Poll: How short do you have to be to be known for your height?
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5'4"
0%
0 0%
5'4.5"
0%
0 0%
5'5"
22.22%
4 22.22%
5'5.5"
38.89%
7 38.89%
5'6"
27.78%
5 27.78%
5'6.5"
5.56%
1 5.56%
5'7"
5.56%
1 5.56%
Total 18 vote(s) 100%
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At what height will you get noticed as "the short guy" in social situations?
#1
At what height will you stand out "the short guy" socially?
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#2
5'4" men definitely stand out as "short guys" in the US. I know I do. I say 5'5". 5'6" is still short but I don't think they're constantly mocked for their height like we are. Perhaps some 5'6" Americans can share their experience.
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#3
I voted 5'5.5". I had a friend in college who was that height and he definitely stood out as short and was almost always the shortest guy in any situation (although maybe outside of a college campus where the average height is lower, he wouldn't stand out so much). Another guy was 5'7", and even though he was only 1.5" taller than my 5'5.5" friend I never really thought of him as being short until my 6'4 friend called him out on his 5'8 claim and said he looked short. I mean yeah 5'7" is short on college campus but it's normal looking and not standout like 5'5.5" and below. I think 5'6-5'6.5 is more of a gray area.
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#4
I voted 5'5.5". 5'6" men are still in the 10th percentile, but any shorter than that you're shorter than 90+% of men so you really start to look short. I know quite a few 5'6-5'6.5 men but not many 5'5.5"ers. .
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#5
(06-07-2018, 07:19 PM)captaint Wrote: 5'4" men definitely stand out as "short guys" in the US. I know I do. I say 5'5". 5'6" is still short but I don't think they're constantly mocked for their height like we are. Perhaps some 5'6" Americans can share their experience.

Yes you are right. I'm 5'6 and a half. I feel short most of the time but generally speaking people don't mock me for it. I think men really start standing out as short men when they're close to the female average height. Guys like me are still taller than most women so we're still somewhat normal and not out of place in the streets. Now if I were to become an athlete, a television personality or an actor... that's a different story.
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#6
I went with 5'6".

5'7" men are still within one standard deviation of the US average and don't necessarily look particularly short to me unless they are standing next to considerably taller men. One could say 5'7" is as short as 5'11" is tall; both are below and above the average but not enough to be legitimately short or tall, respectively. Perhaps shortish and tallish would be appropriate in describing those heights.
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#7
(06-07-2018, 07:19 PM)captaint Wrote: 5'4" men definitely stand out as "short guys" in the US. I know I do. I say 5'5". 5'6" is still short but I don't think they're constantly mocked for their height like we are. Perhaps some 5'6" Americans can share their experience.

It depends on who I'm with. I definitely stand out as a short man with white and black men but I feel normal with Hispanics. If America was all white and/or black then a 5'6" man would stand out as a short guy but we don't thanks to Hispanics. Although to be honest young Hispanics are getting taller too.
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#8
People are being way too generous here. Even in Japan 5'6 is shorter than average so it should be close to "very short" in the west, and therefore quite noticeable. I think most Americans would consider someone like Jon Stewart to be pretty short and he might actually be slightly taller than 5'6!
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