: From what I've seen, Sheldon is quite the opposite of "nice" and "decent", an insufferable a-hole, and without the accompanying wit of characters like House. I see that the show's writers play coy
about whether the character has Asperger's/OCD, maybe as a means of avoiding accusations that they're making fun of a mental condition, because he's definitely got something
I have always assumed he has Asperger's.
Sure he can be insufferable, But Amy, Leonard, Raj, Bernadette, and even Howard are basically decent, hard working people. Successful in their fields, with friends and love interests.