1. We Can Hear You… Yes, Really!

Chances are, the majority of us are not actually deaf. We CAN hear your comments about our height and unless the person with you is visually impaired, it probably isn’t necessary to point out how tall we are!

2. We Are Not Local Landmarks

Despite how it may first appear, we are real life people and not landmarks in the local scenery. So if you arrange to meet by the tall person, please be aware that we have free will and may well have moved on.

3. We Are Aware That We’re Tall

Not every tall person has just emerged out of a parallel universe, and thus we are very aware of our own physical dimensions in this plane of reality. Of course, the urge may be strong to let us know that we are tall, but the odds are that we already know; due to the length of time we have been here and experienced living in our own body.

However, if you absolutely must comment on our physical appearance, why not compliment us on our hair, eyes or charming personality? That would be far nicer I’m sure.

4. We Are Not Subject To Footwear Regulations

At the time of writing, there has been no legislation or regulation passed stipulating or limiting the type of  shoes tall people can choose to wear. Tall people ARE allowed to wear high heels – Crazy I know!tall woman heels

5. We Live In The Same Layer Of The Atmosphere

Here’s the science! The Earth’s atmosphere is divided into five layers. It is thickest near the surface and thins out with height until it eventually merges with space. The troposphere is the lowest layer of Earth’s atmosphere, which starts at Earth’s surface and goes up to a height of around 7 to 20 km (4 to 12 miles, or 23,000 to 65,000 feet) above sea level.

As people, it’s highly unlikely that we’ll ever grow to over 7km / 4miles tall so please note that the weather is never going to be different for us. There’s no need to ask for a weather report that corresponds with our vertical dimensions.

6. We Don’t Have To Play Basketball

Of course, it is perfectly feasible that we may chose to participate in certain sporting activities. However, if we have not opted to partake in specific height-orientated sports, this is not a “waste of height“. It is more a waste of brain cells to believe such nonsense.

7. Smile & The World Smiles With You

Most tall people are lovely human beings. Usually you’ll find that we are decent and friendly individuals. So instead of gawping open-mouthed like a fish, maybe you can spare making us feel uncomfortable by just giving us a friendly smile instead… most of us may even smile back!


A long, tall thank you to the lovely Samantha James from The Tall Friends Society