On interactions with the larger race.
- Give them space. Make sure that they know when you’re close-by. If they’re unaware of your presence even the gentlest of giants could hurt you by mistake.
- Do not bring undue attention to their stature. It’s likely that they already feel abnormally large or clumsy in your presence. (Note: Unless they express a liking for this attention. Then by all means, use every synonym for “enormous” you can find. )
- Do not condescend. They are not witless.
- Do not remark on the size of their appetites.
- Never compare them to beasts or monsters, even as a joke.
- Never reference Jack and the Beanstalk. (Just don’t.)
- If you’re nervous, try not to show it. Often they can tell anyway, but they’ll appreciate your manners (and respect your courage).
- If a giant says or does something that makes you uncomfortable, tell them. They won’t be angry. As your friends they’ll want to know.
- Don’t turn down their assistance just to preserve your ego. Many giants are eager to help, and telling them that you don’t need them when it’s obvious that you do may be considered a painful insult.
- Don’t be needy, clingy, or demand to be taken care of. Don’t ask them to do things for you that you could easily do yourself.
- Respect their strength, but don’t treat them as if they were completely invulnerable. Giants too have hearts that break.
- Let them coddle you every once in a while. Even if you don’t need it, it’s good for them to have someone to take care of.