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Phrenology by Professor G Rudd in 1928 at 31 Lower Arcade, Bristol, England

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Activity, Excitability.
Physiology reading of Mr E.W.B. Baglin:- Activity = Full, Excitability = Full

Activity, Excitability.


VERY LARGE: 7 – Are very active, restless, uneasy, and wide-awake; are very agile, lithe-limbed and quick-motioned; your metal operations are equally rapid and facile; you are always moving, are always eager, knowing and impetuous; are in danger of excessive action.

LARGE: 6 – Are prompt, seldom idle or lazy, and are full of action; are clear-headed, quick in action; you are always moving, are always eager, knowing and impetuous; are in danger of excessive action.

FULL: 5 – Require motive to call out metal and physical energy; are sufficiently deliberate to weigh the pros and cons before deciding how to act; will prefer light work to heavy.

AVERAGE: 4 – Require urgent motives to call out energy and activity; are occasionally indolent, physically; are rather fond of being in the rear rank.

MODERATE: 3– Are too passive and indolent, mentally and physically; are wanting in promptness, will love to be waited on.

SMALL: 2 – Are almost incapable of action, and decidedly inert.

VERY SMALL: 1 – Can only move by a desperate effort.

TO CULTIVATE – Engage in some pursuit that compels activity, obey no impulse to indolence when able to stir about; create work and give your whole energies to its accomplishment; avoid everything of a sedentary nature; inconvenience yourself by doing everything that will sharpen you up.

TO RESTRAIN – Be more easy, passive and quiet; try to be more contented with your lot in life, and do not notice every trivial cause of physical action.



VERY LARGE: 7 – Are intensely susceptible to impressions of all kinds; easily excited, and subject to extremes of feeling, greatly exalted at one moment, and much depressed the next; are impulsive, excitable, and liable to neuralgia and nervous affections.

LARGE: 6 – Are very impressible to external influences; are full of soul, and too susceptible for your own welfare or that of your friends.

FULL: 5 – Are easily roused, but not readily carried away by excitement; are somewhat self-possessed; are able to act coolly and with forethought.

AVERAGE: 4 – Are swayed but little by external influences, will set more from judgment than from impulse; have a quiet spirit, and are able to evince much calmness.

MODERATE: 3 – Are rather dull, and need forcible motives to bring out intensity of feeling; are seldom enthusiastic; slow to perceive and feel; you show very little spirit in defending your own interests.

SMALL: 2 – You possess too little spirit to become interested in anything; are too monotonous and mechanical in everything.

VERY SMALL: 1 – Will require considerable rousing before showing any spirit energy.

TO CULTIVATE – Endeavour to arouse the mind to action, seek amusements and excitements, irritants, endeavour to feel that you were born to make a noise in the world.

TO RESTRAIN – Avoid excitements, irritants, and stimulants of all kinds.  Be very temperate in eating and drinking, baths daily, and spend much of your time in a quiet place.