By Abraham Myerson
Man's curiosity in personality is based on an intensely useful desire. In whatever courting we care for our fellows, we base our sex principally on our knowing in their characters. . . . as the emotions are partially reflected at the face and physique, the adventure of mankind has develop into crystallized in ideals, critiques, and structures of personality studying that are in line with physiognomy, form of head, traces of hand, gait, or even the tactic of costume and the handwriting. . . . a number of the tools used became equipped into specialties, similar to the examine of the pinnacle. -Introduction, the rules of character
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Believing that the forces of the world were animate, like himself, and that they might be moved, persuaded, cajoled and frightened into favorable action, undeveloped man based most of his customs LJ LWD on efforts to obtain some desired result from the gods. Out of these customs grew the majority of our institutions; out of these queer beliefs and superstitions, out of witchcraft, sympathetic magic, ODQ GD ' the "Old Man" idea, the primitive reaction to sleep, epilepsy and death grew medicine, science, religion, festivals, the kingship, the idea of soul and most of the other governing and directing ideas of our lives.
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Poor in physique, with little physical pugnacity, but worshiping, learning and reaching out for wealth and ODQ GD ' power in an unusually successful manner, the crucible of an adverse and hostile environment rendered him totally different in manners from his Gentile neighbors. With a high birth rate and an intensely close and pure family life, the Ghetto Jew lived and died shut off by the restrictions placed 1D upon him and his own social heredity from the life of the country of his birth. Then came immigration to the United States through one cause or another,-55 E-Text Conversion by Nalanda Digital Library The Foundations of Personality by Abraham Myerson and note the results.
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