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Phrenology in Bristol

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

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Combativeness, Destructiveness.
Physiology reading of Mr E.W.B. Baglin:- Combativeness = Average and Cultivate

Combativeness, Destructiveness.


Courage:  Boldness; Defence; Resistance; Defiance; Spirit of Opposition; Resolution; Self-Protection; Love of Debate.
Excess – A Quarrelsome and Contentious Spirit.  
Deficiency – Want of Force and Courage.
Location – Behind Destructiveness and Secretiveness, at the back part of the top of the ears.  It has three divisions.

1. The lower and back portion gives a daring, threatening spirit; the aggressive, opposing, contentious quality.
2.  The front portion gives the feeling of defence and disposition to resist encroachments and physical difficulties.
3.  The upper portion gives moral courage, coolness in times of danger, self-possession when attached; resolution.

VERY LARGE: 7 – Are courageous and fond of opposition, resolute, brave and determined; fond of argument and debate; will put forth remarkable efforts in order to overcome obstacles in the way of carrying out plans.

LARGE: 6 – Are spirited, courageous, prepared for emergencies, efficient as an opponent; energetic in carrying out plans; have great presence of mind in times of danger; are aggressive in spirit and action.

FULL: 5 – Are efficient to overcome obstacles, and quite energetic and spirited; do not lack courage, but are not contentious of quarrelsome; neither shrink from or court opposition.

AVERAGE: 4 – Have a fair amount of courage; when roused will defend your rights, but are naturally more peace-loving than combative.  Your manifestation of courage and energy will depend upon circumstances.

MODERATE: 3 – You rather lack efficiency, and are not disposed to assert your rights; give way to readily before opposition.

SMALL: 2 – Lack courage; can accomplish little; cannot overcome obstacles.

VERY SMALL: 1 – Posses scarcely any energy, and withstand nothing.

TO CULTIVATE – Encourage a bold, resistant, defiant spirit; do not shrink from opposition; overcome difficulties.

TO RESTRAIN – Avoid resentment; do not take part in debate; refrain from harshness in speech and action.