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Women crying

I have seen a difference in the reaction on men and women when they cry; I am getting further details and isolating genders for easier readings
Age range:
Preteen
13-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50+
Country of origin
When you cry, do you prefer to be alone, or with someone to support and listen to you?
I must be completely alone when crying
I prefer to be alone, but I feel comfortable with parents or boyfriend/partner are present when I cry
I like to have my parents support me when crying
I like my boyfriend/partner to hold me and wipe my tears when I cry
I'd rather cry in front of strangers, whom I might never see again, than in front of friends
I like friends near me when I cry
I am not ashamed to cry in public
When did you last cry?
Less than a day ago
About a week ago
About a month ago
Between 1 and 6 months
Between 7 and 12 months
More than a year ago
What triggered the tears?
What did you do when you started to cry?
I stood were I was
I went to find a place to be alone
I ran to the bathroom to hide while crying
I searched for someone to hold and comfort me while I cried
For how long did you cry?
Less than 5 minutes
Between 5 and 15 minutes
Between 16 and 30 minutes
Between 31 and 45 minutes
Between 46 and 60 minutes
More than 1 hour
On and off over a recurring period
How intense did you cry?
There was lump in my throat
Tears stung my eyes
I had very watery eyes, tears about to overflow
Tears were coursing down my face
I was sobbing and trembling
What did you do when you felt the tears?
I did not shed tears
I covered my face to hide tears
I directly wiped my eyes to prevent tears from falling
I wiped the tears as soon as they started to fall
I occasionally wiped the tears that were coursing down my face
I allowed tears to streak my cheeks unabashedly and unchecked
How many people were present?
None
1
2
3
4
Between 5 and 9
More than 10
Who was present?
Mother
Father
Brother
Sister
Other family member(Male)
Other family member(Female)
Boyfriend/Husband
Friend(Male)
Friend(Female)
Stranger(Male)
Stranger(Female)
Other
How did you feel when crying?
Relief
Happiness
Satisfaction
Delight
Touched
Sadness
Anger
Shame
Guilt
Fear
Frustration
Stress
Impotence
Humiliation
Other
How did people react towards you crying?
Nobody was present
Pretended not to notice
Became angry
embarrassed for me crying
Consoled me verbally
Held me/Hugged me while I cried
He/She wiped my tears
Stopped being nasty
Became warmer
Other
How did you feel afterwards?
On average, how often do you cry?
Daily
Once a week
Once every few weeks
Once every few months
Once a year
Less than once a year
Other
Do you cry openly, or hide your tears?
I usually don't shed tears
I usually cover my face with my hands to hide tears
I usually wipe eyes so no tears fall
I usually wipe tears as soon as they start to fall
I occasionally wipe the tears streaking my cheeks
I usually don't bother to wipe my tears as they make their way down my face freely and unheeded
How many tears do you shed when you cry?
I don't shed tears, wet eyes at most
Very watery eyes with perhaps one or two tears
A few tears
A steady flow of tears
Tears burst and overflow my cheeks as soon as I start to cry
Crying characteristics...
I make no sound when I cry
I make very little sound, voice a bit shaky
I can't speak, breathing in gasps
I cry loudly, sobbing and trembling
Where were you last time you cried?
This poll was created on 2009-08-30 16:09:36 by Lover of Wisdom