The term is often used as a derogatory term also to describe those who are perceived as acting this way.Symptoms Thus the stereotype is that the smaller male with short man syndrome would be aggressive, likely to shout and talk loudly and seek attention and eager to prove themselves.

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The term 'Napoleon complex' is used in reference to Napoleon Bonaparte who many believed conducted his tyrany and invasions as a form of overcompensation for his short stature.

Interestingly however the term 'Napoleon complex' may well be a misnomer.

While Napoleon is widely believed to have been very short, in fact historians have calculated his height to be around 5'6' which was average for the time period.

It is believed that the confusion stems from miscalculations caused by the difference in English and French measuring units, and from the fact that Napoleon was often portrayed alongside his guards who were all taller than average.

'Short man syndrome' is a condition in which a person has to deal with a feeling of inadequacy which can come from a lack of height or a perceived lack of height.

This is particularly common in men who gain a lot of confidence and status from physicality and who often gain pleasure from being able to feel physically imposing.

Other findings show that shorter people earn less, and perhaps most significantly, it is thought that tall men have an easier time of it when they’re looking for love.

Sadly, I’m overwhelmed with anecdotal proof confirming the results of the last study.

I’d amassed a collection of subconscious prejudices connected with height. Would he be less confident, less at ease with himself and less successful than a man who stood up at six foot?

Looking back, I think my problems were mainly to do with my own insecurities.

“Women seem to be very keen on height and good grammar,” mused by boyfriend.