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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My friend has a small man complex and he makes everyone there dress like Oompa Loompas Richard Pulsford, 50, from Scotland @RichardPulsford
"We are giving him small man complex, making him jealous, manipulative and self-obsessed.
Mutah was named Napoleon by Tupac, who identified him as an angry young man, and said his "small man complex" was like that of the 19th century French Emperor.
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