Pain is ALL relative and has a lot to do with the person's personal pain threshhold and/or personality. Some people are just more stoic than others.
Some are more sensitive to pain than others. It's a mixed bag.
Our family has never made a big deal out of pain. Yes, we know it hurts. Sometimes it's excruciating. Screaming does not help at all.
I was in labor for days (literally) with my first child. I remember my mother looking at me and telling me to shut up. Her exact words: "You aren't dying. And quit saying you can't stand it. If you couldn't stand it, you'd be passed out or dead. Either way it would be quieter in here!"
Mother was SO empathetic! LOL (I ended up having an emergency c-section.)