Try not to let it hurt you and respond positively. Let people know that it’s offensive to comment on body attributions. And avoid comebacks.
How to Not let Tall Comments Hurt You
I am always the tallest person in the room.
This leads to a lot of comments on my height. It always has and it always will – so we must get good at dealing with them.
I have no expectations of tall comments stopping at any point in my life. So I might as well accept the comments now instead of getting annoyed every single time a small person has to state the obvious.
From running this blog over the last years, I have listened to you and all your thoughts on being tall and how it is to live a life looking a bit different than everyone else.
We have dealt with the tall people problems for years and years and things are slowly getting better if you think about all the tall stores that you get to buy clothes from now which you couldn’t find 10 years ago.
So things are getting better but people will never stop noticing that we are taller than average.
That is why I really want to recommend that you learn to deal well with the comments as soon as possible.
There is simply no good reason for you to get annoyed every single time someone wants to talk about your height. Seldom it is because people want to be mean and hurt you.
Often times it is because they want to break the ice and make conversation with you.
So try not to get hurt. Catch the feeling before it hits you. And be the bigger person instead of letting it get on your nerves.
What do you Say when Someone Comments on your Height?
Is it rude to comment on someone’s height? I think it is.
It is very impolite to walk up to people and comment on how they look, in general.
Unless it is a compliment to a beautiful girl or guy of course. But walking up to someone and telling them that they are tall, overweight, or black is something that most people can agree upon is impolite and not acceptable.
But somehow things are different when it comes to tall people – it’s okay in a way, and I don’t know why. Maybe people see it as a compliment.
People feel free to say
Wow, you are tall!
I am not sure what they expect to hear from me when they say stuff like that, but mostly I just say “Yes” or “Thanks!”
One of the main reasons I started this blog was to help people who are not very confident and who don’t like being tall. I want to promote positivity and the proudness of being a tall guy or girl.
So when someone comes up to you at the next party or on the street and say that you are tall, then I really hope that you have the confidence and energy to accept these comments in the best way possible and move on from the irritation that this may cause.
Don’t say: “Do you play mini-golf?”
Don’t use any of those mean replies that the Internet is full of – we want to be better, right?
Don’t ask short people if they play mini-golf or anything like that. We tall people try to be a little better and that is also by behaving nicely.
Take it the best way you can. Try to think of the tall comment as a compliment (or insecurity on their side). Stay happy, stay tall, and be proud of the genetics that you have been given.
You will probably never get any smaller so start accepting your height and feel confident in the body you have.
Withstand the countless rude comments on your height and try to save the comebacks for people who really deserve them.
Say thank you or yes I am tall when people say that you are tall and give them a smile.
I would love to hear your comments on how positive you are able to remain when being commented on?