Some people cry during sad movies, and some don’t. I for one can’t help but burst into tears at even the timidest of sad scenes. If you’re like me, then you probably feel like a complete wimp sometimes for shedding a tear at these films, but as it turns out, you’re not a wimp at all.
We’ve come a long way in social science over the last few years and have begun to fully understand why it is that people cry. You may be surprised to find out that you’re not a crybaby if you sob at sad movies, you’re actually mentally strong.
One of the most obvious reasons for crying during a movie is empathy. If you often find yourself in tears during heartbreaking moments in films, it’s because you have a huge level of emotional intelligence. This allows you to emphasize with the characters in a way that not many other people can.
You could call it “putting yourself in their shoes.” Unlike some, you’re not just viewing the lives of the people on screen, you’re genuinely feeling what they’re feeling with them. You grieve with them, feel every bit of their pain, and cry for them too. This in itself shows huge mental strength and emotional understanding.
As well as empathizing with the characters, you’re more than likely empathizing with the plot too. You have the ability to completely immerse yourself in a movie instead of just looking in from the outside. This is a clear indicator that you possess an extremely tough mind as very few people are really able to do this.
For some strange reasons, crying is often looked down upon. We don’t just fear other people thinking less of us either. We’re also worried about our own opinion of ourselves too. A lot of people feel like they need to bottle up their emotions, even with something as simple as a movie. They do this because they believe that showing their feelings makes them appear weak.
It’s no surprise then, that crying during a sad movie means that you have a good level of self-confidence. You’re comfortable enough with your emotions to let your tears run free and let other people see it. Feeling no shame in your sobbing means that you have a higher level of self-esteem than a lot of people.
Along with that, many people who cry during movies are extroverts or introverts with some extroverted tendencies. You’re outgoing enough to weep at all the sad scenes without worrying about what someone else has to say about it. Even crying alone means that you’re comfortable enough with yourself to let your emotions run free.
Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re a wimp for crying at movies. On the contrary, you are one of the most mentally tough people out there. Just because not everyone is comfortable doing this doesn’t mean that it’s a bad thing. Being able to cry at a sad film is really a sign of a wonderful personality.
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