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    I Feel Very Self-concious of My Height

    Hello, I am fairly tall.  About 6'3 feet.   And it causes me a lot of distress.   I think in general because I had bad experiences in my youth, in any way being physically different from the general crowd causes distress.  I have often obsessed...
    megiraffe79 megiraffe79 36-40, M 97 Responses May 1, 2008

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    Hmmm.

    I find that I don't quite mind being tall any more. It use to bother me like no other, and at times it can be a little...eh, annoying. I'm 5'9. And have been for the past two years, so I believe it is safe to say that I probably wont be growing any more. I was never picked on...
    HopeInConstruction HopeInConstruction 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 7, 2012

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    I'm 5'8. When I was a little younger I was

    so insecure about my height, especially because all the girls in my area are a cute 5'2- 5'6. But honestly I love it now. Sometimes I even wear high heels, which I never would have even DREAMED of doing a couple years ago
    MissUxx MissUxx 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 28

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    Ilovejulie2000 Ilovejulie2000 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 13

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    deleted deleted 26-30 May 20

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    Feeling good enough to start taking pics again

    now. reason why is in other pics. And just goes to prove how tall i really an for all the people out there that dont beliveIm 6'9 btw :P
    deleted deleted 26-30 39 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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    I'm 5`9 and a girl, It's not THAT tall,

    but the average girl in the U.S. is supposedly 5`4. I LOVE my height. I love standing out. I would never change it. Only problem? the inseam for most jeans are too short. I'm always towering over my friends, which I love.
    theprettysideofugly theprettysideofugly 18-21, F Jun 29

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    As a 6'1" Korean-American,

    I think I bypass the stereotype that Asians are short 😜
    SomebodyAwesome94 SomebodyAwesome94 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 7, 2014

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    ok so I'm really tall

    for my age I'm 5'4 and I'm 12 and I absolutely hate it. yall prob think it's not even that tall but for me yeah!! My both parents are short and I already passed both of them :(
    bruhitsacahuantzi bruhitsacahuantzi 13-15, F 3 Responses May 29

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    I am tall when my friend,

    Bruno, isn't around... 17 years ago he came to stay with my mom as a foreign exchange student for a month in the summer. He stopped growing at 14, so here at 32, he is still 7' and I'm a mere 6'6"!
    slimmmerman slimmmerman 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 14

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    Terra Alta Incognita

    So I've been tall my whole life- some people have growth spurts, but I grew fast and all but stopped by high school. Obviously, it gives me a certain lack of perspective about being anything but the first one asked to reach something high on a shelf, standing out in every crowd...
    AthenaAdAbsurdum AthenaAdAbsurdum 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 9, 2007

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    Feeling good enough to start taking pics again

    now. reason why is in other pics. And just goes to prove how tall i really an for all the people out there that dont belive
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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    my brother is freakishly tall.

    i recently turned 12 and is 5'6.5 how tall do you think he will be when he is older keep in mind that my dad is only 6' and mum is 5'6/7
    izzzy098 izzzy098 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Okay so I'm 6'2 and a female.

    I do like being tall but at the same time it sucks because I feel so BIG, most giys are shorter than me and plus I get the tall comments all the ******* time. The average height of an American woman is like 5'4 and a man, 5'9 or 10. I'm taller than the average woman AND man. I...
    verytallgirl verytallgirl 18-21, F 24 Responses Jun 30

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    It's a pain in the neck.

    You stick out in a crowd and it sucks.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 24

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    Too Tall

    I am way too tall lol I like it sometimes but most of the time it can be a pain. I am 6'4" and I think im still growing. I hit my head on everything!! tree branches, doors, tv's,.... I feel like a giant when i am with my friends because most of them are about 5'3". It is hard...
    jakemckenze jakemckenze 18-21, M 5 Responses Feb 2, 2012

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    Just Right

    I've always been tall: standing in the back row of photos, glaring at the seat in front of me on planes, sighing sadly at those beautiful platforms I'll never buy. I'm a smidgen under 5' 10", thought I generally feel at least 6 feet tall. Because 5' 10" is tall, but it's not...
    kikis2 kikis2 22-25, F May 12, 2012

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    I'm Fabulous, Beyotch!

    I've heard a lot of retarded things about my height "Can you touch the celieng?" How's the weather up there? You are so tall. Do you play basketball? NO ...Volleyball? NO ....Track? NO. Well then what do you do? OTHER THINGS THAT AREN'T GAY LIKE SPORTS People always have...
    golegos17 golegos17 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 17, 2012

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    I am either almost 6ft

    or 6ft tall. sorry i can't measure correctly. Well even when I was a child, I was always one of the tall ones in the class, not the tallest though and even now. Well either way I see myself as very tall, a bit too tall, I want to lose an inch or 2. Well I am the 2nd tallest in...
    GalacticDaniel GalacticDaniel 16-17, M 4 Responses Jul 17

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    I'm 6'1, my girlfriend says I look freakishly

    tall but I'm shorter than most of my friends. but she's a foot shorter than me.
    Ridden Ridden 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I Want To Be Shorter

