The advantages of being tall are that you are likely to be considered more manly, you tend to look more mature, you radiate authority, you’re better equipped for most sports, and you look leaner.
These are advantages that have been researched, surveyed and concluded based on conversations and questionnaires from tall men all over the world.
To short people, it might sound weird that it’s not always fun to be tall.
But for tall men and women, you sometimes need to be reminded why it is awesome to be tall—when you think it’s just a hassle and a struggle.
In this post, we are going to dive a little deeper into each of these tall advantages.
Being tall such as yourself has both its drawbacks and advantages, as I’m sure you’re well aware of by now.
Despite all the comments about how you must be good at basketball or how you can keep a closer eye on the weather, a tall man has some real perks going for him, and not just these made-up ones that people assume apply to you.
You might have seen being a tall man as something to be ashamed of, but that’s something you have to drop right away.
Boost your self-esteem and attention-grabbing confidence by keeping these five simple advantages of being tall in mind:
Being tall is considered manly.
Yes, you read that right! Shorter men are often looked down on (no pun intended) as being “less” of a man than those who are naturally tall.
This is of course not a good thing in itself, but it’s a fact you can use to see yourself in a different light.
Your height helps you exude charm, whether you want it or not, and let’s face it – most women prefer a man who is taller than they are.
A simple Google-search will show you hundreds of articles that explore why girls in general prefer tall men.
And, if you want to dig deeper, you can also read a bunch about why tall girls don’t want a guy who’s shorter than them.
This has turned into a body shaming debate, and maybe it’s super wrong to discriminate in this way.
The ones that argue for this being okay say that it’s simply a matter of preference.
And if the girl or guy you like has a preference for height, well—you are in a good position to grab their attention.
Go for it!
Tall men tend to look more mature.
While you might think that this would initially be a drawback, that’s hardly the case.
Only if you are older than you’d like to be already, you consider this a bad trait.
But, for most of us, these issues and lack of self-esteem happen around the teenage years. At that age, it is amazing to appear more mature than you feel inside.
People seem to naturally respect those that are taller than they are, and look up to (pun absolutely intended) those who tower over them in height.
If you’re a tall man, you know what we’re talking about. Your height helps you seem older, wiser, and beyond your years.
Make it work for you however you wish (but, don’t buy things for your friends they can’t get themselves).
It’s true! As previously mentioned, tall men seem to be in positions of authority more than their shorter counterparts.
A common tendency is that CEO’s are of above-average height, with most skimming the treetops at over six feet.
Being tall works well in the business field, which is something to keep in mind the next time you’re looking for a job – or asking for a promotion.
There is actually a good portion of scientific papers that backs up the fact that tall people earn more, live longer and take on leadership roles more often.
The debate goes on whether this is because they are tall—are because being tall has equipped them with the needed skills.
It’s like the hen and the egg. What’s the reason and what’s the causation?
Anyways, you radiate authority as a tall person, and if you play your hand right and use it to your advantage early on, you are more likely to become a leader in the future.
Give it a shot!
Height is good for sports.
This is natural, of course, especially for height-related sports like basketball.
The theory that all tall men play sports well, however, is a misconception.
Height doesn’t account for skill or training, but it does give you a distinct advantage over those who are shorter in stature.
While you might not be able to run faster or hit harder, you will be able to reach higher and throw farther – a definite plus for your team in many sports.
There’s also a natural advantage associated with height which is about angle.
When you play volleyball or badminton, the taller you are the more you’ll be able to angle your shot downwards.
In defensive situations, you’ll be able to block better and reach harder balls, e.g. before they hit the floor in volley or badminton.
Long limbs are great for many sports, and it’s a great point of departure for adding some muscle to your thin frame.
Tall men look leaner.
The taller you are, the more your weight distributes evenly throughout your body, or so the theory goes.
At 6’3” and 284 pounds, you look muscled and powerful. Knock that height down to 5’7” with that weight, and people would say you’re obese.
Your BMI is a good expression for the relation between your height and your weight. The equation works in such a way that adding height will decrease your Body Mass Index.
In short, the taller you are the leaner you look (and are). It’s harder to add weight to a longer body, which is good and bad.
Good, because you don’t have to worry that much about what you eat. You’ll most likely stay thin even though you don’t eat very little.
Bad, because you might want to go from skinny to muscular, and that journey is going to be very tough.
All in all:
You should feel good about being a tall man in today’s society.
There are some real advantages to it, all of which you can make work in your favor with a little bit of perseverance and a positive attitude.What do YOU like about being a tall man?