Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength?

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  1. Jangaplanet profile image59
    Jangaplanetposted 12 years ago

    Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength?

  2. ladyjojo profile image61
    ladyjojoposted 12 years ago

    I won't say weakness in a sense

    because strong people cry also, it's part of or emotions that when we are touched, sadden or moved by a situation we cry.

    I cry when i read sad books, watch a sad movie, if someone dies etc. It doesn't mean that i am weak because i am a very strong individual but people let out their emotions in different ways.

    Crying is good it releases all the pains, joy etc. I think men have a wrong concept about crying is for women. Absoslute Rubbish it's for everyone and it's healthy

  3. Sneha Sunny profile image87
    Sneha Sunnyposted 12 years ago

    i think its a sign that you are normal......

  4. EnjoyYourLife profile image60
    EnjoyYourLifeposted 12 years ago

    I believe crying is a necessary outlet of emotion, and doesn't necessarily define a person in terms of weakness or strength. However, personally, I would lean towards crying being a sign of strength.

  5. Dave Mathews profile image60
    Dave Mathewsposted 12 years ago

    Neither, crying is a display of emotion.

  6. dashingscorpio profile image81
    dashingscorpioposted 12 years ago

    Like most human behavior it depends on the situation. Wearing one's heart on their sleeve is not always the appropriate thing.

    However there are times when the sharing of an emotion will elicit understanding, empathy, and respect. It can also illustrate your humanity.
    Again it comes back to what the circumstances are and who you are sharing your feelings with.
    They say, "Tears are the water that cleanses the soul".

  7. profile image53
    raxxsachposted 12 years ago

    It is not a sign it is just a response to an action or pain .as all people have different reflex action to the same action some people will cry ,others scream or cry.i dont think it makes you weak or strong.But it is better then venting out your anger in violent way..

  8. Pagelift profile image60
    Pageliftposted 12 years ago

    Neither, crying is a human emotion we all experience in our lives.

  9. profile image49
    blake hillposted 12 years ago

    In my opinio, crying is a sign of very high strength. To me, it means that you are strong enough, and smart enough to be able to withstand the possible humiliation of crying in front of people. Today, the act of crying has been made to look like a sign of weakness, because you aren't able to hold in your emotions. But I beleive that it is a sign of stregnth.

  10. Craan profile image82
    Craanposted 12 years ago

    I think crying helps one get in touch with his true feelings. Crying is not a sign of weakness it is part of being human. After a good cry people tend to develop a super human strength that helps to face their problem head on and how to cope.

  11. Y. Kajitaka profile image61
    Y. Kajitakaposted 12 years ago

    It can be either.  Crying constantly and over the least little thing is just being a wimp.   But for people who endure everything without the least complaint, or even if the complain, grow angry, get frustrated- crying would be a relief to them, because it would help them let go of things.  The weak cry when they don't get their way; the strong cry when the weak would've lost all hope.

  12. the50marathons17 profile image82
    the50marathons17posted 12 years ago

    I would say crying is an emotion that is completely neccessary in anyone's life.

  13. Supercellbaebe profile image60
    Supercellbaebeposted 12 years ago

    Good question!  Crying is something I rarely feel the urge to do, but when I do have a good proper cry it makes me feel tremendously relieved, like a weight has just been lifted.  Its like a real vent of emotion and I feel free after wards. 

    I think true crying, and not crocodile crying, is neither a weakness or a strength.  I think it is sometimes a necessary vent for a great deal of otherwise pent up emotion.

  14. zzron profile image58
    zzronposted 12 years ago

    Showing emotion and feelings are always a sign of strength. Not being able to do this could be a sign of a problem.

  15. duffsmom profile image62
    duffsmomposted 12 years ago

    It depends on where and why the tears.  I know people who cry at the drop of a hat and I do not find that a sign of strength.   A lot of women cry when they get frustrated and I find that is contrary to showing strength.

    If the situation is serious and a show of strong emotion is warranted I find crying appropriate although neither a sign of weakness nor strength.  I have to say I am very uncomfortable with men crying, unless the situation is really serious--guess that is old fashioned and unfair of me.

  16. Lisa HW profile image64
    Lisa HWposted 12 years ago

    I don't think it's a sign of weakness, but I do think there are times a person must be strong enough not to cry (particularly if there are people around who look to that person for leadership and strength).  Personally, I tend to think, the more real reason there is to cry, the more important it is to remain strong enough not to.

  17. Kamalesh050 profile image71
    Kamalesh050posted 12 years ago

    Crying is only emotion. It has nothing to do with weakness or strength.It does help in bringing out the feeling of sadness inside you and you feel better later.

  18. Loveslove profile image61
    Lovesloveposted 12 years ago

    Crying can be lots of things..


    Its a way of showing  your feelings !!

  19. Shakeel Shavab CK profile image60
    Shakeel Shavab CKposted 12 years ago

    crying is not a sign of weakness or strength, But it's a sign indicating the existence of a sacred heart.

  20. saimpeter profile image60
    saimpeterposted 12 years ago

    They can be both. It depends upon why the individual is crying. As a man I feel comfortable enough to cry if the situation compels me to do so. It's not a matter of thinking, but feeling.

  21. Sundeep Kataria profile image64
    Sundeep Katariaposted 10 years ago

    Crying is the outer manifestation of an emotion which comes from the feeling of helplessness, being caught doing something wrong or not being able to handle a situation or challenge.

    In either case, none of these are admirable qualities of an individual who wants to be successful.

    Yes there are exceptions to this such a loosing a near or dear one, unbearable pain or something like this.

    Therefore, one is not setting a good example in front of one's employees by displaying lack of good qualities. This will lower the morale and confidence of the employees.


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