Does anyone know what a Napoleon Complex is?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    In the fields of psychology and psychoanalysis, Napoleon complex (or Napoleon syndrome) is a colloquial term used to describe a type of inferiority complex suffered by people who are short. The term is also used more generally to describe people who are driven by a perceived handicap to overcompensate in other aspects of their lives.

  • 1 decade ago

    a person with a Napoleon complex is usually a short person, like Napoleon was. And they sometimes have the same big and bad attitude that he had, as if they were trying to make up for their shortness.

  • 1 decade ago

    The Napoleon Complex steams from short people who feel that they have something to prove to everyone. In everyday life these people have to try to be the best at everything and usually end up making fools of themselves or getting into major trouble.

  • 1 decade ago

    Napoleon Complex = Short Man Complex or Small Penis Syndrome

    Trying to make up for something you lack in height or size.

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  • 1 decade ago

    it's a short person who feels he needs to be superior to everyone. The Napoleon Complex person generally is very confrontational and is over compensating for his short height.

  • 1 decade ago

    A short man who feels inferior because of his height and thinks he has to be tougher and meaner than any big guy around to make up for being short. Many times these men were picked on and bullied when they were kids, and are still over-compensating as adults.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes. It usually refers to short males that have an attitude towards larger males. They feel thet they must prove themselves a better man. Also known as "Short mans complex". I am 6'2", 235 lbs. I've worked in security and also as a Bouncer/Doorman. I run into these guys all the time.

  • 1 decade ago

    height complex

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