In Ayurveda, a dosha is one of three substances that are believed to be present in a person's body. A pitta type mirrors the qualities of fire & water in their physical, mental & emotional bodies. Pitta manifests in the physical body through a medium frame & athletic build, making it easy for this body type to sustain muscle tone. If weight is gained, it is easy to lose. In the mind, pitta dosha manifests as sharpness & intellect. A pitta personality tends to be a natural born leader, who is passionate & courageous.
Imbalance in pitta dosha manifests as excess heated conditions & emotions. In the body, there is a tendency for hyperacidity, ulcers & inflammation. In the mind, excess pitta leads to irritability, jealousy, impatience, a judgmental attitude & anger. Pitta-type skin can be described as sensitive, oily in the T-Zone areas & can also be prone to acne & blemishes.