focus

Ability to learn

Quick grasp of learning

Medium to moderate grasp

Slow to learn new things

Dreams

Fearful, flying, running, jumping

Angry, fiery, violent, adventurous

Include water, clouds, relationships, romance

Sleep

Interrupted, light

Sound, medium

Sound, heavy, long

Speech

Fast, sometimes missing words

Fast, sharp, clear-cut

Slow, clear, sweet

Voice

High pitch

Medium pitch

Low pitch

Behavioral Profile

Category

Vata

Pitta

Kapha

Eating speed

Quick

Medium

Slow

Hunger level

Irregular

Sharp, needs food when hungry

Can easily miss meals

Food and 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 generously

Relationships

Many casual

Intense

Long and deep

Sex drive

Variable or low

Moderate

Strong

Works best

While supervised

Alone

In groups

Weather preference

Aversion to cold

Aversion to heat

Aversion to damp, cool

Reaction to stress

Excites quickly

Medium

Slow to get excited

Financial

Doesn't save, spends quickly

Saves, but big spender

Saves regularly, accumates wealth

Friendships

Tends toward short-term friendships, makes friends quickly

Tends to be a loner, friends related to occupation

Tends to form long-lasting friendships

Emotional Profile

Category

Vata

Pitta

Kapha

Moods

Change quickly

Change 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 affection

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

Physical Profile

Category

Vata

Pitta

Kapha

Amount of hair

Average

Thinning

Thick

Hair type

Dry

Normal

Oily

Hair color

Light browne, blonde

Red, auburn

Dark brown, black

Skin

Dry, rough, or both

Soft, normal to oily

Oily, moist, cool

Skin temperature

Cold hands/feet

Warm

Cool

Complexion

Darker

Pink-red

Pale-white

Eyes

Small

Medium

Large

Whites of eyes

Glossy white

Yellow or red

Blue/brown

Size of teeth

Very large or very small

Small-medium

medium-large

Weight

Thin, hard to gain

Medium

Heavy, gains easily

Elimination

Dry, hard, thin, easily constipated

Many during day, soft to normal

Heavy, slow, thick, regular

Resting pulse

70-90 (men), 80-100 (women)

60-70 (men), 70-80 (women)

50-60 (men), 60-70 (women)

Veins and tendons

Very prominent

Fairly prominent

Well covered

Vata

Pitta

Kapha