Vaught’s Practical Character Reader is an appalling little book on phrenology. I can’t imagine going around, staring at people, then feeling free to poke their head. Seems to me that would be an invitation to a facial rearrangement. There’s an insistence that anyone who doesn’t adopt their particular system is an idiot and worse, which handily brings us to:
Oh, that socially awkward excuse has been around a good long while. And just because:
That’s not in the least self explanatory to me, but I just skimmed the book. You can while away some time with Vaught’s Practical Character Reader here.