For those of you who don't know what I mean, I am referring to looking at somebody and guessing their height based on visuals alone.
I'm apparently terrible at it, because when I first started dating my boyfriend I thought he was around 5'7" and it turns out he's 5'10". Looool.
What about you guys?
Random question, but how good are you at determining height?
What Guys Said 33
I am terrible at it. Especially when gauging my height against others. I always feel like I am similar in height until I see a photo and I tower over them..1
Despite being an architect, I am absolute shit when it comes to determining distance, height or even weight (roughly). I just can't.1
If anybody is above 6 ft tall I can easily make out , even from a distance. And if anybody is below 5 ft short , i can easily make out , from a distance. But if any body is in-between 5 ft to 6 ft , I compare them to my height , and assume what could be the difference. It's as easy as that.1
I tend to overestimate tall people and underestimate short people. Looking up to or down to someone's eyes makes it seem like a vast difference to me.1
I am not bad - I am 5'9" which is close to the average so if I think of myself as the average I can work from that - I might get the exact number wrong at the extreme ends like below 5'2" and over 6'4" but I am usually in the ballpark.1
I'm pretty good at estimating heights that are of objects. Never been put in a situation to guess a person's height haha1
I'm pretty good at it when I see someone in person. My guesses are usually within 1-2 inches of their actual height.
On-line, it's a different story. For instance, I didn't know that you're only 5'2" of pure power :p1
I would say fairly good tbh I take lots of measurements at college and I know my exact height and can tell like one inch either way for someone else1
All you have to do is stand and look straight with eyes. The point you see is the height your eyes are , so i get a pretty close estimate.1
not brilliant but not that awful i'm 6'1 witch is an alright height i think and i know 5'2 is a head or so shorter 5'7 nose level ish 5'10 top of head to my eye level ish
and 6'11 is my eyes a neck level ish1
I'm worse than you, I saw a girl who actually was 4'9" and I thought she was 5'3"
anyways, 3 inches different is not visible, I'm 5'7" or 5'8" (I'm not sure) and my father is 5'10" , we look the same height when we stand next to each other.1
I can only tell for people who are smaller than me, because even though my eyes would look down, with my 5'5 it wouldn't be too far downwards, and so I'd have my head straight and could compare them to my own height.1
pretty bad... the bigger the difference to myself, the further I will be off.1
I'm pretty good to about 6'4, beyond that I can't tell1
I think people are better at determining width than height.1
i build rally cars so have a built in tape measure... ergo im usually right1
I never determine exact height. To me they're tall, middle or short haha1
I am 4'11". It's hard for me.1
I can only ever say if a person's taller than me or shorter. Nothing very accurate. But yeah more often than not I find slimmer people taller and stockier people shorter.0
I am real good at determining height. I am 6 feet 3 inches. And I can instantly guess height of the other person.1
I'm okay, I guess. I'm usually pretty close.1
Haha you'd have misjudged me than, I'm also 5'10''!
I can do it with some error margin. I look good and compare them to my height: do I have to look down or up and how steeple? :D0
I thought my mom was 5"5
I'm quite accurate 💯😉1
I am 6"2 so I look down at most people1
I am almost as bad as you 😂
I see myself as 'shorter' so I always round up with people
I am 5'10", and if I see someone my height I think " that dude is 6ft"
If I see a girl who is 5'6" I think "that girl is my height!" Lol0
I'm usually really good at guys height and weight since I used o wrestle so knew everyone's stats. I do have trouble with girls though and would never tell them my guess, especially about weight...0
I think I'm pretty good at it actually. I'm usually within an inch0
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What Girls Said 13
I'm pretty good, usually within the inch. I have pretty good reference points, like I know how tall I am, my dad is taller, my brother is even taller than that, so I have a relative sense of what height is what.1
Terrible. Everyone just looks tall to me. 😂2
I'm terrible at it 😂 if I can see them in person then I try to compare them to my height and take a guess from that... Still I usually get it wrong haha1
am really bad at it1
I'm pretty good although I didn't fully believe my guy was 6'4" until I measured him.1
I'm alright at it. I'm usually only an inch out1
If they are relatively close to my height, then pretty easily. If they tower over me I'm like "He/she is 190cm". XD1
I know my height and I can tell people who are close to it. If they're really tall or really short. I'm not sure.1
Bad, everyone around my height is easy but shorter and taller are all confusing..1
I'm pretty good at it.1
I'm not that good at it haha1