...“Every time I see you I feel the urge to stand a little taller with better posture.” This is the second time in the past 2 weeks that someone at work said this to me. Not only did it make me feel great but it reinforced for me that how I’m presenting myself to the world is working. I call this the tall posture effect. I see this "effect" in action quite often, most … [Read more...]
Haters Gonna Hate, I’m Gonna Smile
I don’t know about you but I love haters. Before I go on let me clarify what I mean by haters. I’m referring to those people who, without having gotten to know me, make assumptions about me and gear themselves negatively towards me. I don’t encounter these people very often but when I do they all exhibit the same traits and behaviours. They are the types of people that in a … [Read more...]
The Truth About Real Lasting Confidence
Truth be told, as a tall person you will attract the attention of people around you wherever you go, even if just for a moment. How you present and carry yourself (i.e. your posture and body language) in this moment will form the basis of what someone thinks about you. If you are slouching and always looking down you will be seen as nervous and lacking in confidence and it will … [Read more...]
Does Our Height Define Who We Are?
I believe that (to a degree) our height has helped define and shape our personality and level of self-esteem. Obviously there are other factors at play in helping define who we are but this article will just focus on height. From an early age we were always one of the tallest kids in school. Consequently we'd have to put up with being called names such as "giraffe" or "giant", … [Read more...]
Do You Make Excuses For Your Height?
Do you ever blame your height and make excuses for why you can’t do something? I’ve been guilty of this in the past but now I catch myself about to do it and stop myself. I’ve heard people say (or write in forums) things like: “I would love to do [insert activity] but I think I’m too tall for that”. “I can’t do [insert action], it’s too hard with my height”. “I … [Read more...]
New Study Shows Height And Education Correlated
A study titled "Stature, upward social mobility and the nature of statural differences between social classes" by T. Bielicki and H. Waliszko shows yet again that there exists a positive correlation between height and education. This article is a follow up to a previous article I wrote which was based on the study "Body height and upward social mobility" by T. Bielicki and J. … [Read more...]
Why You Should Never Mask Your Height
Do you ever try to mask your height? Do you ever wish you were shorter than you really are? Do you wish you wouldn't stand out so much and attract attention everywhere you go? I hope you answered NO to each of those questions! Love it or hate it, you are tall. How you develop your mindset and attitude with regards to your height is going to impact you and your life! You … [Read more...]
How Do You React Towards Other Tall People?
Sometimes I surprise myself by how I react when I see someone taller than me. In Australia the average height for men is 176 cm and for women it's 162 cm. So, standing at 196 cm (20 – 30 cm above average) I consider myself quite tall and very rarely (on a day-to-day basis) do I see someone taller than me. When I finally do see someone significantly taller than me my initial … [Read more...]
The Correlation Between Height And Education
Tall people, here is another reason to celebrate: in a study titled "Body height and upward social mobility" by T. Bielicki and J. Charzewski, the authors show that there exists a positive correlation between height and education. The results show that in a significant number of sibling pairs, the taller sibling grows up to achieve a higher level of education. Outlined below is … [Read more...]
Does Height Influence Our Mental Health?
A few days ago I came across a really interesting study (relating height to mental health) that was described in an article titled "The height of confidence (and a little paranoia)" by Daniel Freeman and Jason Freeman, authors of the book ,"Paranoia: The 21st Century Fear". The article proposes that: "Shorter people view themselves more negatively, reducing their sense of … [Read more...]