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I Hate Being Short

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    I look like I'm supposed to be a damn 6th

    grader. im in high school. 5ft 105lbs and petite. Really? REALLY?!!! Why can't I be 5'7 or something! Everyone always pats my head, slouches down to hug me, calls me "cute". And jeans never fit!
    Ngatt1 Ngatt1 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 27

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    Sigh!

    So, I'm a 5'3" guy, and I was in a truckstop with a fastfood restaurant. I see this blonde-haired girl that is probably in her early teens in a cheerleader uniform, and she didn't appear at first to have much height at all. We walked by each other, and I turn my head to look as I...
    ShortIdiot ShortIdiot 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 10, 2013

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    I Prefer "Vertically Challenged"

    I'm about 5' 4 1/2" and I feel like I am terribly short. I went through my growth spurts early on, too, so for a while, I was the tallest gal in my class.  That ended in junior high.  I just stopped dead in my tracks!  No more growing taller. Luckily for me...
    debmichelle debmichelle 36-40 5 Responses May 31, 2008

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    I'm 5'3, my sister turns 10 next month

    and she's 5'4, and everyone takes the **** lmfao... so not fair
    Dispense Dispense 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 27, 2014

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    I'm a dude and I'm short.

    Sooo, yeah. Getting called buddy and being looked over is not that cool. haha
    TravTru TravTru 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 27, 2014

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    I hate being short i'm 5'1 & i'm ftm

    so i'm afraid no girl will want me because i'm to short and that they always go for tall guys idk to many things that are to good about being short so i need some help trying to be postive about that :/
    smoshx8dd smoshx8dd 16-17, T 3 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    I'm 5'1 and I hated being short all my life .

    I don't get it my brother is 6'1 and my younger sister is 5'4 . What happened to me !! Lol. When I was in my twenties people use to say. " you're so little and cute " but now being 31 I'm just ..... Well short . Story of my life . Tall people would never understand the dilemma...
    romi777 romi777 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2014

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    So I know my real height im 5ft exactly.

    It makes me feel so urgh, I never meet height restrictions for modelling jobs, my girlies have the legs that scream sexy my legs scream nothing.. they are just short. yuck :/ well may aswell get some new heels.
    MissLorii MissLorii 18-21, F Mar 14, 2014

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    I Hate This.

    I'm a 18 year old male and I've always been shorter than everyone else since elementary school. Right now I'm at about 5'3, the same height I was when I was in junior high and I was considered short then. Thats right I'm officially a full fledged adult now and I have...
    ProphetPsychotic ProphetPsychotic 18-21 3 Responses Jul 15, 2009

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    I Hate Being Short

    Yes, it is no secret. I maybe a bit loopy, and this might sound a bit far-fetched, but, this angered me, when I found out a few days ago. It seems that allot of people are now attempting to "wipe-out" short people, in America, there are height requirements to...
    Hairstyle Hairstyle 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 22, 2008

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    I Am Sick Coz Of My Shortedness

    THIS IS MY REAL STORY. Its lengthy but i think you may relate some of the things with yourself. I am a guy, now 25. I am 5'3" and from INDIA. My parents are short (5'5" and 5') . I have completed my MBA and now working in firm. But right from my childhood(nursery) till today i...
    ythehell ythehell 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 16, 2010

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    I hate being 5'5'' **** this ****,

    nobody will never be in love with me because I am a ******* dwarf. Killing myself right now
    andrespm andrespm 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 25, 2014

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    I Hate Being Short

    I know it whats on the inside that counts but in the society we live in nowadays, what on the inside isnt as important as whats on the outside. When im in school i feel like less of person because of my height. i lift and run to fill the emptiness in my heart but it can never be...
    lifeistoocrazy lifeistoocrazy 16-17, M 3 Responses May 1, 2012

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    Life Will End Shortly , Lol

    you short girls out there , rest at ease , you're all considered cute and sort after by most men . I'm a 38 y/o 5'4" man . I find it hard to even call myself that when i don't even fit mens clothing.
    steel72 steel72 36-40, M 4 Responses May 25, 2010

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    I Hate Being Short

    I know that being short isnt the end of the world but being the shortest in a group of people is bad enough. Being below average height is more of an inconvenience than anything else.I mean buying clothes is a right pain.I used to always be 4'10 tall but over the years has we...
    shortstack123 shortstack123 46-50 1 Response Apr 6, 2009

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    Why Hate Being Short?

