Are you the Hedgehog in your Relationship?

I once had a pet hedgehog but he was very shy and we didn’t build up much of a relationship.


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He used to hide his gentle face and soft, furry stomach by rolling up into a tight ball so that I couldn’t even see the dividing line between his head and his tail.

It was almost impossible to get him to reveal his soft and vulnerable underbelly.

Once in a while I would catch him in an unguarded moment peering at me with his little black eyes and I wondered what he was thinking. But as soon as I tried to approach him he would curl up into a little prickly ball. I could even roll him along the carpet – but nothing would make him come out of hiding.

Have you ever tried to relate to a hedgehog? It’s an uphill battle. After a while you just give up trying.

And that’s exactly what happens in a relationship. If you roll up in a tight little ball till only the spikes are visible, can you blame your partner for giving up? How do you cope with a hedgehog relationship that is all spikes and subterfuge?

It’s such a pity when we show our spikes and hide our vulnerabilities. Because the softer side of our natures is really what people relate to.

Now find out from your handwriting if you have a hedgehog personality

4 Replies to “Are you the Hedgehog in your Relationship?”

  1. Thnx so much for this! I have not been this moved by a blog for a long time! You have got it, whatever that means in blogging. Well, you are definitely someone that has something to say that people need to hear. Keep up the wonderful job. Keep on inspiring people!

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