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22 hours ago, Mario D. said:

Well, it was never expressed what his condition is....so for arguments sake he is OCD, obnoxious, insulting, and condescending to anyone he comes in contact with. It amazed how he kept any friends at all as he considered them his minions to take care of his every whim and chauffeur him wherever he needed to go. But I guess his friends enabled him just like his family did and so to him he expects this kind of attention.  And to think it took 12 years in the finale episode for someone  (Amy) to read him the riot act that his friends only tolerated him because he "never means to" insult them. Maybe if they had not let him get his way so much he might have realized it a little sooner.

Autism: a developmental disorder of variable severity that is characterized by difficulty in social interaction and communication and by restricted or repetitive patterns of thought and behavior. Mary Cooper should have gone to that specialist. Early intervention helps. I think his friends understand, and tolerate his behaviors. Sheldon's intellect must be difficult to harness. It is expected he may champ at the bit. Yet he is still a big 'P' in the 'A'.

 
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On 7/6/2020 at 8:29 PM, Mario D. said:

Well, it was never expressed what his condition is....so for arguments sake he is OCD, obnoxious, insulting, and condescending to anyone he comes in contact with. It amazed how he kept any friends at all as he considered them his minions to take care of his every whim and chauffeur him wherever he needed to go. But I guess his friends enabled him just like his family did and so to him he expects this kind of attention.  And to think it took 12 years in the finale episode for someone  (Amy) to read him the riot act that his friends only tolerated him because he "never means to" insult them. Maybe if they had not let him get his way so much he might have realized it a little sooner.

But hasn’t he been “read the riot act” before? I have no doubt that after 12.24 Sheldon went back to the “same old, same old” setting of demeaning, belittling and intellectually demeaning those closest to him. 

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2 hours ago, hokie3457 said:

But hasn’t he been “read the riot act” before? I have no doubt that after 12.24 Sheldon went back to the “same old, same old” setting of demeaning, belittling and intellectually demeaning those closest to him. 

Since I have no data to refute that I must agree with you!

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2 hours ago, hokie3457 said:

But hasn’t he been “read the riot act” before? I have no doubt that after 12.24 Sheldon went back to the “same old, same old” setting of demeaning, belittling and intellectually demeaning those closest to him. 

I'm in total agreement with you and Mario D.

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Perhaps Sheldon, and Mrs Hofstadter get along so well, because they are both autism spectrum. Perhaps that is why Lenard gets along with Sheldon, as well as he does. Leonard may tolerate Sheldon, because he is also, symbolically-allegorically ,  trying to psychologically repair his relationship with his mother.

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1 hour ago, Molecules said:

Perhaps Sheldon, and Mrs Hofstadter get along so well, because they are both autism spectrum. Perhaps that is why Lenard gets along with Sheldon, as well as he does. Leonard may tolerate Sheldon, because he is also, symbolically-allegorically ,  trying to psychologically repair his relationship with his mother.

Maybe and maybe Leonard feels sorry for egotistical, condescending scientist.

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1 hour ago, chucky said:

Maybe and maybe Leonard feels sorry for egotistical, condescending scientist.

True, but we can agree that Sheldon is honest to a fault. So, he is egotistical, and condescending, but that level of genius must be a curse and blessing. Maybe Sheldon is honest when he reminds others that he really does not understand what the problem is with everyone else. He is not capable to see any other way. 

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On 7/8/2020 at 7:00 AM, hokie3457 said:

But hasn’t he been “read the riot act” before? I have no doubt that after 12.24 Sheldon went back to the “same old, same old” setting of demeaning, belittling and intellectually demeaning those closest to him. 

I really don't think so--for Sheldon to publicly announce-- at his Nobel acceptance speech that he loved his friends--tells me he was a changed man And, whenever Amy told Sheldon something she didn't like, he always seemed to listen 

And, the reason he was read the riot act over and over again was because the show lasted 12 seasons and that was one of the character's personality traits--one of the writers' go to's

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16 hours ago, SheldonIsTheGoat said:

I don't give a shit what they think, Sheldon is my fav character and the others basically bully him. The only thing he does is tell the truth, which is good. 

Yeah, if you want, I can provide a whole list of times he didn't tell the truth.

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On 1/31/2021 at 6:44 PM, SheldonIsTheGoat said:

 the others basically bully him.

Can you provide one example of Sheldon being bullied by any of the other main cast? Pehaps, Penny, at some point stood up to Sheldon and made him do somethhing. Though being compelled to do something you should do anyway is not being bullied.

