Height Visualizer & Comparison Tool
Written by Joshua Leaf | Updated on April 5, 2022
Have you ever wanted to know how you’d look next to a celebrity like Shaq O’Neal or Yao Ming? Or maybe you just want to compare yourself to the average person’s height in Denmark or China….
Regardless of who you want to see yourself next to, simply put in one height and then another to calculate and visualize the difference in height!
Please note, you can compare different countries’ average heights or celebrities’ heights using the dropdowns. You may also select custom to enter any number or height you’d like to compare.
Is it Okay to Compare Your Height to Others?
Comparing yourself to others can be a beneficial tool to help you have a broad point of reference, improve your abilities and even motivate you in some cases. But if you’re not careful, the comparing game can be a slippery slope that can lead to feelings of inferiority.
Let’s dig a little deeper.
When Comparisons Are Healthy
Most people will say that comparing yourself to others is self-destructive, but have you ever been inspired by someone better, faster, stronger, or more intelligent than you?
Or have you ever had feelings of gratitude when comparing yourself to someone less fortunate than you? Or maybe you’ve had a friendly competition in school, video games, or sports that truly helped motivate you?
Comparisons aren’t necessarily evil per se, but they must be done constructively. If you’re going to compare yourself to another, when and how you compare yourself is far more important than the act itself.
When Comparisons Are Unhealthy
On the flip side of the coin, if we compare ourselves to others to the extent where it is intrusive to our well-being, then the comparison’s become a self-perpetuating problem which may lead to height dysphoria or neurosis (height dissatisfaction).
This constant comparison leads some people to blame their height or other features for every one of their downfalls. When in reality, personal perception probably has a more significant role than any physical feature when it comes to one’s ability to achieve a goal – just as Dr Maltz says in Psycho-Cybernetics.
We’ve all seen that not-so-attractive, or shorter person who is undeniably confident in themselves and has a high level of self-love. Despite what social norms or stereotypes might say, these types of people don’t let comparisons tear them down.
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Why is Height Shaming Okay in a World of “Body Positivity”?
The Rise of The Internet
Although we live in a world where we preach body positivity, Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok have brought forth a culture of comparison and personal ridicule like we’ve never seen before. We’re not just comparing ourselves new selves more with constant selfies, but thanks to the world wide web, we are now comparing ourselves next to the tallest, strongest, and most beautiful people in the world.
This constant bombardment of influencers and ultra-attractive people leads countless others feelings unworthy and dissatisfied with their own appearance. Or in other words, our perspective and societal outlook have changed for good.
Comparison As a Tool
As with many tools, comparison can be used in several different ways. A hammer, for instance, can both pound a nail into wood and remove the same nail by simply using the other side.
Our perspectives can be viewed in a similar light.
The next time you see someone doing better than you, taller than you, or anything else, try to flip the tool or narrative before getting too deep into thought (of course, this is easier said than done).
So next time you think, “That person is so much better than me, I should give up because I’ll never get that good.” Give those thoughts a different narrative. The same thought could be reframed as “Wow, that person is a master at their craft. I wonder what I can learn from their journey and if that insight can help improve my skills?”
When it comes to comparing height, it may be more difficult to change your perspective because you can’t “improve” your height in the same way you might in the same way you could a skill, confidence, or even intelligence.
Generally, things that are harder to quantify or changeable are easier to “flip the perspective switch” on, but you have little control over height after puberty.
With this said, it’s a bit more challenging to stay optimistic since taller men are generally found more attractive, more likely to succeed, and have more opportunities, but that shouldn’t stop you from being the best version of yourself. Everyone in life was born with their own advantages and disadvantages, so do your best not to let height be a mental hindrance.
Try to find your strengths, double down on them, and work towards personal development to lead a more fulfilling life. Improve where you can and even try to change your perspective if possible.
If all else fails, leg lengthening surgery is an option to increase one’s height, and more people are considering it every year. However, the costs of limb lengthening surgery are quite high, and the time it takes (6-12 months*) makes it difficult to have. But if you’ve tried everything else and are still comparing yourself in an unhealthy way, then it may be something worth looking into.
As always, do your research to prioritize your health and safety above all else.