In the video below, Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory explains in detail why he must sit in a specific seat in his living room.

Quote: “In the winter, that seat is close enough to the radiator to remain warm, but not so close to cause perspiration. In this summer, it’s directly in the path of a cross breeze by opening windows near and there. It faces the television at an angle that is neither direct or discouraging conversation, to so far wide as to create a parallax distortion. I could go on, but I think I’ve made my point.”

Sheldon is a genius, but it could be said that he has a number of personality disorders! He is very particular, and has thoroughly thought through and formed an opinion on pretty much every topic imaginable. But–just for fun–how is he like an HSP? Here are more Sheldon traits:

  • Shaken up by changes in his life
  • Has difficulty coping when interrupted
  • Sensitive to heat/cold/discomfort and wants to find a way to fix it
  • Hypersensitive to drugs/caffeine

However, he is very unlike an HSP in the emotional department. Many HSPs feel emotions deeply and are affected by the emotions of others, which is totally unlike Sheldon, who cannot pick up on social cues at all.

Who else on TV do you think displays HSP characteristics?