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Short man syndrome really does exist

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 03:28 PM

Short man syndrome really does exist, Oxford University academics have found, after a study showed feeling smaller makes people paranoid, distrustful and scared of others.

http://www.telegraph...sity-finds.html

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 03:37 PM

yes, it really does

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 03:56 PM

There is prejudice against short people, and I think an assumption that they aren't intelligent.  However I had the benefit of also being Asian, and that tended to overrule the prejudice in my case.


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 04:16 PM

They needed to study this fact?

Edited by freetoroam, 29 January 2014 - 04:17 PM.


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 07:32 PM

Look at Napoleon, and that's all the evidence you need.

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 07:50 PM

I've found short men suffer a similar social fate as tall women.

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 09:15 PM

I just cant believe this was a hit;




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Posted 29 January 2014 - 09:27 PM

View PostDrayno, on 29 January 2014 - 07:32 PM, said:

Look at Napoleon, and that's all the evidence you need.

Napoleon wasn't short for men of his day. As I understand it, the idea that he was a tiny little dude came from a misinterpretation of measurements that translated his height from about 5'6" to about 5'0".

View PostLilly, on 29 January 2014 - 07:50 PM, said:

I've found short men suffer a similar social fate as tall women.

I think the latter is a side effect of the former. I'm average height (5'10") and I never think about my height, with one exception. When I'm next to a 6'+ woman, I tend to wonder if it makes me look shorter.

I believe the height thing is a remnant of early man's fascination with the idea that gods and such mated with women and the resulting children were extra tall. Because of this, the shorter a man was, the less "special" they probably considered him. While it's absolutely silly to hold something against (or for) a person when the person had no control over the issue, there's lots of things like that and probably always will be.


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 06:16 AM

Yes I have seen it many times.

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 07:55 AM

This is a load of crap and I am sick of hearing it.

Next person to say this rubbish again LOOK OUT, I am going to reach up and punch you right in the kneecap.

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 08:47 PM

View PostDrayno, on 29 January 2014 - 07:32 PM, said:

Look at Napoleon, and that's all the evidence you need.
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Posted 05 February 2014 - 02:13 AM

It does for sure.

A lot of the small guys I know go to the gym about 4-5 times a week, use sunbeds and and a lot of them are chronic pr*cks who love to act hard; all this is obvious compensation for their height, a cringe-worthy process of upping their masculinity (I'm not so sure about the sun beds :sm )  A lot of the guys who gave me lip in school were shorter than me bar one or two of them.

I often get started on by people for no reason other than walking past them and their friends. I originally thought I might have had an annoying face or something but my friend's brother who is 6' 4" told me it's my height (I'm 6' 2" and have an athletic build. ) and that he often gets smaller men offering to scrap him when he is out at a pub for the same reason.

Edited by Sean93, 05 February 2014 - 02:15 AM.

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 03:31 AM

View PostDrayno, on 29 January 2014 - 07:32 PM, said:

Look at Napoleon, and that's all the evidence you need.

Evidence of the power of propaganda echoing until this very day.


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 04:38 AM

What's the upper limit of what is defined to be "short"?

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:05 AM

View Postpsyche101, on 06 February 2014 - 04:38 AM, said:

What's the upper limit of what is defined to be "short"?

I think your build plays into it.  If you work out, you're ok. (no-one dare call you short... lol)





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