It’s easy to see how this could be the case I suppose - after all society always tells us size matters !
Because your host is nudging the bar at almost 6ft 3″ I’ve no personal experience of being vertically challenged but it’s easy to see how people may feel.
The very act of ‘looking up’ at somebody can be intimidating. The old ‘power thing’ of somebody in charge having chairs in the their office which are slightly lower than theirs is still used today by people - and is shown experimentally to work.
Being teased and bullied at school must also have a lasting effect on many if not most. The verbal cruelty of children is seldom matched by those in the workplace or in general society.
There is also a sexist element here, nobody really cares if a woman is 5ft 5 inches but a man automatically becomes a short a**e.
Statistically, most women would not want a partner who is shorter than them for instance. It ‘looks odd’ to us to see a short man with a tall woman but not the other way round - it’s a stereotypical image hardwired into us.
Look at what Nicole Kidman said when asked how she felt no longer being with Tom Cruise
“It’s nice to be able to wear heels again”
But Does it Really Matter ?
Yes, statistically it seems it does !
A man who is 5ft 5 is 50% more likely to suffer from extreme envy problems that a 6 ft plus
Shorter men earn, on average, considerably less than taller men
Small guys are far more likely to be unable to find a girlfriend and lose their virginity later
They are also far more likely to be unmarried and to suffer from depression
Tall salesmen were more successful than their shorter colleagues
The list goes on and is all statistically very compelling. I have personally experienced that guys shorter than myself are far more likely to become aggressive after drinking or in pubs for example.
It’s as if they feel the need to prove something.
I believe this ‘issue’ is ultimately only in the mind of the person ‘affected’, most people really couldn’t care how tall you are, it’s you that cares and it’s that which causes potential issues to a greater or lesser extent dependent on how much ‘you care about it’
Does your height matter to you ?
What do women think of short men ?
Are you tall medium or short and how does it affect you if at all ?
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