Study says that short people suffer from inferiority complex
January 30 , 2014
Results of a recent study regarding short people, conducted by researchers in Britain were depressing.
"Our hunch was that the experience (of being a short) would cause people to view themselves more negatively, reducing their sense of status and self-esteem, and triggering a sense of vulnerability," professor Daniel Freeman said.
The researchers sent their 60 participants on subway rides and found dramatic results: Participants felt inferior and weak when they felt small. This also explains why they felt paranoid about several things.
"Paranoia is rooted in a sense of inferiority," Freeman explained. "In situations that make us feel especially small and unconfident our sense of vulnerability can increase, making it more likely that we'll overestimate the danger facing us from other people."