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You hide your troubles behind a smile.
“Thejovial, cheerful, humorous people who love peace and are distressed byargument or quarrel, to avoid which they will agree to give up much.Though generally they have troubles and are tormented and restless andworried in mind or in body, they hide their cares behind their humourand jesting and are considered very good friends to know. They oftentake alcohol or drugs in excess, to stimulate themselves and helpthemselves bear their trials with cheerfulness.”
- Dr Edward Bach
- Dr Edward Bach
You are anxious but can’t say why.
“Vagueunkown fears, for which there can be given no explanation, no reason.It is a terror that something awful is going to happen even though itis unclear what exactly.These vague inexplicable fears may haunt bynight or day. Sufferers may often be afraid to tell their trouble toothers.” - Dr Edward Bach
You feel critical of or intolerant towards others.
“Forthose who feel the need to see more good and beauty in all thatsurrounds them. And, although much appears to be wrong, to have theability to see the good growing within. So as to be able to be moretolerant, lenient and understanding of the different way eachindividual and all things are working to their own perfection.” - Dr Edward Bach
Weak-willed and easily led.
“Kind, quiet,gentle people who are over-anxious to serve others. They overtax theirstrength in their endeavours. Their wish so grows upon them that theybecome more servants than willing helpers. Their good nature leads themto do more than their own share of work, and in so doing they mayneglect their own particular mission in life.” - Dr Edward Bach
You know what you want to do but doubt your judgement.
“Thosewho have not sufficient confidence in themselves to make their owndecisions. They constantly seek advice from others, and are oftenmisguided” - Dr Edward Bach
You fear you might lose control.
“Fear ofmind being over-strained, of reason giving away, of doing fearful anddreaded things, not wished and known wrong, yet there comes the thoughand impulse to do them” - Dr Edward Bach
You find yourself making the same mistakes.
“Forthose who do not take full advantage of observation and experience, andwho take a longer time than others to learn the lessons of daily life.Whereas one experience would be enough for some, such people find itnecessary to have more, sometimes several, before the lesson is learnt.Therefore, to their regret, they find themselves having to make thesame error on different occasions when once would have been enough, orobservation of others could have spared them even that one fault.”
- Dr Edward Bach
- Dr Edward Bach
Your love for your family makes it hard to let them go.
“Thosewho are very mindful of the needs of others they tend to be over-fullof care for children, relatives, friends, always finding something thatshould be put right. They are continually correcting what they considerwrong, and enjoy doing so. They desire that those for whom they careshould be near them.” - Dr Edward Bach
You are in a dream.
“Those who aredreamy, drowsy, not fully awake, no great interest in life. Quietpeople, not really happy in their present circumstances, living more inthe future than in the present; living in hopes of happier timeswhentheir ideals may come true. In illness some make little or noeffort to get well, and in certain cases may even look forward todeath, in the hope of better times; or maybe, meeting again somebeloved one whom they have lost.”
- Dr Edward Bach
You feel unclean or dislike something about yourself.
“Thisis the remedy of cleansing. For those who feel as if they havesomething not quite clean about themselves. Often it is something ofapparently little importance: in others there may be more seriousdisease which is almost disregarded compared to the one thing on whichthey concentrate.In both types they are anxious to be fee from the oneparticular thing which is greatest in their minds and which seems soessential to them that it should be cured. They become despondent iftreatment fails. Being a cleanser, this remedy purifies wounds if thepatient has reason to believe that some poison has entered which mustbe drawn out.”
- Dr Edward Bach
- Dr Edward Bach
You feel overwhelmed by your many responsibilities.
“Thosewho are doing good work, are following the calling of their life andwho hope to do something of importance, and this often for the benefitof humanity. At times there may be periods of depression when they feelthat the task they have undertaken is too difficult, and not within thepower of a human being.” - Dr Edward Bach
You feel a bit let down after a setback.
