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  • I cry daily to express hurt feelings

    1 0.91%
  • I cry easily and frequently

    25 22.73%
  • I cry sometimes, neither easily nor with difficulty

    39 35.45%
  • It's somewhat hard for me to cry

    24 21.82%
  • It's VERY hard for me to cry, even when someone dies

    14 12.73%
  • I tend to cry to release anger more than sadness

    24 21.82%
  • I cry over works of beauty or sentiment

    35 31.82%
  • I cry at toliet paper commericals with puppies and children in them

    8 7.27%
  • I don't know

    9 8.18%
  • I hate polls

    4 3.64%
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    Not sure how to respond to this. I cry very rarely, but have no problem doing so if I need to. I guess I'll go with "I cry sometimes, neither easily nor with difficulty"? But I really want something like "I cry very rarely, but easily".

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    I always see people linking INFP with being easy and frequent criers.

    Is this true INFPs?

    Edit: Crying for the purposes of this poll means actual tears rolling out the eyes.

    Feeling choked up or "misty eyed" does not count.

    It's somewhat hard for me to cry.

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    It's easy for me to cry. Too easy. I cry when I'm overwhelmed with any emotion, not just (or even primarily) sadness.
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    I cry mainly over works of beauty or sentiment. I suppose it's because I have built up defense systems for everything else...
    "How can I be, all I want to be,
    When all I want to do is strip away these stilled constraints
    And crush this charade, shred this sad, masquerade"
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    I answered with
    I cry sometimes, neither easily nor with difficulty
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    It's somewhat hard for me to cry

    My emotions are so wound up, pent up that the reservation stays and in emotionally charges situations i am stunned to sadness rather than teary eyed. i get misty eyed and rarely cry, its this emotional vacancy. there are points in my life where tears have fallen too.

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    I checked the "It's somewhat hard for me" and the "I tend to cry to release anger more than sadness" options.

    I wish there were an "I cry easily although not frequently" option because I identify with that most right ahead of the "I tend to cry to release anger [or any overwhleming emotion] more than sadness" option. The former does seems contradictory, though, doesn't it?

    I guess for the sake of practicality, I'll say that I don't cry very often, but when I do it's usually very inappropriately placed (i.e, I cry when I laugh sometimes, I cry at funerals of people I don't know instead of at funerals of people I do, I cry when I think about my grandfather, etc). It's whatever happens to move me.



    EDIT: Had I seen the "I cry over works of beauty or sentiment" option I would have picked that one, too.

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    It's embarrassingly easy for me to cry--when I'm sad or angry. Or when I feel especially empathetic or touched.

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    It's not hard for me to cry when alone. I mostly cry out of frustration/anger than sadness though. I'd say I cry about 2-3 times a month, in private. It depends on how much stress I am under. I'm a typical woman who usually cries during my period at some point , but I'm alone when I do.

    I will also cry during movies , but I will suppress it if people are around. I like that kind of crying...it's a release, but not personal. I guess I should have checked the crying over works of beauty/sentiment option too then, but it's not that consistent or often.

    I greatly fear crying in public and getting emotional in public in general; the thought of it mortifies me, and I've been accused of being cold by my family members because of it. I have cried in front of them many times, but it's usually angry tears. This is probably why I am considered "temperamental" by them, but not emotional in a warm/soft sense.

    Part of the reason I hate confrontation is I fear becoming emotional in front of others. Sometimes weird things will make me get teary-eyed, but it can be more of an anxiety/intimidation thing.

    I don't cry when people die. In some situations, I've forced myself to look sad & misty-eyed so I don't seem mean....I just don't respond "appropriately" in life, or consistently.

    I think crying can be a good thing though...I don't see it as a weakness to cry often. I think it helps expel negative emotion from the body.

    So I went with: "I cry sometimes, neither easily nor with difficulty" and "I tend to cry to release anger more than sadness".
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    i usually cry at sappy parts in movies.
    when im alone.
    i can keep the shiz in if im watching with my parents or friends hahah.
    or when im just laying in bed and thinking, like every other day ill get teary eyed just thinking.
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    i used to be very uncomfortable with crying. now i cry, if i feel like crying. i rarely do it in front of other people, though. touching movies make me shed a few tears sometimes... also songs, if i'm in that kind of mood.

    my mum was pretty hard on me growing up. i don't think she understood me very well. my dad was the one who would just come up to me and hug. he never said much, but i always felt like he got me.

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