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I Am Short

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    I'm 4'10 and I can never reach anything.

    I can't even reach the middle shelf half the time. People love it, but I want to be tall.
    x0UnionJack0x x0UnionJack0x 18-21, F 2 Responses May 13

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    I've always been pretty short.

    Right now I'm 19 years old and am 5"5. Hopefully I'll have another growth spurt before I'm about 21 or so
    Youtwo12 Youtwo12 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    Petite?

    Everyone tells me I'm petite, and I guess I am but I don't feel it. I'm 4'11" and I weigh about 98 pounds. I get called shorty alot, and my twin has to be an inch taller than me so I get that held over my head all the time (literally) but you guys be the judge, would you consider...
    millieanne millieanne 18-21, F 12 Responses Sep 29, 2012

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    I Am Short But I Don't Feel Short

    When my height stopped growing from the age of 14 and I stood only 5 feet, I used to whine and complain a lot. God knows how many medicines and exercises I tried to grow tall but all went in vain. My cousins and friends always bullied me because I was short.  As I understand...
    citygirl9841 citygirl9841 18-21, F 3 Responses May 18, 2012

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    I'm only 4'9. i'm a midget. But i love it i say i'm just fun sized ^.^
    veronicacadena93 veronicacadena93 18-21, F 51 Responses Apr 18, 2011

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    People are always constantly telling me how

    short i am, ugh yeah im quite aware that im short im 5'1 for christ sakes :D. I swear every tall person i walk near always rests there arms on me like im some sort of arm chair, like betch you dont see standing on your shoulders just so i can see the world properly damn...
    Callmedarvi Callmedarvi 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    Small Couple

    I was at the mall doing some shopping. I was in Macy's looking at tops when I heard this woman's voice that said, "Can you help us?" I looked around and didn't see anyone. Then I heard "down here." I looked down and there was the smallest people I had ever seen. They were below...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 3, 2013

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    5'2 and I've stopped growing.

    It's a SAD A$S DAY! -___- My life is spent jumping and tiptoeing. Nuff said.
    TheOriginalDarkHorse TheOriginalDarkHorse 18-21, F 8 Responses May 18

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    Short Men Are Hot!

    Too many guys get slack of girls for being short.. I'm here to restore faith to all short guys out there that there are women out there who love it! I being one :D I've always found short guys attractive since I first started liking men as a kid. Finally I've got me a serious...
    fudgibaby fudgibaby 18-21, F 11 Responses Jul 15, 2008

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    Lol I'm only 5'2 I'm not sure I'm gonna grow

    anymore cause my mom and gramma short guess all the height went to my older sister 😋
    BrookeDuchanne16 BrookeDuchanne16 16-17, F 3 Responses May 14

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    I'm 5'3" and am not generally fond of everyone

    towering over me. Most of the shoes I own grant me an extra 3 or 4 inches here and there, but it's hard to find well-fitting heels in my size.
    bangles22 bangles22 18-21, F 3 Responses May 16

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    Short For Life ...

    Well hey my name is Leah & I'm 4'9 I'm very short.. I was once at the doctors and she told me that in over a year I've only grown 3 centimeters ...******* 3 centimeters not even a full inch -.- ughhhhh it ****** me off cuz I'm ******* short....
    1234icu 1234icu 18-21, F 29 Responses Jul 29, 2012

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    According to my drivers license (which really a

    learners permit but I can't be bothered to explain that right now), from 2 years ago I am 152cm which I think equal to 4'9". Technically I don't actually know how tall I am since I could have maybe grown a tiny bit in two years since I was only 16 at the time. o_o
    Ridiculousity Ridiculousity 18-21 Jul 19

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    Shortie

    Hi all! So, as most of you know..I'm short. I always have been. I stopped getting taller at maybe...age 12? All of 5'1 tall. ^_^ Now, I love my height. I love that most guys make me feel really small. I like that I can get piggy back rides and be carried to bed. I like that I'll...
    VeronicaTanner VeronicaTanner 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 17, 2013

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    Short to Begin With and Shrinking

    when i was born i was 24" long and i weighed 6lbs 5 oz.  when i was 9 i hit 5' tall.  i'd grow another 3 inches in the next 3 years.  not bad - an inch a year.  although it seems it slowed greatly in comparison to previous years.  initially...
    AbbyNormal AbbyNormal 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 28, 2007

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    I'm travel size. I'm 19

    and 5ft and I love it. Mostly because I'm the master at hide and seek and I can still fit under the kitchen sink.
    Santos21 Santos21 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 18

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    I'm short, I'm 5ft 1in

    and some people think it's adorable but I do hate when someone takes something from me and lifts it up knowing I can't even reach that high.
    BrokenKeeley99 BrokenKeeley99 16-17, F 8 Responses May 13

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    5'4

    It's not THAT short, but short enough that all my pants are too long unless I get the petite sizes which the cool brands don't usually carry. :/
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Apr 3, 2011

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    tsukiyodesu tsukiyodesu 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 17

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    I'm pretty short lol.

