I find that I take a step back when talking to men because they're usually taller (I'm average height). One time my lecturer was talking to me and I couldn't step back because there was a table behind me, but after a while he did. We weren't very close.
It just feels awkward sometimes. I guess, sort of intimidating. Do men feel the opposite of this? Like you're overpowering someone or something?
I try not to step on the little people. =P Sorry, someone being smaller then me has no emotional effect on me. I try to look people in the eyes so if we are too close and they are very short that eye contact will be harder to establish, but I don't feel like I'm dominating someone just because I am tall...
Im 6'3 and never really thought about it but know that you something I have noticed girls step back to talk to me I think maybe looking up for along time may be uncomfortable and its hard to make I contact. I contact is really important. As far as me having to look down at girls it doesn't bother me at all I'm use to it.
I think I do that too. It's uncomfortable to stand right up on someone when you're talking to them and they're a lot shorter. it's easier for me to see and make eye contact without having to bend my neck all the way down if I just step back a bit.