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Author Topic: Where would you draw "the divide" between short, average, tall, and really tall?  (Read 12845 times)
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« on: February 10, 2015, 06:35:04 AM »

    It's something I've been thinking about. I'm 5'6", I consider myself short but not too short. My plan is to get to the 6'0" realm. But even if I reach 6'0" I don't think I'll ever feel "tall", just average. 6'0" is average IMO, thus I'll be average myself (IMO again). Some people I speak to tell me that 6'0" is tall. My suspicion is just that they don't think about height measurements as often as CLLer's and prospective CLLer's do (that's us!). I just can't see that being true. For women, yes that's tall, but for men....really? I've always thought that 6'0" was average for men, at least in the west.

    So my question is very simple, how does everyone else categorize height ranges?

I look at it like this: 5'4" and lower= really short
                             
                             5'5"- 5'8"= short
                     
                             5'9"- 5'10"= teetering on the fence between short and average   
                   
                             5'11"- 6'2"= average
                             
                             6'3"- 6'5"= tall
                               
                             6'6" and over= really tall

What do you guys think? Comments, opinions, expertise, theories, go for 'em....                                                                                                                               
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2015, 06:53:45 AM »

5'6 and below - short
5'7-5'8 - a bit short
5'9 - average, bordering short.
5'10 - average. nothing more, nothing less.
6'0 - 6'2 is tall.
Anything over 6'3 is really tall.
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2015, 08:35:28 AM »

On what planet 5'11"- 6'2"= average?

You guys are height sick.
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2015, 11:13:07 AM »

Exactly 5'5 and less== really short
Above 5'5 to exactly 5'7 == short
Above 5'7 to exactly 5'9 == less than average
Above 5'9 to exactly 5'10 == Perfect average
Above 5'10 to less than 6' == more than average
Exactly 6' to exactly 6'3 == tall
Above 6'3 == really tall

Note: above 5'5 does mean stuff like 5'5 and a quarter/half/three quarters
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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2015, 08:41:05 PM »

Hi, i think it depends on the country where you live: in Asia, 1.75 is quite tall, but in Netherlands it's quite small.
Also depends on the age of the people you look at. People over 40 years are f.e. a little smaller than the younger generation.

Therefore, it's better to look at the percentiles of height in each country:

For example, 50 th percentile is average.
90 th percentile  and above is really tall
75 th and above percentile is tall
50-75 th percentile is above average
25- 50 th percentile is a little under average
10 th-25 th percentile is short
Under 10 th percentile is really short

But of course, you can vary the ranges above. You can ask yourself if you see ten men with different height, how many of them would you call tall/small/average?
The same for girls Grin

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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2015, 09:01:02 PM »

From a medical standpoint (in most of the Western world, especially America):

Under 5'5 is short (below 5th percentile)
5'5-5'7-low average (5th to 15th percentile)
5'7-5'11-normal (15th to 85th percentile
5'11-6'2-above average (85th to 95th percentile)
Above 6'2 is tall (above the 95th percentile)
Anything above 6'4 is extremely tall (above 99.7th percentile).
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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2015, 10:09:52 PM »

I think 6'3 is average.
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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2015, 08:59:41 PM »

On what planet 5'11"- 6'2"= average?

You guys are height sick.
Yes, some people like the one who made this topic should be really height lunatics.

5.5 and less very short
5.5-5.7 normally short
5.7-5.11 average (5.7-5.9 a little less while 5.10-5.11 a little more than average)
5.11-6.1 tall
6.1+ very tall

Thats about the truth -+1 inch.
Everyone who thinks that 5.8 is short and 6.2 is average should visit a psychiatrist, not an LL surgeon.
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« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2015, 09:35:45 PM »

Yes, some people like the one who made this topic should be really height lunatics.

5.5 and less very short
5.5-5.7 normally short
5.7-5.11 average (5.7-5.9 a little less while 5.10-5.11 a little more than average)
5.11-6.1 tall
6.1+ very tall

Thats about the truth -+1 inch.
Everyone who thinks that 5.8 is short and 6.2 is average should visit a psychiatrist, not an LL surgeon.


