Have you ever heard that a person who feels taller than others loves itself more? You may call that person egocentric or whatever you like, but it’s a fact, that somehow your perception of your stature has a direct relation to your self-esteem. It doesn’t matter if you’re little or 7 feet tall, the perception is what matters.
Have you ever met a person who is obviously smaller than others, but who feels taller? High self-esteem. Or a person taller than other but who feels smaller? Low self-esteem. The “normal” thing would be to feel exactly as you are. You are taller, you feel taller, and the same if you’re small. The thing is that that way your stature would be ironically telling your actual self-esteem. No one likes to feel smaller than others, even if the person is smaller.