Why do men cry?

Kristina Firsova
Kristina Firsova
April 2, 2013
Why do men cry?

That's all they say that men do not cry. But you, probably, nevertheless had to observe a completely opposite picture. In order to understand why men cry, it is necessary to understand what the causes and meaning of the appearance of tears in a person.

It is believed that tears are a protective reaction of the body to severe pain or psycho-emotional experiences. The processes in the body during tears soften the sensation of pain. Severe pain is one of the most dangerous stressful states for the human psyche, and if it exceeds a certain threshold, a person may lose consciousness. That is, the protective functions of the body give the command to turn off the brain so that its rather delicate and thin structures are not damaged by an excessively strong energy impulse, which is severe pain. Therefore, tears can be attributed to the protective reactions of the body.

Causes of female and male tears

The manifestations of this reaction to pain in men and women are somewhat different.First, men feel physical pain 30% stronger than women, but, nevertheless, from physical pain, men are least likely to cry. This is explained by the fact that since prehistoric times, men, as miners and hunters, in the process of performing their duties, more often than women were subjected to all sorts of injuries accompanied by severe pain, which led to adaptation. Therefore, it was felt that from wounds men do not cry.

It has been observed that different people react differently to the same typical situation. According to the type of reaction, people were divided into different psycho-types. And as it turned out, the most prone to tearful manifestation of choleric and less phlegmatic.

It so happened that the mental organization of men is more primitive, so men feel mental pain much less often and weaker than women. And women with their thin and deeply feeling soul cry, mainly from the pain of the soul. But, as can be seen from real life, men also cry, but for several other reasons.

Why do men cry? We have already found out that the question of whether men cry is not worth it at all. Cry, and how! Still, the question of why are they crying is more acute?

So, how many times, watching television broadcasts of various competitions, we could observe the tears of the winners on the pedestal? What causes tears in these courageous and strong people? Imagine yourself in their place, and you will be albeit a little, but still clearer, what is the cause of their tears.

After the greatest tension of all forces, the joy of victory is the strongest psychological experience. Another situation: just as often we are shown the tears-full eyes of the vanquished, who before the victory didn’t have enough a little. And again, they can also be understood. It turns out that real men cry when there is reason for great joy or great grief. And what and for whom is the reason for great joy or great grief is already a topic for a separate study.