Pitta is the energy that controls the body's metabolic systems, including digestion, absorption, nutrition, and your body's temperature. When in balance, Pitta leads to contentment and intelligence. An out of balance Pitta can cause ulcers, irritability, and anger.
Pitta type people are determined, of medium physique, strong, and well built. They have fair or reddish skin and may have freckles and sunburn easily. They may be uncomfortable in out in the sun or in hot weather and perspire easily. Their eyes can be sensitive to light. Pittas have strong digestion and appetite and may become irritated if they miss a meal.
They tend to be sharp of mind, have good concentration and focus. Pittas are assertive, self-confident, and entrepreneurial. They are good public speakers and leaders but can become authoritarian if unbalanced. When Pitta is balanced they are passionate, romantic and competitive.
Pittas become irritated and angry when out of balance. When under stress, they can be aggressive, demanding, and manipulative. Other signs of Pitta imbalance are early graying or loss of hair and debilitated eyesight
Common physical problems include acne, rashes or inflammations of the skin, boils, ulcers, heartburn, acid stomach, IBS and insomnia.