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post #16 of 61
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Originally Posted by barracudapartne View Post

I know that I do not "need" these - but there are studies after studies that show advantages to being tall - it's all about perception - better leadership abilities, etc.

I would still present myself the same way with or without these - but why not take the slight advantage?

Cons outweigh the pros?

You're absolutely right. All my colleagues were 6' 2". Minimum. Commanders of the stratosphere, so to speak. Sorry to break it to ya, chum, but at 5'9" you weren't hired by a top-calibre consultancy. You needed those shoes before you started interviewing. Unhappily ever after your CV will be tarnished by stigma of the middling "shorty" consultancy. Diminished height = diminished prospects.
post #17 of 61

Forget about elevator shoes:

http://heightsurgery.org/

nod[1].gif

This Gattaca-style procedure is the way to go....

 

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Originally Posted by barracudapartne View Post

I know that I do not "need" these - but there are studies after studies that show advantages to being tall - it's all about perception - better leadership abilities, etc.

 

I would still present myself the same way with or without these - but why not take the slight advantage?

 

Cons outweigh the pros?

Okay, just kidding.  In all seriousness, sure, there may be a perception that short people in general are more lacking in leadership abilities and confidence, but I'd venture to say that this is only because so many short people are insecure about their heights in the first place.  And given that insecurity is generally seen as a sign of weakness and lack of leadership ability, it's no surprise that more tall people hold positions of prominence than do short people.

 

I wouldn't trust someone to lead anything if he/she is obviously insecure about something, regardless of what it is.  Would you vote for a president who seemed insecure about his receding hairline?

 

Height doesn't hold a person back, but insecurity drawn from height does.  All that should matter to you is that you seem confident in yourself and in your work.

 

Like all the other posters have stated, your height is fine.  Being insecure about your height is only going to make others wonder if height is the only thing you're insecure about.  Don't give them reason to do so!

post #18 of 61
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Originally Posted by Breedlove View Post

Forget about elevator shoes:
http://heightsurgery.org/
nod%5B1%5D.gif
This Gattaca-style procedure is the way to go....

"The entire procedure of leg lengthening will take around 6 to 12 months; sometimes it might take even longer. The surgeon will ask you to use the wheelchair until the procedure is completed."

So you spend a year a more confined to a wheelchair just to try and gain a few inches....great!


BTW OP spam[1].gif
Edited by MikeDT - 7/10/12 at 2:31am
post #19 of 61
What's wrong with people?? My little sister's a partner in one of the 'top tier' consultancies and she's only five foot tall.
post #20 of 61
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Originally Posted by Oleg View Post

What's wrong with people?? My little sister's a partner in one of the 'top tier' consultancies and she's only five foot tall.

She gets the vagina pass. Unless a bird is on a catwalk no blokes want to look at some freakish Amazon huntress. Too intimidating.
post #21 of 61
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Originally Posted by Oleg View Post

What's wrong with people?? My little sister's a partner in one of the 'top tier' consultancies and she's only five foot tall.

Fiorello La Guardia was only 5ft, he was the top tier of NYC, and had an airport named after him.
post #22 of 61
Any men who wears elevator shoes needs penis enlargements......lol
post #23 of 61
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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

Any men who wears elevator shoes needs penis enlargements......lol

Or a Lamborghini - another popular form of penile extension.
post #24 of 61
You are average height OP.


Don't worry about it. If it does bother you too much, move to India or South East Asia.
post #25 of 61

Well, I'm 5' 5" and alpha as f*ckbigstar[1].gif

 

Really, OP = poorly disguised spam[1].gif

post #26 of 61
I want to see the man that needs a size 13 elevator shoe.
post #27 of 61
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Originally Posted by Breedlove View Post

Forget about elevator shoes:
http://heightsurgery.org/
nod%5B1%5D.gif
This Gattaca-style procedure is the way to go....

Okay, just kidding.  In all seriousness, sure, there may be a perception that short people in general are more lacking in leadership abilities and confidence, but I'd venture to say that this is only because so many short people are insecure about their heights in the first place.  And given that insecurity is generally seen as a sign of weakness and lack of leadership ability, it's no surprise that more tall people hold positions of prominence than do short people.

I wouldn't trust someone to lead anything if he/she is obviously insecure about something, regardless of what it is.  Would you vote for a president who seemed insecure about his receding hairline?

Height doesn't hold a person back, but insecurity drawn from height does.  All that should matter to you is that you seem confident in yourself and in your work.

Like all the other posters have stated, your height is fine.  Being insecure about your height is only going to make others wonder if height is the only thing you're insecure about.  Don't give them reason to do so!

lol please, everybody is insecure about something. They may not outwardly show it, but its there somewhere.

I also wouldn't trust a fresh college graduate to decide who should lead anything.
post #28 of 61
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post

Really, OP = poorly disguised spam%5B1%5D.gif

It's not spam; he's been asking about what shoes to buy in other threads (AE, Ferragamo, etc.) without the link referenced here.

OP, congrats on your MBA. What school / what firm?
post #29 of 61

If it helps (as this appears to be a self-perception issue), I'm in consulting, and at 5'9" you'll be fine.

 

From a fashion standpoint, consulting is the world of Brooks Brother, non-iron business casual and square-toed Eccos.

post #30 of 61
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Originally Posted by Storm33 View Post

It's not spam; he's been asking about what shoes to buy in other threads (AE, Ferragamo, etc.) without the link referenced here.

If it's not spam, why would the OP use the phrase/spiel "It looks like high-end luxury shoes with built-in shoe lifts... seemingly similar high end quality like that of what the short celebrities wear." and repeat the same Bangkok "elevator shoes" URL in a later post? Also the OP as posted exactly the same URL into a new thread on AAAC. I called spam[1].gif on there.

Possibly he posted into the other threads, both here and on AAAC, to avoid looking too suspicious.
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