Aesculus hippocastanum (bud)
"For those who do not take full advantage of observation and experience, and who take a longer time than others to learn the lessons of daily life. Whereas one experience would be enough for some, such people find it necessary to have more, sometimes several, before the lesson is learnt. Therefore, to their regret, they find themselves having to make the same error on different occasions when once would have been enough, or observation of others could have spared them even that one fault."
—Edward Bach, The Twelve Healers
This person will have a tendency to repeat the same mistakes over and over. Think “same girlfriend, different haircut!” This can happen in any area of their life: school, work, relationships, and even in a tendency to catch repeated colds. It is as if there were a defect in the capacity to learn and retain. They may also have difficulty in processing or letting in information. For this reason, it is often given in cases of attention deficit.
Keywords: Tendency to repeat the same mistakes, difficulty in processing information, memory and attention deficits
Positive state: Ability to process information, see one's mistakes, learn and change accordingly