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    Is it true that women tend to cry more than men? I only tend to cry when something deeply upsetting has happened to me , but I've read women can cry for lots more reasons such as,
    anger?
    anxiety?
    confusion?

    Is is this true?

    also in body language terms what does bouncing the leg up and down and placing hand or finger near mouth mean?
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    Probably from my experience, yes.
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    I remember the Safe Drive Stay Alive talk my 6 form attended. Loads of woman cried but pretty much no men, so I would say yes. I think pressure from society to "stay tough" is the main reason.
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    Can'tremeber last time i cried
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    Erm... well, society makes it out to be like that. But honestly? I don't think so.

    Women are just more emotional and it's biological, really. Media makes it out that women have to be the "damsel in distress" and the men is never one to cry. However, I think men can also cry due to anger, anxiety and confusion. It just depends on the individual and their personality.

    As for the body language regarding the bouncing of the leg up and down, I would suggest it's nervousness or impatience. But then again, maybe it's just a habit that some develop.

    Placing a hand or finger near a mouth doesn't necessarily have to mean anything, if I'm honest.
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    I will cry for the absolute tiniest of things and it is extremely annoying. I don't think it's that I'm more upset, I'll just cry when I'm not very upset...
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    Absolutely, the littlest thing makes them cry it's so bizarre tbh.

    Edit; the girl above pretty much hit it on the head
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    Believe it or not crying helps you to feel better.


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    I cry a lot. I wish I didn't! When things upset me or shock me, sometimes I just get overwhelmed by tears and can't stop :ashamed2:

    I bounce my leg up and down too. When I'm sitting down, that is. I think it's some sort of nervous tick ... :erm:
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    Bouncing my leg up and down is something I do when I'm restless or fidgety. Which is often. I'm a chronic fidget. As for putting hands over mouth, I usually sit with my head resting in one hand near my mouth. God that sounds weird. But you know, the kind of Sherlock-esque "I'm thinking" pose. I'm usually not thinking but y'know.

    And I think I do cry more than my male friends, yeah. Usually when I'm watching TV, or even just walking down the street, I'll start daydreaming about characters for a story but then I've made my character sad so I tear up a bit.
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    Yep yep yep

    I've cried two or three times this week. Can't remember what Monday's crying was for, I think it may have been BPD-related, but yesterday I cried because of stress and I was having a panic attack during my lecture and so I was under more stress and more panic just trying to keep that quiet!

    In my lifetime I've only ever seen three men cry, and that's my dad and brother when my mum was in and out of hospital 10-15 years ago, and my cousin when his dad died less than 2 years ago. God knows how many women I've seen cry and God only knows how many times I've cried this year alone! I'm an emotional **** who has probably cried more times than all men and all women throughout the entirety of history. :innocent:

    As for the leg thing, I heard that that happens when a person is sexually frustrated but I have no idea if this true.
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    (Original post by Vixen47)
    Yep yep yep

    I've cried two or three times this week. Can't remember what Monday's crying was for, I think it may have been BPD-related, but yesterday I cried because of stress and I was having a panic attack during my lecture and so I was under more stress and more panic just trying to keep that quiet!

    In my lifetime I've only ever seen three men cry, and that's my dad and brother when my mum was in and out of hospital 10-15 years ago, and my cousin when his dad died less than 2 years ago. God knows how many women I've seen cry and God only knows how many times I've cried this year alone! I'm an emotional **** who has probably cried more times than all men and all women throughout the entirety of history. :innocent:

    As for the leg thing, I heard that that happens when a person is sexually frustrated but I have no idea if this true.
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    (Original post by yepyepyep)
    You called?
    Nup nup nup
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    (Original post by aspirinpharmacist)
    Bouncing my leg up and down is something I do when I'm restless or fidgety. Which is often. I'm a chronic fidget. As for putting hands over mouth, I usually sit with my head resting in one hand near my mouth. God that sounds weird. But you know, the kind of Sherlock-esque "I'm thinking" pose. I'm usually not thinking but y'know.

    And I think I do cry more than my male friends, yeah.
    I do the same!

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    As for the leg thing, I heard that that happens when a person is sexually frustrated but I have no idea if this true.
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    Yes. As a gender we do. Me personally, I'll only cry if I find something deeply upsetting or emotional. I haven't cried in a fairly long time.
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    I only cry when I laugh to hard, other than that I have no emotions in me
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    (Original post by PeaceTreaty)
    I remember the Safe Drive Stay Alive talk my 6 form attended. Loads of woman cried but pretty much no men, so I would say yes. I think pressure from society to "stay tough" is the main reason.
    We went to one of those a week ago, a guy had to be escorted from the room because he was crying like not the sniffing crying but full on wailing cry
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    i diddnt use to cry at all when i was little only when i hurt myself , i feel like crying quite often now cos i find things stressful
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    Yes, I think woman do cry more than men but that's not to say men don't cry, rather it's more socially acceptable for women to cry than men.

    Fun fact - people who are tall, particularly men, jiggle their legs to assist with blood circulation. When the legs are long, the heart finds it difficult to get blood down to them and the feet, so it sends signals to the legs to jiggle to assist blood flow.
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    I have rarely seen women cry. Actually, almost never.
 
 
 
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