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Personality functioning: the influence of stature
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    Stature and personality function
    • Jan-Maarten Wit, Professor of Paediatrics
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      • Hanneke Visser-van Balen, Friedo W.Dekker

    Dear Editor

    We have read with much interest the article entitled "Personality functioning: the influence of stature" of Ulph et al.[1] It elegantly describes the effect of short stature in childhood as well as in young adulthood on personality functioning in a population-based study. The paper concludes that "no evidence was found that stature per se significantly affected the psychosocial functioning of t...

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    Vertical Challenge

    Dear Editor

    Being vertically challenged myself, it was affirming to read a paper that revealed some evidence that being short does not necessarily confine you to social and functional underacheivement compared to your peers.[1]

    In medical school sociology lectures we were reliably informed that shortness is a disadvantage in the world. In the ancient past, when only the strongest survived, this may have bee...

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