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July 28th, 2009, 9:59 AM
Can you handle it when you see someone else crying?

I can't handle that, regardless of who it is (to an extent. I mean, if a serial killer was crying, then let them cry). Then I always feel like I have to do something to make them feel better.

July 28th, 2009, 10:03 AM


Okay, then I usually make things worse by cracking jokes. Usually it works. Occasionally it doesn't, and then I just sort of leave the room. ._.

.little monster
July 28th, 2009, 10:12 AM
I always start to cry when someone close is. >:

July 28th, 2009, 10:17 AM
I can handle it. I don't cry alot.

when other people cry i start telling lame jokes and go buy'm a ice cream or somethin.

July 28th, 2009, 10:34 AM
Unfortunately, my unsympathetic nature makes me not care. That said, I would care if certain people would, bur for most people I just leave them be, 'cause I know I'll only make things worse by talking to them.

Personally, I don't cry that much. I don't find many things sad enough to cry over.

I Laugh at your Misfortune!
July 28th, 2009, 12:15 PM
I always want to stop them, but I always just feel really awkward and kinda just stand there shuffling my feet.


July 28th, 2009, 12:18 PM
i frease up and just stare at the persone

July 28th, 2009, 1:50 PM
If it's someone I care about, then I'll try everything in my power to make them feel better. Random strangers on the street? I'll just keep my head down- it's none of my business unless it happens to be a kid; they might have been separated from a parent or something. o:

July 28th, 2009, 1:54 PM
Depends who and why. Someone I like, I'll comfort. Someone I dislike... look the other way. Stranger: ignore.

Captain Fabio
July 28th, 2009, 1:56 PM
(to an extent. I mean, if a serial killer was crying, then let them cry).

So, if that persons family had died and that person was crying over that, would you still let them cry?

I am ok really. I can interact with that person and help them cheer up.

July 28th, 2009, 1:58 PM
Yeah, I try to make them feel better.

One of my weaknesses, really.

July 28th, 2009, 2:26 PM
So, if that persons family had died and that person was crying over that, would you still let them cry?

Yep. I mean, they'd deserve it, after all. Do you know how many families serial killers rip apart?

July 28th, 2009, 2:35 PM
It bothers me a little bit, but if I don't know them I usually won't do anything, unless no one else is.

July 28th, 2009, 2:39 PM
It depends on the situation for me. If the person just hurt someone else then fell down and started crying I wouldn't care but if it was one of my friends or close friends I would help, or maybe even if they were strangers lol.

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
July 30th, 2009, 3:43 AM
For the most part when someone starts crying (depending on the situations), I just can't handle it most of the time I just say in my head to shut up, its not a big deal


The Darkest Gale
July 30th, 2009, 3:53 AM
I usuallycheer them up as long as there a friend even if I never get cheered up when I cry =(
I'll just (if its a girl which it usually is cause most my friends are girls) I'll just put mt arm round them and talk to them
usually that works but sometimes

July 30th, 2009, 4:23 AM
I think it depends on the person. I know Me myself and some of my freinds like to be left alone when we are upset. However, I know some people who likes to be comfort. Therefore, if i saw someone I didnt know crying then I wouldnt know what to do :S

July 30th, 2009, 4:34 AM
I used to cry a lot when I was younger. Now I try to refrain from it.

If I am close relationships with them, I try to ask them if they're alright. And probably pat them on their shoulder.
If the crying gets worse, I do tend to get sad and even worse I would start crying with them too. >.>

July 30th, 2009, 5:48 AM
mmm, I don't think I've seen any of my friends cry, so i'll have to go to other people

Babies and Kids (12-) crying can be somewhat irritating. Babies because it's always in a place where I want some peace and quiet, (or a movie theater). Kids are generally less annoying but annoying nonetheless. Reason is mostly because when kids cry, it's almost always because they didn't get something that they want. Now if a kid is crying for a legitimate reason, the parent is generally there to help them, so I don't bother with that.

Anyways, I haven't seen an older person cry (never been to a funeral or any other sort of sad event), so I really can't give a good explanation of the feeling i get when I see people cry...

