Analyzing Character eBook

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To be successful the pastor must take an interest in all the members of his congregation; he must sympathize with them, mourn with them when they mourn, rejoice with them when they rejoice, cheer them when they are discouraged, counsel them when they are perplexed.  Indeed, he must enter into their lives fully and wholly, also tactfully and diplomatically.

Perhaps the most successful preachers of the day are medium or blond in color.  While those of dark complexion, dark eyes and dark hair, are more inclined to be religious, more inclined to take life seriously, more inclined to look forward and upward to the spiritual and the supernatural, and are also more studious, more capable of deep research and profound meditation, they do not, as a rule, have the social qualities, the aggressiveness, the cheerfulness, and the adaptability of the lighter complexioned people.


When engineering first became a profession there were only two classes of engineers, the civil and the military.  Engineers in those days were chiefly concerned with the making of surveys and the construction of roads and bridges.  The steam engine had not yet been made a commercial possibility, therefore there was almost no machinery in existence, and such little as there was did not require a professional engineer for its designing or operation.  Nothing was known of electricity.  Very little was known of chemistry and almost nothing was known of industry as it has been organized to-day.  Since that time there has been an almost incredible development along all of these lines.  As the result we now have almost as many kinds of engineers as there are classes of industry.  There is the civil engineer, the mining engineer, the construction, the irrigation, the drainage, the sewage disposal, the gas production, the hydraulic, the chemical, the electrical, the mechanical, the industrial, the efficiency, the production, the illuminating, the automobile, the aeroplane, the marine, the submarine, and who knows how many other kinds.  Indeed, there are also social engineers, merchandising engineers, advertising engineers, and even religious engineers.  Naturally, it requires a slightly different kind of man to succeed in each one of the different branches of engineering, and it would be too great a task for the reader to try to wade through all of the qualifications here.  It would also, no doubt, only result in confusion and a lack of understanding of the real fundamentals.

Fundamentally the engineer should be medium in coloring.  The extreme blond is too changeable and usually not fond enough of detail to succeed in a profession which requires so much concentration and accuracy.  Practically all successful engineers have the practical, scientific type of forehead.  By this we mean the forehead which is prominent at the brows and, while high, slopes backward from the brows.  Usually those succeed

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