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Girl and Im 5'3! I want to be 5'4 though...


Why not go for 5'4 1/3? Or even 5'4 3/4?


because Im barely 5'3 and whys it matter??
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Being a guy I don't know the answer to this question but doesn't wearing really high heels get really uncomfortable? If so, does the discomfort of the high heels less than the discomfort of not being able to look people in the eye?

I think it's all just what you're used to. I can't tolerate anything binding me about the neck, so wouldn't be able to wear a tie to work like men are expected to.

But it's true that short people are given less respect, and it's not uncommon for small women to be treated like children. I really hate being excluded by people conversing across the space over my head, or being told things like, "don't worry your pretty head" when I offer advice on say, the core charge on a rebuilt starter. Being five inches taller brings me into the visual field of most other adults, and I am less likely to be disregarded.

Also, I have a thing for shoes. Wearing stuff like this makes me feel happy inside.


Hm. I see. Interesting comparison as I really enjoy the times I have to wear a tie. No clue why.

I don't have enough experience socializing with people face-to-face to have ever really noticed things like that going on. I joke around and call people, anyone even an inch shorter than me, a midget sometimes just messing around (Sorry to anyone who would take offense to something like that.) but I would have a hard time disrespecting someone to that degree. I have never assumed someones opinion was irrelevant based on size. Maybe it has to do with the visual field you mentioned. Mine is always aimed down more out of habit and so I probably end up paying a bit more attention to the smaller person in the group. I don't know. It's interesting and something I will have to think about more when I am among people.

(If that seemed like rambling or scattered thoughts my apologies. Haven't slept yet and concentrating is becoming a bit more difficult.)

Also those shoes look nice...but dangerous.



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because Im barely 5'3 and whys it matter??


....Ok. Not a fan of my humor. That's cool.
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Male, 5'11" and I like it. Just talk enough without being to tall.
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I joke around and call people, anyone even an inch shorter than me, a midget sometimes just messing around (Sorry to anyone who would take offense to something like that.) but I would have a hard time disrespecting someone to that degree. I have never assumed someones opinion was irrelevant based on size. Maybe it has to do with the visual field you mentioned.

I have a friend who is an inch and a half shorter than me, and I call her a midget. I tried to convince her children that she had to buy a special vehicle designed for midget drivers, or she would have had to strap blocks of wood onto the pedals in order to reach them. They didn't believe me, unfortunately.

I don't think that people realize how they are behaving when they talk over my head or disregard what I am saying. There's definitely a visual field thing, because the same people who ignore me at 5'2" will notice me at 5'7", or talk directly to me if we are both sitting. Also, tall women are almost as likely to look over my head as men, so that's probably not a gender issue, although women rarely treat me like a child once they notice my presence. Men often do things like pat me on the head and offer me candy, which is incredibly insulting for someone of my age and educational background.

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I'm average - 5'5". Sometimes I wish I would have made it a couple more inches, just so I wouldn't have trouble reaching the second shelf in the kitchen (forget the third shelf, if anything is up there, I need a chair!). I have a fish tank that is too tall for me to stand in front of and reach the bottom...a couple more inches would have helped with this. Same with decorating the Christmas tree...

Oh well...only thing I have to look forward to is shrinking at my age.
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I'm 6'2" and 225lbs but would like to get back to my Army weight of 195lbs.
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I have a friend who is an inch and a half shorter than me, and I call her a midget. I tried to convince her children that she had to buy a special vehicle designed for midget drivers, or she would have had to strap blocks of wood onto the pedals in order to reach them. They didn't believe me, unfortunately.


xD Nice. I usually just refer to them as a midget and make jokes about fitting them in my pocket. Booster seat jokes are rare for me.


I don't think that people realize how they are behaving when they talk over my head or disregard what I am saying. There's definitely a visual field thing, because the same people who ignore me at 5'2" will notice me at 5'7", or talk directly to me if we are both sitting. Also, tall women are almost as likely to look over my head as men, so that's probably not a gender issue, although women rarely treat me like a child once they notice my presence. Men often do things like pat me on the head and offer me candy, which is incredibly insulting for someone of my age and educational background.



