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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 7 2012: I recall reading in Psychology Today about 30 years ago, a study that correlated height with management stature in American corporations. Tall men were indeed more sucessful than short.
    I"m curious to read about the pitbull/enthusiasm traits ascribed to short people, which I hadn't noticed all my life despite my being 4'11'. But I have to acknowledge the observational wisdom of more than a few people I've heard from about this lately and appreicate learning this.
    I do often feel literally and figuratively overlooked. I have often spotted my 6' husband over the 35 years of our marraige, across a room, but it will take full-length arm waving and even a whistle tone to get him to actually SEE me even when he appears to be looking straight at me. Now that I'm widowed, other new best friends continue to have this same problem finding me in a crowd, even when we both have a clear line of sight. Bigger, dramatic gestures help, even though others are often amused by them.
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      Oct 8 2012: Very interesting Anne. The tallness in corporations--makes me wonder if that is just true for corporations or it that is a reflection of successful people in general. In example most corps today were built on the military model, and the military had needs and rewards for the biggest and tallest (Napoleon was an exception). But in other businesses or Education or Arts is it also true?
      And thank you for your personal story, that is at the heart of the question. It sounds like a major nuisance to have to contend with that all the time and makes me curious if it did/does create barriers with others? Or prejudices? I dont mean to get too personal, but your answer was deep, profound and honest.

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