History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 [2 November 1838–31 July 1842]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Vivativeness— 4 M or S. indifference to life; views the approach of death without fear. Feelings, Cautiousness— 7 F provision against prospective dangers and ills, without hesitation or irresolution.
Approbativeness— 10 L ambition for distinction; sense of character; sensibility to reproach; fear of scandal.
Self-esteem— 10 L high mindedness, independence, self confidence, dignity; aspiration for greatness.
Concentrativeness— 7 F can dwell on a subject without fatigue, and control the imagination.
Sentiments— Benevolence— 10 L kindness, goodness, tenderness, Sympathy.
Veneration— 6 F religion without great awe or enthusiasm; reasonable deference to superiority.
Firmness— 10 L Stability and decision of character and purpose.
Conscientiousness— 8 L high regard for duty, integrity, moral principle, justice, obligation, truth. &c.
Hope— 10 L Cheerfulness; sanguine expectation of success and enjoyment. [HC 5:53]
Marvelousness— 10 L wonder; credulity, belief in the supernatural.
Imitation— 5 M inferior imitative powers; failure to copy, describe, relate stories, &c.
Prepossession— 8 L or F attached to certain notions; not disposed to change them &c.
Ideality— 9 L lively imagination; fancy taste; love of poetry, elegance, eloquence, excellence &c.
Perceptives. Admonition 8 F, or M desirous to know what others are doing; ready to counsel, and give hints of a fault of duty, &c.
Constructiveness— 7 F respectable ingenuity without uncommon skill, tact or facility in making, &c.
Tune— 5 F or M love of Music, without quickness to catch or learn tunes by ear.
Time— 11 VL or L distinct impressions as to the time when, how long, &c.
Locality— 11 VL or L great memory of places and position.
Eventuality— 11 VL extraordinary recollection of minute circumstances.
Individuality— 10 L great desire to see; power of observation.
Form— 10. F cognizance, and distinct recollection of shapes; countenances, &c.
Size— 11. VL, L or F ability to judge of proportionate size. &c.
Weight— 9 VL, or L or F knowledge of gravitation, momentum &c
Color— 9 F or M moderate skill in judging of colors, comparing and arranging them.
Language— 6 F freedom of expression, without fluency or verbosity; no great loquacity.
Order— 9 L love of arrangement; every thing in its particular place.
Number— 7 respectable aptness in arithmetical calculations, without extraordinary talent.
Reflectives Mirthfulness— 10 L wit, fun, mirth; perception and love of the ludicrous.
Causality— 9 L ability to think and reason clearly, and perceive the relations of cause and effect.
Comparison— 11 VL extraordinary critical acumen; great power of analysis.
There are four Temperaments. The Lymphatic, or Phlegmatic, in which the secreting glands are the most active portion of the system, [HC 5:54] produces both corporeal and mental languor, dullness, and inactivity. The Sanguine, in which the arterial portion of the system is most active, gives strong feelings and passions, and more ardor, zeal, and activity, than of strength or power. The bilious, in which the muscular portion predominates in activity, produces strength, power and endurance of body, with great force and energy of mind and character. The nervous, in which the brain and nervous system are most active, gives the highest degree of activity, with clearness of perception and of thought but less endurance. Sharp and prominent organs denote activity; smooth and broad ones, intensity and strength. Explanation of the Chart The written figures opposite the organs and ranging in a scale from 1 to 12, indicate the various degrees in which the respective organs are developed in the head of the individual examined: thus 1.2. indicate that the organ is very small or almost wholly wanting: 3, 4, means small, or feeble, and inactive; 5, 6, moderate or active only in a subordinate degree, 7. 8 full or fair, and a little above par; 9. 10. large or quite energetic, and having a marked influence upon the character: 11, 12, mean very large or giving a controlling influence, and extreme liability to perversion. The size of the brain, combinations of the faculties and Temperament of the individual, may be indicated in the same manner as the degrees of the faculties or organs.
