Do you cry when someone else cries?

Perth, Australia
August 6, 2016 3:34am CST
I am such a weirdo haha. I'm watching the TV show Absolutely Fabulous. One of the main characters was just crying and I could feel myself wanting to cry too! I pretty much cry or get close to crying whenever I watch someone crying on TV. But if it's someone crying right in front of me, I'm gone. I try so hard to stop it that I get that lump in my throat. Then the tears start pouring. I hate it! But can be very hard to control. Are you the same? If someone is crying in front of you, do you get emotional with them or can you keep it together?
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@pgntwo (21625)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
6 Aug 16
A phenomenon not only restricted to crying - yawning and retching or puking have similar effects in a group environment.
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• Perth, Australia
7 Aug 16
@pgntwo LOL! Yeah you actually do make a good point there!
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@Daljinder (21222)
• India
7 Aug 16
@pgntwo Ain't that the truth? Yawning I am good with it but retching I am not! Can't even.... (shudder)
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@pgntwo (21625)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
7 Aug 16
@Daljinder Perhaps we're all really meerkats :)
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@moffittjc (42194)
• Gainesville, Florida
7 Aug 16
I don't cry that often, and I can mostly stay composed if others are crying in front of me, but I will admit that there are times when I'm watching a movie where certain sad scenes will cause me to shed a tear or two. This happened to me recently when I went to see 'Finding Dory' in the theaters!
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• Perth, Australia
7 Aug 16
@moffittjc awwww! You have a good heart though! I haven’t seen that yet! I want to though.
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@Daljinder (21222)
• India
7 Aug 16
Dammit! I want to see that movie too. There is always something or the other coming up whenever I plan on seeing it. Once I actually went to the movies and did an about turn before even approaching the ticket window.
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• Perth, Australia
7 Aug 16
@Daljinder How come you did that?
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@chris2050 (1335)
• Manila, Philippines
6 Aug 16
The situation has to be one that remind me something sad about my own life's experience, something I can relate to in my own personal life, then maybe, I will get emotional, not because of the person, but because the situation will bring me back to something that happened to me in the past.
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• Perth, Australia
7 Aug 16
@chris2050 That's a good point and is a good reason as to why we cry.
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@chris2050 (1335)
• Manila, Philippines
8 Aug 16
@VivaLaDani13 My dad was a JW, sorry if you are. They don't accept blood transfusion, I'm not speaking against any religion, don't take me wrong But my Mother needed blood once, after an accident, where she lost almost 3 liters blood, now let me tell you that the Human body has less than 6 liters bloods, my Mom lost more than 3 liters. The physician required my Dad to sign the form, but my Dad said "NO" That's how I loot e my Mama Every time I see someone in Hospital bed, who can't get help, I remember my Mama, and I get emotional. It's for the past situations
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• Perth, Australia
8 Aug 16
@chris2050 I'm not a JW but I do know about stuff like that. I also mean no disrespect to that religion but that's something I just can't agree on. I'm so sorry you lost your mum! This really breaks my heart. I'm just so sorry!
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• Dhaka, Bangladesh
6 Aug 16
When i am child, i am crying to see the sad movies or part of the movies.. Now i smile thinking about the past.. ??
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• Perth, Australia
7 Aug 16
@kamruzzaman5ndc hmmm not sure why that is. I think we all may smile about what we were like in the past. While thinking the silly things we did or how much we have grown too.
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• Dhaka, Bangladesh
7 Aug 16
@VivaLaDani13 yes,,pasts are always awesome..
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• Philippines
6 Aug 16
It depends on the situation, if I can relate the reasons behind why a person cry, I possibly carried away to also cry.
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• Perth, Australia
7 Aug 16
@eliza_godinez12 That's true. Your comment actually made me think about the times when I didn't even feel sad for when someone did cry because she was actually a very mean girl and a liar. She caused a lot of issues and when she got caught out, she'd cry and make up some fake story to try and make people feel sorry for her. Never worked on me though lol
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• Philippines
7 Aug 16
@VivaLaDani13 Hehe..she's indeed a best actress..glad it doesn't worked towards you.
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@TRBRocks420 (75676)
• Banks, Oregon
6 Aug 16
Yeah, sometimes I do, especially during sad songs, but I actually did earlier during the show what would you do lol.
