pitta personalityAyurvedic medicine
A personality profile with a pitta dosha. Pitta individuals tend to be determined, strong-willed, ambitious, clearheaded, and enthusiastic leaders who work well under pressure; they can also be irritable, angry and competitive, and thus similar to the Western “type A” personality. Pitta energy flows at its peak in the summer, when the pitta individual is most susceptible to sunburn, poison ivy and other skin rashes; pitta types are also susceptible to gallbladder and liver disease, colitis, conjunctivitis, gastritis, peptic ulcers and inflammation. Pitta types often have red hair and freckles, and usually have no difficulty in maintaining their weight.