Secretiveness is a phrenological faculty.
Secretiveness confers discretion and diplomacy, with reticence, with the urge to conceal and cover up. A strong Secretiveness stands for deceit, cheating, masking one's true disposition. A weak Secretiveness on the other hand stands for frankness, lack of reserve and self-control.
Interaction with other faculties
- Secretiveness + strong Acquisitiveness: desire to conceal motives, employ underhand methods, double dealing and trickery in business.
- Secretiveness + weak Conscientiousness: lying and deliberate deceit