The initials VL denote very large; L large; F full, M. moderate; S small; V.S. very small. [p. 1353]
Vivativeness— 4 M or S. indifference to life; views the approach of death without fear. Feelings, Cautiousness— 7 F provision against prospective dangers and ills, without hesitation or irresolution.
Approbativeness— 10 L ambition for distinction; sense of character; sensibility to reproach; fear of scandal.
Self-esteem— 10 L high mindedness, independence, self confidence, dignity; aspiration for greatness.
Concentrativeness— 7 F can dwell on a subject without fatigue, and control the imagination.
Sentiments— Benevolence— 10 L kindness, goodness, tenderness, Sympathy.
Veneration— 6 F religion without great awe or enthusiasm; reasonable deference to superiority.
Firmness— 10 L Stability and decision of character and purpose.
Conscientiousness— 8 L high regard for duty, integrity, moral principle, justice, obligation, truth. &c.
Hope— 10 L Cheerfulness; sanguine expectation of success and enjoyment. [HC 5:53]
Marvelousness— 10 L wonder; credulity, belief in the supernatural.
Imitation— 5 M inferior imitative powers; failure to copy, describe, relate stories, &c.
Prepossession— 8 L or F attached to certain notions; not disposed to change them &c.
Ideality— 9 L lively imagination; fancy taste; love of poetry, elegance, eloquence, excellence &c.
Perceptives. Admonition 8 F, or M desirous to know what others are doing; ready to counsel, and give hints of a fault of duty, &c.
Constructiveness— 7 F respectable ingenuity without uncommon skill, tact or facility in making, &c.
Tune— 5 F or M love of Music, without quickness to catch or learn tunes by ear.
Time— 11 VL or L distinct impressions as to the time when, how long, &c.
Locality— 11 VL or L great memory of places and position.
Eventuality— 11 VL extraordinary recollection of minute circumstances.
Individuality— 10 L great desire to see; power of observation.
Form— 10. F cognizance, and distinct recollection of shapes; countenances, &c.
Size— 11. VL, L or F ability to judge of proportionate size. &c.
Weight— 9 VL, or L or F knowledge of gravitation, momentum &c
Color— 9 F or M moderate skill in judging of colors, comparing and arranging them.
Language— 6 F freedom of expression, without fluency or verbosity; no great loquacity.
Order— 9 L love of arrangement; every thing in its particular place.
Number— 7 respectable aptness in arithmetical calculations, without extraordinary talent.
Reflectives Mirthfulness— 10 L wit, fun, mirth; perception and love of the ludicrous.
Causality— 9 L ability to think and reason clearly, and perceive the relations of cause and effect.
Comparison— 11 VL extraordinary critical acumen; great power of analysis.
There are four Temperaments. The Lymphatic, or Phlegmatic, in which the secreting glands are the most active portion of the system, [HC 5:54] produces both corporeal and mental languor, dullness, and inactivity. The Sanguine, in which the arterial portion of the system is most active, gives strong feelings and passions, and more ardor, zeal, and activity, than of strength or power. The bilious, in which the muscular portion predominates in activity, produces strength, power and endurance of body, with great force and energy of mind and character. The nervous, in which the brain and nervous system are most active, gives the highest degree of activity, with clearness of perception and of thought but less endurance. Sharp and prominent organs denote activity; smooth and broad ones, intensity and strength. Explanation of the Chart The written figures opposite the organs and ranging in a scale from 1 to 12, indicate the various degrees in which the respective organs are developed in the head of the individual examined: thus 1.2. indicate that the organ is very small or almost wholly wanting: 3, 4, means small, or feeble, and inactive; 5, 6, moderate or active only in a subordinate degree, 7. 8 full or fair, and a little above par; 9. 10. large or quite energetic, and having a marked influence upon the character: 11, 12, mean very large or giving a controlling influence, and extreme liability to perversion. The size of the brain, combinations of the faculties and Temperament of the individual, may be indicated in the same manner as the degrees of the faculties or organs.
The initials VL denote very large; L large; F full, M. moderate; S small; V.S. very small. [p. 1353]
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