SUCK ON IT SHORTY.
Short people are most prone to jealousy, say scientists
Wed Mar 12, 2:24 PM ET
PARIS (AFP) - Short people should pray for a return to the Seventies fashion of stack heels, for the power of jealousy depends on how tall you are, the British weekly New Scientist says.
Researchers at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and University of Valencia in Spain asked 549 Dutch and Spanish men and women to rate how jealous they felt, and to list the qualities in a romantic competitor that were most likely to make them ill at ease.
Men generally felt most nervous about attractive, rich and strong rivals.
But these feelings were increasingly relaxed the taller they were themselves. The more vertically challenged the man, the greater his feelings of jealousy.
For women, what counted most in jealousy was the rival's looks and charm, but these feelings were less intense if the woman herself was of average height.
This makes sense in evolutionary terms, says New Scientist, in next Saturday's issue.
Taller men are most successful with women, and women of medium height enjoy the best health, fertility and popularity with men.