“Thosewho are easily discouraged. They may be progressing well in illness orin the affairs of their daily life, but any small delay or hindrance toprogress causes doubt and soon disheartens them. - Dr Edward Bach
You give up when things go wrong.
“Verygreat hopelessness, they have given up belief that more can be done forthem. Under persuasion or to please others they may try differenttreatments, at the same time assuring those around that there is solittle hope of relief” - Dr Edward Bach
Your talkativeness leads to loneliness.
“Thosewho are always seeking the companionship of anyone who may beavailable, as they find it necessary to discuss their own affairs withothers, no matter who it may be. They are very unhappy if they have tobe alone for any length of time.” - Dr Edward Bach
You feel wounded, jealous, spiteful, or want revenge.
“Forthose who are sometimes attacked by thoughts of such kind as jealousy,envy, revenge, suspicion. For the different forms of vexation. Withinthemselves they may suffer much, often when there is no real cause fortheir unhappiness.” - Dr Edward Bach
Your mind is on the past instead of the present.
“Thosewho live much in the past, perhaps a time of great happiness, ormemories of a lost friend, or ambitions which have not come true. Theydo not expect further happiness such as they have had.” - Dr Edward Bach
You put things off, feeling tired at the thought of starting work.
“Forthose who feel that they have not sufficient strength, mentally orphysically, to carry the burden of life placed upon them; the affairsof every day seem too much for them to accomplish, though theygenerally succeed in fulfilling their task. For those who believe thatsome part, of mind or body, needs to be strengthened before they caneasily fulfil their work”
You feel impatient with the slow pace of people or things.
“Thosewho are quick in thought and action and who wish all things to be donewithout hesitation or delay. When ill they are anxious for a hastyrecovery. They find it very difficult to be patient with people who areslow as they consider it wrong and a waste of time, and they willendeavour to make such people quicker in all ways. They often prefer towork and think alone, so that they can do everything at their ownspeed.”
You expect to fail and lack confidence in your skills.
“Forthose who do not consider themselves as good or capable as those aroundthem, who expect failure, who feel that they will never be a success,an so do not venture or make a strong enough attempt to succeed.”
- Dr Edward Bach
You are shy or you feel anxious about something specific.
“Fearof worldly things, illness, pain, accidents, poverty, of dark, of beingalone, of misfortune. The fears of everyday life. These people quietlyand secretly bear their dread, they do not freely speak of it toothers.” - Dr Edward Bach
You feel down in the dumps and don’t know why.
“Thosewho are liable to times of gloom, or even despair, as though a colddark cloud overshadowed them and hid the light and the joy of life. Itmay not be possible to give any reason or explanation for such attacks.Under these conditions it is almost impossible to appear happy orcheerful.” - Dr Edward Bach
You are a strong person who struggles on past the limits of strength.
“Forthose who are struggling and fighting strongly to get well, or inconnection with the affairs of their daily life. They will go on tryingone thing after another, though their case may seem hopeless. They willfight on. They are discontented with themselves if illness interfereswith their duties or helping others. They are brave people, fightingagainst great difficulties, without loss of hope of effort.”
You feel tired after making an effort.
“Thosewho have suffered much mentally or physically and are so exhausted andweary that they feel they have no more strength to make any effort.Daily life is hard work for them, without pleasure.” - Dr Edward Bach
You feel guilty or blame yourself.
“Forthose who blame themselves. Even when successful they think they couldhave done better, and are never satisfied with the decisions they make.Would this remedy help me to stop blaming myself for everything? - Dr Edward Bach
You feel anxious about somebody else’s safety.
“Forthose who find it difficult not to be anxious for other people. Oftenthey have ceased to worry about themselves, but for those of whom theyare fond they may suffer much, frequently anticipating that someunfortunate thing may happen to them” - Dr Edward Bach
You feel an extreme terror about something.
