The Napoleon complex takes its name from the French Emperor Napoleon I. This is supposed to be an inferiority complex that drives short men to be mean.
Napoleon was 5’5” tall
Sometimes nicknamed “Napoleon complex”, the short-man syndrome sums up the tendency of some men, particularly those of short stature, to suffer from an inferiority complex that leads them to be more greedy and mean. It takes its name from the French Emperor Napoleon I. According to popular belief, he compensated for his small size with a thirst for power, wars and conquests According to historians, Napoleon was 1.68 m tall (5’5”). Additionally, Napoleon was often seen alongside the men of his Imperial Guard, selected for their large stature, which may have contributed to the perception of him as a short individual.
A personal inadequacy
The Napoleon complex is a term that is used to describe the inferiority complex experienced by some short people. People who suffer from this complex have to deal with certain feelings of personal inadequacy associated with their lack of size. Yet people with the Napoleon complex often compensate for their short stature with negative behaviors in their lives, so they can be more aggressive and jealous. This complex is also called the Napoleonic complex or the short man complex. Myth or reality, all you have to do is make your observations around you….