Top Ten Disadvantages of Being Tall

I am pretty tall myself, and sometimes it's good, but there are distinct drawbacks. Read on.

The Top Ten

1 The Everyday World Being Out of Proportion

Having to bunch my legs to fit them between seats and under short tables, accidentally kicking people sitting next to me, hitting my head on low hanging branches; it's quite annoying sometimes. - PositronWildhawk

I'm the tallest person in my grade

I have been the tallest in my grade from 2nd-7th grade, then the tallest gir since 2nd grade standing at 6foot 1inch almost 2 inches tall, I seem to intimidate everyone... oh and its really fun with school desks beacause my legs are so long and thchair are tiny as well...

2 Hitting Your Head On Things

I have a distinct crater on my forehead that was done by a sign I walked into. And one time I was about to catch a bus when I got clocked by the bus' wing mirror, that people of normal height were not in danger from, but it hit my face square on. Ouch. - PositronWildhawk

I've lost count of the times I almost cracked my head open by accidentally hitting it on things, particularly shelves. - DogsUnleashed

It is even worse trying to take a bath or shower>:(


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3 Hard to Fit In Small Cars

Yes, I do have this problem. It's because my legs are out of proportion to the rest of my body. - PositronWildhawk

4 The Pain of Picking Things Up

A shorter person need only put an arm down to pick something up. A taller person has to either squat stupidly or fold their spine like you're bending an iron bar to pick something up. It's why I rarely wear laces. - PositronWildhawk

I have to squat down too or bend my knees. It's really annoying. - DogsUnleashed

I hate bending over and my friends say I'm not strong because of dis and yea

5 Back Pain

I have constant back and neck pain, my desk at work is too low (which also doesn't help because my legs can't fit under it) but my boss insists I mustn't complain

You may think back pain is bad for anyone, but if you're tall, it's more common, there's more of it at one time, there's more spread, and it's harder to deal with. - PositronWildhawk

Absolutely, I get this from tables being too low, from hunching so I can talk to people at eye level, I feel as though being tall motivates bad posture

Tables and desks as well as sinks are too low for me and people shorter than say its just right for them but not for me..

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6 The Problem with Beds

My bed is the longest from head to foot that my family could find. And I still have to bunch up my legs or lie diagonally to fit comfortably. I think the manufacturers need to consider making them longer. It would do tall people, particularly tall insomniacs like me, a massive favour. - PositronWildhawk

7 Clothes Made Too Small

I have no problems with shirts; my torso is large but not huge. But with legs this long, my selections there are somewhat limited. And often expensive. - PositronWildhawk

Yes; this is a world problem. We unfortunate victims may do with a strike or two... - HezarioSeth

It would make us show like a baby/small child

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8 Small Rooms

I had a small bedroom when I was very young. It was fine as a toddler, but as I became taller, it became more cramped. That had to change by the time I was 5'8", four and a half years ago. I'm now 6'4". - PositronWildhawk

Yeah I'm 6'6 and my ceiling is 6'5 and let's just say the bed barley fits in. My room let's just say it's a hard knock life

9 People Think You'll Be Good at Sports

A number of people see me and ask things like "bet you're good at basketball". Well, I'm not. And somehow that's alien to them. I don't know if all tall people get this, but I get it too much. - PositronWildhawk

"Ohh look how tall you are! You must be a great basketball player! "... Spare me. - RalphSaad

I think it's worse for me because I actually AM good at sports but HATE them with a passion

Yes, it often happens

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10 Can't Find a Shoe Size That Fits

Cannot find a woman shoes in a normal shoes shop. I must go to some extra-size shoes shops to buy one.

To be honest I'm only a size 12 shoe size so I think my feet our small for my size

"I'm scared if I grow up a little more bit longer...i might not get my shoe size! "

Exactly, this is happening to me

The Contenders

11 Shorter Life Span

Who said this? I don't believe u...

This applies to Robert Wadlow and other giants who passed at young age. Think about Christopher Lee, he was 196 cm. He lived for 93 years.

Supposedly for every inch above five feet, you lose 1.3 years off your life :(

12 Small Furniture

I hate the fact that most chairs and couches support your back if you're short or medium height, but if you're tall, the point at the top hacks at your neck, or if you're lucky, your spine. To avoid this, you either have to lean forward and cramp your back, lie down on the couch that is not as wide as you are tall, or buy an large but hideously expensive couch or chair. We eventually had to do the last one. - PositronWildhawk

13 Being Told That You Are Tall

Being Told That You Are Tall,to me its like... "Ya I'm aware" like I had no idea...and its not like everyonce in a while but nooo it has to be from a child or a stranger, I mean I've gotten used to it by now but still, us tall men and women and teens are very aware of our

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14 Cannot Share an Umbrella With Someone During Rain
15 Makes You Look Older

Super super true! I'm only 14 but people see me at 17 and older... then I get hit on ALL the time then I tell them my age and they don't believe me.

Yeah I am 14 but they think I am 18 or 17

Jesus christ. It makes me look like an old woman.


16 Being Asked to Reach for Everything

I do this all the time! I grab the arm of the nearest tall person, say "You'll do" and have reach high shelves for me. They've always happily obliged. - Britgirl

I get this a lot. It can be annoying after some time. Particularly if the second tallest person in the room can get it. - PositronWildhawk

@PositionWildhawk you can also be a jerk and put kids things on high shelves. Just don't do it to my skateboard. - AlphaQ

17 People Behind You in Movie Theatres Demanding that You Get Out of the Way

"When I go to the movie theaters, people either ask politely to get out of the way... or demand I get out of the way in a very rude manner. So I'm constantly moving in the theater and it's a real pain! "

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18 Can't Fit In Cars, Front or Back Seat

I have to slouch in cars or bend my head because the roof is always too low

19 Easily Picked in Fights

More often tall ones ars thought to be tough and bully.They are judged by appearance and easily picked in fights.

20 Not Fitting In

They will ignore us for every thing and they says

6'4...13..Bit of a legend. Not in a good way

When I was in elementry school I was 6foot, tall than everyone like everyone! I never fit in till junior high, I sdly had to go through the bullying and nicknames such as king kong or godzilla or big foot...etc. I honestly don't fit in like anywhere then when see somone taller to me I look and not cause it weird its just nice to see that once in a while... my parenta always joke around when they see a talll guy and say to me hay look its your boyfriend..but I did make a promis to mylself that I will not date a man shorter than 6 foot just because I find it strange to see a super tall girl with a super short guy...:/ also in my opinion I know that me and my other tall friend when we see super shot girls with really really tall guys we just knda glance ofe like...ummm y can't u stay with the short guys and leave the tall guys for the tall much easier!

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