Why some people don't cry

    Why some people don't cry

  • 1 They suffer from depression

    People who suffer from chronic or melancholic depression may not be able to cry due to their inability to feel anything as a result of their severe depression. 

  • 2 Crying may be a sign of weakness

    Some people don't like to cry as they believe it is a sign of weakness. 

  • 3 They feel inferior

    Some people don't cry since they believe it would put them in an inferior position with the people surrounding them. 

  • 4 Depends on the circumstances

    Crying largely depends on the circumstances of a person. If a person is brought up in a tough environment under poor conditions and is used to living a hard life, they might not be easily affected by things that usually make people cry. 

  • 5 They want to appear strong

    Some people hold back their tears so they appear strong to the people around them such as a sick family member. 

  • 6 They're hiding their emotions

    Some people are used to hiding their emotions and suppressing them for a long time, which prevents them from crying.

  • 7 It depends on social factors

    Most men around the world are brought up to believe that crying is not manly and thus they should never do it. 

  • 8 They don't want to cry in public

    Some people prefer to cry when they are alone, which can make it seem like they never cry.

  • 9 It's a genetic disorder

    A genetic disorder called Congenital Insensitivity to Pain with Anhidrosis makes a person have high tolerance for pain, which is why they may not cry when they are subjected to severe physical trauma, for example.

  • 10 It's a rare syndrome

    People suffering from a rare condition called Familial Dysautonomia (FD), or Riley-Day Syndrome don't have the necessary reflex to form tears, which results in crying without tears. 

  • 11 Dry eye syndrome

    Some people may have dry eye syndrome which can occur due to a number of reasons such as contact lenses, LASIK eye surgery and diabetes. 

  • 12 It's an autoimmune disease

    Some people may suffer from an autoimmune disease called Sjögren's syndrome which affects glands that produce moisture in the body such as tear ducts.