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Goofball Quiz #2: What’s Your Goofball Ayurvedic Type?

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So, you’re a Goofball. But do you know what kind of Goofball you are?!

The other day, I was reading an article in Elephant Journal about Ayurvedic types. It got me thinking:

What about Ayurvedic types for Goofballs?!

I know, we’re wacky and unpredictable, but what if we’re also classifiable? (And I mean that in only the nicest of ways. . . .)

It is to this end that I, Dr. Z, have designed the following quiz.

Grab a #2 pencil and write down your answers to the following questions. (If you can’t find a #2 pencil, a #3 will do just fine. Or a pen is also great. Or you can write in the dust on your desk. You’re a Goofball, after all! You can do whatever you want!!!)

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1. The best way to make your friends laugh is to:

A) Entertain them with your spastic interpretive-dance moves

B) Tell off-color jokes while performing athletic stunts

C) Sit on the couch with a cold beverage, cracking jokes

2. Which Goofball comedian is most like you?

A) Jim Carrey

B) Eddie Murphy

C) John Candy

3. You’re in a band. You’re a badass, idealized version of yourself. You’re:

A) The guitar player – a sinewy virtuoso with lightening-speed licks

B) The lead singer – charismatic, athletic, and hot

C) The bass player – chill and steady, inside and out

4. You tell a joke and it doesn’t go off as planned. Do you:

A) Spaz out in an attempt to get a laugh another way

B) Get pissed at the jerks who don’t get your humor

C) Order a pizza and drown your sorrows in reruns of M*A*S*H

5. Practical Jokes: What’s your take?

A) “I don’t like them – they make me anxious.”

B) “They’re okay. It’s fun to mess with people.”

C) “I don’t want to think about it. I need a nap.”

6. You’re a chicken. When asked, “Why did you cross the road?” You answer,

A) “So I can do a zany dance to impress my friends.”

B) “To run as fast as possible, demonstrating my vast athletic prowess.”

C) “Cross the road? Who needs to cross the road? It’s more fun to sit here and watch the other suckers do it.”

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All right, Goofballs! Now tally up your answers, adding up your A’s, B’s and C’s.

If you have mostly A’s, you’re a Voofball. If you have mostly B’s you’re a Poofball. If you have mostly C’s, you’re a Koofball.

What does this mean? Read on!


In Ayurvedic terms, this type is known as Vata. When out of balance, Voofballs can be excessively airy and un-grounded. Recommendations for balancing the Voofball include meditation, regular routine, lots of rest, and gentle forms of exercise. Suggested diet includes cooked food with moderate spice.

If you’re a Voofball, your healing word is: Chillax.

Your affirmation is: I am a chillaxed, mellow Goofball.

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In Ayurvedic terms, this type is known as Pitta. When out of balance, Poofballs can be excessively fiery and explosive. Recommendations for balancing the Poofball include time in nature, avoiding direct sunlight, softening of competitiveness, encouraging playfulness and gentleness, and a favoring of cool, soft colors – green, blue and white. Suggested diet includes fresh, live food – especially fruits and vegetables.

If you’re a Poofball, your healing word is: Coooool.

Your affirmation is: I am a calm, cool, collected Goofball.

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In Ayurvedic terms, this type is known as Kapha. When out of balance, Koofballs can be excessively sluggish and slow. Recommendations for balancing the Koofball include daily exercise, spontaneity, creativity, trying new things, and a favoring of bright, strong colors – reds, oranges and yellows. Suggested diet includes minimal fried or fatty foods and lots of fresh veggies.

If you’re a Koofball, your healing word is: Zing.  

Your affirmation is: I am a zingy, zesty Goofball.

photo: StarMama on flickr

For more information about Ayurvedic types, check out the following links:

Ayurvedic Recommendations: Vata, Pitta & Kapha

Dosha Balancing Tips

In the meantime, when someone asks, “What kind of Goofball are you?!”, you’ll have an answer!

Be it Koofball, Voofball or Poofball, the world is big enough for all of us!!

Be zesty! Be cool! Be chill!

But whatever you are, don’t forget to be a Goofball!

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What kind of Goofball are you – Poofball, Voofball, or Koofball?

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18 Responses to Goofball Quiz #2: What’s Your Goofball Ayurvedic Type?

  1. Jo Lauer June 5, 2012 at 7:48 am #

    I’ve always been sort of a closeted goofball who only peeks out when provoked or spotted by other goofballs. I’ve never thought of myself as zingy and zesty, but I now aspire to bring those attributes forward. What a fun idea, Ayurveda for goofballs! I’m going to go rummage through my closet now and see if I can find anything red, orange, or yellow. Hmmm. Maybe I’m a hybrid.