July 30th, 2009, 6:20 AM
If I see a someone else crying, my reactions are as follows:

If it's someone I don't know at all, and I feel neutral towards, then I'll just feel sorry and show it in my face that I'm sad for them. If the person is in a really troubled sitution - I will try to help them. (Not that common in my life)
If it's someone that I feel a little negative towards, then I'll probably just feel a pinch sad, but I won't go far than that, neither harm nor help. (Pretty common in my life)
If it's someone I clearly dislike, then I wouldn't ever feel sad, or even think of helping them once. I'd rather feel somewhat happy inside, unless it's something grave like the death of their parents, in which case instead of laughing, I'd feel neutral. (uncommon in my life)
If it's someone I know even a little and feel neutral towards, then I'll try to talk to them and solve the problem. (Somewhere between common and uncommon in my ife)
If it's someone I know pretty much, and I feel even a pinch positive towards, then I'll surely try to calm them down and try to help them. I won't just ignore it. I will make them understand if such a situation comes up, and try to comfort their mind. (Rare in my life)
If it's someone I care a lot about, and I feel very strongly and positive towards, then I will give everything in my potential to calm them down, make them understand, and share their pain. If that person tries to shove me off because they need some time alone, I'd still probably stick around against their will unless I feel he/she really wants to be alone, but I'd return later to them and give it all that I can to comfort them. All in all, I can't really explain how much I care for such people, and to what extent I can go to make them feel better, because I'd feel they are like a part of me. (Really rare, only one to two in my life currently)

Giraffles <3
July 30th, 2009, 8:05 AM
I get really angry if someone makes a good friend of mine cry and then all I can think about it beating that person up.

July 30th, 2009, 8:09 AM
I'll do nothing. It's their own problems, not mine. Besides, I have my own problems. Except when it's a child, I'll try to cheer him/her up!

July 30th, 2009, 8:49 AM
This may sound pretty bad... but I love watching other people cry!
It really doesn't matter what they're crying about I just love to see.
I mean thats not to say I just sit there and watch.
I try to make them feel better if I know them.
Although sometimes its just best to let them cry it out.
Anyways when someones crying you just get to see a whole new side of them.
ehh... its just really hard to explain.

July 30th, 2009, 10:27 AM
It makes me feel bad like especially if its a guy! But like I could handle it. If its a friend I'd hug or make them laugh.

July 30th, 2009, 10:58 AM
Depends who and why. Someone I like, I'll comfort. Someone I dislike... look the other way. Stranger: ignore.
Someone I like: Ignore (I know I'd rather be left alone)
Someone I dislike: Ignore
Stranger: Ignore

July 30th, 2009, 1:42 PM
Honestly, I hate seeing CERTAIN people cry. It makes me feel so bad for them :P

Gold warehouse
July 30th, 2009, 3:03 PM
I couldn't care less when people are crying. I pretend to care though, in an attempt to seem at least slightly compassionate.

July 30th, 2009, 5:31 PM
I never see other people cry besides myself (and babies/children, but I'm never around them much), but people have seen me cry plenty. I used to be notorious for crying in public, even up through high school. Thankfully I only recall crying publicly twice here in college, and both were last winter quarter.

I'm not entirely sure how I'd react to others crying, other than of course doing what I can to comfort the person, especially if it's a friend. Strangers I'd probably ignore unless no one else was there comforting them.

July 30th, 2009, 5:37 PM
I feel bad when I see anyone else cry.. I know back in highschool girls would have a habit of running into the restrooms, or empty halls and cry. Whenever I happened to pass by I'd always sort of feel bad for them. Myself, on the other hand.. I haven't really, fully cried in years, and I don't mean just two or three. That's not a good thing, I'm aware.. but eh. >_>; Even if I try to, I normally can't much. I'm pretty emotionally strong, maybe too much so.

If my friends, or family members cry, and I'm around to see it, I always try to cheer them up. With topic changes, or goofing around. Same goes with online friends, when I know they're bummed out.

July 30th, 2009, 5:48 PM
I'm like Drew in regards to the topic. I can't help but to feel guilt when I see someone crying, and then I get teary eyes. I am unable to shed a single tear even if I wanted to, though.

July 30th, 2009, 6:02 PM
I dislike seeing people (if I know them or not) cry because I have not a clue on what to do, so most of the time I just prefer to go on normally or completely ignore it. /kinda heartless

July 31st, 2009, 4:21 AM
I'll often feel quite awkward if someone cries near me. I'm terrible at comforting people. D:

July 31st, 2009, 4:22 AM
If I understand why they're crying and it's for a sad reason, no I can't contain myself.. I saw a very sad documentary last night & that almost brought me to tears :' (

July 31st, 2009, 5:29 AM
It's impossible for me not to help them if they're my friend. Anyone else, meh. Someone else can help them.. unless they look really, really, really upset.. then I would help them.

July 31st, 2009, 7:56 AM
Ugh, it gets to me, crying. Whenever someone else cries, I cry along with them. It's degrading.

I could be in a situation where I'm about to kill this guy and if he starts crying, I'll most definitely join him. D: