Phrenology in Bristol
Phrenology by Professor G Rudd in 1928 at 31 Lower Arcade, Bristol, England
Destructiveness - Alimentiveness
Executiveness; Energy; Force; Severity; Thoroughness; Extermination; Hatred; Hardness of Mind; Power to Endure.
Location – Above and around the top of the ears, giving width. It has two divisions:-
1. The back part of the organ gives severity, endurance, and the disposition to cause pain.
VERY LARGE: 7 – Have extraordinary executive ability; are very thorough and forcible; can go through severe trials easily; when provoked will manifest most powerful indignation; can endure pain and, if necessary, inflict it.
LARGE: 6 – Have the determination, force, and energy which remove or destroy whatever impedes progression; are executive, enduring, can be very indignant; have fortitude; if roused, will be severe and bitter.
FULL: 5 – Have a full degree of propelling power and executiveness; can be forcible, determined and indignant when roused, but are not disposed to be indicative, cruel, or unforgiving.
AVERAGE: 4 – Are not energetic without strong motives; have not much indignation; take life easily; are not really deficient, but have none too much executive power.
MODERATE: 3 – Lack thoroughness and efficiency; are not forcible, executive or severe; can neither cause nor bear pain.
SMALL: 2 – Avoid hard work; cannot be angry even when provoked; are too tender-hearted; very deficient in energy.
VERY SMALL: 1 – Are too tame and spiritless; cannot witness nor bear pain.
TO CULTIVATE – Be more executive, overcome obstacles; be thorough and put all your energies into your work.
TO RESTRAIN – Cultivate a tender, merciful, forgiving and benevolent spirit.
Sense of Hunger and Thirst; Desire to Eat and Drink and to gratify the Appetite.
Excess – Gluttony; Drunkenness.
Location – In the second temporal convolution, in front of the upper part of the ear. It has two divisions:-
1. The back part of the organ gives preference for solid food.
VERY LARGE: 7 – Have great pleasure in eating and drinking; have an excellent appetite, are liable to indulge it too much, and hence ruin the digestive powers; should restrain appetite.
LARGE: 6 – Have a strong, vigorous appetite, and appreciate the good things of the table; are apt to give meals too important a place in your thoughts and arrangements, and should be careful to avoid excesses.
FULL: 5 – Have a good appetite, and eat heartily and with a relish, but are not greedy or fastidious with regard to food. Can govern appetite quite well.
AVERAGE: 4 – Eat from a sense of duty rather than pleasure; can enjoy food well if nicely prepared, yet rarely, if ever, over eat.
MODERATE: 3– Are inclined to be dainty, have no great love for the luxuries of the table; are particular with regard to food; are seldom hungry or eat with a relish.
SMALL: 2 – Have very little appetite or relish for food, care little what you eat.
VERY SMALL: 1 – Have little or no appetite; do not eat enough to sustain life.
TO CULTIVATE – Choose a good diet, eat to enjoy, eat leisurely and get all the good you can from your food.
TO RESTRAIN – Eat sparingly; improve digestion; direct your attention to the quality rather than the quantity of your food.