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• Perth, Australia
7 Aug 16
@TRBRocks420 I think it's nice when a guy admits to getting emotional. I don't know why some guys like to hide it!
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@TRBRocks420 (75676)
• Banks, Oregon
7 Aug 16
@VivaLaDani13 because they are still in the cave man stages lol
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@shaggin (36676)
• United States
6 Aug 16
No I rarely cry just seeing someone else cry.
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• Perth, Australia
7 Aug 16
@shaggin That's fair enough!
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@CinnamonGrl (5806)
• Paradise, California
6 Aug 16
Well, i have become a VERY emotional person lately, I've been crying when I'm happy or sad, doesn't matter. If there's beautiful music. At the drop of a hat. It's embarrassing! Let's see. . sometimes I'll cry if another person is, not sure when they're on TV though. I guess it depends what they're crying over and who they are. Some people you're just more sympathetic to, you know? And sometimes you are the one who have to keep it together when someone else is upset. Anyway, don't feel bad about this, it just shows you have a heart!
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• Perth, Australia
7 Aug 16
@CinnamonGrl I honestly understand what you mean!! I was talking to my dad about this sometime last week. I have been crying at odd things lately. Things that don't exactly require anyone to get emotional at. I have had to stay away from classical music for awhile because it keeps on making me want to cry lol And thank you for making me see all this as a positive thing!
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@sabtraversa (12988)
• Italy
6 Aug 16
I'm like you, I tend to mirror others when they cry. I may not know why they're crying, but my eyes get wet. Pretty much like yawning, it's so annoying!
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• Perth, Australia
7 Aug 16
@sabtraversa haha yeah I know what you mean!
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@skysnap (17819)
6 Aug 16
Never did that. I think it's pointless to mirror some emotions these days.
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• Perth, Australia
7 Aug 16
@skysnap That's fair enough.
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@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
6 Aug 16
yeah, sometimes I am like that
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• Perth, Australia
7 Aug 16
@ilocosboy Yeah it can happen to some of us sometimes I reckon.
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@LinYifei (18)
• Shantou, China
6 Aug 16
If someone cries in front of me, I will comfort him. I will feel sorry for him. May cry, but most of the time will not. Of course, watching TV plays a lot of time will still follow the cry
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• Perth, Australia
7 Aug 16
@LinYifei You sound like a nice person to want to help someone who is upset!
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@nomus24g (22255)
• India
6 Aug 16
...ya have seen this phenomenon with others, they seem to get carried away with the TV series and keep weeping
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• Perth, Australia
7 Aug 16
@nomus24g lol yeah it happens!
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• Philippines
9 Aug 16
Hmm. Funny, but I just read a post similar to this. hahaha! Well, I'm just like you. If you think its weird, then I am weird. I cry easily.
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• Perth, Australia
9 Aug 16
@rachz_kisses Really? Maybe someone copied me? lol I don't really think it's weird. I know people who are emotional get this way sometimes lol
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• Philippines
9 Aug 16
@VivaLaDani13 hahaha! Maybe it's just a coincidence that you both had the same topic in mind. It could happen though.
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• Peoria, Arizona
8 Aug 16
I am big cry baby but I actually do enjoy crying. But it all depends on the situation and if I actually feel any sympathy or empathy for the situations.
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• Perth, Australia
8 Aug 16
@DesirousDreamer I think crying is a good way to relieve stress too. Actually I think any type of emotion that is let out is good instead of keeping it all bottled up.
• Peoria, Arizona
9 Aug 16
@VivaLaDani13 Oh yes, crying is so healthy for a person. It is actually know to prevent and actually help cure ulcers without too much pain.
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@cacay1 (32742)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
9 Aug 16
Yes, I do cry when see someone seriously cry in TV show and even when read a love story that turn to dismay hehehe.
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• Perth, Australia
9 Aug 16
@cacay1 lol aw that's fair enough!
@sprite1950 (12972)
• Corsham, England
8 Aug 16
Sometimes I do. I cry at all sorts of things, sad music, animal cruelty vids and if someone is sad I feel sad too. I'm an empathetic person.
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• Perth, Australia
8 Aug 16
@sprite1950 You do sound like an empathetic person and that's a good quality to have I reckon!
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