There have been several studies showcasing how folks who are taller tend to be more “successful” and have higher salaries. Being taller has been linked to increased self confidence- perhaps- from our natural instinct to “look up” to taller folks. As a short, petite, Asian female I’ve felt more conscious of my appearance more so this year than any phase of life before. As a surgeon and attending physician ?⚕️ patients look up to you, want you to inspire confidence and trust, while your staff needs to see leadership in you. Some thoughts below… I think these apply to almost anyone (tall or short) in any field, not just medicine.
1️⃣ Stand up straight (there are apps like stand up & the perfect posture app to remind you)
2️⃣ Hold back the “Ums” and “Likes”- really bad habit of mine
3️⃣ Make eye contact
4️⃣ Stop apologizing so much!
5️⃣ Be yourself- it sounds cliche- but it’s the truth. Be confident in who you are and what makes you unique. Showcase your beliefs and humor. By being yourself, you win people’s attention and respect.