Driving can be more stressful for some and less for others, but there are those who swear that especially short people are aggressively behind the wheel. That's right: bass is the most cranky when stuck in traffic.
To say it is a study by the American Center for Disease Control and Prevention according to which men of short stature have low self-esteem, which would translate into less confidence and greater aggression, especially at the wheel, a moment in which, not being perceptible the difference tall, they would not feel "inferior" to others.
To reach these conclusions, the scholars questioned 600 men between the ages of 18 and 50 about their perception of themselves and their behaviour in relation to drug use, violence and delinquency.
Crossing the data showed that many men feel less masculine if they are short. An attitude is known to science as "stress due to male discrepancy", which leads certain individuals to be more likely to commit violent or even criminal acts.
How can the height affect people?
Already a few years ago, a group of researchers from the University of Oxford ascertained the real existence of the so-called “Little Man Syndrome”: according to that 2005 research, people of reduced height can have more feelings of vulnerability and high levels of paranoia.
On the other hand, this confirms the already known " Napoleon Complex ", that syndrome whereby men (mainly affects the male gender ) suffer from an inferiority complex caused mainly by their stature or in any case by other physical characteristics for which they feel lower than average.
In short, although a man is not tall enough, he could still try to become one through the use of force: people with this trait basically use their aggression to compensate.
In the end, height greatly affects everyone's perspective of themselves. How each of us sees our physique is exactly how we interact with others, whether at home or in the office or while driving.
Now, these studies actually include too small a sample to speak of absolutely certain data. On the other hand, how to accurately describe someone's behavioural tendencies based on height? For this, and just to clarify, Napoleon was actually 1.69 tall. It's not that little ...
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