Dosha and Mental Constitutions

Understanding Dosha and Mental Constitutions

This article is dedicated to understanding dosha and mental constitutions.

The Váta Mind

When Váta dosha persons are healthy, they are cheerful, creative, and adaptable.

When Váta dosha persons are healthy, they are cheerful, creative, and adaptable. If there is an imbalance in their dosha, they become worried, nervous, fearful, and giddy. The mental constitution of Váta individuals tends towards fear, anxiety, and insecurity. They can easily be deceived with threats or promises. They do not have much courage, are of solitary nature, and possess few intimate. However, they form friends with those in other social circles. Váta people do not make good leaders or followers and are not materialistic (as they spend and earn freely).

Rajasic influence creates indecisiveness, unreliability, hyperactivity, and anxiety.

Sattwic influence creates comprehension, the need for unity and healing, as well as creates a positive mental outlook.
Rajasic influence creates indecisiveness, unreliability, hyperactivity, and anxiety. Tamasic influence creates fear, a servile attitude, dishonesty, depression, self-destructiveness, addictive behavior, sexual perversions, animal instincts, or suicidal thoughts.

The Pitta Mind

Although they have much clarity, they lack compassion.

When Pitta dosha individuals are healthy, they orient themselves around goals. They are powerful, warm, athletic. When Pitta doshas is in in imbalance, they get burn out, angry, impatient, irritable, and critical. Mental Pitta individuals possess fiery emotions like irritability, anger, and also hate. Mentally, they have abilities of penetration, yet can be aggressive and seldom sentimental. They are articulate, convincing, and yet may try to dominate others with their will and ideas. They are selfrighteous and may become fanatical. Pitta people are good leaders, ambitious, and work hard to achieve great goals. They help their families and friends, but are cruel and unforgiving to enemies. Also, they are bold, adventurous, daring and enjoy challenges. Although they have much clarity, they lack compassion.

Sattwic influence creates clarity, intelligence, leadership, warmth, and independence.

Sattwic influence creates clarity, intelligence, leadership, warmth, and independence. Rajasic influence creates willfulness, ambition, anger, manipulation, vanity, impulsiveness, and aggressiveness. Tamasic influence creates vindictiveness, violence, hate, criminality, and psychopathic behavior.

The Kapha Mind

These people are the emotional ones, full of love, desire, romance, and sentiment.

When Kapha dosha persons are healthy they love to cook for others, are strong, and loyal. Imbalanced Kapha doßhas become lethargic, hoarding, overly materialistic. These people are the emotional ones, full of love, desire, romance, and sentiment. However, they also have the negative emotions of lust and greed. Kapha doshas find it hard to adapt to new situations, yet they are very loyal. They have many friends and are close to their families, communities, religions, and countries. They are also more comfortable with practical knowledge than with abstract ideas.

Tamasic influences create dullness, sloth, lethargy, depression, lack of care and a tendency to steal.

Sattwic influence creates calmness, peace, love, compassion, faith, nurturing, and forgiveness. Rajasic influence creates greed for money, material luxuries, and comfort. They are too sentimental, controlling, attached, and lustful. Tamasic influences create dullness, sloth, lethargy, depression, lack of care and a tendency to steal.

 

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