Last update: 1998-05-01

Phrenology: Destructiveness

Destructiveness is the area of dynamic energy. Some authors call it "Executive Energy". It stands for force, dynamism, fighting spirit (for any cause). It accumulates energy, basically for self-preservation. If untempered by the Moral faculties, which may direct its innate energy to higher aims, it will express itself in anger, violence, cruelty, vengeance. 



Destructiveness is located above the ears; if this faculty is strongly developed, the area above the ears will appear convex. 

See also the Phrenological Chart 

Interaction with other faculties:

  • Destructiveness + strong Self-esteem: brutal tyrant
  • Destructiveness + strong Amativeness: sexual violence, dangerous moral conduct
  • Destructiveness + strong Intellectual faculties: intensive thinking activity. 

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