Character Diagnosis : Sheldon Cooper- Big Bang Theory Essay

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Nishi Natalia AP Psychology Famous Character Diagnosis Character: Sheldon Cooper- Big Bang Theory Case History: Sheldon was raised in Galveston, Texas along with his elder brother and fraternal twin sister (Missy) by his mother, Mary Cooper, an overtly devout Evangelical Christian; and George Cooper, an alcoholic who was never around.The only member of his family to have encouraged his work in science was his grandfather. Sheldon was interested in physics from an early age, and was a child prodigy, although due to his behavioral quirks and his lack of humility about his superior intellect, he was bullied by classmates and neighbors. Sheldon entered college at the age of eleven, and at age fourteen he graduated from college. From then, he worked on his doctorate, was a visiting professor at the University of Heidelberg in Germany, and was the youngest person at the time to receive the Stevenson Award. Sheldon is now a theoretical physicist doing research at Caltech. He displays an almost total lack of social skills, a tenuous understanding of humor, and difficulty recognizing irony and sarcasm in other people, although he himself often employs them. He exhibits a general lack of humility or empathy. Throughout the show he is in his mid to late 20’s and has a personality that has encompassed these traits and remained static the entire time. Sheldon Cooper requires treatment because his disorder hinder his opportunities of social communication and also creates a need for

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