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Is emotional pain greater than physical pain?

Interested in knowing what you thought on this. Is one even greater than the other?

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Having lost a Father,a Mother, three brothers, and one sister all in one night, I would have originally said emotional pain. Then taking three to the chest makes you think otherwise on the subject, but I digress. The answer to this question really depends on how one deals with pain or hurt and what they perceive as pain or hurt. And of course, the experiences a person has been through can change their answers and thoughts as well on which is greater. So, the answer is never as simple as one or the other. I myself through my experiences would say "Emotional Pain" seeing as I have recovered from physical pain that has occurred to me.

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what happened to them dude If I may ask?
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Gang Violence in Tijuana. I used to be a very...."Wrong" person. And me getting involved lead to me getting shot, and many people getting hurt. Maybe not getting hurt by my hands, but from the will of others.
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I'm very sorry to hear that dude and I do not pity you but moreover. I respect and admire you for staying strong and living on. I've seen you a bunch here and you answer nicely and do not antagonize anyone ever. You're a nice person and should continue to be a beacon of peace and happiness. :)
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Wow, that's terrible. So sorry. : [
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It depends on the person, I would say..

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I think emotional pain is worse. I'm fine with physical pain. I almost twist my ankle, pull some muscles, hit my head HARD, whatever. I can get through it with a smile. But emotional pain? I feel like I'm being broken from the inside-out. Yes, I can hide the pain mostly behind a smile, but when I'm alone, emotional pain is what makes me bawl. When my brother yells at me for a something I've done wrong when I didn't mean to do it or tells me I'm not/never good enough... When my dad gets overly angry and screams his head off... When my mom called me a curse word for the first (and luckily only) time. I didn't mind when my brother beat me to the ground, or when my friend kicked me hard enough to rip a muscle. I cried when they said mean words.

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No.

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Personally, emotional pain is the worst kind. Physical pain I can deal with, but I kinda just shut down when injured emotionally.

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Emotional pain is worse....... You carry that for years physical pain heals

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so true...
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Time is a big healer.... physical scars take less time to heal then scars on soul....

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Yes ,,, so very true
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yes....
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It can be. There have been times when I have had emotional pain that was greater than any physical pain I have ever had. I haven't yet had any physical pain that I haven't been able to deal with.

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I've gotten horrible emotional AND physical! I have to say a tie!

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physical pain, pfffffffft emotional pain, YES

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Aren't you tough?
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YEAH..... the toughest cry too......... wait, physical, or emo? lol i take it you mean emo...
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