Politics can be a challenging and rewarding profession, where you potentially have the power as an elected official to make a difference in your community. Successful politicians often possess many characteristics, including honesty, energy, ambition, practicality and good communication skills.
In any competitive environment where opinions clash – as they often do in politics – an inch or two of height is no small advantage. Studies have shown that taller men usually enjoy more social success, partly because others incline to have a more positive perception of them.
According to the authors of one peer-reviewed study that was published in 2015 by the University of Groningen in the Netherlands: “We conclude that human height is positively related to interpersonal dominance, and may well contribute to the widely observed positive association between height and social status.”
Politicians from Vladimir Putin to Florida Senator Marco Rubio have visibly enrolled the heeled-shoe technique. Also, according to The New York Times, the taller of the two major candidates has won the US presidential election twice as often as the shorter candidate.
There was some supposition that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s shoes had lifts during his visit to the White House this week, as the 6’2″ PM materialized to be at eye level with the 6’3″ President Trump.
Source: Business Insider
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