Crying doesn’t mean you’re a crybaby. It means you’re mentally strong

Ronda Rousey the UFC women’s champion is no pushover. She can give any man a fight and a run for his money. But what do you think she does to prep herself before a match? She cries!! Yes Ronda doesn’t go punching the wall or breaking down doors, she gets so emotional she cries and that is her strength.

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Contrary to what you have been brought up to think, crying isn’t for babies. Crying means strength, it is a sign of emotional strength. Great men like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and even Obama have all cried in public and they were not crybabies.

1 Don’t Be Afraid To Cry

If you’re well and truly surprised by now, then don’t be. According to psychologists, crying doesn’t necessarily mean you’re weak. It means you possess great mental strength. Of course we don’t mean those who yell and scream and shoot off into hysterics. We mean genuine emotional weeping. Here are some reasons that prove what crying is all about.

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2 Crying Means You’re Not Afraid of Your Own Emotions

When you cry, it means you are actually confronting your problem rather than running away from it. Regardless of what you may be feeling, be it sadness, frustration or anger, crying means you aren’t suppressing your emotions. Bringing out your emotions requires strength, and courage to take a deep hard look within yourself.

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3 Crying Shows You Aren’t Concerned with Society’s Expectations

Crying in public means you aren’t afraid of public condemnation and care little to be governed by the norms of society. Crying is usually frowned upon by society and is stigmatized as a sign of weakness. Men like Martin Luther and Nelson Mandela chose to cry in public without caring what society may think of them.

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Crying in public proves you are courageous enough to stand up to social conventions that may not be correct. You aren’t afraid of dealing with your emotions in public and that takes a really strong character to do so.

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4 Crying Is a Sign of Leadership

When you cry in society or in the presence of a friend in response to overwhelming news, those around you get the idea that crying is ok and may follow suit. This is a sign of leadership that there are others willing to look up to you and follow your example.

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5 Crying Means You Know How to Distress Yourself Before It Gets To You

Keeping emotions pent up may result in a nervous breakdown. Those who cry aren’t afraid to let it all out. Thus crying is a great way to distress yourself from a negative situation. Crying relives all the stress and negativity built up within you. Negativity and pent up emotions can be extremely and psychologically damaging. Since crying means strength, it shows how you are willing to cope with negativity and get rid of it. The video below explains how crying can be good for you.

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