Why Sheldon’s intelligence was a double-edged sword in The Big Bang Theory
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As The Big Bang Theory progresses, it’s hard to find anyone that Sheldon doesn’t insult right in the face for not being as smart as he is. He talks constantly to his roommate Leonard until he meets Amy, who eventually reins him in. She teaches him compassion, mindfulness, and empathy for others, which helps combat Sheldon’s rude ways.
When screen rant points out that Sheldon’s intelligence is critical to his success. His cleverness got him into college early on and even earned him the Nobel Prize in Physics in the finale of The Big Bang Theory. However, Sheldon’s penchant for speaking patronizingly to others was already present in his earlier years, which we see in “Young Sheldon.” This leads him to conflict with his peers, especially when he tries to assert dominance over others due to his large brain. This is the embodiment of Sheldon’s Achilles heel, which ultimately leads him to both greatness and apathy.
Sheldon’s superiority complex can also be a kind of shield to protect him from the judgment of others. We see in the spin-off that he struggles with making friends, which is why his close circle of loved ones is so valuable in his adult life. Sheldon could project his insecurity about being rejected onto others, especially the lone engineer Howard, whom Sheldon repeatedly targets. He pokes fun at his training, but is probably also secretly jealous of Howard’s space adventures as an astronaut.