I've been a little concerned for a number of years now, as I've noticed, since I started moving into mid-adolescence and then beyond into adulthood, I barely ever cry. Like, almost never. Weirdly, when I do cry, it's always when I'm talking to another person (well, specifically, it tends to happen when I'm talking about something difficult going on with me to my mother, which is practically the only situation when tears are ever shed). It's strange, almost as if for me crying is a specifically social function, such that I don't cry by myself regardless of my mood. I also wonder whether it might be something to do with me tending to be rather closed off even in my own company, and so I only cry on the rare occasions where I "let something out", and tears accompany it? The only time I can remember crying on my own in the past 4-5 years or so was a strange occasion several months ago where I was going about my business as usual, had a particularly depressing thought, and suddenly broke down in hysterical tears for about 10 minutes or so. 10 minutes after that I was fine. It was pretty bizarre. Meanwhile, my sisters seem to be crying all the time, over things that are often pretty trivial, and I hear other people talking about how they spend a lot of time crying, and I'm just...? For a long while I was worried it meant that I was somehow emotionally stunted, or even that my issues weren't that valid, because if they were really that bad I'd surely be crying about them. So, uh, how often do you guys cry? What is normal in terms of crying frequency? How much variation is common? What triggers you to cry? These are questions that have been at the back of my mind for a while now.