Well done on completing the Kibbe Body Types Test. In this post, I will be discussing your results, specifically how to read and understand them and how to use them to identify your Kibbe type.
Start by recording your answer for each of the 15 questions. Then, group your answers (per letter) for each section. In the end, you should have an answer sheet that should look something like this:
Sample answer sheet:
Body flesh: 4B, 1A
Facial features: 3B, 2E, 1D
Double-check that the number of answers adds up to 15. Then analyze what the answers are saying.
Look to see if your answers have a clear majority for each section, this is the best-case scenario which will make finding your type pretty straightforward.
How To Interpret Your Kibbe Test Answer Sheet
In the example above, the person in question is clearly a Natural type because they have mostly B answers (11 total). Of the last four answers, one provides additional sharpness in the flesh (1A), so this person’s body is frame-dominant with muscular/taught flesh. All the ‘soft’ or yin answers belong to their facial features: 2E, and 1D.
So, taking all this together, I think this person could be a Soft Natural- a Natural structure and flesh with some softness in their face. However, there is also a strong case for a Flamboyant Natural (because of the additional sharpness in their flesh) who just happens to have additional softness on their face.
In this case, this person would be able to narrow down their potential body types to just two: Soft Natural or Flamboyant Natural. From here, they would then wear the clothing line recommendations for each to see which is more harmonious with them.
This is the exact process you should replicate in reading your results.
It is possible to have some outlier answers and still see what kibbe Id category you fit into. If your answers are all over the place, or almost equal parts yin and yang, you may be a Gamine type. More on that later. Below is a list of what category the majority of your answers put you in.
Majority A answers- Dramatic
If you got mostly A answers for all three sections then you’re a pure Dramatic (D). This ID has a yang dominance and is long, lean, and angular.
If you have predominantly A answers with a few E or D answers then you’re a Soft Dramatic (SD). Your E and D answers are probably in the flesh and facial features categories. Your body and face are yang dominant and angular, but you may have some yin or softness to the flesh on your bone structure or your facial features.
Majority B answers- Natural
If you have predominantly B answers under all three sections then you are a kibbe Natural (N). Your bone structure, facial features, and flesh are all elongated, broad, and blunt in comparison to one another. Your body has a yang dominance but is not as extreme and angular as the dramatic kibbe ID.
If you have mostly B answers with a few A answers then you are Kibbe’s Flamboyant Natural (FN). Your bone structure is long and lean but your flesh and facial features have a broad and blunt look to them.
If you have predominantly B answers with a few D or E answers then you are considered a Soft Natural (SN). Your bone structure will be broad, slightly blunt, and overall elongated. But your flesh and face lean more towards the yin side and have a softness to them.
Soft Natural Example: Jennifer Lopez
Majority C Answers- Classic
If you have predominantly C answers under all three sections (bone structure, flesh, and facial features) then you are a Classic (C). Your features are blended and very balanced. For more information on blend versus contrast, check the kibbe Id system here.
If you have predominantly C in the body flesh and facial features sections with a few A or B answers for bone structure, then you are a Dramatic Classic (DC). You have a very proportionate, even face and body flesh, but your bone structure has some yang dominance.
Dramatic Classic Example: Gugu Mbatha-Raw
If you have predominantly C answers for the bone structure/skeleton section but have several D or E answers under body flesh and/or facial features, then you are a Soft Classic (SC). Your bone structure is very balanced and proportionate but you have some softness and yin to your face and flesh.
Soft Classic Example: Kirsten Dunst
Mostly D or E Answers- Romantic
If you have predominantly E answers under all three sections then you are a Kibbe Romantic (R). Your skeleton, flesh, and face all have yin dominance that exhibits softness, and rounded edges, also known as lush yin.
Romantic Example: Beyoncé
If you have predominately D answers, you are a Theatrical Romantic (TR). Your bone structure, flesh, and face all lean towards the yin side of the spectrum, but not as strictly as the pure Romantics.
You can also be a theatrical romantic if you have predominantly E or D answers with a few A answers. Your A answers will mostly show up in the bone structure or facial features but you will maintain softness in your flesh and shape.
Theatrical Romantic Example: Selena Gomez
Mixture of A/B answers and D/E answers- Gamine
If you got a generally even mix of opposite answers A/B and D/E, then your kibbe ID is Gamine (G). You are a combination of yin and yang and can display these traits in different parts of your body, flesh, and face.
If your results have a mix of A/B and D/E answers but with slightly more A or B answers then your kibbe ID is a Flamboyant Gamine (FG). Your individual features can be placed distinctly in the yin or yang category (not blended) but overall your body tends to have some angles and sharpness. Your body becomes toned easily which highlights your angular silhouette. No matter your weight fluctuations you never really have curves.
If your results have a mixture of answers but you have more D/E answers than A/B then you are a Soft Gamine (SG). You have a mixture of yin and yang across all three sections- skeleton, flesh, and facial features. You could have a bit more roundness/ softness in your facial features. You may get more rounded from weight gain and working out doesn’t overly define your muscles.
Soft Gamine Example: Reese Witherspoon
Can Your Kibbe ID Change?
According to David Kibbe, your ID cannot change. Weight loss and weight gain will not alter your Kibbe ID, but it can make it more or less obvious in some cases. Kibbe recommends evaluating your body ID after the age of 25 to get the most accurate results.
I hope this post was helpful in finding your kibbe ID. If you’re still confused, please keep in mind that this is meant to be a journey of self-discovery, and more specifically of discovering your personal style. As such, it will take time.
If you’re stuck, start by choosing your most beloved clothing items- the ones that just fit right- and try to figure out what their lines and properties are. They fit right and compliment you so beautifully because they are harmonious with your natural lines. So be curious about those lines.
Are the lines of the garments soft and drapey (yin) or hard and stiff (yang)? Are the items long or short? It’s not a sure fix, but if you’re really stuck, answering these questions will help you to reverse-engineer your kibbe type. Plus, it will help you to attune to the properties of both your clothes and your physical lines, which is a big part of seeing things in a ‘kibbe way’.
Have you figured out your Kibbe ID yet? In case you’re wondering, I’m a Flamboyant Natural.