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What makes a person sad?

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Last Updated: 07/30/2020 at 6:17pm
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March 6th, 2016 2:31pm
2 words for that; Sad thoughts. What you think about determines your happiness or your sadness. Pessimistic thoughts literally make you a sad person. So you've probably heard this before but "think happy thoughts!" :-)
March 9th, 2016 9:57am
On a scientific level I think it's an in-balance of chemicals in the brain, something to do with dopamine levels. However, on a personal level, it's a lot more than just chemicals.
March 10th, 2016 4:29am
Sad thoughts make you sad. Losing someone special in your life makes you sad. Going through a breakup makes you sad. Feeling you're neglected or not being understood makes you sad.
March 10th, 2016 5:26pm
there are many reasons for being sad. and there are always people there to help you so if you need any help. we are here
March 11th, 2016 5:03am
Anything that one doesn't want to hear, that one can't accept. Or simply just events that take place . There's no specific reason why
March 11th, 2016 6:21am
Most of the time, sadness comes from a very dark, sensitive place. This place is in use during those times when some very strong negative emotions come into your brain, but you simply say "I don't have time for this!" And pack those emotions away. Doing this just delays the sadness, but when the attack comes, it is fierce.
March 13th, 2016 3:08pm
a person makes themselves sad, not consciously, but subconsciously. We as humans, think too much far too often.
March 13th, 2016 8:28pm
There are a lot of things that can make us sad but if you can, you should walk away from the situation that is making you feel this way. for example if people are making you feel sad then you need to walk away.
March 13th, 2016 11:28pm
What makes a person said is not having any friends. Another reason could be that they don't have anyone to love or have someone love them.Furthermore, they recently been through a hard break up.
March 15th, 2016 8:52pm
Feeling lost, lonely, feeling stuck while others are moving forward and also grieve could make a person sad. But not only these things, many other things make people sad.
March 18th, 2016 4:59am
Anything can make a person sad, it all depends on them. What makes me sad is not feeling wanted or loved. I also feel sad because I am a very lonely and unhappy person.
March 18th, 2016 11:02pm
If something made that person upset like they got in the fight with a friend loneliness and getting picked on at school.
March 19th, 2016 3:38pm
Person are all VULNERABLE they are easily sad and be easily happy. Things that makes a person sad are those things they are most happy to.
March 19th, 2016 8:09pm
There are many things that can cause a person to be sad. Being bullied, deaths, break ups, and more.
March 23rd, 2016 10:40pm
It depends. Sadness can come in many forms and for many reasons. The different forms can include grief or depression. Ask yourself: is there a reason behind this? There's also clinical and situational. People can be sad because of medical reasons interfering with brain communication. This would include clinical depression. However, sadness can be situational as well, such as, because of a breakup, or having a friend be angry with them. Sadness comes in many forms. It's finding out the "why" that's important.
March 23rd, 2016 10:50pm
Failure of their expectations can make someone sad. Also, depression and anxiety are 2 other symptooms
March 25th, 2016 8:20am
Our thoughts are what make us sad, not being able to see the positive through all the negative can lead to sadness or depression.
March 25th, 2016 7:30pm
Anything could make a person sad. A bad day, a bad game, losing someone or something close. Breakups, depression, loss, stressful situations, etc. But it is our job to turn these sad things into positive opportunities.
March 26th, 2016 11:13am
Sadness is something all humans have in common, for some it is overwhelming to the point of it impacting how they live their lives, for others it is situational and manageable. Sadness, when left alone, can grow into a whirlpool in which someone can drown, sadness has the capability to destroy, but also build up. It makes us stronger, it helps us understand one another. What makes a person sad may be their family, partner, position in society, disposition, their losses, but it is never ever unrecoverable.
March 26th, 2016 7:39pm
Unfulfilled dreams, ambition, emotions makes person sad. Unable to change the current situation or never been loved by anyone in his/her life also contribute a person make feel sad.
March 30th, 2016 10:32pm
Lots of things can make a person sad. Sometimes nothing at all can make a person sad. It depends on the person, honestly.
March 31st, 2016 11:28pm
Variety of things. other people, events, struggles, anxiety, failures, nostalgia. Other things that make us regret/miss/feel bad in other ways.
April 1st, 2016 8:20pm
A lot of things can trigger sadness in a person, we are humans with complex emotions and sadness is one of the many. You can't pin point of thing that makes someone sad, each person has different problems .
April 2nd, 2016 5:34am
disappointed expectation or loss can make a person the saddest. this can go from failing a test to the loss of a loved one
April 3rd, 2016 8:50am
When a person has some expectations, but the expectations do not fulfill, then a person becomes sad.
April 3rd, 2016 11:13pm
Sadness is a normal emotion just like joy and anger etc. what makes a person sad will depend on that individual.
April 6th, 2016 1:02am
Well a chemical enbalence or events can cause a person to be sad but extreme sadness is a factor of disorders such as bipolar which commonly comes with bipolar-depression or another cause is sadness.
April 7th, 2016 7:19pm
many different things make many different people sad. it really depends on an individual and their experiences in life
April 8th, 2016 4:06pm
What kind of question is this. Anything can make people sad. Like judge mental people and death of loved ones and so on.
April 15th, 2016 3:58am
A lot of things. It depends on the person. Some people are sad because of small things, like not being able to do things or buy things. Some people are sad for deeper things, like people not noticing them, they think they are weak, worthless, and selfish. Some people are sad for no exact reason..