It’s worth noting that not everyone wants to be helped when they’re feeling sad or distressed. In fact, some prefer to be left alone and not be seen in that particular state. They may be ashamed for feeling weak or helpless, or for being so dependent on others.
They may even take pride in never showing any negative emotions, always preferring to put on a brave face. However, the fact that someone is extremely reserved in expressing their feelings doesn’t make these emotions any less intense or even disabling. Indeed, as we already mentioned, there are many social prejudices in this regard, such as the idea that ‘men don’t cry’.
Mestre, J. M., & Guil, R. (2011). Regulación de emociones: una vía a la adaptación. Madrid: Pirámide
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