Study suggests short people are more likely to be psychopaths

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Study suggests short people are more likely to be psychopaths


According to new research, people who are short and unhappy with their height are more likely to ‘become psychopaths’. 

A study into the Napoleon Complex, also known as Small Man Syndrome, found that short individuals are more likely to exhibit the ‘Dark Triad’ personality traits. 

The research was published in the Personality and Individual Differences journal and reportedly found that short people who envy those taller than them are more likely to show antagonistic behaviours to offset height disadvantages. 

The dark triad are psychopathy, narcissism and Machiavellianism, which are associated with a lack of remorse, inflated senses of self-importance and manipulative tendencies. 

Researchers recruited 367 people from the USA using Amazon’s crowdsourcing website ‘Mechanical Trunk’ and asked participants to complete the Dirty Dozen Dark Triad questionnaire. 

The questionnaire observed the participants rank how strongly they agreed with statements like ‘I tend to manipulate’ or ‘I tend to be callous or insensitive’. Researchers then asked participants to record their actual height and how much they agreed with statements like ‘I wish I were taller.’ 

The study found a correlation between people who were unsatisfied with their height and the three Dark Triad traits. As per reasons behind this, the study found that people who cannot exhibit physical formidability would do so psychologically. 



Minimum driving age could drop to 17 due to EU law

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Minimum driving age could drop to 17 due to EU law

Under a newly proposed law aimed at further cracking down on traffic law infringements across the entirety of the EU, the minimum driving age could be dropped to 17. 

How would this work? Any 17-year-old who passes their driving test would be allowed to start driving but only in the presence of an adult who is also licensed to drive. 

The main purpose of the law is to further crack down on traffic violations and introduce a digital driving license that would be valid across all the bloc. The EU commission is also proposing making all new drivers subject to a 2 year probation period. 

This would be a zero-tolerance approach to drink driving as it would give law enforcement access to national driving license registers. This would help the commission identify offenders and ensure they pay fines. 

With the European Commission saying that more than 20,000 people were killed in 2022 in traffic incidents on the EU’s roads, Maltese shadow minister Adrian Delia called for the age to be raised to 21 locally. 

Under the new EU law, an individual would be disqualified from driving across the EU if they are disqualified in one country. This would be a world first as all member states would recognise it. 

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Shaun Farrugia announces first ever EP called ‘Heaven Like Mine’

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Shaun Farrugia announces first ever EP called 'Heaven Like Mine'

Maltese singer and song-writer Shaun Farrugia took to social media to announce that his first ever EP will be released on Friday 10th March 2023. 


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Called ‘Heaven Like Mine’, containing off of the theme established in a recently released song called ‘Dear God’, Farrugia’s new EP will feature 3 new songs as well as ‘special surprises.’ 

‘Can’t wait to show you all the songs I’ve been writing’ wrote the internationally acclaimed singer. ‘For now, here’s the artwork.’ Farrugia’s latest song please was called ‘Count On You’, released on January 27th as the singer continues on his continuously successful roll in the industry. 

Another of Shaun’s most recent highlights, which include nothing short of working with international DJ Martin Garrix, was appearing on the Red Carpet for the third Creed movie in Leicester Square. 


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And judging by his track record, we just can’t wait to bless our eardrums with what Shaun will be releasing next! 


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Selena Gomez racks up 10 million followers after Jenner ‘mocks her eyebrows’

 - Celebrities - Mar 2 SHARE ON:
Selena Gomez racks up 10 million followers after Jenner 'mocks her eyebrows'

This one will raise eyebrows (pun intended). Reality TV star Kylie Jenner has suffered a massive hit to her Instagram follower count after what seemed to be a comment mocking Selena Gomez. 

On the other hand, Gomez’s numbers grew by a whopping 10 million following the little feud which Jenner claims is being misinterpreted. 

Jenner and Hailey Bieber, Justin Bieber’s wife, took to Instagram shortly after Selena shared her ‘eyebrow oopsie daisy’. The 30-year-old reported how she over-laminated her own eyebrows on February 21st. 


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This reportedly propped Jenner to get on social media to post a selfie of herself captioned: ‘This was an accident????’, whilst zooming on her eyebrow.

To make matters allegedly worse, Jenner then shared a snap of her and Bieber’s wife zooming on their eyebrows in a FaceTime video. This prompted accusations of being childish bullies. 

‘This is reaching’ Jenner declared. ‘No shade towards Selena ever and I didn’t see her eyebrow posts! You guys are making something out of nothing. This is silly.’ Despite her clarification (or damage control?), her followers dropped by 124,711 at first and then by almost one million by Monday 27th. 

However, Selena did clear up the air on TikTok, responding to a comment by Jenner saying: ‘Agreed @kyliejenner It’s all unnecessary. I’m a fan of Kylie!’


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