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OliveOilMom
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16 Nov 2013, 2:35 am

Yes Sheldon is pretty annoying sometimes but what I don't get is why it's considered insulting to be annoying. I know I'm annoying, very annoying at times and when I meet new people I inform them of this fact. I tell them that at times I'm a bit much and can annoy the crap out of them and I ask them to please tell me when I do and I'll stop and that I don't notice it when I'm doing it so they have to tell me. If you treat it like that and joke on yourself a little bit about it at first people will think that yes you can be annoying but you are also eccentric and amusing and they will look over it more than they would otherwise.



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16 Nov 2013, 12:12 pm

I love the big bang theory Sheldon is my favourite character, I think its generally a positive thing for autism awareness, although they have not said Sheldon is autistic but most people agree that he is.

I also think the actor (Jim Parsons) might be on the spectrum, I have watched every interview of his and he is actually quite similar to Sheldon in terms of his physical awkwardness and being literal, he has also mentioned a couple of times how much he identifies with Sheldon and the rest of the cast named him as most similar to his character at one point. Brilliant actor one of my favourites.



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16 Nov 2013, 1:07 pm

There is a thread on Sheldon Cooper in the TV forum in which I already mentioned this, but it's pertinent to this discussion as well, since the topic of Sheldon being annoying has come up.

In a very recent episode, Sheldon is having a conversation with Amy where she is trying to tell him how he comes across to people, and she says "some people think you're..." and Sheldon responds with "say it. It's what I've heard all my life, that I'm annoying. Just say it."

It was a serious and sad moment that felt reminiscent of my own past.



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16 Nov 2013, 2:39 pm

I don't like Sheldon mostly because he portrays himself as AS.

If my mother compares me to him one more time, it will be a big fight.



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16 Nov 2013, 3:45 pm

I thought the latest episode was brilliant. It was like someone did a re-enactment of the L&D forum. :lol:



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17 Nov 2013, 4:21 pm

I find it so annoying that Sheldon keeps banging on Penny's door nonstop going " Penny, Penny, Penny"



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17 Nov 2013, 5:31 pm

redfames wrote:
I find it so annoying that Sheldon keeps banging on Penny's door nonstop going " Penny, Penny, Penny"


When I was a kid, I used to be a chronic doorbell ringer - not that much different from Sheldon's knocking.


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24 Nov 2013, 6:18 am

In my opinion, the show has been quite helpful in terms of increasing awareness of ASD. It's very popular, and really, so is Sheldon himself. So many people know OF autism, but they aren't familiar with the symptoms. If this somewhat stereotypical portrayal of it is many people's introduction to Asperger's, I say so be it.

And no, it's never stated outright that he has it, but at this point, is it really necessary? We all know it to be the case.



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24 Nov 2013, 11:31 am

To be perfectly frank, I love Sheldon. I have high functioning autism (would be considered AS if diagnosed now), and I'm not offended by him. His antics are similar to mine, albeit on the extreme side. For example, I have a routine that if destroyed, I'll be really upset. Also, I can be immersed in things and lose sight of my surroundings.

I read that Jim Parsons thinks Sheldon has ASD, and I couldn't agree more. I think it's awesome that there's a relatable character on the show!



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24 Nov 2013, 10:32 pm

cleverintrovert316 wrote:
To be perfectly frank, I love Sheldon. I have high functioning autism (would be considered AS if diagnosed now), and I'm not offended by him. His antics are similar to mine, albeit on the extreme side. For example, I have a routine that if destroyed, I'll be really upset. Also, I can be immersed in things and lose sight of my surroundings.

I read that Jim Parsons thinks Sheldon has ASD, and I couldn't agree more. I think it's awesome that there's a relatable character on the show!


There's a ton of Google links that are directed solely for this idea on if Sheldon is an Aspie.

http://learningneverstops.wordpress.com ... oster-boy/