    Short people are so cute. I love seeing tiny people. They make me smile. You should be happy that you are small. It is very nice.
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Jun 27, 2013

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    Not only do I wish I was just a little bit

    taller, but I'm also sick of being made fun of for being short! Sure, the average height for a girl is 5'4" or 5'6" in North America, but just because it's average, doesn't mean it's not short (I'm about 5'4") Of course I have advantages against other people in sports, but I...
    ArrowPewPew ArrowPewPew 18-21 17 Responses Jan 19, 2014

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    Being Short Makes Me Feel Worthless Sometimes

    I'm a guy that's 5'7" – I was born in China and moved to America when I was young, but genes still make a big difference – and I look even shorter. Being short makes me feel worthless sometimes. I'll be talking to someone while standing up and I can just feel like I'm lower...
    merakimind merakimind 22-25, M 2 Responses May 26, 2013

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    I don't even know if I'm suppose to be 5,

    5 at 12 I'm suppose to be in 8th (long story) i don't like to be short i look like I'm suppose to be in 6th (the current grade I'm in now) i wanna be taller, people say in a puzzled way "your suppose to be in 8th?" Is 5,5 normal for a 12 year old boy?
    MyLife6877 MyLife6877 13-15, M 4 Responses Oct 10, 2014

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    Parents Think They Understand

    throughout  my life i have always been short from the minute i was born up to now. I was born a mere 1 lb and 2 oz. im 19 now living in west virginia. i moved up here back in july and so far i hate it up here. not saying i hate it because of my dad or anything, it's just the...
    nowhereclose nowhereclose 18-21, M 7 Responses Oct 26, 2009

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    I Hate Being Short

    I have always been SHORT, and in high school I was basically the SHORTEST. It's horrible. Nothing looks right. Jeans are always too long, tops look funny, dresses are nightmares. I feel fat, ugly and just generally disgusting. I hate my stupid short body. It frustrates...
    k3tch k3tch 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 22, 2009

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    Being short sucks. I mean,

    technically I'm not that short but I'm 17 and only 5'7. Most guys my age are 6'0 or over. 😑
    joshbeaudoin joshbeaudoin 16-17, M 5 Responses Jul 14, 2014

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    I'm 4'10 so you can imagine the type of things

    people say to me everyday. Because I'm short, people find it amusing to tease me because of it. I can never reach anything because of my lack of tallness & it just makes me look even more weird than I already do. I just want to be taller (at least 5'4) It's annoying being this...
    distanceandspace distanceandspace 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 26, 2014

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    Like I'm 4ft something I think 11

    but basically 5ft (let's just call It that) it's not cool :/ I hate when guys say .. Oh your a girl so it's not that bad -.- how the hell do you know? ... It messes with my brain, when I walk next to my girls with my highest heels on and they are in flats still way taller than...
    MissLorii MissLorii 18-21, F 9 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I Am Short

    I am 5.8 and 17 yers old. I was bulied at school becose i wase short. Now i am learning at high school and many peopel call.my a midget.i hate that becose i cant change that.how do i answer to them?
    gtamonster111 gtamonster111 18-21 1 Response Nov 23, 2012

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    I Want To Be A Regular Height!!

    When i came across this site i was sooo happy! There are people on here that I can relate to!I started puburty really early ( about grade 3 or 4) and until grade 5 I was a regular height until everyone hit purburty! Now I'm 15 and 4'10 and havent even grown a millimetre since...
    mayapapaya mayapapaya 13-15 7 Responses Apr 4, 2011

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    I absolutely hate it

    when attractive girls are taller than me. It makes me feel so insecure :< Especially, in the lift where it's crammed as hell and all you can do is have a person's shoulders looming over you.
    ChasingNovelty ChasingNovelty 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 11, 2014

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    My "short" Experience:

    "My short experience: I title this experience my 'short' experience with that term in commas because it seems like an eternity. I have suffered this nightmare since about 17 when it dawned on me I wasn't gonna grow no more. As I thought that I remember this hot horrible...
    flukedup flukedup 56-60, M 2 Responses Aug 1, 2010

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    I Wish I Was A Little Bit Taller

    Being short has always bothered me sumtimes it feels like a curse people will say it makes me look cute or like a teenager but they dont understand how it feels cause they are a lot taller then u so its easy 4 them 2 talk
    Greekvampire Greekvampire 26-30, M 5 Responses Oct 22, 2009

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    Vikings Can Be Short, Right?

