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    ^That theory is BS, IMHO. I was tall in my childhood. I was almost adult height by the time I was eight. I'm a short ass now....so theory fail, as in, way too many exceptions to the rule.

    I also think height discrimination in certain jobs is a necessity, as in you can't be too short or too tall, or it would seriously impede your ability to do your job properly.

    I've never had trouble about my height.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FireyPheonix View Post
    ^That theory is BS, IMHO. I was tall in my childhood. I was almost adult height by the time I was eight. I'm a short ass now....so theory fail, as in, way too many exceptions to the rule.

    I also think height discrimination in certain jobs is a necessity, as in you can't be too short or too tall, or it would seriously impede your ability to do your job properly.

    I've never had trouble about my height.
    How is that an exception to the rule? The rule is that little kids look to taller(older) children for guidance/leadership. I don't see how an example of someone being at different height ratios at different times as any relationship to this.
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    In parts of China, height discrimination is supposedly enforced by law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erm View Post

    Interested stuff. Whilst I don't think the correlation can be explained away by that, it's certainly a factor that needs to be taken into account. For example, perhaps some of those traits are perceived because of prejudice, rather than actually being there. The personal space part certainly suggests that element is present.
    It's animalistic behavior. Size tends to correlate with physical prowess. Biggest dog usually gets the biggest chunk of meat.

    If a tall guy acts pushy, people seem to view that as normal behavior. Shorter guys on the other hand, are accused of having "Napoleon complex".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not_Me View Post
    In parts of China, height discrimination is supposedly enforced by law.

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    WHAT?!?!? * goes to read article*

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    Feminists used to focus on height, they attacked the production of high heels as reflecting patriarchal norms valuing height and therefore power.

    Incidentially I've got a phobia of women who are taller than me, also men but more specifically women, it triggers a lot of involuntary reponses which I have to consciously try and exercise control over. Its one of the few I experience along with a fear of wasps and small flying, buzzing, stinging or biting insects.

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    Yea, Height is a discriminatory subject.

    I'm one of the very unlucky ones in aspects of my height.

    Females tend to discriminate against males in Height, especially in relationships (They have this thing where taller = stronger = bigger penis = better at everything). Most of them need someone who is 'taller' and can 'protect' them. That sort of thing.

    Most men (The short ones) have napoleon complex. Because of the high expectations females have; and how they want to be be more attractive, etc. It's like your face, and how you want to make it seem uber hunky.

    Iunno, I'm very short. (5'2" or 160cm) so I have been discrimnated. I mean c'mon, it's not my fault when someone sees me, they say 'You're short'. I mean what about a simple 'Hello' or a handshake?

    But frankly, I don't worry that much about my height. I'm gay anyways, therefore I don't need to be tall. It's not like I need to get girls or anything.

    In the business world, people who are more attractive tend to be more 'higher' in the society we live in. Have you ever seen a super good looking janitor? Most of the good looking guys get their sugar mama's and live their spoilt lives. Not my problem!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueGray View Post
    How is that an exception to the rule? The rule is that little kids look to taller(older) children for guidance/leadership. I don't see how an example of someone being at different height ratios at different times as any relationship to this.
    The article quite clearly infers if you mimick the behaviour of a tall person, you get the benefits. A Tall child would have learned those behaviours. That's why I call BS.
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    Personally, I support discrimination against Haight.
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