A man, small in stature, who attempts to overcome the way he believes other people perceive him (as a diminuative character) by 1) attaching himself to authority figures, 2) trying to manipulate himself into positions of control, 3) migrating toward positions of leadership, and 4) having a fairly volatile temper.
I had a boss with little man syndrome and besides never being able to please him, he always had to prove he was better than anyone else!
by notgnostic November 08, 2006
Condition whereby undersized men compensate for their smallness by physically asserting their presence.
That Puerto Rican just freaked on me when I stepped on his puma—he’s got a bad case of little man syndrome.
by P. Chop October 15, 2003
by 9races March 27, 2016
When a man of short stature feels insecure and as a result feels the need to belittle and offend others to make himself feel proud.
When a small man (with little man syndrome) greets you with: "Oh still feeling ill? By the looks of you, its pretty obvious!" (or something similar)
by S. Ashburne February 23, 2010
by Blue Knight April 22, 2003
When a guy is short and has an attitude problem because he is bitter at society for looking down on short guys.
Damn, I just got rejected by the bouncer that I was a lot taller than at the bar, he must have had a bad case or little man syndrome.
by Erica April 23, 2004
A person who thinks that he/she is bigger than they really are and tries to fight anyone as a result of it.
by Ian Cash December 26, 2011