Do you cry more easily than most people?

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Are you easily upset to the point of crying?
Yes 63%  63%  [ 52 ]
No 29%  29%  [ 24 ]
I'm not sure 8%  8%  [ 7 ]
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billypony
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06 Jun 2011, 10:13 pm

I cry at everything. Unless it's like a sad film. Or in other words somebody elses problem. Sounds awfull, but if it's nothing to do with me I will just annalyze. It would be good if I could be more like that with myself rather than just breaking down. But no.



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07 Jun 2011, 1:49 am

I don't cry easily but when I do it generally feels good. I feel emotionally dead a lot of the time (that is when I'm not angry or depressed), so genuine sadness and/or sentimental poignant is kind of a welcome feeling. Anything is better than the stark dry depression I often find myself in.



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07 Jun 2011, 7:45 am

When I was younger this was true, but nowadays I am almost the opposite. I am kind of numb to most things.



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07 Jun 2011, 9:32 am

Do you mean cuz of autism



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07 Jun 2011, 10:08 am

From my childhood, I recall that I cried when Scar threw Mufasa off of the cliff. my family still rib me about that. My eyes water when I hear something sad, but am more easily brought to streaming tears when I hear about people doing great good - as it is not the human norm, or when I hear someone else tear up when their hearts are heart or warmed by kindness, compassion, caring, love, etc.

So yea, I guess I cry for people. Except for a dead-person... which I don't know why, but I can't cry for someone who died. Unless of course it was either of my parents, then that would be a different story.


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07 Jun 2011, 11:46 am

The Intense World Theory resonates with me. Any good film with pathos makes my tears flow. I don't know if I am ASD or not, but I have some traits. Instead of a lack of empathy, I am too empathetic. That is why I believe the Intense World Theory. I believe, in other words, that Aspies don't lack empathy, they have so much that they avoid engaging with others to avoid the extreme empathy which would result.


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07 Jun 2011, 11:47 am

I tear up in a lot of those 'awe' moments in quite moving or sad programs, but I can't say that I have ever cried out of sadness. I tend to cry when I am extremely angry or very over stimulated, but I think that's something altogether different than crying for sadness. I've never cried over a death of a family member, even when it upsets me.