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Friday, 24 June 2016

10 Ways I'm Like Sheldon Cooper

"That's no reason to cry. One cries because one is sad. For example, I cry because others are stupid, and that makes me sad."
Sheldon Cooper

I was watching The Big Bang Theory with my sister recently and every so often Sheldon would do something and my sister would say, "That's so you." The more she said it the more inspired I felt to write this post. We sort of have a Leonard and Sheldon relationship, which isn't that flattering on me but I am what I am. So in today's post I list ten ways I'm like Sheldon Cooper.

Disclaimer: I am aware that TBBT is pretty problematic. This post isn't so much an endorsement of the show. 

Don't sit in my spot.

Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory, Jim Parsons

My spot is at my kitchen table, facing the door. There is never a chair there because that's always where I sit and obviously I need space for my wheelchair. My laptop is usually sitting there, unless I move into my room. I like it because the sun is never in my eyes, the rest of the kitchen is on my good side so I have a full view. I can also see people approach from the window to my left and at the front door too as the hall to the front door is facing where I sit. It's also close to a socket to plug my laptop in. When for some reason I cannot sit in my spot it completely throws me off so I can totally relate to Sheldon.

Don't touch my food.

Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory, Jim Parsons

While I don't worry so much about germs when it comes to people touching my food I still hate it. Even if it's just looming their hands near it it puts me right off. Sometimes my sister will ask if I'm going to eat something while already reaching for my plate. No matter whether I was planning on eating that particular food item or not, 85% of the time I will let them have it because the food feels tainted to me. I'm not saying it's rational...

Let's skip the present giving and receiving.

Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory, Jim Parsons

In most cases I'd rather opt out of present swapping with. It's not that I don't want to spend money on people but I just find the whole thing so stressful. I'm always worried I'll get them something they don't like or too little or too much. It's slightly easier with people who know what they want. My parents and my sisters have gotten into the habit of just telling me what to get them but other people don't like to be that forward. So yeah, I'd rather just skip it. 

I'll be offended if you don't offer me tea.

Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory, Jim Parsons

Or if you don't accept one when I offer. I'm a BIG tea drinker and being offered a hot beverage is just good manners. But best make sure it's a good one because worse than not being offered tea is being offered bad tea!

I always have to be right.

Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory, Jim Parsons

Okay, this is a pretty unattractive quality but it's one my sister always points out when my likeness to Sheldon is brought up. It's not that I always think I'm right. I just don't tend to talk about things that I don't feel I'm right or informed about, so it makes it seem like I always think I'm right. I'm working on not coming across like such a know it all. Lets see how that goes.

I don't like change.

Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory, Jim Parsons

While I don't really have a routine and in some ways I like to change things up every once in a while, I don't like big changes. Even if they don't seem like big changes to others. There's no rationale behind which changes I'll be okay with or which I won't. I guess it's mostly whether they are ones I've implemented myself or not. So yeah, don't spring a change on me and expect me to take it well.

Things have to be done my way.

Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory, Jim Parsons

This kind of ties in with always thinking I'm right. I also learned this recently this has probably a lot to do with the fact I'm more of a thinker than a feeler. If I think my way makes more logical sense I'm going to insist you do it my way without even realising it might be annoying or hurt your feelings. I think it also stems from the fact I can't do a lot of things myself. It can be extremely frustrating having to sit on the sidelines and have things done for you. Sometimes giving my two cents is just me trying to have input but it can come across as micromanaging. This is also something I'm working on.

I'm uncomfortable with physical contact.

Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory, Jim Parsons

I'm not a very tactile person. I would love to be but I'm just not. Well, unless it's with a bae but I've been single for over five years now. Though, even then it takes me a while to work up to it. Physical contact just doesn't come naturally to me. I marvel at friends that exchange hugs like it's the most natural thing in the world. That's just not me. Though, it is nice to get out of my comfort zone every once and a while and it definitely makes each hug more special. 

I collect and enjoy toys.

Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory, Jim Parsons

Okay, I don't keep any of my toys in mind condition but I still love them just as much. Not really any more to say on that.

I find it hard to relate to people and understand their emotions. 

Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory, Jim Parsons

I don't deal with emotions well. Whether that's sharing mine or comforting other's. I also sometimes find it difficult to relate. Again this has a lot to do with the fact I'm a thinker more than a feeler and emotions aren't always logical. If you want some kind of practical advice I'm there, if you want comfort then I'm not your man. 

What character do you relate to most?

 

6 comments:

  1. I find it so hard to understand other people's emotions (and my own) to the extent that it really makes some social situations awkward. However, i like to think that, like Sheldon, I don't do any of these things because I'm malicious (even if I can be selfish at times)

    Steph - www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

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    1. Yes, me too! That's why I think I get a little defensive of Sheldon at times when the other characters are mean to him. Haha.

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  2. I do enjoy BBT & watching Sheldon. This blog shows how comfortable you are about accepting your flaw(s) and looking to change them.

    I have a spot that I sit in @ home, in the lounge next to a single sofa, in front of the TV with my table! I hate sitting anywhere else. It's funny how we can emotionally attach ourselves to an area, like it's a friend.

    Keep up the blogs :)

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    1. Yes. I like to be self aware. I might not always be in the moment but I'm usually good at figuring things out after the fact at least. That's something I guess. :)

      Yes, for sure. I guess it all goes back to not liking change. Haha.

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  3. Great post and this put a smile on my face too! I've never watched The Big Bang Theory, which I know is terrible, but I already know so much about Sheldon from my own friends because he's their favourite too. Love the toy one as well, so true! - Tasha

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    1. Thank you! Gosh, never watched it? I guess I can't be that surprised. There's loads of popular shows I've not seen. Haha. x

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