One of the typical fields of application of Phrenology is human resources. The following descriptions, taken from Wells, highlight the developments of phrenological faculties requisite for a number of arts and trades.
to recall law cases and decisions; large Comparison,
to compare different parts of the law and evidence - to criticize, cross-question,
illustrate and adduce similar cases; and large Language,
to give freedom of speech.
Phrenology will tell you how to acquire and use these powers and faculties to the best advantage. Try it.
Perceptive faculties, so that they may study and apply a knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology with skill and success; full Destructiveness, lest they shrink from inflicting the pain necessary to cure; large Constructiveness, to give them skill in surgery; large Combativeness, to render them resolute and prompt; large Cautiousness, to render them judicious and safe; and a large head, to give them general power of mind.
Phrenology will predict, in advance, whether or not a student will succeed in this profession.
Veneration, Hope and Spirituality, to imbue them with the spirit of faith and devotion; large Benevolence and Adhesiveness, so thaty they make all who know them love them, and thus win eachother over the paths of truth and righteousness.
Clergymen do well to consult Phrenology; it would enable them to account for many seeming mysteries, and give them power and influence to do great good.
Note by page author: These statements are of course also largely applicable to non-confessionnal moral counselors.Individuality and Eventuality, to collect and disseminate incidents, facts, news and give a practical cast of mind; large Comparison, to enable them to illustrate, criticise, show up errors, and the like; full or large Combativeness, to render them spirited; large Language, to render them copious, free, spicy and racy; and large Ideality, to give them taste and elevated sentiments.
An editor who understands and applies Phrenology possesses a power which he may use with great effect. "He can take your measure". Acquisitiveness, to impart a desire and tact for business; large Hope, to promote enterprise; full Cautiousness, to render them safe; large Perceptives, to give quick and correct judgment of the qualities of goods; good Calculation, to impart rapidity and correctness in casting accounts; large Approbativeness, to render them courteous and affable; and full Adhesiveness, to enable them to make friends of customers, and thus retain them.
Why is one young man a better salesman than another? and why is one better worth a salary twice or thrice the amount than another? Phrenology answers this by pointing out the constitutional differences, and showing who is, and who is not, adapted to mercantile life. You had better consult Phrenology, and choose accordingly. Constructiveness and Imitation, to enable them to use tools with dexterity; work after a pattern, and easily learn to do what they may see others do; and large Perceptive faculties, to give the required judgment of matter and the fitness of things. Ideality to impart the necessary intellectual appreciation of the laws of beauty and the rules of art, taste, refinement, delicacy, imagination, and lofty aspirations; Constructiveness, to give skill in the use of the implements of art; Imitation, to enable them to copy well; and large Perceptives to impart judgment of the forms and qualities of things.
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