Note: The information provided herein is of general nature, and should not be construed as professional medical advice.

  What is my Body Type? 
Pitta Constitution  

By: Dr.Mary Jo Cravatta

These people are of medium height, are slender and body frame may be delicate. Their chests are not as flat as those of Vata people and they show a medium prominence of veins and muscle tendons. They have many moles or freckles which are bluish or brownish-red. The bones are not as prominent as in the Vata individual. Muscle development is moderate.

The Pitta complexion may be coppery, yellowish, reddish, or fair. The skin is soft, warm and less wrinkled than Vata skin. The hair is thin, silky, red or brownish and there is a tendancy toward premature graying of hair and hair loss. The eyes may be grey, green or copper-brown and sharp; the eyeball will be of medium prominence. The conjunctiva is moist and copper-coloured. The nails are soft. The shape or the nose is sharp and the tip tends to be reddish.

Physiologically, these people have a strong metabolism, good digestion, and resulting strong appetites. The person of Pitta constitution usually takes large quantities of food and liquid. Pitta types have a natural craving for sweet, bitter, and astringent tastes and enjoy cold drinks. Their sleep is of medium duration but uninterupted. They produce a large volume of urine and feces are yellowish, liquid, soft and plentiful. There is a tendency toward excessive perspering. The body temperature may run slightly high and hands and feet will tend to be warm. Pitta people do not tolerate sunlight, heat or hard work well.

Psychologically, Pitta people have a good power of comprehension; they are very intelligent and sharp and tend to be good orators. They have emotional tendencies towards hate, anger, and jealousy.

They are ambitious people who generally like to be leaders. Pitta people appreciate material prosperity and they tend to be moderately well-off financially. They enjoy exhibiting their wealth and luxurious possessions.



  • You consider yourself to be very efficient.
  • In your activities, you tend to be extremely precise and orderly.
  • You are strong-minded and have a somewhat forceful manner.
  • You feel uncomfortable or easily fatigued in hot whether.
  • You tend to perspire easily.
  • Even though you might not always show it, you become irritable or angry quite easily.
  • If you skip a meal or a meal is delayed, you become uncomfortable.
  • One or more of the following characteristics describes your hair; easily greying or balding;
  • thin, fine, straight hair; blond, reddish, or sandy-coloured hair.
  • You have a strong appetite.
  • Many people consider you stubborn.
  • You are very regular in your bowel habits - it would be more common for you to have loose
  • stools than to be constipated.
  • You become impatient very easily.
  • You tend to be a perfectionist about details.
  • You get angry quite easily, but then quickly forget about it.
  • You are very fond of cold foods, ice-cream, and ice-cold drinks.
  • You are more likely to feel that a room is too hot than too cold.
  • You don't tolerate foods that are very hot and spicy.
  • You are not as tolerant of disagreements as you should be.
  • You enjoy challenges and are very determined.
  • You tend to be quite critical of others and also of yourself.