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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CARL Hoefkens believes Stoke's "little man syndrome" will make the Britannia Stadium an unwelcoming arena for Albion tomorrow.
And he certainly enjoyed the finer things.' Another source said: 'He really threw his weight around and was known to suffer from little man syndrome.
It's little man syndrome, he's got that fiery Mediterranean temperament.