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Ash asked this
August 11, 2011 at 9:32 PM



I think people that are really short feel the need to make up for it by having a dominating personality. Also known as "little man syndrome" haha. I guess because they have a smaller physical presence they need a bigger vocal one? For those really crazy tall people it seems to be the opposite. The only person I ever knew that was over 7 feet tall was super passive and it almost seemed like he had no opinion on anything!

Just my thoughts from observation :D

Dayton from SLN answered
August 12, 2011 at 8:14 AM

It's part of any mammals wiring to evaluate other members of our species for signs of health and fertility. Unlike other mammals however, we are constantly confronted with reminders of this in the media - stick thin models, buff young guys actors....

Given this, I think it's impossible for even the least shallow among us to NOT be mentally and emotionally affected by their appearance - their height and weight included.

It's interesting you bring up personality though. My boyfriend and I were just recently talking about the correlation between diet and personality. Apparently there was a book released on the subject recently. It makes a lot of sense when you think about it - the type of person that lives on fast food is a very different sort of person than the type that eats an organic vegan diet. I've always found it interesting to peek at other people's shopping carts or see what's on the belt at the grocery store. The way you treat your body and supply it with food says a lot about you I think.

There's a VERY interesting book I read on the subject. It's called "Survival of the Prettiest" -

And here's one study on the subject if you're interested:

"The preliminary results of this data analysis,while not causal, suggest that there is a significant relationship between personality traits and body image, body image and eating behaviors, and personality and eating behaviors."

Erin Froehlich answered
August 12, 2011 at 8:55 AM

thannks dayton and erin. i appreciate ur comments and agree with them. erin, special thanks for your detailed opinion and your descriptive reply. it tells a lot about your personality too :) and i can tell its both charming and insightful. well am 5"4 or something around that so i have always missed being tall if you know what i mean. am slim as well so it definitely is not encouraging on the body type. however i do believe that ur confidence and persona that you throw around you matters a whole lot when it comes to building your overall personality...

Ash answered
August 12, 2011 at 11:06 PM

Haha, no problem! :)

Obviously, it's a subject I find very interesting! And I agree with what you say.

Though I think we can't help but be affected in some way by our appearance, we can choose how much importance we put on it. There are things I don't like about the way I look. I wouldn't mind dropping a few pounds, but I'm worth SO much more than my physical appearance! I'm Erin Froehlich! I'm a natural writer, I've got a great sense of humor and I have a million interests! Who cares if I'm not super-model material?! ;D

Attitude makes a a big difference.

Erin Froehlich answered
August 15, 2011 at 3:41 PM

So right and agree with you. I wish i could say i wana drop a few pounds though lol. yes, attitude and confidence matters a lot. however as far the physical appearance alone, i'd always prefer to be taller than what i am. and Erin is a natural writer? wow i didnt know that ;) I wouldn't want to be model material either, in fact i'd rather be country and laid back with charming confidence and at least 6" height. hahha!!

Ash answered
August 16, 2011 at 9:00 PM
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