I wrote this article before on the 6th of February, 2007. Its true, a lot of "vertically challenged" (my own words) guys out there are not really that secure in their height, and who can blame them. So here it is to share with all of you. :) If you happen to be one of us, then I hope this helps you out.
There are not many guys out there who are blessed with genes that give them elevation over their otherwise vertically challenged peers. I for one am not the tallest guy around, but I haven’t had any real problem with it. If you’re one of us short (no going around it, mate) guys and you feel crushed because of this, never fear. Forget your physical size, or the lack of it.
Don’t focus too much on the impression you’re giving; this shows people you are uncomfortable. Try to show attention towards others instead. How you talk with them is especially important. When you really listen to people, it shows you’re interested, a good conversation partner, and in time, earn their respect.
If you really are confident but fear others are still treating you like Merry and Pippin, get a trusted buddy and ask him/her if people really do think of you that way. It could just be that they’re stereotyping you for being short. If that’s the case, it says a lot more about them than you (read: big tall morons).