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I am 6'10, and other guys often seem shy or insecure around me

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Markus86, Feb 22, 2022.

  1. Markus86

    Markus86 New Member

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    Have you noticed anything like this?
    I am 6'10 and a pretty big buff guy - large muscles and broad shoulders - and I have often noticed these reactions when I have been at the gym;
    if a guy passes me then he will often get a shy look and make insecure eye contact with me and then look away, and I have also noticed that they yield a whole lot, and act super-respectful;
    for example, if I am about to walk through a door at the same time as him then he will always step aside and let me pass first, and if we are next to each other at the lockers then he will make a lot of effort to avoid being a trouble, and often actually wait until I am done, even if he could have been there at the same time.
     
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    thenewnick Certified Tower 6'5 Certified Tower

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    I can’t say I have noticed (but I’m neither the same height or have the build). But when someone taller than me appears, it’s more of a surprise and weirdness factor I’m not the tallest. Lol
     
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    Robd Tall Men Chat Supporter

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    I think it is nature... The biggest strongest animal gets respect. Short guy myself en i must admit i act like those smaller guys around you... :)
     
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    Thom Active Member

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    As a smaller guy myself, I do give big guys like you a lot of respect. And admiration. I want to engage in conversation with you but I'm afraid of acting or at least appearing weird around you.
     
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    That is the biggest statement right there, I think we all feel that and not sure how you would react.
     
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    smoothsilk Well-Known Member

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    With me it's a combination of feeling in awe & domination, I love that feeling when a really tall guy makes me feel insignificant & I am under his power. It makes me feel comfortable & wary in equal measure. Hard to explain why, but I know it happens in a moment on seeing or meeting them.
     
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    I am in awe of guys your size so as not to be obvious I would appear shy and avoid eye contact. There’s also the physical aspect, I’m thinking this guy could break me in half quite easily if I make him feel uncomfortable.
     
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    condegoi Active Member

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    What you say is true that it happens with short people when they approach or a very tall person approaches them, perhaps they feel intimidated by the guy's height. I've never given way to a tall guy and I've occasionally gotten a push from the tall guy, I guess because he's used to being given way first.
    With eye contact has ever caused me problems.
     
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  9. Marcus86

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    Another thing that I would usually notice, when I studied in college, was that I would generally be treated as a de facto leader by the other guys in my work groups (like during laboratory work and things like that).
    For example, if they had an idea on something then I would be the first one who they turned to, and ask me questions about it, and they would typically wait for me to decide on the next time we would meet and continue working.
    This also seemed to happen quite spontaneously, before I had really shown any greater skills in anything - if I seemed to understand the basics and didn't appear competely lost, then they seemed to assume that I was "in charge".

    But I guess this might easily happen to someone who is 6'10 and works together with guys who range between maybe 5'8-6'1 most of the time, if the tallest and biggest guy in a group comes off as a lot more powerful and things like that;
    and I have a powerful build as well, such as very broad shoulders and a very muscular physique, so that would of course contribute a lot to that.
     
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    I totally understand what you're saying. I am would automatically turn to you too. Must be something inherent in us
     
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    I am just below 5'6 myself, and I understand what you mean.
    I have met two different guys in my life who have been both 6'10 and had a muscular, powerful build, and I am myself slim and light, so I am definitely aware of the size difference.

    I guess one reason why I view a man like you as a leader is because you are so much more powerful and physically intimidating, and this gives me a sort of "I better do as he says" type of vibe.
    You also feel like a leader because you make me feel a lot like a kid, and also make me feel really really protected.
     
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    Being short 5ft5 guy , I can say that it's true.
    People always judge by appearance at first. As you are tall, people looks at you as you are a leader. And even if i have better idea, i would feel neglected and my last option of sharing my idea is to you. If you are a good listener then you will understand me and tell people that , lets do this. So people will agree coz i said earlier people judge my size first.



    And talking about your gym experiences, being short, it's better not to mess with guys like you and i would rather try to make you my friend. Because who doesn't like the man like your size. I bet girls like tall men too.
    So that's why too, short people give respect to talls.
    N well personally, i will feel embarrassed next to you
     
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    Marcus,you're a very big guy,even you just standing 6"10",people already shy to you,but now you got huge muscles too!
    It feel very small to shorties but I think you're a friendly muscle giant,you would like to make friends,
    Do you feel bad that hard for you to approach others because of your size?
    P.s I am only 5"3" and I am visually impaired,I hope to be your friend.
     
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    i might be a bit scared cus ur so tall, but if i saw you id love to talk and prob find you very attractive tbh
     
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    Hola markus que tal?
     
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