Look, I get it: you’ve been getting Oompa Loompa jokes since forever.You’ve been called midget, Tiny Tim, Grumpy and all the other names.A shitty attitude, whether angry and aggressive or defeated and negative, will nuke any chance of sex or love faster than telling them that you eat live puppies. A short man with confidence is far more attractive than a tall guy without it.

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.

The trick is understanding how to make height less of an issue.

Seem like a tall order One of the worst things that guys can do to themselves is to get defensive about being short.

The problem with this is that the sudden color change – from white to brown to blue – creates a visual interruption.

The eye doesn’t travel smoothly down your profile; the sudden change cuts you in half, truncating your torso and skewing your proportions.

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.

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.