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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacey View Post
    I cry when I'm really emotionally stressed. It takes a loooong time for it to build up to that point, though.

    I also cry when I'm happy. Like, a lot. When I feel really loved, or have intense warm fuzzies. It can be kind of embarrassing.
    Funny .. i must be at extremes again as i get frustrated at hearing that people CANT cry (it is a natural bodily emotional repsonse afterall), does that mean you don't have a soft side or you just choose not to show it, even in private?? then there is the other extreme where people get really emotional .. it blows my mind. It is good though to hear all of this .. not everybody is me with my thinking .. I am learning .. slow and steady wins the race .. Breathe .. lol
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    No, I can't even cry in private. If I'm in a screaming fit of rage (like once every 5-7 years), tears stream down. I'm not denying emotions - it's just not my natural reaction to sadness or whatever emotion is supposed to trigger tears. I can feel very shitty without getting my face all wet. The same way I can recognize that things are funny without actually laughing...

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    I think that's typical for NT's. Like I said before in this topic, I only ever cried once.

    I think NT's just don't cry much or at all, we have different ways to deal with heavy emotions. Only in the unlikely event our usual methods don't seem sufficient, we may cry.

    And after that we may even cry about the fact we cried, because truthfully, what good does crying do for a rationalist? Personally, I don't see the point. Steps need to be taken in order to move on, crying is a waste of time. (In the mind of a rationalist.)

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    Man, it takes alot to really make me cry. It has to be a combination of self-sacrifice on my part, perceived betrayal, and genuine surprise. I think the surprise is what takes it from hurting to utterly overwhelming... otherwise I build up my walls and shoulder the blow.

    Something finally got me last year that caused me openly weep, and before that I'd have to go all the way to junior year of high school. It's pretty rare.

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    simple fact: I don't. I can't even remember the last time I did, I think I must've been like 6 or something. Or more accurately, I can't. I've wanted to a number of times, but just not been able to.
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    A few times a year, usually over the stuff people generally cry about just far less often than a lot of people

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    Sometimes I'd like my eyes to water just to check if my eye's moisturizing system's still online.
    But nah, I don't cry. Or very very very rarely.
    I don't think it's ridiculous to cry, I don't mock it (or make it more important than it actually is), I don't think it's a sign of weakness. I do my best to help my friends when they turn into waterfalls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saslou View Post
    Funny .. i must be at extremes again as i get frustrated at hearing that people CANT cry (it is a natural bodily emotional repsonse afterall), does that mean you don't have a soft side or you just choose not to show it, even in private??
    Not a question of conscious choice - my subconscious makes the choice for me, and I can't override it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by substitute View Post
    Not a question of conscious choice - my subconscious makes the choice for me, and I can't override it.
    +1, annnnd.... in certain instances, I can snap my fingers to make myself . Like being 16, getting into a car wreck, which totalled the car, and "explaining" it to my dad after....I started the tearworks well before I got him on the phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacey View Post
    I cry when I'm really emotionally stressed. It takes a loooong time for it to build up to that point, though.
    +1

    And I only ever do it alone.

    A few movies have made me cry (you'd never know if you were seated next to me though) as have war memorials. With the latter, I have a way of imagining the fear and the loneliness the soldier may have been feeling. And imagining them dying in the thick of battle away from their loved ones for a cause they may or may not believe in and... oh man.

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