Our expert says:
Some of us just are more easily moved, emotionally, both by sad and by beautiful things. It's no especially gender-related, though traditionally such emotionality would be expected of women --- I have in my time known some remarkably hard-boiled women and some tender and readily upset men. And the "emotional" men are usually no less manly in other ways. It doesn't go along with other "effeminate" traits or behaviours at all. The sort of stereotypes you refer to are indeed common, and mistaken. Some "gaY" men, in terms of their sexual orientation, are excessively butch in appearance and behaviour, and some have proved both brave and capable in war, which is not the prerogative of the heterosexual. On the other hand, being a hairdresser or fashion designed is often assumed to be a gay or sissy profession, and while some men fit the sterotype, some are aggressively heterosexual womanizers.
Coming back to the emotionality question. If this has been a life-long pattern it is normal, and only inconvenient, perhaps, on some occasions. If it is of recent onset, like any other major change in one's responses and behaviours, it might indicate a number of other sources of a recent disturbance in one's equilibrium.
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