Napoleon Complex

(redirected from Short Man Complex)
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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I don't think I've got a short man complex, but I've genuinely had a permanent irritation in my psyche that has made me unable to watch a major event on television without saying, 'I've got to get there.