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Phrenology in Bristol

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

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Physiology reading of Mr E.W.B. Baglin:- Approbativeness = Full

Approbativeness, Self-esteem.


Ambition; Emulation; Sense of Character; Desire to Excel; Love of Praise; Sense of Honour; Affability; Politeness; Sensitiveness; Display; Show; Parade; Love of Popularity.

Excess – Vanity and Morbid Sensitiveness.
Deficiency – Disregard for the opinions of others, for fashion and politeness.
Location – Between Cautiousness and Self-Esteem.  It has three divisions:-

1.  The lower part gives a desire to excel, to be victorious, to do something worthy of a name; emulation.
2.  The upper part gives sense of personal appearance, regard for etiquette and fashion, politeness, and desire to attract attention.
3.  The part next to Self-Esteem gives sensitiveness, sense of name, honour, reputation, and position in society.

VERY LARGE: 7 – Are exceedingly sensitive to praise and blame; ambitious to excel, and desire notoriety and distinction; are liable to be ostentatious and vain; are extremely polite and ceremonious.

LARGE: 6 – Are sensitive about character, affable, and fond of approbation; desire praise, and are mortified by censure; are ambitious, polite, and courteous; set everything by character and honour.

FULL: 5 – Are easily stimulated by praise, but till not sacrifice self-respect ro principle to gain it; like to appear well, and are ambitious to excel.

AVERAGE: 4 – Are desirous to excel, but are somewhat indifferent to the opinions of others; are not insensible to praise or censure, but rather independent of public opinion.

MODERATE: 3– Feel some, but no great, regard for popularity; are rather wanting in politeness and ambition, and despise flattery and compliments.

SMALL: 2 – Are not ambitious; disregard style, fashion, and public opinion; are too independent to be popular.

VERY SMALL: 1 – Are indifferent to praise and censure, and care nothing for reputation.

TO CULTIVATE – Cultivate a winning, polite, affable manner; be more regardful of character and your standard among men.

TO RESTRAIN – Be less sensitive to reproof; be more independent, and less ambitious and sensitive to praise and flattery.