Being Short Has Many Advantages. Stop The Insecurities

0 October 31, 2018 By Dang

I’ve spent years dealing with people pointing out my height, leaning on my shoulders, telling me how “cute” I am, and suggesting I am actually up to ten years younger than I really am. I’ve been out of college for five years – just this morning, someone asked me how my classes were going.

So, I totally get this feeling of insecurity you have about your height. I’ve been there – but now I’m at a place in my life where I feel happy with how short I am. I’ve accepted that I’m not going to grow, and I’ve learned how to love it. You can too, and you should! While it’s completely possible that you’ll grow a few more inches (you still have a few more years to grow), it sounds like being short runs in your family. Don’t worry about your little sisters growing taller than you – that’s normal. Everyone has different genes.

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Here’s the thing you need to understand: there’s nothing you can do about your height. You can’t control it, and there’s no use worrying about something you can’t control. So you may as well embrace it. As corny as it sounds, your height is what makes you you. Instead of acting like it’s something bad, treat it as the physical trait that makes you unique. That’s what I do – people remember me as “the short girl.” Annoying? Kind of. But everyone is known for something, and being short really isn’t that bad of a thing to be known for when you think about it.

Please don’t worry about what others say. Unfortunately, people are always going to make fun of things that are different about you, about everyone. If someone hurts your feelings, don’t be afraid to defend yourself. If your friends make you feel bad about your height, tell them they need to stop. If people are joking around with you (even if it’s annoying), try to realise that they most likely don’t realise they’re hurting your feelings.

I know how frustrating it can be when people don’t take you seriously because you’re short. But seeming grown-up and intimidating is really more about your attitude and the way you carry yourself than what you look like. Feel confident and sure of yourself, and other people will see that more than just your height. If someone treats you like you’re younger just because you’re short, make it clear that you don’t appreciate it, and that you’re more mature than they think. Show people instead of telling them.

To be honest, it may take a while to feel confident in your height. It took me until college to feel happy with how short I was. Give it time, and constantly remind yourself that your height doesn’t define you. Remember that being short has plenty of advantages. Own your height! And if you ever feel like being a little taller, there is always the option of a great pair of heels.




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