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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 8, Issue 2, August 2013 pp 90-93

Research Article

Association of Chakra Personality Type and Obesity


Sachin M. Patel1, Pradeep R. Jadhav2, L. N. Joshi3

{1Assistant Professor, 3Ex-Professor, Department of Physiology} {2Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology}

MGM Medical College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, INDIA.


Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.


Personality is thought to affect risk for Obesity. Studies have shown a possible linkage between personality/personality trait and obesity. Aim: To assess the Chakra personality types in normal and overweight/obese individuals and to determine the association between chakra personality types and obesity. Study design and method: Observational cross sectional study conducted in Physiology department. One hundred and fifty enrolled participants` body mass index (BMI) was calculated and dichotomized into normal weight and overweight/obese group based on BMI. Chakra personality types were analyzed using chakra personality questionnaire in both the groups. Results: Out of the total one hundred and fifty subjects , 24 were Satvik, 107 were Rajsik and 19 Tamsik using the Chakra personality test. There was a strong association between chakra personality type and overweight/obesity (P value of <0.01). There was significant difference in the proportion of Tamsik in overweight /obese group. Conclusion: Study suggests that Tamsik chakra personality type may predispose to overeating  behaviour and physical inactivity leading to obesity.