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I Am Short

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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...
    Mockingbird0 Mockingbird0 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 22, 2012

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    I'm the shortest in my family. I'm 4"11 and my little sister is 5"4. Since she is taller she thinks she can boss me around. What should I do?
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I'm a short guy, not tiny, but certainly not tall. I stand at 5'7", but a lot of people that know me in RL are stunned by this. They think I'm bigger. I think it's because I'm...
    IeuanTemplar IeuanTemplar 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 15

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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...
    fudgibaby fudgibaby 18-21, F 12 Responses Jul 15, 2008

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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 52 Responses Apr 18, 2011

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    Finally and experience I can relate to. Being tall is highly overrated. My younger brother is 6'6 or 7. He'll I stop growing in the 7th grade. I'm 4'10" tall. But it's not the...
    mlcockrell mlcockrell 36-40, M Mar 21

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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...
    littlerink littlerink 22-25, F 3 Responses May 8, 2013

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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...
    Fezzii Fezzii 18-21, F 32 Responses Dec 19, 2012

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    5 ft 2 and proud. It bothered me before but now I don't care. I Like the whole really tall and really short ratio when it comes to dating
    Niecey93 Niecey93 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 20

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    But I Don't Mind - I'm 5'2" short, but i'm as big as they get...LOL ...Try me.. :) so many advantages being a petite woman, The best part is being the object of Love from a tall...
    PrettyOldSoul PrettyOldSoul 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 18, 2011

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    I have always been the shortest boy in class, but now I am average size but if I go to a western country I am considered short. 5'5 is my height right now. When I was a kid, I...
    LoverBoyMike LoverBoyMike 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 18

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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...
    VeronicaTanner VeronicaTanner 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 17, 2013

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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...
    citygirl9841 citygirl9841 18-21, F 3 Responses May 18, 2012

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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...
    GirlNextDoor2 GirlNextDoor2 26-30, F 11 Responses Jun 5, 2013

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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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    I'm like 5 feet tall and I haven't grown in 3 years. I hate it.
    breannainreverse breannainreverse 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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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...
    1234icu 1234icu 18-21, F 30 Responses Jul 29, 2012

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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 5 Responses Jan 18

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    Benefits about being short I can get any guy I like
    abbfabby abbfabby 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    Life is short and so am I, I am fun size 😁
    abbfabby abbfabby 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    I'm 5'2 and I hate it sooo much. I can never reach and have to constantly ask for help.and I'm Apparently an arm rest around my tall friends. Am I the only one who hates it?
    shhhhitsasecret shhhhitsasecret 13-15, F 7 Responses Feb 17

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    I'm five-foot-nothing. :) I quite like being on the shorter side. It can be a bit annoying having to ask people to reach stuff for you all the time, though. If I need something...
    randomlygenerated randomlygenerated 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 22

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    5'3 but life is still ok:)
    bongripper1 bongripper1 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 5

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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...
    Tuefish Tuefish 22-25, M 14 Responses Nov 27, 2011

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    I'm 5'3. Wish I were 5'5 or 5'6. I want longer legs.
    Lunarlight Lunarlight 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    I'm Puny - As a guy I get a lot of flack for being short I stand about 5'4". I've always hated it nothing but short jokes. Got called Lord Farquad a few times so thanks a lot shrek...
    farfrominnocent farfrominnocent 31-35, M Nov 1, 2012

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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...
    YourRemedyMyPoison YourRemedyMyPoison 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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    I wake up this morning my dad day morning my girl did you realize how short you are
    abbfabby abbfabby 18-21, F Feb 12

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    160 cm and constantly asking people to grab stuff for me.
    sighimnotgoodwithnames sighimnotgoodwithnames 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 21

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    I am short and soo tinny and that's the best part of who I am
    abbfabby abbfabby 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12

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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...
    penguinswon penguinswon 51-55 24 Responses Dec 3, 2007

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    I have a new issue with my height that I have not had since I was a child. For the first time in years I am being bullied because of my size. At the gym last week I was wanting to...
    Gumba1000 Gumba1000 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 20

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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...
    Callmedarvi Callmedarvi 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    That awkward moment when your at a party and people are sweating and someone lifts up there arms and your face is right by there armpit... And I don't understand why people feel...
    shhhhitsasecret shhhhitsasecret 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Oh, I'm not physically short, I'm just a total *****.
    Thatmixedchild Thatmixedchild 13-15, M Mar 29

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    Questions - a while back, a guy asked me "how tall are you? like 5 feet?" i said yes, i am exactly 5 feet. and he said "wow, your pretty short." i said "well, what am i suppose to...
    DebraNiomie DebraNiomie 18-21, F 5 Responses May 5, 2012

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    I'm 158 Cm Tall... - That's about 5 foot 2 inches tall I think, for those of you who don't use the metric system. My mom is short so i guess it's genetics, but I'm still tiny, and...
    KaoticReverie KaoticReverie 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 27, 2012

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    So, I'm really short. xD I'm 4"11 and I haven't grown in 4 years. The doctor said I'm not going to grow, so I'll be this short forever o:< omg.
    zbubbly603 zbubbly603 16-17, F 6 Responses Mar 10

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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...
    millieanne millieanne 18-21, F 13 Responses Sep 29, 2012

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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...
    SpazzAvalanche SpazzAvalanche 16-17, F 28 Responses Aug 4, 2010

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    Sometimes being short stinks, I had to put something away up high today so I climbed up on a chair then proceed to fall getting hit with the item smacking my arm on the counter...
    oversimplification oversimplification 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Hight problems Cooking is literally a work out simply because I am short
    abbfabby abbfabby 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 13

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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...
    PerfectionPending PerfectionPending 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 11

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    I'm only 5'3"... I wish I was taller
    sunshineandpalmtrees sunshineandpalmtrees 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    Below 5ft... - i was born at average size.as time went i started to grow.i grew and grew till i was 4ft 10in at the age of 17.i am 19 now but i still am the same height.i jumped...
    shafana shafana 18-21, F 10 Responses Oct 5, 2012

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    I am short and get told that a lot but sometimes I just wish people should just stop, I already know I am how shore I am
    abbfabby abbfabby 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    I am 5'0 my brother teases me! Says I can get a short person check! Lol
    Heidi75 Heidi75 36-40 1 Response Jan 25

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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...
    shineon09 shineon09 36-40, F 15 Responses Oct 11, 2011

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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...
    AbbyNormal AbbyNormal 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 28, 2007

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    Tall thin/skinny = awkward Short tinny and little = adorable and man I love the sound if that I'll always look younger than I am awesome advantage
    abbfabby abbfabby 18-21, F Feb 12

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    I'm very short for my age. I'm 4' 2" I look more like a kid than someone with dwarfism. Has its benefits as well as its drawbacks. I don't think I know anyone over 10 that's my...
    bmason1995 bmason1995 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    Eh, it's not too bad. You learn to jump for things.
    natnat9 natnat9 18-21, F Feb 18

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