Pitta is comprised of Fire and Water and is the energy of transformation and conversion. It digests the food we consume and turns it into the nutrients we absorb. Pitta is the only hot Dosha and its qualities include oily, sharp, hot, light, moving and liquid.
Pitta types tend to be medium build with a strong metabolism. They sleep soundly and have vivid dreams. Pitta types are practical, logical, clear headed and assertive. They are focused, intelligent and may be impatient. They speak clearly and concisely. Pitta types have good stamina and push themselves. They are often very competitive. They have a strong appetite and become irritable when overly hungry. Due to the fiery nature of Pitta, Pitta types tend to be warm to the touch and and overheat and sweat easily. When imbalanced, Pittas tend to become angry, irritable, aggressive and jealous.