Napoleon Complex

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A popular term for the inferiority complex that short men (under 5’9') in society are commonly assumed to possess, which causes them—at least per theory—to overcompensate by trying harder than men of average height (5’10') in life’s activities
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People have argued for years about Short Man Syndrome - also called Napoleon Complex after the diddy French Emperor.
Napoleon Complex, the California community being formed by Jay Shafer, is still in the planning stages and will feature homes from Four Lights Houses.
That makes me query whether Napoleon complex sufferers are actually affected by their height: perhaps the syndrome is just something we attribute to people who are aggressive and overbearing and would have been the same whatever their height.
Louis De Palma, "Taxi" - Crass man with a Napoleon complex 9.
I watched dangerous despot Kim Jongun and thought: I wonder how short you have to be to have a Napoleon complex in North Korea?
Surely giving his club's record signing a Napoleon complex is the last thing Allardyce wants?
media is reporting that former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, a modern case study in the Napoleon complex, wants to be president again.
She discusses porcelain economy in Lamb's Essays of Elia, James Hogg's Napoleon complex in The Private Memoirs, Corinne and the making of Landon's giftbook style, and Byron's Island and the Liberal.
He outdoes his harshest critics by diagnosing himself with a Napoleon complex and warning his audience, "Stand up to rock stars.
I want to thank the DGA for validating the Napoleon complex I've had ever since I was a smaller boy," the diminutive director said.
No-one in their right mind would accuse King Justin of having a Napoleon complex, but the Little General has surely excelled himself this time.
The excitable French President with the Napoleon complex and big heels is a figure of fun.