You may think that you’re hiding it like the professional poker-player you could be, but in reality, that sour attitude is shining off you like an especially greasy halo.
But hey, that’s cold comfort when women are putting “six feet tall, minimum” in their dating profiles and your friends all call you “Short Round”.
The thing is, as with many other masculine insecurities, this is predominantly in our heads. Worse, I’m the shortest of all my friends who range from 5’1o” on the short side, to 6’7″ on the tall side.
When you can build presence, women won’t remember you as that short man at the party.
They’ll remember you as that incredibly charming guy who made them feel like he got them in a way nobody else did.
Presence is, simply, your ability to command people’s attention.
It’s the way that you can make people focus on present.
They’re the ones who stand out in people’s memories, who can command attention (and affection) with seeming ease.
One of the best things you can do – especially as a short man – is to develop your sense of presence.
The old saw about how vertical stripes is based on this idea.
The stripes encourage your eye to follow them up and down, which creates the impression of height while your eyes want to follow horizontal stripes to the side, creating width.
Look, I get it: you’ve been getting Oompa Loompa jokes since forever.