Last update: 1998-05-01

Phrenology: Cautiousness

Cautiousness is a negative energetical faculty. It stands for fear and shyness and will slow down activity. An overdeveloped Cautiousness will give a shy and fearful subject, with procrastination, irresolution and indecision. Moderately developed, it brings balanced circumspection, the capacity to act prudently and carefully. 
A negative Cautiousness stands for reckless action, imprudence, immoderation. 




On the sides of the skull, slightly behind the perpendicular line. 

See also the Phrenological Chart 

Interaction with other faculties: 

  • Cautiousness + Affection: fear to hurt other people, thus tact, friendliness
  • Cautiousness + Approbativeness: fear for other people's opinion, not daring to thell the truth. 

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