"Height is equated to power and authority," says Patzer. "We literally look up to people who are taller."
Every extra inch in height adds another $789 in annual income, according to psychologist Timothy Judge and researcher Daniel M. Cable at the University of Florida. Someone who is 6 feet tall earns nearly $166,000 more during a 30-year career, on average, than someone 5'5", say Judge and Cable.
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