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Why do I always cry when I am angry?

21 Answers
Last Updated: 07/13/2021 at 1:05pm
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I have been through a lot in life too, which helps me to be able to empathize with situations, thoughts and feelings that we have. Sometimes, it's not easy just being human.

Top Rated Answers
September 20th, 2016 3:32pm
You cry because you are brave enough to let go of your emotions than take them out on someone/something☺
June 18th, 2015 2:00pm
You cry and get angry because you believe that you are a good person. That the others do not understand you. When others believe that you are wrong, you could be right and the others 10 or more can be wrong. Do not feel bad about it. That is the way that the system of this world works. Those bad experience will make you a better person. and probably will get you closer to God
January 12th, 2016 7:55pm
There can be a number of reasons why you cry when you are angry. In my case, it can be when I am emotionally overwhelmed. Anger and sadness can overlap and being pushed to the edge like that can make you cry out of frustration. When the same problems keep finding their way into your life and you feel like you have a lack of control, then that frustration can lead to crying. That's what I've had. It can vary from person to person, different people may have different reasons. The important thing is to understand that it's okay to cry when you need to, there is no shame in that.
April 18th, 2015 5:39pm
Because your adrenaline is rising and you're probably also a little hurt by whatever's happening and you automatically start crying.
February 1st, 2016 5:01pm
It's ok to cry when you're angry, it happens alot. you might be too stressed or too pressured, crying is a good thing, it lets all of the bad energy out and all of the feelings that have been held back, out. so it's totally ok to cry when you're angry. Personally, i cry when i'm sad, angry, anxious and sometimes when im happy or overwhelmed. So crying is natural and nothing is wrong about it.
June 23rd, 2015 1:12am
Sometimes your emotions can just get so strong that you have to do something, and then the tears start.
February 27th, 2018 6:17am
We cry when we are hurt, feel helpless.. Maybe when you are angry, you feel like there is nobody to support you.
April 13th, 2015 8:57pm
Its a normal stress response to an abnormal stress situation. The more you don't cry the more stressed the situation appears.
May 7th, 2015 6:54am
Crying is not purely a sad response. It's just when we get so many feelings built up, it's normal and frankly, good for you to cry it out to relief some emotional tension within yourself.
May 24th, 2015 6:49pm
Many People do this. You might be scared to hurt People while being angry or you mght not be able to really cope with your Feelings.
October 26th, 2015 7:21am
because you feel emotionally hurt either by something you have done or something someone has done to you. its okay to cry tears they are positive representation of ourselves. They don't only demonstrates our deep emotional connections,but is also a natural way of letting your emotions out.
June 6th, 2017 3:58am
Sometimes people cry when theyre angry because they are upset or hurt, but react in an angrily way, which means it comes across as angry yet you cry because your upset, it can also mean that you are sick of always feeling angry and your body doesnt want to experience the feeling anymore
November 21st, 2017 1:32pm
We often cry when we are angry because most of the times the reason that makes us angry is something that has deeply hurt us. When we are hurt and upset especially by someone who holds some degree of importance in our life - that angers us. The difficulty of dealing with being let down and being angry simultaneously frustrates us and makes us cry. But we should always remember that crying is not always a bad thing :)
April 25th, 2015 6:18am
I cry for so many things!! Sometimes it happens it's your bodies natural response to that emotion. Everyone feels and responds to emotion differently
June 7th, 2016 6:00am
It's completely normal to cry when you are angry. Anger comes with so many emotions, and as you temper can get worse, all those strong and pent up emotions get just be released through many different ways, so although you may think that it is a bit weird to go from anger to crying, in fact, it is a completely normal reaction.
November 16th, 2015 5:47am
Because you're releasing the energy that's building up inside you. Babies cry to calm themselves into relaxation. It's the same release.
- Expert in Managing Emotions
April 26th, 2016 1:58am
Anger is an emotion that can be expressed in many ways just like hapiness and sadness. Some people cry when they can't control it and some people laugh.
July 10th, 2017 12:10am
Its normal to cry in difficult situations, its natural, and its a way for your body to let out emotions.
January 10th, 2020 11:53pm
People have different coping mechanisms. One of them is expressing your feelings, often in a child-like form, such as crying. Even though it may seem immature, it is often helpful. People who are prone to this specific coping mechanism, are often highly sensitive individuals, who are more emotionally expressive rather than linguistically for instance, meaning they express themselves through gestures, facial expressions and so on. Such a coping mechanism is much more beneficial than isolation and alienation, because we are flushing out all the negativity (in this particular case, anger) that used to be a part of our mindset. After doing so, relief enters our body and we feel better.
September 8th, 2020 8:35pm
hurt feelings often reside underneath anger. In fact, the more pronounced your anger, the greater the hurt it conceals. The main point here is to illustrate how sad—and at the same time, infuriated—you can feel when others, whether intentionally or not, gratuitously punish, or otherwise dishonor, you. When, with a lack of compassion I find almost inconceivable, they treat you without the basic respect that I think we all deserve—and leave you feeling helpless to do anything about it. More than anything else, this constitutes the bitter formula for experiencing not just sorrow, but rage, too: the perfect recipe for “angry tears.”
July 13th, 2021 1:05pm
We all experience emotions differently. Anger is thought to be loud and violent, but really it’s just a way we express our emotions toward a problem. As we grow we develop coping skills that help us maneuver our way through life. Some scream and yell, some cry, some use substances.. it all depends on what skills we’ve adopted. Crying in anger can be quite normal, often times so frustrated and overwhelmed with what we are feeling. Don’t think to much on why you cry rather than yelling, but what you do after the cry. Do you communicate your feelings, or just cry and keep things to yourself? Always try to “end” the anger, allowing yourself to feel closure about whatever upset you. Communicating your feelings will ensure that this upset doesn’t get tucked away and pushed down. Allow the cry, it’s happening for a reason and it needs to be acknowledged