Mental Dosha Characteristics

 

Depending on your lifestyle and environment, these mental qualities may not always correspond 100% to your physical constitution. These qualities can change quickly depending on the type of environment, nutrition and routines that are available.  Through a dosha balancing diet, we can begin to elevate some of these moods. 

Vata dosha

Sattvic (harmonious)

Energetic * Adaptable * Quick in understanding * Good communication * Positive in mind * True enthusiasm * Able to initiate ideas * Introspective *Intuitive * Clairvoyant * Humble * Materially detached * Very talented* Esoteric * Creative * Long lived * Simplicity * Healer

Ragistic (Disturbed)

Fearful * Worried  *Nervous * Stressed  *Restless * Hyperactive * Indecisive * Full of problems * Unreliable * Overly talkative * Noisy * Disruptive * Impatient with one’s self  * Unrealistic * Emotionally unstable * Hypersensitive  *Anxious * Bad habits * Grinding of teeth *Biting nails * Unhappiness  Blind religious following  Changing faith *Artificial renunciation * False enthusiasm  * Superficial understanding * Easily discouraged * Easily influenced  *False expectations

Tamistic (Darkened)

Slave to others * Dishonest  *Depressed  *Secretive  *Selfdestructive * Drug addict * Prone to sexual perversions  * Mentally disturbed  * Suicidal *Neurotic *Effusive outburst of emotions  * Claustrophobic * Schizophrenic  *Excessive singing, laughing and weeping  *Incoherent talk * Erratic gestures  *Thief  *Proud  *No honor  *No friends *Lives off others  Neglects one’s self * Very unclean * Ghostly haunted  *Poverty stricken  *Always walks very fast  * Short lived

Pitta Dosha

Sattvic (harmonious)

High intelligence * Clear-headed  *Sharp observance *Enlightened * Discriminating  *Good will  *Independent * Warm-hearted *Friendly  *Cheerful * Bold * Charismatic * Courageous  *Good guide and leader  *Fearless  *Regulated  *Self confident *Enduring  *Organized * Practical  *Clever  *Inventive  *Scientific * Excellent concentration and memory * Quick at making decisions  *Good speaker * Determined  *Strong will power

Ragistic (Disturbed)

Imposes will on others * Overly ambitious for one’s self * Aggressive * Controlling * Overly critical * Dominating * Manipulating  *Anger  *Reckless * Vain * Envious  *Jealous * Irritable *8 Argumentative * Defensive * Egotistic * Egocentric  *Provocative  *False pride * Impatient with others * Intolerant * Glutton habits * Unwillingness to surrender to higher intelligence (God) * Dreams of passion and violence * Attachment to success * Perverse * Not caring for others * Never satisfied * Likes praise * Fault finding * Advertising prowess * Fanatic

 Tamistic (Darkened)

Hateful * Wrathful * Obnoxious  *Vengeful * Destructive *Psychopathic  *Criminal  *Drug dealer * Underworld figure  *Hostile * Violent-tempered *Cruel * Delusions of grandeur
and power * Atheistic * Seeking name and fame * Cheating * Misleads others  *Never content * Crooked politician * Short lived *Compassionless * Evil * Hypocrite * Cold blooded

Kapha Dosha

Sattvic (harmonious)

Religious * Peaceful * Contented * Stable * Consistent * Loyal * Loving * Compassionate * Forgiving * Patient * Devoted * Receptive * Nurturing  *Supportive * Caring * Truthful * Merciful * Understanding  *Generous  *Grateful  *Well-organized * Practical * Dependable * Self-confident * Precautious  *Many friends  *Tolerant * Self-satisfied

Ragistic (Disturbed)

Controlling *Attached * Greedy * Materialistic * Sentimental
 *Needing security * Overly attached to comfort, luxury and wealth
* Stubborn * Possessive * Conservative * Try hard to please others

Tamistic (Darkened)

Dull  *Gross * Lethargic * Apathetic  *Spiritually inactive * Course * Slow comprehension * Insensitive * Attachment to past * Overly addicted to food * Short lived * Chronic fatigue  *Lamenting * Over-sleeping * Unchangeable * Sleeping during daytime * Overly conformist * Lack of ambition for self-improvement * Laziness

 

For a more detailed analysis of your Dosh (body type), visit our Dosha Diet plans.

 

By Ayurvedic Rasayanas