    I play soccer. I'm a defender. I'm also a girl. Those three things, in combination, do not work out okay. My bicep is probably the circumference of most of my friends' thighs--taller, older friends who don't exercise as much and eat more. I would look fine if I was tall. I would...
    TheySaidAbbeyWasAlreadyTaken TheySaidAbbeyWasAlreadyTaken 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 19, 2012

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    Being Short Made My Life Worse

    When i search through the internet a lot of people said that they hate being short while they are over 5 feet... I only 4 feet 11 inches .... People teased me that i small or so short like one day in my uncle wedding day... Everyone look at me and ask me ( why you so short??(with...
    heak heak 22-25 4 Responses Sep 1, 2012

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    I'm 14 and 5'3 1/2. I hate being short!

    I feel so tiny in my school because everyone's 5'5 or taller. The doc says I'm not gonna grow much. I HATE THIS OMG WHY CANT I BE AT LEAST 5'5?!?!?!?!? Any tips to make me taller??
    ajz4569 ajz4569 13-15, F 6 Responses Jun 19, 2014

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    So being a short girl has one major disadvantage

    and that's ..... Short men... Being attracted to you and tall men not really noticing you (in general) I'm not mean I'm sure they're some short attractive men but height is an issue for me I'd never date a guy who isn't at least 6ft something (never say never but... I know...
    MissLorii MissLorii 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 4, 2014

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    I Hate It and Need Help :(

    someone help me please i really can not deal with being short. I'm 20 years old and 5'2, and because of being short i have lost many girlfriends in the past. lost all my self esteem and confidence. being picked on and always looked down upon just sucks especially in nightclubs...
    rdb17 rdb17 18-21 5 Responses Jul 16, 2009

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    Being Short Is Painful

    Hi guys,how do you feel being the shortest one among people almost everywhere? I know how it feels. It destroys my self confidence. when i was at highschool some of my classmates used to tease me for being short, calling me 'smally' or by any other words related to small. But i...
    cancersh cancersh 18-21 10 Responses Jan 8, 2011

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    Modeling

    Being short, and trying to be a model don't mix. I can barely get gigs and I lose many jobs because I am only 5'2 instead of 5'8. I hate my life. www.donnalazarescu.com
    ipodomaniac ipodomaniac 18-21 3 Responses Aug 31, 2010

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    It's hard to find good pants

    when you are short. Not many department stores carry petite pants. When they have them they don't have a variety of sizes. I wish I could be at least five inches taller. I hate when my pants drag the floor. I also don't like the idea of having to hem them. I am 5'3. I...
    capehope3 capehope3 41-45 2 days ago

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    I want to be a supermodel

    so badly but I freaking can't!!!! I'd rather cry
    ajz4569 ajz4569 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 19, 2014

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    I'm exactly five feet tall

    and I absolutely hate it. Sure it great because you are "little and cute" but what if I don't want to be portrayed as that? Here's what it's like...I feel like people don't take me seriously and can't just walk all over me. Concerts? Forget it. You won't see anything. staring at...
    LovelyLuna253 LovelyLuna253 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 2, 2014

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    I'm so sick of being short is kills me inside

    so much .. Is there any way I can grow taller? Any medicine or any tips or tricks? Please everyone feel free and message me , Thank you so much
    laauRaa laauRaa 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 14, 2014

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    Makes my blood boil really i start fuming

    and sooooo frikin resentful towards nature since it was not my job to be short or tall yet i have to face the prejudice or critique by pretty much anyone @@ at times i couldn't care less and at time i am just " so frinkin pissed" !!! ;)
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2014

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    Missing Those Inches

    No matter what they say,about how your mind is more important than your height,I just can't understand how it is right. I have always imagined myself as someone more pleasing and tall in my dreams(the dreams where you achieve something), I find that I can go about doing things if...
    alrightthen alrightthen 18-21 2 Responses May 24, 2012

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