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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 12 2012: Even the sound of a voice can have a significant effect. Studies have shown that individuals can accurately deterime upper body physical strength from verbal cues. http://primalresponse.org/voice_sell%20et%20al%206.2010.pdf
    This is a primal response - Darth Vader would not appear as threatening if he were small, or had a squeaky voice!
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      Oct 19 2012: I believe you are quite right, but if you just meet someone before they speak, then you only have the visual to influence you. The TED talk that spawned this question is about posture, and how we respond to ours and others. That posture if confident results in our standing and expanding to full height, etc.

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