Ouch. I would have to know the person extremely well before I joked around with patting their head and offering candy. It was at least intended to be a joke in your case right? It's a shame if it really does basically come down to being a visual field thing. Maybe you should start taking drastic measures to get people to be more conscious of their actions. Like a pit trap that brings them down to your eye level.
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I think it's all just what you're used to. I can't tolerate anything binding me about the neck, so wouldn't be able to wear a tie to work like men are expected to.

But it's true that short people are given less respect, and it's not uncommon for small women to be treated like children. I really hate being excluded by people conversing across the space over my head, or being told things like, "don't worry your pretty head" when I offer advice on say, the core charge on a rebuilt starter. Being five inches taller brings me into the visual field of most other adults, and I am less likely to be disregarded.

Also, I have a thing for shoes. Wearing stuff like this makes me feel happy inside.


Mmm whilst I understand it could be a pain sometimes looking up at taller people when you're speaking with them, I don't think it's true that shorter people are given any less respect than average or taller people. take Deng Xiaoping for example - he's only 150cm, barely 5 foot tall and he was the paramount leader of a big country!!

I'm only 4"9 and had managed a few stores of an international company, all the girls worked under me always do as I tell them! Because anyone who disobey my order would get sent to scrub floor for the next 2 days. *just joking.. evil laughs....*

Lol, I think people respect those who show authority and you need to beat their asses and show them who's the boss!!!
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Ouch. I would have to know the person extremely well before I joked around with patting their head and offering candy. It was at least intended to be a joke in your case right? It's a shame if it really does basically come down to being a visual field thing. Maybe you should start taking drastic measures to get people to be more conscious of their actions. Like a pit trap that brings them down to your eye level.

Nobody who knows me would think it's a good idea to pat me on the head, joking or otherwise. I have a bad personality and I carry knives. Not that I've cut anyone with one in years, but still...

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I'm only 4"9 and had managed a few stores of an international company, all the girls worked under me always do as I tell them! Because anyone who disobey my order would get sent to scrub floor for the next 2 days. *just joking.. evil laughs....*

Lol, I think people respect those who show authority and you need to beat their asses and show them who's the boss!!!

Good job keeping your employees on their tiptoes. I'm in STEM, which is heavily male-dominated, and I have to work for every bit of recognition I get. I have learned to increase my presence to make up for being short and cute, and generally find it pretty easy to terrify people once they realize I'm standing in front of them. But for those who don't know me, using shoes to make myself taller and bring my face into their visual field works very well.
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justanotherguy_2005 wrote:
Ouch. I would have to know the person extremely well before I joked around with patting their head and offering candy. It was at least intended to be a joke in your case right? It's a shame if it really does basically come down to being a visual field thing. Maybe you should start taking drastic measures to get people to be more conscious of their actions. Like a pit trap that brings them down to your eye level.

Nobody who knows me would think it's a good idea to pat me on the head, joking or otherwise. I have a bad personality and I carry knives. Not that I've cut anyone with one in years, but still...


Must just be a bad personality offline. You seem fine enough to me while reading your various posts that I can understand. Some of that stuff you talk about is way over my head.

I would love to carry at least one of my knives with me though. I am far too worried about someone making a big fuss over it though and police getting called and me losing it. I think I have an unhealthy attachment to my knives though. =\
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mhibicke I have a bad personality and I carry knives. Not that I've cut anyone with one in years, but still...



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Female, 5'7'' inches in height. I guess I'm tall for a Korean, but I'm happy with my height, especially when I tower over my older cousins.
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I'm 6'1"(185cm) and 165 lbs (75kg)- that's ideal for me. Not to small neither to big. Also I train atheltics and rock climbing. I don't go to the gym because I don't need extra weight. I need my muscles to get stronger not much bigger. I need to be able to do that:
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I'm 5'6 I wish I was 5'9 oh well
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I would love to carry at least one of my knives with me though. I am far too worried about someone making a big fuss over it though and police getting called and me losing it. I think I have an unhealthy attachment to my knives though. =\

The best way to carry a weapon is concealed, and the best way to keep a secret is to not talk about it. But knives aren't strictly weapons, and can be very useful when you need to cut stuff. Something like this Kershaw folding knife is easy to keep razor sharp, durable, and you can open and close it with one hand. Once folded, it clips nicely into a back pocket and nobody will know you're carrying it unless you bring it out and show them, so long as you're not walking through a metal detector. Plus, the blade is less than 3" long, which qualifies it as a utility knife and perfectly reasonable to have in public.
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