    • Z Egloff June 5, 2012 at 9:29 am #

      Hi Jo,

      I think I’ve always known you were a Goofball. I guess it takes one to know one. I will claim and affirm your zingy, zestiness with you! Although, after taking the test myself, I’m supposed to stay calm. So I’ll try not to get too excited about how zingy you are! 😉


  2. Kathleen June 5, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    the things you come up with, z.
    I’m impressed, I really am. And maybe a little scared : D

    • Z Egloff June 5, 2012 at 10:39 am #

      Be afraid. Be very afraid. 😉

  3. Karen June 5, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    You’re a hoot, Z. And you write so well and so cleverly. Not too shabby!

    • Z Egloff June 5, 2012 at 10:51 am #

      Hi Karen,

      Nice to see you again! Thank you for your comments – I attempt daily not to be shabby, so I’m happy to know that I’m pulling it off! 😉


  4. Georgia June 5, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

    Alex and I took the test together….He’s a Voofball and I’m a Poofball, we suspect Indigo is a Koofball. What’re a bunch of different Goofballs living together to do?

    Love and Blessings,
    G to the Z

    • Z Egloff June 5, 2012 at 4:13 pm #

      Hi Georgia,

      I love it! Sounds like you have a very balanced family. Wait, can a family of 3 different types of Goofballs be balanced?!

      Yes!! Yes, they can!!

      I have no idea how, but I’m sure you’ll figure it out! You’re Goofballs – you can do anything!! 😉


  5. Jill Shinn June 5, 2012 at 11:35 pm #

    Hi Z,
    Lately, I’m all Koofball—slow as molassis. I’m mostly burning calories by yawning and making groaning sounds. Oh, dear…that can’t be good! I’ll take your advise and load up on fresh vegies (Do I have to wash and peel them myself? That sounds exhausting!!!)

    • Z Egloff June 6, 2012 at 9:44 am #

      Hi Jill!

      Actually, yawning is an awesome exercise. I recently learned that yawning has all kinds of neurological benefits. So maybe you were on the right track, after all!

      As for the fresh veggies, maybe you can find a Voofball or Poofball to do it for you! 😉


  6. Marcy June 6, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

    ZZ – love this! I’m a poofball which is totally in alignment with my Pitta dosha. I learned Ayurveda in nutrition school and find it fascinating. Thanks for making it so much fun. Gonna go chill out now…..XO, Glitter

    • Z Egloff June 7, 2012 at 9:26 am #

      Hello Poofball,

      I’m glad that the quiz revealed your true nature! I, too, find the Ayurvedic system fascinating. Indeed, there are all kinds of systems in which to classify ourselves – astrology, the Enneagram, energy profiling. Everytime I plug myself into one of these systems, I learn something new. In this post, I wanted to honor one of these systems, Goofball-style. I’m glad you enjoyed it!!


  7. Wy June 6, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

    Dear Dr. Z:

    Thank you for the clarity. This blog has given me insight as to where I stand and what I need to do. As a Koofball, I will eat my veggies dutifully and will say my affirmation daily.

    • Z Egloff June 7, 2012 at 9:22 am #

      Hello Wy,

      Excellent!! Dr. Z is always extremely pleased when people follow her advice. As goofy as it is.

      As a recent college graduate, you can be sure that your daily dose of veggies and affirmative thought will only make you That Much More Awesome.


  8. Naava June 6, 2012 at 8:34 pm #

    Love it! And your questions gave me my actual Ayurvedic type! Some thought went into that, fellow goofball. I am a poofball. This does not mean that I wear poofy clothes. It means that when I get too serious, I need to remember to make that dour expression go poof! into a grin. Much more fun!

    • Z Egloff June 7, 2012 at 9:20 am #

      Hi Naava!

      Yay, I’m glad that the quiz was accurate. As goofy as it was, I did put some thought into having the questions reflect the different Ayurvedic types. Hello, Poofball! I’m a Voofball. This means I need to remember to chill and stay calm when I’m getting all voofy and stressed.

      Thanks for taking my goofy quiz!


  9. River June 7, 2012 at 2:16 pm #

    Hummm being way into creative laziness, I love the idea of being a Koofball. Z, would you be a dear while you are up into your Voofballness and get that next drink of water for me? I don’t want to expend too much of my Koofiness.

    Your fan (wait that means I have to move my wrist!)

    • Z Egloff June 8, 2012 at 10:10 am #

      Hello you Koofball you!!

      Sorry to make you expend any extra energy!! Though, as a Voofball, I have tons to spare!!!!!!!! (I even have exclamations to spare!!!!)


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