Pitta Constitution

Pitta Constitution

Pitta Dosha - Pitta is the transformational force that causes things to change from one condition to another, like food becoming tissue through the digestive fire. It's the energy that controls the body's metabolic systems, including absorption, nutrition, digestion and your body's temperature. Pitta brings about a change of level or manifestation. It causes things to move up or down and brings in the new. We deal with Pitta second to make sure that we are digesting our life-experience properly.

  • Dosha In balance: Leads to contentment and intelligence.
  • Dosha Out of balance: Can cause ulcers and anger.


Characteristics of Pitta mind/body type: 

  • Medium physique, strong, well-built
  • Sharp mind, good concentration powers
  • Orderly, focused
  • Assertive, self-confident, and entrepreneurial at their best
  • Aggressive, demanding, pushy when out of balance
  • Competitive, enjoy challenges
  • Passionate and romantic
  • Strong digestion, strong appetite, get irritated if they have to miss or wait for a meal
  • When under stress, Pittas become irritated and angry
  • Skin fair or reddish, often with freckles
  • Sunburns easily
  • Uncomfortable in sun or hot weather, heat makes them very tired
  • Perspire a lot
  • Good public speakers
  • Generally good management and leadership ability, but can become authoritarian
  • Subject to temper tantrums, impatience, and anger
  • Typical physical problems include rashes or inflammations of the skin, acne, boils, skin cancer, ulcers, heartburn, acid stomach, insomnia, dry or burning eyes.


Dosha Out of Balance:

  • Angry, Irritable
  • Hostile, Enraged, Destructive
  • Impatient
  • Critical of self and others
  • Argumentative, Aggressive
  • Bossy, controlling
  • Frustrated, Willful, Reckless
  • Acidity, heartburn, Stomach ulcer
  • Fitful sleep, Disturbing dreams
  • Diarrhea, Food allergies
  • Bad breath, Sour body odor
  • Very sensitive to heat, Hot flashes
  • Skin rashes
  • Boils
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Acne
  • Weakness due to low blood sugar
  • Fevers, Night sweats