Sometimes when a fight is apparent, the best you can hope to do is to scare your opponent into retreat before physical or deeper confrontation is engaged.Knowing some good scare tactics will have any bully crying for their mommy in no time.However, I also deal with so many ignorant men who make a huge deal about my height, probably to bury their own insecurity or intimidation.
You are inherently recognizing your differences subconsciously on a survival level.
How to overcome the intimidation: Knowledge and confidence, honestly.
Or guys can also be completely dismissive once they see me in person and say, "You seem much taller in your photos" or "I didn't realize how short you were until you got off that stool." I recently had one guy actually look over my head to see if the person he was meeting was someone else besides me. But of course in a completely contradictory way, I'm usually attracted to men who are much, much taller than I am.
So I guess opposites attract, or I just enjoy the awkward interactions/comical antics of doing activities with someone much taller than I? Standing out (physically) my whole life has led me to be much more confident and fearless of being different. There are definitely a lot of great guys who only see six feet as one small part of who I am.
I guess “Teilor” figured out I was the perfect target and it all started with name calling… At a “staggering” 5 feet 6 inches tall it wasn’t long before the entire gym started calling me a whole list of names, thanks to name-calling “genius”… “Midget” “Tiny” “Dwarf” “Short f**k” All the while I pretended it was cool when in fact it simply sucked.
I didn’t give up working hard to be a pro kick boxer though.Subconsciously we human beings are troop animals and have survival cues built into us.We recognize survival advantages (in this case: being bigger, having an extended reach, the ability to access things at a higher level and so on) for what they are and assess our contribution to a troop.I do have a good flexibility but I think I may be to short and slow to get the kicks to the head for points. to your opponent so that you can deliver that technique.Because your opponent is taller, you will have more issues than it just being harder to reach their head and therefore harder to score points.They will also have a longer reach, making it more difficult for you to get close to them.