Are Men Who Feel Less Masculine More Likely To Be More Violent?

pg-35-napoleon-1-dea-getty(Telegraph) Small man syndrome really does exist, US government researchers conclude

Small man syndrome really does exist, US government scientists have found, after research showed men who feel the least masculine are at risk of committing violent acts.

Although it is traditionally supposed that ‘macho’ men are the most prone to acts of aggression, in fact outsiders who feel that they do not fit gender stereotypes are equally as dangerous.

Sometimes called the Napoleon complex, small man syndrome supposes that men who feel the least masculine seek power, war and conquest to make up for their physical shortcomings.

Researchers at the federal Centres for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia, say men can suffer from ‘male discrepancy stress’ where they feel they are falling short of traditional masculine gender norms. And it appears to make them more prone to violence than men who feel comfortable in their own skin.

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