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Survey based on Big Five factors

Below are listed homeopathic and other said influences that could help against some OCEAN factors, also called Big Five factors. The said influences should be sought and tried out carefully to the degree they seem OK or helpful, if you can find out of it. My opinion is that the higher the number after a said influence (below), the better chances of effect, so I for one would have focused on the said influences with the highest putative "effect numbers" and made a blend of some of them too - 3 or 4 said influences together, for example, could work just as well as one, and maybe much better.

Read 'remedy' for 'said influence' if you like. And do read 'said influences' for "influences" all the way below here too. Dr Karin Lenger has conducted research that confirms that homeopathic influences do exist. [A look into Dr. Lenger's research]

Why are there several influences aimed at coping with one trouble? Different influences are aimed at different sides to a problem and can stimulate different qualities too. That is the theory.

Have you recently checked your personality traits informally? Then you can read the influences selected to match such traits, and maybe get a bit motived somehow. There is a Big Five page on the site about the five personality factors that seem most stable, and otherwise known by the acronym OCEAN. Find a Big Five self-test online [◦Link]. With the results in hand you may feel more confident about the factors that are treated below.

Each OCEAN linked category comes with a list of homeopathic preparations, Bach flower influences and a few selected Gem remedies, and some others. There is a site disclaimer to note too. The following information should be treated as merely educational, then.

Dealing with mental and relational disturbances

Thanks to much statistical research since the late 1930s and onward, several factors have emerged as probable indicators of personality. They are clustered and annexed to five dimensions known by the acronym OCEAN, where O stands for Openness, C Conscientiousness, E Extraversion, A Agreeableness, and N Neuroticism. Today's specialists agree that OCEAN's (the Big Five's) parameters furnish a better basis for understanding the evolving personality than any other similar test, for example the MBTI, which is still much used.

The first standard counsel is: Stay out of harm's way. It could be that well chosen homeopathic influences, flower essence influences and other such influences could help against some mental disturbances even their effects go largely unproven still. The deeper the disturbances go, the more they affect the lives and personalities involved. So there may be good reasons to try if disorders are lessened after you have tried out alternative or complementary remedies for at least weeks according to a well laid plan.

Such attemps may be for good if remedies are applied before anything gets serious or dead serious. Better still, "Prevention is better than (attempts at) cure," the proverb says.

This is to say you may "try and see" real good if you can, or refuse to succumb to diseases if you can.

On a previous page there is information for studying the essence influences in the light of such as OCEAN aspects of ourselves. Maybe it works best to read that page first, and then come back to read further, so as to ensure a better grasp of the "quark charged" impressions, potentised preparations, and influences, and what they could do for people if they are found to work well in your case.


OCEAN is a acronym gleaned from the first words on the five lines below:

  • O - Openness to new experiences (versus being close-minded)
  • C - Conscientiousness (versus being disorganised)
  • E - Extraverted (versus introverted)
  • A - Agreeable (versus disagreeable)
  • N - Nervous, high-strung (versus calm, relaxed).

Each of these five dimensions of human personality have poles in each end, then, and a cluster (group) of human qualities associated with each of these ten poles.

OPENNESS is related to being original, creative, curious and else. It is well worth noting that "curiosity killed the cat" - the proverb is from an old fable, and suggests that one may be open to one's loss. So as much openness as possible is not an ideal - and ot fit under all circumstances, such as under a despot.

Opposite is "close-minded" , which is associated with being conventional, having narrow interests, being uncreative, and so on. It would be a mistake to think that being "close-minded" would be wrong under all circumstances in this world. To be conventional may be very good, for example, where conventinality is good. Among head-hunters and cannibals and child-warriors, however, it may not be good to be conventional (as them).

So the terms are relative, and we can live with that. Circumstances often determine how much interest and openness can be worth while, or good enough.

In the list below, many categories from the OCEAN or Big Five parameters are found, and helpful influences are listed under them again. If your health and vivacity suffers from 'openness', your deep need might be to get less open, less frivolous. And conversely, if your health and vivacity and children suffer from your closed mind, maybe you should make real efforts to loosen up somewhat. Thus, the key to determine whether a parameter such as being 'CONSERVATIVE' is good for you or not, or how good it seems to be, is determined by your health and vivacity, and maybe the health and vivacity of those very close to you, in your care. We donŠt say in what ways persons may be too conservative than what is good for them. The influences may bring to light a variety of angles, and some of those "angles" may seem more suited that others. If so, use them.