    .. Only 5'2😐
    DontBlameMee DontBlameMee 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 13

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    Im 5 feet im really short

    but hey.! I love being short but sometimes no one really notices me because I look like im 11 stuck in a 15 year olds body but i have a boyfriend who does lol
    Dsanders13 Dsanders13 16-17, F May 31

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    Success is the best revenge

    short. I walk into a room and the subtext is short. Women pat me on the head. Men think they can mess with me and they do. Not because they are good or smart, but because they are taller. My boss  regularly, openly  ridicules  me for being short. Makes fun of the...
    penguinswon penguinswon 51-55 24 Responses Dec 3, 2007

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    That I Am

     im only  four foot  eight ...  lol and im 26 yrs  old my son who is four comes up to the top of my rib cage lol  but i love my size   I wouldnt change it for the world
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 22, 2007

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    So I'm wearing blue today.

    My fiancé called me Smurfette before I walked out the door. I'm 5'2" and he's 6'5" He makes it a goal every day to pick on me lol I called him the Jolly Green Giant. He says short people are mean. Indeed we are.
    XxVivaLaBellaxX XxVivaLaBellaxX 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    I Don't Think Short Even Describes It.

    Not only am I short, but I have recently learned what it's like to go through airport security and be asked where your parents are.. at age 22. Yup. Lol, so yes - I am 22 years old and stand at the shocking height of 4'10. When moving last weekend my dad was actually yelling at...
    littlerink littlerink 22-25, F 2 Responses May 8, 2013

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    I'm 4'9," petite & 103 pounds.

    In my opinion this isn't a bad thing, if I can't reach something I use a step stool or wear hidden wedge platform sneakers so that I'm 5ft tall. The only time being this small sucks is when your bigger husband is abusing you and your too small and weak compared to him to fight...
    PerfectionPending PerfectionPending 31-35, F 6 Responses Mar 11

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    I'm not super short or anything,

    pretty average for my age, but I hate that most guys are taller than me. I'm 5'6" and it sucks. :L
    evanjoseph711 evanjoseph711 16-17, M 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I'm 4 feet 10 inches,

    I've been short my whole life and for some reason, I've never fully gotten over it. I don't think about it as much as I used to, and I accept myself a whole lot more than I did... But sometimes it makes me feel badly about myself. I feel like my adult peers dismiss me as a...
    YourRemedyMyPoison YourRemedyMyPoison 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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    mar97 mar97 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 17

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    Not A Problem... Usually.

    I'm 17, and since I'm five foot one and have -ahem- girlish features (yes, I do mean small boobs) I look around twelve or thirteen. Normally, when it comes to the retail environment, that's not a problem--I just get a step stool, no biggie. But... I work in a store that happens...
    SpazzAvalanche SpazzAvalanche 16-17, F 27 Responses Aug 4, 2010

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    I'm a shorty & I absolutely adore it!

    ! ☺️☺️ yes, it definitely has it's downsides like not being about to reach things!! Lol but we're funner to play with(;
    Batchick420 Batchick420 18-21, F 4 Responses May 13

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    I am short sigh.. I wish I was taller sometimes

    I mean I'm only 14 but every one teases me for being 4'9 and it gets
    smileyface065 smileyface065 13-15, M 4 Responses Jun 6

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    I Wish I Was Taller

    I have always been short, i'm barely 5'0 feet... well practically 4'11 but still!!!!!, I'm nineteen years old and officially finished growing. it was especially hard in high school since I was so short, everyone was so much taller than me and since I was always the shortest...
    Fezzii Fezzii 18-21, F 32 Responses Dec 19, 2012

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    trishayvette trishayvette 22-25, F 2 Responses May 16

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    Yes I Am

    I'm only 5'0. People sometimes tell me that I'm so short. I honestly don't care though. Growing up I had always wanted to be tall, but now I love being short. I have heard that a lot of guys seem to like short girls. Is this true? Any short people in this group who would...
    sexybrowneyedchick sexybrowneyedchick 22-25, F 8 Responses Nov 25, 2013

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    I've been way short all my life.

