Sherlock Holmes Character Analysis

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Delving into an individual’s personality, none the less Sherlock Holmes’s, can both interesting as well as informative, due to the uniqueness that each individual’s personality possesses. Sherlock, from the BBC television series is a highly intelligent consultant, who is extremely adept at his detection skill which increases his ability of solving cases that others find difficult. While Sherlock is a master of deduction, he is not without his own short comings which include: his is inability to be empathetic or feel remorse, his inclination to arrogantly prove he is far smarter than everyone else, his inability to take criticism, and his inability to fit into many societal norms. Holmes’s personality is described using Dollard and Millers psychoanalytic …show more content…
Sherlock Holmes is an introvert, focused on his inner thoughts to solve problems. He is famous for the extreme attention he pays to clues, solving cases solely on the basis of his observational skills. Sherlock uses logic to draw conclusions rather than using beliefs or personal values. His preference is for thinking rather than feeling. Finally, he uses his senses rather than intuition to solve crimes. That makes him sensing rather than intuitive. Sherlock is an introverted thinker who uses his senses to make judgments. The benefits that may arise from Sherlock’s observational skills and wise judgments can be looked upon with contempt, due to his superiority …show more content…
He lives to solve crimes that nobody else has the capacity to solve and he thrives off knowing he’s the only one they can turn to solve them. He solves them in harsh time constraints and with no prior knowledge to prove that he’s “better than everyone”. He is impersonal in his ways and doesn’t allow for others’ feelings to get in his way- he doesn’t care about how what he says and does affects other people. One particular case he takes on a killer strapping bombs to people’s chests and making him solve them before the bomb goes off. He misses one and doesn’t care about the fact that the person died, only the fact that he didn’t solve the case in time. Despite of Sherlock’s inferiority and psychotic nature, it can be perceived that he is

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