Heather is for egocentric people who need recognition, who cannot be alone, and who speak constantly of themselves

Heather people are chatterboxes! Dr. Bach fondly named them "buttonholers" because they like to come close to you and talk into your face. They also like to touch you, nudge you, or hold your arm to keep your attention. They enjoy talking about themselves, their family and their friends and when unwell they will talk of nothing but their ailments. Their audience has difficulty contributing to the conversation and even when they do, it merely serves to feed the Heather person with a cue or reminder to tell you yet another story about themselves! They dislike being alone and are unhappy and depleted when they are, for they live on the vitality of others, sap their strength and leave them exhausted. For this reason other people tend to avoid them and they become lonely as a result....The remedy helps the sufferer to take their mind off themselves.

Heather flower essence helps those who become too absorbed in their own problems and worries. Such persons are deeply lonely and in great pain, but they seek contact with others in a dysfunctional manner. Feeling empty inside, the Heather type hopes to assuage its hunger by "feeding" off the psychic attention and sympathy of others. In most cases this excessive self concern repels others from forming a truly sympathetic bond. Thus the Heather type becomes increasingly lonely and dysfunctional. In extreme states, such a person may learn to manipulate psychic energy so that others are compelled to listen to and attend to their problems. Heather nourishes the soul's feelings of profound emptiness so that it can become stronger within itself, and realize compassion. This is the key to experiencing love, for one is healed from one's own suffering by learning to care for and perceive the suffering of others. Heather heals the soul by reversing psychic currents of energy which are directed too strongly toward the self. By learning to find oneself in caring for others, the Heather soul becomes self- fulfilled rather than self-absorbed.