4 thoughts on “7 Kinds of Crying and What They Mean

  • May 23, 2018 at 11:25 am

    Just curious… where does crying at beautiful music fall? I’m not sure if it’s exactly “joy” or something else.

  • May 23, 2018 at 11:57 am

    Boy, I wish I could cry! It has been years. I know I am stuffing it like feelings that make me feel uncomfortable. Sometimes I well-up, but soon gain control of myself. I am afraid to let go for fear that I won’t be able to stop. Also I don’t trust any of the people I am around to let go & cry. I know that my childhood has had an impact on my inability to cry. Worse yet, I would berate my daughter whenever she cried. I didn’t do it to my two sons. Needless to say, I don’t have a good relationship with my daughter now that she is an adult even though I have apologised over & over once I realized what I had done. I invited her to my therapy sessions, but she won’t come. I wish there was a program that helps people learn how to cry again. I think it would be a great stress reliever & do my body, soul & mental health some good.

  • May 23, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    What is it called when a person is laughing at something funny and then the tears in the next moment turn into genuine tears of sadness – with the respective emotions felt while crying.

  • May 23, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    What about crying due to feeling utter despair and/or hopelessness? This could be about oneself or about the world around you or in general, it could be after reading or learning about a really sad story of someone else’s loss, or about finding out your efforts are not going to help you and that things are beyond help and the situation feels like a huge loss.

    Or crying out of fear or terror- it can be a common response for many to cry and be paralysed due to being very afraid and feeling there is no way out of the situation which is about to happen.

    Or about crying due to being over tired and highly strung. Just very worn down and emotional but unable to contain yourself because the fatigue is too strong.

    Or what about hormonally heightened responses to situations- things that wouldn’t have made you actively cry before, a beautiful sunset or a sad moment in a sitcom rather than anything more serious (eg the loss of a pet or family member or being shouted or verbally assaulted by others) whilst hormones are imbalanced- and this can be for many reasons, natural through to growing up to tiredness to medication… you can find yourself suprized at being in tears not because the feeling wasn’t genuine but because of the intensity which you were not aware of and was heightened by an imbalance of hormones.


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