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

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Selfish Sentiments. Cautiousness.
Physiology reading of Mr E.W.B. Baglin:- Secretiveness = Full, Cautiousness = Large and Restrain

Selfish Sentiments. Cautiousness.



Sense of Danger; Watchfulness; Carefulness; Fear; Restraint; Solicitude; Prudence; Guardedness; Hesitancy; Timidity.

Excess – Unnecessary Fear, Carefulness, and Anxiety.
Deficiency – Recklessness; Indiscretion.
Location – At the centre of the parietal bone, surrounded by Approbativeness and Secretiveness, Sublimity and Friendship.  It has three divisions:-

1. The front part gives discretion and guardedness; forethought.
2.  The middle portion gives care and anxiety as to results; the anxious, watchful, caretaking spirit.
3.   The back and lower portion gives fear, suspicion, sense of danger; indecision;

VERY LARGE: 7 – Are too cautious, watchful, anxious and easily worried; are in perpetual fear of evils and accidents; are afraid to take responsibilities or to run risks; are easily thrown into a panic and dare not advance lest you should go wrong; are afraid to take responsibilities or to run risks; are easily thrown into a panic and dare not advance lest you should go wrong; are full of fear.

LARGE: 6 – Are careful and prudent; slow in coming to a decision; are apt to procrastinate, and are always on the look out; you are judicious in making your plans, will lose many a good opportunity through fear to taking a little risk; are provident against real and imaginary dangers.

FULL: 5 – Are generally careful and deliberate; are watchful rather than suspicious; are judiciously cautious, but not timid; have prudence and forethought, yet not too much; under excitement you might act rashly.

AVERAGE: 4 – Are capable of being prudent and careful, but with an excitable temperament may be rash and unreliable, acting rather from impulse than judgment, and may sometimes get into trouble by a lack of due deliberation.

MODERATE: 3 – Are rather careless and imprudent, liable to suffer from want of forethought; you run too many risks undertake enterprises without counting the cost; are very apt to “get into hot water”.

SMALL: 2 – Are careless with reference to results; you do not know what for is; are rash, reckless, and liable to rush heading into difficulties.

VERY SMALL: 1 – Are rash, without fear or forethought.

TO CULTIVATE – Always think twice before you act, your rashness may ruin you ; consult  persons of careful deliberation and judgement, and be governed by their opinion.

TO RESTRAIN – Always act with decision, do not magnify your dangers; procrastination and fear may thwart every effort of your life.