joyceraye Posted September 26, 2016 Posted September 26, 2016 On 22/09/2016 at 6:31 PM, jenafan said: Here is my thinking, perhaps far fetched, but I'll go with it. Similar to domesticated turkeys, who lack skills to survive in an unprotected environment, Sheldon has been confined, granted by his own will, and lacks the skills and experience to navigate the social aspects of life. Turkeys are very intelligent, but have limited sight. When bred in captivity, they panic when faced with the unfamiliar. They will makes efforts in an attempt to escape and possibly injure other turkeys in the process. If they encounter rain before learning how to live in the environment, in an attempt to see beyond their field of vision, they hold their heads up and mouths open. This causes them to drown in the process. So, like Turkeys, Sheldon is intelligent, but when faced with uncomfortable social situations he is unfamiliar with, he panics. In an attempt to escape the situation and bring things back to his comfort level, he verbally injures those around him and and/or makes things awkward. He risks killing whatever social life he has because he can't keep his mouth shut! In the minds of Penny's family, they think Sheldon is as dumb as a turkey drowning himself rather than just seeking shelter out of the rain. Superb explanation. I understand now. Thank you Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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