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Topic: Do tall people have more advantage than short ppl?
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Sat 09/28/13 12:25 PM
Are there advantages that go with being tall,and do short people lose anything for being short?

SparklingCrystal πŸ’–πŸ’Ž's photo
Sat 09/28/13 12:39 PM
Edited by SparklingCrystal πŸ’–πŸ’Ž on Sat 09/28/13 12:46 PM
I'm not extremely tall, but reasonably tall. I never found it to be an advantage at all, it's a disadvantage as far as I'm concerned.
- Clothes are made for average height of 1.68m, I'm 1.76m. So this can be a problem to have something fit nicely. (trousers and sleeves are sometimes too short)
- Most of my friends have always been lots shorter, not nice as short friends make me look even taller.
- Men usually prefer short women. Great if you go out with short friends!
- In older houses the worktops, wash-basins and bogs are too low.
- Household supplies: mops and tubes of vacuum-cleaners are usually too short

Go on holiday, book a tour on a local tour-bus in Turkey (or another country where ppl tend to be shorter) or a cheap flight. You gotta sit with your knees up against the chair in front of you for hours on end. Very uncomfortable.

The only advantage I have is that I usually can get to stuff on the top shelf without a step.
And you can appear to be more erm ... daunting/strong, which in social life isn't pleasant, but I've been a teacher and in that setting it sometimes was an advantage. Although the effect wears off and you're back to being strong, not appearing to be strong.

I always found it somewhat weird that ppl tend to think you are dominant cos of your height, as it's usually the short women that have a sting, not the taller ones.

So all in all, no advantage in being tall.

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Sat 09/28/13 12:55 PM
They know when it's going to rain before the short people.

KinBarrie's photo
Sat 09/28/13 01:01 PM
Taller people can sometimes make shorter people
feel intimidated. I used to feel that way, but
it can also be an illusion of sorts.
I lifted a guy 6'4 and about 215LBS when I was 20
years old, up across my shoulders, just fooling
around.

I was about 5'9 back then.Also about 150 LBS.laugh


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Sat 09/28/13 01:04 PM
Edited by Rawrr_Girl on Sat 09/28/13 01:06 PM

Are there advantages that go with being tall,and do short people lose anything for being short?


Not really. I'm 5 ft 6, and felt I was really tall, until I met men who were ALWAYS taller than me. laugh. And they tower over me. I don't mind. It would just keep me warmer in winter when we hug, meaning his arms can go a long way. One guy once gave me a fireman's lift. It was scary. laugh. I wonder if passer's-by thought we were on our honeymoon, because we just looked like a pair of nana's not giving a shiz. :banana:

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Sat 09/28/13 01:42 PM
Tall people can reach higher on the shelf. Most tall men love short women. I see that all the time, and my brother is tall and married a really short woman. I think a real tall person with a short person, makes them feel shorter.laugh

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Sat 09/28/13 01:50 PM
There is a definite advantage to being shorter sometimes. I never hit my head on the kitchen cabinets! laugh laugh I've dated guys who were as tall as 6'4" and never felt uncomfortable and to my knowledge neither did they. At least they never mentioned it.

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Sat 09/28/13 02:05 PM
taller people always get tanner faster cause they are closer to the sun

i am only 5 feet so everyone is taller than me

i make my friends lay down with me so we all tan the same:heart:

msharmony's photo
Sat 09/28/13 02:07 PM

Are there advantages that go with being tall,and do short people lose anything for being short?



I think that ,generally speaking,,,,so yes this is a GENERALIZATION,,,lol


generally speaking,, as often as women are viewed as more 'attractive/approachable/desirable' when they are soft, feminine, and/or petite

men are viewed as more 'attractive/desirable/wanted', when they are tough, masculine/chivalrous, and/or tall

it seems an advantage to a male to be tall, dark , handsome

and less an advantage to a woman to have those same attributes,,,


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Sat 09/28/13 03:12 PM

They know when it's going to rain before the short people.

hehehehe...funny you!

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Sat 09/28/13 03:19 PM

taller people always get tanner faster cause they are closer to the sun





Sounds funny

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Sat 09/28/13 04:13 PM
A friend tired of people asking his height so he would respond with "five foot nineteen." I adopted that and now claim to be four foot twenty-three. It takes some people a while to ponder that one.

There are psychological and social advantages accruing to tall males: http://www.beingtall.com/advantages/

In employment:

Gladwell polled about half of the Fortune 500 companies and found that the majority of their CEOs were tall, white men, and:
The average CEO was just under 6 feet (the average American man is 5’9β€³)
Among the CEOs, 58 percent were 6 feet or over
In the United States, 14.5 percent of men are 6 feet or over
Some 30 percent of the CEOs were 6’2β€³ or taller
Only 3.9 percent of U.S. men are 6’2β€³ or taller
β€œHeight matters for career success,” said Timothy Judge, a University of Florida management professor who co-conducted a study on the topic.
After analyzing the results of four large-scale studies, Judge and co-author Daniel Cable, a business professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill, found that extra inches could add up to thousands of dollars.
For each inch in height, a person earned about $789 more in pay. So a 6-foot person would earn $5,525 more each year than someone who is 5’5.”
β€œIf you take this over the course of a 30-year career and compound it, we’re talking about literally hundreds of thousands of dollars of earnings advantage that a tall person enjoys,” Judge said.

In the social scene:

Robin I. M. Dunbar of the University of Liverpool and colleagues studied 3,200 men in their 20s to 50s, whose average height was 5’6.” They found:
Taller men are more likely to be married and have children than shorter men. Childless bachelors are significantly shorter than married men. Those with children were, on average, 1.2 inches taller than childless men. Married men were an average of 1 inch taller than bachelor

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Sat 09/28/13 04:39 PM
I am 5'10 1/2 and am short in my family. My youngest brother is 7'. He is dating a girl 5 foot something. Being "tall" and having very long legs is difficult finding the right fit for clothes. I can reach taller shelves, but it is easy to hit my head. It seems the tall men take shorter women and leave us "taller" women with the shorter guys

jacktrades's photo
Sat 09/28/13 04:47 PM

They know when it's going to rain before the short people.


But last to know when it floods LOL

dcastelmissy's photo
Sat 09/28/13 04:50 PM


They know when it's going to rain before the short people.


But last to know when it floods LOL


Cute Jacktrades!

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Sat 09/28/13 10:48 PM
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Sun 09/29/13 09:03 AM

Are there advantages that go with being tall,and do short people lose anything for being short?



In both urban and jungle warfare, the taller soldiers are usually shot first, from all that I've seen; same goes for those that are the hollywood images of the muscular, well developed physical types that make for attractive 'poster boys'...or perhaps it's the sheer arrogance of indestructibility that makes them the first targets...

SparklingCrystal πŸ’–πŸ’Ž's photo
Sun 09/29/13 10:16 AM

... Being "tall" and having very long legs is difficult finding the right fit for clothes. ...

In the 80s you had these ski legging things with elastic band under the foot, like this:

At the time I wasn't aware yet that my legs were quite long and I ended up trashing a couple when I tried them on, hihi. Tore the elastic right of the leg :laughing:

NeonMidnight's photo
Thu 04/19/18 09:53 PM
I am short

NeonMidnight's photo
Thu 04/19/18 10:57 PM
tall people can reach things easier than short people

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