Acquisitiveness (phrenology)

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Acquisitiveness is a phrenological faculty.


Acquisitiveness describes the greed to increase one's possessions, to acquire, hoard and save. It can be aimed on material or immaterial fields, depending on the development of other faculties. It stands for the love of oneself's capital and is thus basically a self-centred faculty.


On the lower part of the temple, below Ideality.

Interaction with other faculties

  • Acquistiveness + Negative Conscientiousness: inclination towards theft and fraud
  • Acquisitiveness + strong development of Moral faculties: quest for moral perfection
  • Acquisitiveness + strong development of Intellectual faculties: quest for knowledge, academic titles,...
  • Acquisitiveness + positive Constructiveness + positive Perceptive faculties: business and commercial propensity.


Lack of scientific evidence supporting the correlation between phrenological mental 'faculties' and function.