What Is the Short Man Syndrome?
There are some things many short peoplehave in common, some of which are quite negative in connotation,related to other short people from our history like Napoleon, AdolfHitler or Benito Mussolini. Even though any resemblanceother than physical has not proven; there are theories about, short man syndrome, claiming that all short people haveseveral things in common. Interested? Read on and decide foryourself.
Namely, the short man syndrome is based upon beliefs that short people, especially men, suffer from aninferiority complex. Thus, in order to compensate for their obviousdrawbacks, they tend to excel in other aspects of life. In order toachieve this, they are thought to be able to use all means necessary,including force and aggressiveness. This theory claims thatshort people, driven by jealousy, tend to show the world their worthby surpassing other, taller, people in certain aspects of life.Moreover, this syndrome seems to be apparent in the animal kingdom aswell, since in many animal fights, the larger wins, even though thesmaller member of the same sex and species tends to start the fight.There is a common connection between psychological and physical factors, aswell as the aggression. All in all, the world was jeopardized byshort people quite a few times, by the names mentioned above. Thus,although only a theory, the short man syndrome does have some“practical” proofs.
Is It Really So?!
Well, naturally, some people acceptthis theory as a plausible one, while some rebuke it. Nevertheless,there can surely be a connection between childhood experiences andadult behavior of short people. Some short children may have beenbullied by taller peers for quite a long time, developing thisfrustration and the very inferiority complex. If the situationremains unchanged, the frustrations may get carried on into theadulthood, resulting in the development of the short man syndrome andthe escalation of all the symptoms through social behavior.
All in all, we have to be aware thatany generalization is a bad one. Thus, we need to take other thingsinto consideration. There are probably billions of incrediblysuccessful, good and kind people around the globe, bearing witness tothe incorrectness of this theory. Nevertheless, we cannot deny thepossibility of creation of the inferiority complex due to the abovementioned factors. Finally, there can be cases of this syndrome, butthe scarcity of it, and the very fact that not all short people arefrustrated, makes this hardly a syndrome in the first place.