    I'm 19 now and am just under 4'5". Don't have dwarfism or anything, just the miracle of recessive genes. (: For the most part, I like it. It's fun and everyone thinks I'm cute haha. Pretty much the only downside is that I can't reach some things, like my house's insanely high...
    jahein137 jahein137 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Take It All In Stride.

    I'm a whopping 5 feet and 2 inches! I don't really mind much. The only time it "bothers" me, is when things are high up on shelves. Shopping can sometimes be tricky if I can't find someone tall to reach things for me. You'd be suprised at how many time I've been yelled at by...
    shineon09 shineon09 36-40, F 16 Responses Oct 11, 2011

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    I am literally half the size of everyone I know.

    Friends family does it matter. people are always like OMG you are so tiny and cute. And I'm always like what I can't hear you all the way down here
    shrimptastical shrimptastical 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 24

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    Gimme Some Of Your Inches D:< !!!!

    I am 5.1 and I wish if I could steal a few inches here and there, it would be awesome.  I really really BADLY wish if I was taller, I think if I was taller I would feel more confident about myself.  I think being short runs in my family because I'm the tallest one among my...
    meme30 meme30 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 22, 2012

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    We short people are mean.

    Tell us we're tall. Lmao
    XxVivaLaBellaxX XxVivaLaBellaxX 18-21, F Jun 23

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    I hate being short :( I'm 4'8

    and I'm only 15 years old!!! Seriously my little sister is 5'4. This is not fair :( I want to be tall instead of short. No believes when I tell them I'm 15, I'm always picked on for being short. :(
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 7 Responses Jun 5

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    I Am Short Too

    but it doesnt matter cos i cant stand up lol,
    drippy72 drippy72 41-45, M 4 Responses Jul 27, 2012

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    I'm only 5ft 4 :( Boots

    and high heels are a short girl's best friend 👠👢
    allsummer allsummer 18-21, F 4 Responses May 21

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    It's hard being 5 foot 2.

    ...I can't reach the top shelf of anything!!!!!!
    XxVivaLaBellaxX XxVivaLaBellaxX 18-21, F 47 Responses May 13

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    Reality Check

    I never realized how differently the world treats short people until I got my first job. I was home-schooled, and the rest of my family is also short, so I was used to being taller than average for the groups I hung out with. I was shocked when people at work acted as if I were...
    Tuefish Tuefish 22-25, M 14 Responses Nov 27, 2011

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    I'm 16 years old and 5'1''

    and my boyfriend 17 years old and is 6'2''. We have a 4 months old daughter and I'm really curious to see if she's going to be short or tall haha
    VioletandCaleb VioletandCaleb 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    Proud

    I'm short and I'm proud! I actually love being short. Someone once said, "Nature grows things until they are perfect-Some of us didn't take as long." But, if that quote is true, than my boobs aren't perfect ;) I used to get picked on a lot for being short (I'm 5'2.) but once I've...
    GirlNextDoor2 GirlNextDoor2 26-30, F 12 Responses Jun 5, 2013

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    Towering at an amazing 5'2 lol.

    No, but seriously, it can be fun to be short, but it's also annoying sometimes. Everyone I know and talk to is at least 4 or 5 inches taller than me, so it's really annoying trying to talk to friends and I look up at all of them. Especially guys. They love to pick on short...
    lovemattie lovemattie 16-17, F 6 Responses Jun 16

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    So the funny thing is I never knew I was short

    until I got to high school. My middle school and elementary school was filled with students all relatively my height and even most of the teachers were short. Then when I went to high school everyone was significantly taller than me and always commenting on how short I was.
    asimp000 asimp000 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    And I love it! I've been 5'2"

    since 6th grade. Some people might not think it's that short, but I'm one of the shortest people I know! :)
    MissThickNSexy MissThickNSexy 18-21, F 4 Responses May 30

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    When I was 4 me and my brother were playing

    some game on the road and I fell and hit the back of my neck on the curb. And I damaged the part of my brain that makes you grow and I already was under average height and weight and then I had to get growth hormones given to me if this makes any sense to you people I dont know...
    QuinnStew QuinnStew 13-15, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Compared to the majority of guys I'm considered

    short I stand at a solid 5'7.
    TheFasterWeFall TheFasterWeFall 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 4

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    The hardest thing about being short is kiss

    tall people. They almost have to lift u up or put u on a table. Every boyfriend ive ever had has been tall and im short. It is hard to kiss without him breaking his back and me breaking my toes.
    Lyips Lyips 13-15, F 4 Responses May 29

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    I am 5'2", and everyone I know is taller

    than me. I can't see over a lot of stuff and reaching things is hard lol. I wish I was taller, for cosmetic and practical reasons, but I also think I'm fine the way I am. I've been this height for around 6 years.