Friday, March 14, 2008

Short man syndrome

It is said to have motivated Napoleon, spurred on Mussolini and driven Attila the Hun.

Now scientists may finally have proof for the "short man syndrome" - the phenomenon where tiny men overcompensate for their lack of height through acts of aggression.

A new scientific study has shown that shorter men are more likely to be jealous husbands and boyfriends than their taller counterparts.

Controversy over short man syndrome - or the Napoleon Complex - has raged for years.

Supporters of the syndrome say that society's obsession with height forces small men to overcompensate by becoming chippy, more aggressive and - in extreme cases - lust power.

The new findings come from two studies carried out at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

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