Vintage cigarette psychology for men (not women, because they’re too fake)

June 11, 2013 | By Abraham | 8 comments

Vintage cigaretter psychoanalysis - 05

In this 2-page layout from a magazine in 1959, we learn from a Los Angeles psychoanalyst that much can be learned about a man by the way he holds his cigarette. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said of women, because they are “so affected naturally” as to be “useless as subjects for this experiment”…

Vintage Cigarette Psychoanalysis - 02

Vintage Cigarette Psychoanalysis - 01

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Vintage Cigarette Psychoanalysis - 04

(via Vintage Scans, This Isn’t Happiness)

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    1. Barb says:

      “Hail fellow well met” is a somewhat archaic English idiom used either as an exaggerated greeting or referring to a person who is sociable and constantly making an effort to win friends. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) gives a 1589 quotation for this phrase as a friendly greeting.

      Just sayin’


    2. rosi cyrus says:

      No, James Joyce used the phrase “Hail fellow well met the next moment” in Ulysses…and by the way, YOU spelled hardy wrong. Sorry.

  1. nora says:

    Except for the silly ones about the ladies, I got all of these others correct. Perhaps actors used this psychology text as a guide to play characters who smoked? Otherwise I’m not sure why I would have any character associations with the way a person holds their cigarette. I have not known enough smokers for that.

    1. Barb says:

      I was thinking the same thing – you can almost think of characters from movies for each of them!

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