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On 2/1/2021 at 12:44 AM, SheldonIsTheGoat said:

and the others basically bully him.

You must be kidding yourself ... Now I watch TBBT another (probably already 20) time from the beginning, I'm now in season 8 and so far in almost every episode Sheldon is bulling somebody. Making an innocent face at the same time. From being humiliated in his childhood, he has become the "bullier" of his best and only tolerant friends.

Always and everywhere, Sheldon is the most important - Stuart's bookstore burned down - and he tells him that his life is collapsing because Leonard is engaged and wants to move out. Poor injured Sheldon. Amy goes with Leonard to Arizona to get him - and he tells her: "what are you here for?" I can exchange and exchange this way. Sorry, but especially from season 8-9, Sheldon is just a normal self-righteous asshole. And believe me, Asperger doesn't excuse him.

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1 hour ago, Padme86 said:

Sorry, but especially from season 8-9, Sheldon is just a normal self-righteous asshole. And believe me, Asperger doesn't excuse him.

Totally agree

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1 hour ago, Padme86 said:

You must be kidding yourself ... Now I watch TBBT another (probably already 20) time from the beginning, I'm now in season 8 and so far in almost every episode Sheldon is bulling somebody. Making an innocent face at the same time. From being humiliated in his childhood, he has become the "bullier" of his best and only tolerant friends.

Always and everywhere, Sheldon is the most important - Stuart's bookstore burned down - and he tells him that his life is collapsing because Leonard is engaged and wants to move out. Poor injured Sheldon. Amy goes with Leonard to Arizona to get him - and he tells her: "what are you here for?" I can exchange and exchange this way. Sorry, but especially from season 8-9, Sheldon is just a normal self-righteous asshole. And believe me, Asperger doesn't excuse him.

Watching TBBT the first time I thought it was comical hearing Sheldon's psychotic rants and in the early seasons the gang stood up to him, especially Penny, but now they all seem to tolerate him and ignore him for the most part. However, now after watching multiple reruns of the seasons Sheldon has become to me such an annoying pain in the ass I wonder how he keeps his friends with all his insults, condescenion, and obnoxiousness. I know this is only a TV show but in the real world Sheldon would "Die Sheldon Die"

2 hours ago, Padme86 said:

You must be kidding yourself ... Now I watch TBBT another (probably already 20) time from the beginning, I'm now in season 8 and so far in almost every episode Sheldon is bulling somebody. Making an innocent face at the same time. From being humiliated in his childhood, he has become the "bullier" of his best and only tolerant friends.

Always and everywhere, Sheldon is the most important - Stuart's bookstore burned down - and he tells him that his life is collapsing because Leonard is engaged and wants to move out. Poor injured Sheldon. Amy goes with Leonard to Arizona to get him - and he tells her: "what are you here for?" I can exchange and exchange this way. Sorry, but especially from season 8-9, Sheldon is just a normal self-righteous asshole. And believe me, Asperger doesn't excuse him.

And we cannot forget Sheldon diabolically manipulating Leonard with his sweater and the blackmail of Priya and Leonard just to get his way in the roommate agreement. Does a real friend do these things??

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1 hour ago, Mario D. said:

And we cannot forget Sheldon diabolically manipulating Leonard with his sweater and the blackmail of Priya and Leonard just to get his way in the roommate agreement. Does a real friend do these things??

No not a true friend. Raj and Howard re not true friends either. Instead of being helpful, they want to mock and tease.

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They've all said and done mean things to each other, I think we can all agree on that. The way I see it ( and it's a very biased and overly simplistic way to look at things ) is like this : I see 5 people ( I'm not including Raj 'cause I still don't know where I stand with him) who are mostly kind and good but who can be jerks at times and one jerk who can be nice at times. A few good deeds here and there didn't redeem the character in my eyes. 

Like I've just rewatched 7*22 , Professor Proton's funeral and the lesson for him was to learn and appreciate the people around him. He learnt nothing or so little. Granted he got better with Amy , he learnt a bit about empathy and how to offer half-arsed apologies. 

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33 minutes ago, chucky said:

Don't forget his condescension.

Hey Chucky,  if anything Kaley and Karl's divorce has generated alot of interest in the forum. Looks like many more people are checking it out.

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1 minute ago, Mario D. said:

Hey Chucky,  if anything Kaley and Karl's divorce has generated alot of interest in the forum. Looks like many more people are checking it out.

So very true. It's great to see more excitement on the forum!

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