I am a 16 year old male. In school, should someone make a joke about me and be a jerk to me in general, it never gets to me. I laugh it off like no problem. But, for some reason, I can't control myself during movies and video games. If a character I like dies, or they start having a tough time and crying, I get teary eyed and maybe start crying. The music greatly accompanies those scenes too. Here are a couple examples so people know what I'm talking about (no spoilers):
Movies: Gladiator ending (teary eyed), 3:10 to Yuma ending (teary eyed), Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring ending (teary eyed), Lord of the Rings: Return of the King ending (lost it twice during this movie -sam/frodo/gollum scene and the end), Cast Away (teary eyed - Wilson!).
Video games: Metal Gear Solid 4 ending (pretty much the entire final hour of the game I was losing it), Mass Effect 3 (multiple scenes, got teary eyed (hard to say without spoiling)).
That's all I can think of for now. Can anyone think of a reason for this? Am I like overly sensitive or something? I was talking to one of my female friends and she said it was good for a guy to be a little sensitive
, but it kind of embarrasses me to be honest. Any advice you guys can give me on controlling these emotions better or just on what the cause is?
Any and all help is appreciated.