    I want to shrink a couple inches. I'm not hugely tall, but still considered tall to some people. I'm 5'10" and a girl. Do you know how much that friggin SUCKS?!?! All the guys that I'm attracted to just so happens to be either the same height as me or shorter. I envy a lot of my...
    Lady808 Lady808 18-21, F 55 Responses Mar 5, 2012

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    I'm about 6'1" not sooo tall

    but taller then most.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 13

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    Disobey247 Disobey247 22-25, F 13 Responses Jun 27

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    I'm 19 years old and 6'1 it used to bother me

    being so tall when I was in my early teens but then I got used to it and started seeing the positive things to my height, but then I fell in love with my best friend and he's now my boyfriend but he's 5'8 and the same feelings are starting to come back to me as when I didn't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses Jun 6

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    I'm 6'1 but I still love my heels.

    When I was younger I used to feel weird about it but then as I grew older I realized that there's a reason that models are tall! Height is a thing of beauty and we should embrace it!
    LeChatCurieux LeChatCurieux 18-21, F 10 Responses Jan 15

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    I am a very tall lady

    and stand 6 foot tall barefoot. With high heels on I am 6'4" tall. I have always loved being tall as my family and husband and kids are too.
    momwithcleavage momwithcleavage 41-45, F 12 Responses Apr 6, 2014

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    TheHound44 TheHound44 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 19

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    Very

    I never really thought about it.  I came from tall parents and my grandfathers had been tall men.I'm 5' 11" and many consider that to be very tall.  I just consider it to be the height God made me.I like wearing flat shoes and I don't have the need to wear heels though when I...
    WildSpectrumArts WildSpectrumArts 46-50, F 5 Responses Feb 5, 2012

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    I think women are considered tall

    after 5"9........anything below is average.
    Eyesshut78 Eyesshut78 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 13

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    I am 6 foot 3. I've been pretty tall

    since high school. I love being tall; my girlfriend is about a foot shorter and I love the contrast between us lol
    QUINN961 QUINN961 22-25, M 2 Responses May 23

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    I am a tall gal (6' )

    but I always ended up dating guys my hight or slightly shorter. I have always fantasized about going out with a really tall man! ☺
    Maritzi Maritzi 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 8, 2014

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    izzzy098 izzzy098 13-15, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    Okay o I'm like 5'10.

    .. sometimes 5'9 1/2 and people have to make a big deal about it!!! Some days I love it but most days I hate it... Men don't like tall girls and that is sad. But oh well :p
    SeanaO SeanaO 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 28, 2014

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    I am just over 6 foot tall.

    I hate it as I hit my head a lot but its good as you can see all in big crowds
    paulstevens123 paulstevens123 31-35, M 14 Responses Jul 7

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    I'm 5'8 tall. but I don't really like being

    tall. It makes me feel awkward somehow. lol
    TikaTikaTika TikaTikaTika 18-21, F 34 Responses May 5

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    I've been tall my whole life,

    some look at tall women like they're a freak of nature. But long legs are beautiful . I love it !
    Roses18 Roses18 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 24, 2014

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    I'm 5'8, which is pretty tall

    for a chick. I have days where I'll grow to 5'10. Pretty tall, huh?
    RainbowBlood RainbowBlood 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 18

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 8, 2014

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    Idk if you can tell from this picture,

    but I'm 5'7" haha. I still love wearing heels though.
    httpKelly httpKelly 16-17, F 7 Responses Jul 6, 2014

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    lozenbee lozenbee 26-30, F 27 Responses May 19

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    6'1. A guy I used to date got mad

    because when I wore heels I was taller than him. Lol
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Jul 1

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    talltexan11 talltexan11 26-30, M 2 Responses May 22

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    Tall Woman

    I am not as self conscious about being tall now as I was when I was younger. Growing up I hated being tall. I remember in grade school when we'd have to move between classes or go over to church or something like that we'd have to line up in size order and I'd always be in the...
    americanwitch americanwitch 36-40, F 11 Responses Mar 29, 2013

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    I'm 19 and I'm 6ft 2in.

    I love being tall. :)
    KingAndrew95 KingAndrew95 18-21, M 6 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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    I'm 15 and 5foot 7 inches

    which is tall for my age and I hate it...but one of my friends are tall as well so that helps :/
    daisyelz daisyelz 13-15, F 7 Responses Jun 27

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    I'm Tall For A Female

    I'm 5'10" at about 135lbs so I'm slim. I love being thin, but my height makes me so self conscious, at times even less feminine. I love really cute, girly clothes, but at my height I have such a hard time finding tops and dresses that fit right, especially fashionable ones. My...
    Lilyag Lilyag 18-21, F 25 Responses Apr 24, 2012

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    There are many great things to come from being

    tall, but one of the most bothersome is redundant questions. Family Parties for the past 2 years: Wow ANON you've gotten so tall, you never stop growing! (Me) - Uh, I've been the same height for like two years now... No way ANON! You've got to be growing still I mean look at...
    Kmade Kmade 18-21, M 9 Responses Dec 13, 2014