“Theremedy of emergency for cases where there even appears no hope. Inaccident serious or sudden illness, or when the patient is veryfrightened or terrified, or if the conditions is serious enough tocause great fear to those around. If the patient is not conscious thelips may be moistened with the remedy.” - Dr Edward Bach
You drive yourself hard trying to set an example.
“Thosewho are very strict in their way of living; they deny themseles many ofthe joys and pleasures of life because they consider it might interferewith their work. They are hard masters to themselves. They wish to bewell and strong and active, and will do anything which they believewill keep them so. They hope to be examples which will appeal to otherswho may then follow their ideas and be better as a result.”
You can’t make your mind up.
“Those whosuffer much from being unable to decide between two things, first oneseeming right then the other. They are usually quiet people, and beartheir difficulty alone, as they are not inclined to discuss it withothers” - Dr Edward Bach
You are suffering from the effects of a shock, or from grief.
“Forthose in great distress under conditions which for a time produce greatunhappiness. The shock of serious news, the loss of someone dear, thefright following an accident, and such like. For those who for a timerefuse to be consoled, this remedy brings comfort.”
You feel despair when there is no hope left.
“Forthose moments which happen to some people when the anguish is so greatas to seem to be unbearable. When the mind or body feels as if it hadborne to the uttermost limit of its endurance, and that now it mustgive way. When it seems there is nothing but destruction andannihilation left to face.” - Dr Edward Bach
Your enthusiasm leads you to burn yourself out.
“Thosewith fixed principles and ideas, which they ar.e confident are right,and which they very rarely change. They have a great wish to convertall around them to their own views of life. They are strong of will andhave much courage when they are convinced of those things that theywish to teach. In illness they struggle on long after many would havegiven up their duties.”
Sometimes you are a tyrant when you want to lead.
“VeryCapable people, certain of their own abiltiy, confident of success.Being so assured, they think that it would be for the benefit of othersif they could be persuaded to do things as they themselves do, or asthey are certain is right. Even in illness they will direct theirattendants. They may be of great value in emergency.”
- Dr Edward Bach
Other people’s ideas knock you off course; you are unsettled at times of change.
“Forthose who have definite ideals and ambitions in life and are fulfillingthem, but on rare occasions are tempted to be led away from their ownideas, aims and work by the enthusiasm convictions or strong opinionsof others. The remedy gives constancy and protection from outsideinfluences.”
You like your own company but sometimes feel lonely.
“Forthose who in health or illness like to be alone. Very quiet people, whomove about without noise, They are aloof, leave people alone and gotheir own way. Often clever and talented. Their peace and calmness is ablessing to those around them.” - Dr Edward Bach
Your mind is running over the same thing.
“Forthose who cannot prevent thoughts, ideas, arguments which they do notdesire from entering their minds. Usually at such times when theinterest of the moment is not strong enough to keep the mind full.Thoughts which worry and still remain, or if for a time thrown out,will return. They seem to circle round and round and cause mentaltorture. The presence of such unpleasant thoughts drives out peace andinterferes with being able to think only of the work or pleasure of theday”
You want to do something worthwhile but can’t find your vocation.
“Thosewho have ambitions to do something of prominence in life, who wish tohave much experience, and to enjoy all that which is possible for them,to take life to the full. Their difficulty is to determine whatoccupation to follow; as although their ambitions are strong, they haveno calling which appeals to them above all others. This may cause delayand dissatisfaction.”
You can’t really be bothered.
“Those whowithout apparently sufficient reason become resigned to all thathappens, and just glide through life, take it as it is, without anyeffort to improve things and find some joy. They have surrendered tothe struggle of life without complaint.” - Dr Edward Bach
You feel resentful and sorry for yourself.
“Forthose who have suffered adversity or misfortune and find thesedifficult to accept, without complaint or resentment, as they judgelife much by the success which it brings. They feel that they have notdeserved so great a trial, that it was unjust, and they becomeembittered.They often take less interest and are less active in thosethings of life which they had previously enjoyed.”