Friday Fun: signs of character...
Quite fascinating to look back at 19th century notions of how the mind works.
This is a medical illustration from 1843, and just as interesting as the notion of compartmentalised thought are some of the categories listed.
"Approbativeness": an inordinate desire for honour and approval from others, located at the back of the head. Gives a new meaning to receiving a "pat on the head" for good deeds.
"Marvelousness", as a whole category... sounds like a generous optimist at work.
And I love "mirthfulness", a most important concept, especially on Fridays!