French president Nicolas Sarkozy (right) is only 5’5” (1.65 meters), but he might not even be aware of it (although his raised heels speak otherwise). That’s because power makes people feel taller than they really are, according to a new study. Researchers asked 49 volunteers to write about a time when they were in a position where they held authority over others, while another 49 were told to write about being in a submissive position. Then the researchers had the participants create avatars for themselves in a video game.
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