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Anonymous asked in Social SciencePsychology · 1 decade ago

Why people cry when they are sad??

10 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    I don’t know why people cry. May be they want spatial attention but they couldn’t found it, it’s a natural reaction to express our various emotions. In my opinion there are two reasons to cry

    1) Stress causing chemicals exit your body via tears so you cry to lower your stress level.

    2) Its a visual clue to others that you need help.

    Crying helps you feel better,

    At the moment I want to cry also b/c my parent’s didn’t wish me today on me BIRTHDAY I think they forget but may be not ,they want to surprise me at night. I want to tell you only for that don’t take early decision in any case.

  • `✪~
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    I guess its a thing tat we do when we are sad & just xant help stoping that...

    crying is healthy as well its a gud way to let things out.. and u feel kinda relieved after cryin sometimes

    oh it also makes ur eyes puffy...! :s

    i guess there is a scientific explanation - but i dnt wanna knw it coz if i was aware of it - id knw it bfre it wud happenin and i wudnt not want to cry...

    u shudnt hold ur feelings back... cry when u feel like..

    i mean ppl cry when they get married when they have babies when some1 dies when u hurt

    soo it can hardly be classified into happy or sad..

    but i guess its ok.. coz it shows ur in touch with urself.. i guess

  • 1 decade ago

    crying is a luxury reflex to release

    emotions, weeping & crying are

    two different responses,

    weeping is special breathing and having

    that lump in the throat, a seeping out

    of emotions, sobbing or convulsions,

    where as crying is a sound of distress

    or protest, crying out for attention, where

    weeping is more at one with the emotions

    of the self..... i would think sadness is more

    of weeping than crying, crying is for attention,

    like when a child screams & cries that they

    do not have there way !!

    Shedding tears are distinctions of expressing

    different emotions, weeping & crying are two

    different expressions........

    i hope this helps ......

    smile tiny !!


    our avatars match !! i should talk !! HA !!!!

  • 1 decade ago

    Crying is a survival instinct for babies. Babies should expect attention from Mother when they cry. Adults should cry and expect attention from themself or a good shoulder who will listen.

    Crying can be a manipulative tool too. Some people learn to get things they don't really need that way.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It is a release of emotions. People cry when they are happy and when they are sad. All very normal.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I wish someone would tell ... That's a brilliant question!

    By the way, animals cry too when they are sad. (I saw my dog cry - with actual tears - with compassion when another dog was hurt.) I know that elephants cry with tears.

  • This is how they express how sad they are. crying make us better.

  • Kelrec
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    because our tear gland gets activated and its best let out when our eyes are squeezed. also our body searches for warmth, so we hug ourselves and its called crying.

    Source(s): its a guess. good question.
  • Nande
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    i too don't know dear...!!!

    i to cry a looooooooooot!!!

    but now smile...


  • 1 decade ago

    biological nature in the human being!!!!

    why such wierd question????

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