On other Gold Scales pages you can study said and proposed influences in detail - their said, prominent effects according to such as homeopathy and Dr. Edward Bach and so on - and what they may be good for. - [Link].

There is in addition a page of problems and suggested influences - [Link].

All this is to say we have to consider carefully in order to make effective use of the information here.

If you think you or your partner is too CARELESS, make no big shouts about it. Instead talk about the Puff-ball (Bovista), and how you might make a home remedy out if its flowers in the way of Dr. Edward Bach. And then stick to having or giving the regulated amount of drops as many times a day for as many weeks as seem profitable. That's how to do it. Or you may ask others close to you to help you. Such amateur detective work can be fun, and should not deteriorate into sulking.

WHERE TO GET SOME: Many of the influences below can be bought or ordered at homeopathic pharmacies. Maybe you want to learn how to make your own influences at home and save hundreds of dollars in time too. Making your own influences is not difficult. However, it takes time for the higher potencies. In case you make influences yourself, make sure you don't use poisonous parts of anything. That is your responsibility - making sure.


Personality Factors

These factors or traits can be understood through their general meanings without refrence to the OCEAN. Still, we have furnished the acronym letters that seem appropriate for those who would like to follow up self-test findings some way or other. The numbers 1 and 2 refer to high scores and low scores on the online ◦Big Five (OCEAN) personality test, respectively.

The list of influences for each parameter is a meny to select from. Proficiency in homeopathy and flower influences cannot be dispensed with to make fit and safe use of the findings.

PS. The word 'remedy' is not exact. Homeopathic remedies are thought to carry an influence in a carrier, such as water, sugar, or alcolhol. See Dr Karin Lenger's magnetic study of homeopathic influences. To be under the influence has taken on quite a different meaning. [More] - TK

