Last update: 1998-05-01
Amativeness stands for the reproductive instinct
and the sexual desire. It is the faculty concerned with physical love
and sexual attraction. When it is strongly developed, it may represent
carnality and licentiousness. When underdeveloped: coldness, frigidity,
indifference towards the opposite sex.
Amativeness is located on the lower back of the head, behind the ears.
See also the Phrenological Chart
Interaction with other faculties:
Amativeness + strong Affection: conjugal love.
Amativeness + Destructiveness: inclination
towards sexual violence
Amativeness + ogival skull (i.e. weak Spirituality
and Conscientiousness + strong Destructiveness
+ strong Perceptive faculties): subject which,
anatomically and psychologically, approximates the humanoids (domination
of the paleo-encephalic region).