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Peter Grabas

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Are one of the reason that more people who are tall -or large- are more successful than not due to primal reasons?

It occurs to me that one of the reason that more people who are tall or large, are more successful than not are subject to primal reasons. Size and expansiveness are subconsciously motivating or de-motivating us in primal ways to succeed or to acquiesce.

If you are short, what were your experiences with success and dominance?
The same question if you are tall, what were your experiences with success and dominance?.

If you are tall or large have you found this to be an asset or a liability with people's expectations or prejudices toward you? The same question if you are short.

People of average height and girth, did you experience or observe any of these preconceptions, expectations or prejudice?

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    Oct 6 2012: The athletic and muscular are percieved as strong and adventurous;
    the thin and frail are usually percieved as tense, pessimistic and quiet;
    and the fat and round are percieved as less powerful, even though they are seen as sympathetic, agreeable, and dependent.
    I''m 5.8'; and as an actor I've been busy since the beginning of my career. I think for the film/Tv industry it depends on what character or personality or look that is sought. But for the 'ladies man' image, taller men have an advantage; and for the pretty-girl model look taller girls are preffered.
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      Oct 8 2012: Feyisayo I think you have touched on something important: "I think for the film/Tv industry it depends on what character or personality or look that is sought." I think media is the biggest tool that sets the agenda, creating and recreating stereotypes. I have been watching TV shows of soldiers and warriors, cops etc. and when I go to you tube to see real soldiers, in real combat, and cops in real life they look quite different and in a variety of shapes and sizes. And of course things are awkward, sloppy and inarticulate and yet very engaging, impact-ful and meaningful. It makes you wonder if actors were chosen without the stereotypes would the business of TV or movies sell as well, or even work?
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        Oct 9 2012: TV and films without the stereotypes may not be as successful as it is now. The actor's experience on the screen is a typical audience's member's avenue of escape into this make-believe world where front-line troops are still saying all the cheesy lines and all the smart retorts......real life is not as meaningful and exciting, so films and TV has to be packaged such that in a romantic film, the handsome guy who is so in love with this girl just knows what to say and do to keep the girl happy......Mr Grabas, you are right on this one.

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