According to the US Government, the small man syndrome is indeed a reality. The small man syndrome refers to a condition where men who feel they are not ‘masculine’ enough in society’s eyes are more likely to commit violent acts than people who are comfortable with their bodies and personality. It has been researched and studied and we have a Proof of Small Man Syndrome Found In The US.
While it is a common perception that people who act all ‘macho’ are prone to act aggressively, it turns out that acts of aggression are committed more commonly by people who feel less masculine. A lot of it is owed to the baseless stereotyping by society, and people who do not feel masculine tend to seek power, war, and conquests to make up for their ‘shortcomings.’
The research was conducted by the Centre for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia, and this condition has been termed as the ‘male discrepancy stress,’ where men who are not comfortable with their ‘masculinity’ commit crimes and assaults more often than men who are comfortable in their own skin.