Cichorium intybus

"Those who are very mindful of the needs of others; they tend to be over-full of care for their children, relatives, friends, always finding something that should be put right. They are continually correcting what they consider wrong, and enjoying doing so. They desire that those for whom they care should be near them."

Edward Bach, The Twelve Healers

This person can be a great nurturer and caretaker but they also have a tendency to control their loved ones, unconsciously expecting that their love will be reciprocated. Their love can be smothering and possessive. When they feel that they are not getting the love they need, they may go into self-pity and start blaming others, or even get sick from a subconscious need to get attention.

Keywords: Tendency to control loved ones, possessiveness, self-centered or smothering love

Positive state: Selfless and unconditional love, lives and lets live, recognizes and appreciates others' freedom