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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: I am a taller person and I am quite quiet and don't strive to be the centre of attention.
    Short people on the other hand I notice tend to get the 'little man syndrome' where they must be the centre of attention by any means.

    So to make things clear as a large person (tall, not overweight) I tend to hang back in a crowd and observe people, whereas small people (short, any body type) tend to try and push themselves forward because of the medias portrayal of tall and jacked being idealistic, so they cover for that 'shortfall' by being more outgoing. Or at least thats my view on it
    • Oct 6 2012: Yeah, the "pitbull syndrome", I've noticed that too and I live across the ocean from you. Short people do tend to put themselves out there more and I can't blame them because tall people do have it easier in many ways.
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      Oct 8 2012: Interesting Scott--I'm curious if you noticed if the shorter people tend to be in the majority, average or minority in the 'successful' category?
      • Oct 8 2012: I would say the majority, but thats just based on the higher number of shorter people. So I am playing the odds. It also depends on your definition of success is, ie what your looking at. ex. in sports tall people are definately the majority
    • Oct 9 2012: I have to agree with Scott, I am a exceptionally tall male (7ft2) and also fairly quite and never find myself putting myself forward in an attempt to be the center of attention. Maybe our height 'advantage' has changed our mind, like the talk suggested.

      Very interesting talk. I have been wondering about how someones physical assets (such as height) might affect character and mentality.

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