Why Are Some People Emotional When Others Aren’t? Science Says It Has To Do With The Physical Makeup Of Our Brains

You’ve probably known since around kindergarten (if not earlier) that some people are just more emotional than others. It’s not just a gender thing, either — there’s always a weepy boy and that stone-faced girl. New research suggests that emotional people’s brains are physically different than more “rational” people’s brains, and that how much empathy you experience is largely a function of how many cells you have in certain brain areas.

So tender-hearted citizens of the world take note, maybe those feels aren’t really your fault after all….

If these individual differences in empathy and showing resulting emotions — both normal and abnormal — are rooted in biological structures, they may be more difficult to overcome than if empathy is learned