Yeah, statistically, this is exactly how it is. 2 inches equal one standard deviation, so, statistically, 5'7-5'11 is normal/average, 5'5-5'7 shorter than average, 5'11-6'1 taller than average, etc. according to normal distribution.
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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2015, 12:36:01 PM »

Average in my family for people born in the 80s and onward after that is at least 6'0" for the men and at least 5'10" for the women, so that's where I get my "average" judgments & calculations from. I'm like the only black sheep of the family.  Undecided Oh well, that's what CLL is for. I remember hearing about that one patient who came to Dr. Paley, he was from the Netherlands and he was 5'11", and he had height neurosis. Well, if you're from the Netherlands (the country that produced Dolph Lundgren for example), then 5'11" for a guy over there is comparable to a 5'8" guy in the US.
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« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2015, 05:17:07 PM »

Average in my family for people born in the 80s and onward after that is at least 6'0" for the men and at least 5'10" for the women, so that's where I get my "average" judgments & calculations from. I'm like the only black sheep of the family.  Undecided Oh well, that's what CLL is for. I remember hearing about that one patient who came to Dr. Paley, he was from the Netherlands and he was 5'11", and he had height neurosis. Well, if you're from the Netherlands (the country that produced Dolph Lundgren for example), then 5'11" for a guy over there is comparable to a 5'8" guy in the US.

No, I'd say a 5'11 guy is like a 5'9 guy over here. Average height is about 181 cm over there, so 5'11 would be pretty much average like 5'9 would be in the USA.
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« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2015, 06:14:57 PM »

No, I'd say a 5'11 guy is like a 5'9 guy over here. Average height is about 181 cm over there, so 5'11 would be pretty much average like 5'9 would be in the USA.

Yeah, 5'9" is probably closer. Btw, correction: Dolph Lundgren is from Sweden.
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« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2015, 08:47:40 PM »

Average in my family for people born in the 80s and onward after that is at least 6'0" for the men and at least 5'10" for the women, so that's where I get my "average" judgments & calculations from. I'm like the only black sheep of the family.  Undecided Oh well, that's what CLL is for. I remember hearing about that one patient who came to Dr. Paley, he was from the Netherlands and he was 5'11", and he had height neurosis. Well, if you're from the Netherlands (the country that produced Dolph Lundgren for example), then 5'11" for a guy over there is comparable to a 5'8" guy in the US.
The average height of your family doesn't have anything to do with average height in general.
It is ridiculous to believe that average height for women is 5.10 and for men 6 ft !
Please try to stay close to reality, and don't become like the psycho from Netherlands who did LL at 5.11.

At your height it is completely normal to not feel satisfied with your height.
But it is not normal to believe that people are so tall as you mentioned.
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« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2015, 11:18:02 AM »

The average height of your family doesn't have anything to do with average height in general.
It is ridiculous to believe that average height for women is 5.10 and for men 6 ft !
Please try to stay close to reality, and don't become like the psycho from Netherlands who did LL at 5.11.

At your height it is completely normal to not feel satisfied with your height.
But it is not normal to believe that people are so tall as you mentioned.

Oh, no, I didn't say that 5'10" is average for women and 6'0" is for men overall, I just said that in my family the younger generation seems to be like that. I know that the average for women in the US at least is 5'4" or so. But I always thought 6'0" for men is average, is it not? I mean c'mon, it's only 3 inches taller than 5'9". I dunno, I have my height (5'6") marked on a wall along with every other height going up until 6'2", and 6'0" seems like were the average man stands at. Maybe I am delusional LOL.
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« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2015, 01:25:18 PM »

Oh, no, I didn't say that 5'10" is average for women and 6'0" is for men overall, I just said that in my family the younger generation seems to be like that. I know that the average for women in the US at least is 5'4" or so. But I always thought 6'0" for men is average, is it not? I mean c'mon, it's only 3 inches taller than 5'9". I dunno, I have my height (5'6") marked on a wall along with every other height going up until 6'2", and 6'0" seems like were the average man stands at. Maybe I am delusional LOL.
If average is something more inches more than 5.9, then the same would happen with 3 inches less, so 5.6 would be average which it isn't.
Average is +- 2 inches from the average height, so if average height is 5.9, then average is anything from 5.7 to 5.11ft.
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« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2015, 02:35:16 PM »

It's all depends on which part country you are from. My country average height for male is 5'7 but then all my family members males cousins are over 5'9 highest 6'1 and i'm the only sucker with 5'5 Grin :'( So I would say average for me 5'10 or 5'9 yeahh that's a good place to be.
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