Cautiousness

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Cautiousness is a faculty from Phrenology.

Definition[edit]

Cautious[edit]

Cautious means careful or to watch out. The connotation of this is neutral. Example: The sign told people to be Cautious of the hole.

Sensible Cautiousness[edit]

Moderately developed, cautiousness brings balanced circumspection, the capacity to act and carefully. A secretive way of hiding the intent to tell something or hide something from a person.

Excessive Cautiousness[edit]

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.

The Opposite of Cautiousness[edit]

A negative cautiousness stands for reckless action, imprudence, immoderation.

Localisation[edit]

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

Interaction with other faculties[edit]

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