2) Feigning indifference- Generally the indifference is not genuine but merely feigned─ a veil concealing some underlying drive, fear, or vulnerability; they conceal their injuries under a cloak of indifference. The aim is not to deceive. The mask of indifference helps to preserve self control and maintain emotional stability. It serves to control consuming emotion and person gives signals to others that this reserve should not be violated but be respected.
Our homoeopathic remedies are available to help patients who conceal their injuries under a cloak of indifference. But as a result, who are unforgiving and unforgetting, develops pathology.
A) Natrum muriaticum- Natrum muriaticum can be equally indifferent to life after some painful disillusionment or loss of enthusiasm, but has another mode of reaction. He seldom abandons completely any activity involving an element of duty and thus, despite his current apathy, joylessly goes through the motions of what was once meaningful. Hence, his indifference is burdened with more unrealized anger and resentment. He hides his sorrow under a beaming smile so as not to burden others with his endless difficulties. (''No, nothing's the matter ... Yes, I'm perfectly fine!"). He is a person who can endure pain or hardship without showing his feelings or complaints or maintains a stoic front and stiff upper lip to prevent his feelings from others.
He reflects alternate spells of diligence, high spirits, and enthusiasm with mood swings and sudden reversals of tastes and opinions. Although Natrum muriaticum might be genuinely indifferent to his own life or welfare, he is not indifferent to death. While perhaps welcoming it in the abstract, he cannot be apathetic about leaving the world improperly attended to.
When he recovers from a debilitating indifference, he embraces life with the eagerness appropriate to one miraculously gracious manner, and give another opportunity of assisting a world in hardship.
B) Staphysagria- After argument which ends in insult and he goes home and suffers; he does not speak it out, but controls it and then suffers from it. Staphysagria cures the cases where complaints come from pent up wrath, suppressed anger, suppressed feelings. The person becomes speechless from suppressed indignation, anger with indignation. -(Kent)
He dislikes to talk, meditate or doesn't want to do intellectual and serious work after undeserved insult, become indifferent to everything ( After insult or onanism). Patient is so sensitive that the least action or word troubles or annoys his feelings. Amorous dreams, desire for death, anxiety and agitation, which allow him no rest and his ill-humour, irascible, spiteful behavior, inducing him to fling violently whatever is at hand-(Clark).
The conscious mind may be willing to overlook, but which the implacable physical constitution has no intention of letting pass.
C) Sepia- Sepia experiences love not as excitement or enjoyment, but rather as a responsibility or even a burden. So she falls back on duty. After the end of her capacity of working, duty-bound Sepia keeps her going until gradually she begins to feel bitterness her imprisonment and struggles against the ties that bind her. In her wretchedness she projects gloom, just as the cuttlefish ejects its cloud of ink. No one can spread darkness around herself like a discontented Sepia. Then she begins to think of leaving home, to escape from the burdens of imposed love.
Sepia's overall indifference (''very indifferent to everything: the death of a near relative or some happy occurrence leave her equally unaffected": Hering) makes her so stone-heart that she even not affected by any loss in her life. When she urged to converse or socialize, may lack the energy even to pull the muscles of her face into a smile or articulate words, or merely to look and respond appropriately.
Her indifference may extend also to food. "I simply don't have any appetite whatever" is a common remark because she only and only wants to get some rest. She loves her husband and children dearly but she is too exhausted to feel anything but the need to get through the day's work and survive to the next. She simply has no physical or emotional energy left for love ("indifferent to those she loves best": Hering; " ... to her children": Kent).
D) Arsenic Album- Arsenic has racehorse mentality: nervous, excitable, competitive, determined to lead. Perfectionist is the key word for arsenic. He becomes apathetic about his work when he can no longer give a uttermost performance; if he cannot be the best, he prefers to have nothing to do with the field. In Arsenic album, reflecting the "all-or-nothing" syndrome and indifference to work can at times be encountered even contrasting markedly. In this way, his indifference conceals an underlying sorrow, regret, even despair, at his loss of capacity.
Indifference to work (like indifference to pleasure) deprives him of an escape from his inherently colorless outlook or his consuming obsessions. Arsenic feign such indifference but cleverly preempt their critics by critiquing their own work first, thus obliging others to protest and defend it. He is the one who professes indifference to criticism of his work but is really seeking praise.