I don't know when it started becoming an issue for me. Maybe when I started college and realized it's what separates most of the guys from me, what got them what they wanted and I didn't, and what made them desirable and not me. Height
It sounds stupid, it sounds trivial, but it's true. My biggest insecurity has been that I'm short. I'm about 5 foot 2. 3 would be a generous extra inch. The national average in the USA is around 5'9, and it does make itself known. Most girls are my height or taller than me, and for some reason girls in this country pursue a taller individual. I've asked around and tried to find out why, but got no real answer, they couldn't explain it. Most position I've applied for I got turned down in favor of much taller candidates, and whenever in a group, they ask the tallest to help lead a task, and nobody thinks I can do anything (being typically the shortest person in any group of similar age people)
Clothing rarely fits right, either to short, or too long, and pants have to be tailored or it will just look like I'm playing dress up. So I always look like I'm wearing extended tees and slightly baggy pants, despite that I only use skinny jeans.
It's not fair. I don't wish I was taller than people, just as tall as most guys are. I don't get taken seriously when I go to reputable establishments because they think I'm some teenager (I look like I'm 15) and even as recent as a year ago was offered the children's menu at a restaurant!
I hate being short. It makes me look unreliable, makes me look incapable, and it makes me look undesirable. I resent that I was made short.
Sorry if this sounds like a tirade.
Has anyone struggled with this?