Short People Tend To be More Ill-Tempered Than Tall People, Study Finds

student's measuring the height
student's measuring the height (Photo: Jennifer Epperson/ Twitter)

When we talk about violence, most of us wouldn't think that it has something to do with anyone's height, right? But actually, science recently proved otherwise.  

According to the study conducted at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where 600 men with ages 18 to 50 were observed, shorter men tend to be more short-tempered and are more prone to violence as compared to those who are taller.

Experts say that this response is most probably because of how shorter men tend to see themselves inferior or less masculine because of their height, which is scientifically referred to as "male discrepancy stress." This emotional state cause shorter men to become more aggressive, which is their response to fill in the incompleteness they feel. As a result, some of these people tend to become more engaged in crimes and other illegal acts.

People who are shorter are also more vulnerable in terms of their mental and emotional state, as CBS Philadelphia reports. As a matter of fact, experts say that shorter people are more at risk of having higher levels of paranoia as compared to taller ones.

Some people might think that height isn't a big deal, but this study only shows that unconsciously it is. A person's height can really affect his quality of life. Furthermore, it can also be considered as an important factor that mold the minds of these people, which affects them how they see their life as a whole.

Compliments are not just a simple thing according to experts. As a matter of fact, simple words of appreciation are considered as a "powerful gift" that could change anyone's point of view. These words can be very powerful, which can turn tables upside down especially when it comes to a person's self-esteem.

"Short people are likely to receive less positive feedback and to feel inadequate due to their height. This probably affects their confidence and results in personality and individual difference," as stated by Science Direct.

It may seem hard and would even take time for shorter people to change how they view themselves. But experts say people around them can be of great help.

A great way to do that is by learning to compliment them sometimes. One can do that by focusing on the person's aspects that are admirable. May it be his talents or facial features, it doesn't matter. Both can do the same.

© 2018 Business Times All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Loading...
Sign Up for Newsletters and Alerts