At school there's these girls that make fun of me cause I'm taller than everyone. I'm 14 and I'm 5"9 (not to mention I'm asian), (or 176cm) and there's these girls (or I should say just there is this girl) that makes fun of me cause I'm tall. She says in my face "oh, tall people die faster" or "tall girls are ugly and aggressive" or "i like being short" or "I never want to be tall" or "you'll never find a boyfriend, marry your dog". The only thing I can come back with is "well who's wearing the 10' highheels and highwaisted pants?". Since she's always wearing giant high heels (I think she's like 4"9 without highheels and like 5"2 with highheels) How should I deal with this? And how should I be happy that I'm tall and use this "advantage"?
- I like tall girls (still shorter than you but not that short)68%(30)60%(52)Vote52%(22)
- I like really short girls32%(14)40%(34)Vote48%(20)
Most Helpful Guy
I think it's ridiculous when people make fun of others because of their height. For like being too short or too tall. I'm a really short guy at 5'3" and I'm always the butt of all the short jokes, but because I''m so short my friends always protected me from the bullies. You left only too options here. How about a third option that says I like all girls (no matter what their size is) who are not jerks. To be honest I picked really short girls because they are my equivalents but if they're mean to people for stupid reasons then I won't respect them. They're just jealous of you because they wish they were taller. But 4'9 though? Shouldn't she hate almost everyone for being taller than her? But really you need to stick up for yourself and your friends should stick up for you too in these situations, so they can see that you're not a good target.1
Most Helpful Girl
Seriously, there is absolutely nothing wrong with being tall. You're young and surrounded by many, many people who haven't hit their growth spurt yet. I felt the same way, especially when I was taller AND dealing with acne. I hit those stages faster than everyone else. It made me really insecure, but later in life you realize it isn't a big deal.
It doesn't mean there's anything wrong with you. I knew someone at my old middle school who was really tall, and people loved her. Yes they made fun of her and called her a giraffe, but she laughed back, and they respected her for it. She earned their friendship for being able to laugh at herself and not take things too seriously.
Someday (in a few years), they're going to grow up and go through their own "growth cycle." You'll probably see them walking through the halls in high school, now MUCH taller and with an "aged" (acne-infested) face. They won't have baby faces, and they won't be super short compared to you. I know I was SHOCKED when I saw some of the people I knew in middle school. A guy that used to pick on me for various reasons is no longer a shorty, and I think he's actually my height now. There's also another guy, who's face is now covered in acne. In middle school, his face looked soft like a baby's bottom.1