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People Who Cry During Movies Are Psychologically Stronger Than Those Who Don't Cry At All, According To The Recent Study

Date July 2, 2019 19:06

It is a natural reaction to get empathetic when watching something emotional or facing heart-breaking situations. A bright example is millions of different emotions during a movie.

According to Psychology Today, every individual has oxytocin as modulating empathy — that is a potent hormone which engages brain circuits, leading us to care about people and feel worried about them. So, we cry at movies because the oxytocin in the human brain is imperfectly tuned.

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Are you psychologically strong?

According to researches, around 92% of people have cried when watching at least one movie, including men. Amid the "boys don't cry" concept, males also tend to burst into tears and should not feel embarrassed about it.

In fact, people who cry during a movie is deemed to be the strongest among all. It happens because they feel strong empathy and harbor distress, pain, and fear alongside the movie characters. And those who can be sympathetic are admittedly mentally stronger.

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Scientists also claim that emotions are a vital part of who we are. If we have no emotions, then we should question whether we are humans or robots. 

Those emotive tendencies are a tremendous source of strength, emotional flexibility, and humanity. Moreover, crying helps reduce stress and get all the distress out. So, an emotional part of a movie causes worries and crying lowers them.

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The Notebook, Bambi, Saving Private Ryan, The Lion King, Braveheart, and other movies always cause tears and we cannot deny this fact. So, embrace these emotions and know that you're psychologically strong!

Why women cry more often than men?

Surely, females scientifically, biologically, and psychologically are bound to sensitivity, tenderness, and naiveness. According to Biochemist Dr. William H. Frey, women cry 5.3 times per month, while men — only 1.3 times.

Apparently, there are several contributing factors: hormones and the difference in exposure to emotion-inducing situations. It is noteworthy that the majority of men and women perceive and evaluate the same situation differently, and it's totally normal.

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How often do you cry when watching a movie? Share your answers in the comment section — we'd like to know!