Careless - C2

Alnus rubra 4

Ammonium nitricum 5

Arsenicum album 6

Bovista B 6+

Colchum autumnale 5

Frontal bone 6

Mancinella 3

Mercurius dulcis 6

Micrococcin 6+

Nosose struma adenom 6

Pulmonaria vulgaris 6

Salix vitellina B 6

Saxifraga nivalis 6

Tanzanite 6

Viburnum opulus B 6

Zoisite 5

Conservative - E2

Asclepias syriaca 6

Hydrocotyle B 6

Plumbum metallicum 5

Pyrus americana 6+

Conventional - O2

Adansonia digitata B 6

Aristolochia clematis 6

Carnelian 4

Dolichos pruriens 5

Erica arborea B 6

Falcon's Eye 6

Micrococcus neoformans 5

Prunus cerasifera B 5

Satureja acinos 4

Saxifraga nivalis 6

Goody-goody (agreeable) - O1

Carnelian 6

Crataegus oxyacantha 6

Jasper 6

Rosa 'Irene' 6+

Santolina neapolitana B 6

Viburnum opulus B 6+

Inhibited - E2

Arsenicum album 5

Asa foetida 6

Eleutherococcus senticosus B 6+

Juniperus communis Abhal 6+

Panax ginseng 6

Paeonia lactiflora 6

Tanzanite 5

Saxifraga nivalis 6

Thymus serphyllum 6

Insecure - N1

Apatite 5

Arundo mauritanica B 5

Calluna vulgaris B 5

Dolichos pruriens B 5

Fagus sylvatica heterophylla 6

Falcon's Eye 6

Hypericum perforatum B 5

Kalium muriaticum 6

Lathyrus sativus 5

Tourmaline 6

Negligent - C2

Aragallus lamberti 5

Asclepias curassavica 'aurea' 6

Bismuthum subnitricum 6

Eilate 5

Myrrhis odorata B 6

Myrrhis odorata V 5

Viburnum opulus B 6

Retiring (socially) - E2

Aluminium phosphoricum 5

Amethyst 5

Argentum iodatum 5

Hibiscus esculentus B 6+

Malus theifera 6+

Ruthless (too severe) - E2

Aloysia triphylla 5

Amethyst 6

Arundo mauritanica 6+

Bovista B 5

Cyclamen persicum 5

Dolichos pruriens 6

Fraxinus americana 5

Helichrysum bracteatum 6

Juglans cinerea 6

Mancinella 5

Panax ginseng 6

Polygonum viviparum 6

Rosa 'Curly Pink' 6

Saxifraga nivalis 6+

Selfish - A1

Acidum phenyl-aceticum 6

Baryta sulphide 6

Emerald 6

Ferraria densepunctulata 5

Kalium chloricum 4

Lilium maculatum B 6

Pulmonaria officinalis 6

Quartz, Rose quarts 6

Satureja thymbra B 6

Saxifraga nivalis 4

Sepia 4

Taciturn, very t. (= quiet) - E2

Arum triphyllum 6

Fucus vesiculosis B 6

Opium 4

Pentymalum 6

Saxifraga tridactylites 6+

Almandin 6

Talkative - E1

Aluminium sulphuricum 4

Arundo mauritanica B 6

Asclepias vincetoxicum 4

Juniperus horizontalis 'Wiltonii' 6

Linaria vulgaris 6 (p: somewhat cowardly)

Satureja thymbra B 4

Undependable - C2

Amanita phalloides 5

Aristolochia clematis 6

Clematis vitalba B 6

Dulcamara 4

Eleutherococcus senticosus B 6

Hepar sulphuris calcarea 5

Hydrobromic acid 6

Kalium bromatum 6+

Magnesium arsenicum 6+

Paeonia lactiflora 6

Pearls 6

Polygonum bistorta 6

Pothos foetida 6

Satureja acinos 6

Solidago virga B 6++

Vitamin K 6

Zoisite 6+

Vulnerable - O1 (or E2)

Foeniculum v dulce 6

Clematis integrifolia 'Hendersonii' B 6

Porphyra perforata 6

Santolina neapolitana B 5

Zoisite 6

Worrying, worrier - N1 (E2)

Aesculus hippocastanum bud B 6+

Aralia hispida 6+

Asclepias syriaca 6+

Arundo mauritanica B 6+

Bromelinum 6++

Calluna vulgaris B 6+

Cina 6+

Fragaria 'Alexandria' 6

Fumaria officinalis 6

Hura braziliensis 4

Lachnanthes tinctoria 6

Magnesium carbonicum 6+

Micrococcin 5

Oncidium varicosum B 6

Pothos foetida 6++

Salix vitellina B 6

Thymus serphyllum 6++

Zoisite 5

Ocean essences, Big Five remedies, Bach essences, Bach remedies, homeopathic and Gem remedies, Literature  

Bach, Edward. The Twelve Healers and Other Remedies. Reprint ed. Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, Oxon: The Bach Centre, 1952. ⍽▢⍽ Also in the form of an e-book from 2005.

Ball, Stefan. Bach Flower Remedies (Teach Yourself). London: Teach Yourself Books, 2000. ⍽▢⍽ A self-teaching guide written by a Bach Centre expert.

Chancellor, Phillip, ed, comp. Handbook on the Bach Flower Remedies. Reprint ed. Rockford: C. W. Daniel, 1971. ⍽▢⍽ Dr Chancellor cooperated with the Bach Healing Centre. This is an ancillary to Edward Bach's basic work, The Twelve Healers and Other Remedies. The book combines remedy descriptions and case histories. Further, each Bach remedy is compared to similar remedies.

Clarke, John Henry: A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica. 3 vols. London: The Homeopathic Publishing Company, 1900 (vol 1) and 1902 (vols 2 and 3).

Gienger, Michael, and Joachim Goebel. Gem Water: How to Prepare and Use More than 130 Crystal Waters for Therapeutic Treatments. Findhorn, Forres: Earthdancer, 2008. ⍽▢⍽ Many enthusiastic responses. Some like reading it and some have tried some of the methods.

Lockie, Andrew and Nicola Geddes: The Complete Guide to Homeopathy the Principles and Practices of Treatment. London: Dorling and Kindersley, 1995.

Smith, Carolyn D. et al., eds. Hilgard's Introduction to Psychology. 14th ed. Belmont: Thomson Wadsworth, 2003.

Voegeli, Adolf: Homoeopathic Prescribing. Wellingborough: Thorsons, 1976.

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