Okay. Yer asking me this Q:
"Why do you like Trump?"Whoops. Wrong thread. Yer askin' me "Do you cry when you watch movies?"
I have to tell you I'm an INTP and don't answer Q's like this so I have to revise the question. I will address, "When do I cry at movies?" instead. I'll accept that Q because I've asked myself that before. I can't give you a definitive answer but here is what I have so far:
At first I noticed I get choked up at some points. Usually I'm immersed deliberately in a movie if it's a good one. If it's bad, forget it. I will never get choked up because I'll stay outside the characters and be bored. But a good movie ... that's different.
I can and do deliberately go with the characters if I can even if they are not believable. After getting "choked up" I wanted to know why. This meant letting go or releasing the feeling and this meant crying. I would do this only in private so please don't tell anybody as I'm a private person when it comes to feelings. I still don't have a handle on this ... it's a working items but I have a theory.
I will cry when the person or situation gets a love solution where there was no love or only pain before. The pain is the suffering that permits crying. The love is the unexpected solution in the sense it wasn't there before and is unexpected. Unexpected because if it were there there would be no pain in the first place.
Allow me to present a fantasy to attempt to check this out. Say it's a sporting competition and the hero is not expected or is struggling to win. He is suffering pain because he wants to win and that is far from certain. You see his/ her struggle. Then they win against the odds. This presents an opportunity for me to cry. Why? Because I feel their pain and their effort is a love situation. By love situation I mean they are getting or being loved either by others or by themselves.
Umm. I don't think this quite gets across. Self-analysis is not all that easy for me. How does this grab you so far?
It's important to note what crying is for. Crying may have a pleasant aspect but that ain't all. Crying as a function presents notice that one is experiencing pain. Isn't that why a baby does it? It presents whether others are present or not, but it works for a baby to get attention but they may not get it. It does give oneself the attention. I must be wrong about the pleasant aspect. Crying soothes the pain.
What I will do is check out the next movie. If I can release my feelings and take another shot at diagnosing the situation I'll let you know. But if I forget, remind me as I have lots of other irons in the fire.