Does going from 5'8 to 5'9 really change people's perception of you (for men)?
#1
So now I'm 20 and 5'9, and I stopped growing at 17-18 after gaining an inch. When I was 5'8" at 16 and was referred to as short a few times, and felt a little bit short if I didn't wear a decent sole. Now that i've gained an inch, people, it seems like I am viewed as a man of average stature much more frequently than slightly short/on the short side, and I don't have to be as aware of the shoes i'm wearing or get any height related comments. Does 5'8>5'9 make that much of a difference in perception?
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#2
(04-08-2018, 08:54 PM)MediumAltitude Wrote: So now I'm 20 and 5'9, and I stopped growing at 17-18 after gaining an inch. When I was 5'8" at 16 and was referred to as short a few times, and felt a little bit short if I didn't wear a decent sole. Now that i've gained an inch, people, it seems like I am viewed as a man of average stature much more frequently than slightly short/on the short side, and I don't have to be as aware of the shoes i'm wearing or get any height related comments. Does 5'8>5'9 make that much of a difference in perception?

Yes an inch is quite significant especially when you're in the 5'8"-6'0" range, because that's where most men are
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#3
(04-08-2018, 11:52 PM)EricBosch Wrote:
(04-08-2018, 08:54 PM)MediumAltitude Wrote: So now I'm 20 and 5'9, and I stopped growing at 17-18 after gaining an inch. When I was 5'8" at 16 and was referred to as short a few times, and felt a little bit short if I didn't wear a decent sole. Now that i've gained an inch, people, it seems like I am viewed as a man of average stature much more frequently than slightly short/on the short side, and I don't have to be as aware of the shoes i'm wearing or get any height related comments. Does 5'8>5'9 make that much of a difference in perception?

5'8"-6'0" range, because that's where most men are

*most young white men
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#4
It certainly does. An inch wouldn't make much of a difference for someone like me or for a really tall guy but it's very noticable when you're close to the average height. Compare Mark Wahlberg, Zac Efron or Jeremy Renner with Jamie Foxx. At 5'8", the first 3 actors are considered to be short but Jamie Foxx isn't, even though he's only a inch taller.
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(04-12-2018, 12:42 PM)captaint Wrote: It certainly does. An inch wouldn't make much of a difference for someone like me or for a really tall guy but it's very noticable when you're close to the average height. Compare Mark Wahlberg, Zac Efron or Jeremy Renner with Jamie Foxx. At 5'8", the first 3 actors are considered to be short but Jamie Foxx isn't, even though he's only a inch taller.

Most of those guys are below 5''8, and celebrities are much taller than average. In the real world, 5'8 isn't short
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