Amy Farrah Fowler

Amy Farrah Fowler

    The Big Bang Theory
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Character Analysis

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Living... in Pasadena, California. She is rarely seen at her own apartment due to the large amount of time she spends at Sheldon and Leonard's place.

Profession... neuroscientist focusing on research involving addiction in primates and invertebrates. She has a Ph.D. in neurobiology, which is one of the main reasons she is respected by her nerdy group of friends, especially the highly judgmental and hard to impress Sheldon.

Interests... science fiction, comic books, superheroes and almost all of the other things that interest Sheldon, Leonard, Raj, and Howard, the extremely nerdy men she spends most of her time with. Although usually picky with who they associate with, all of these commonalities led to her almost immediate acceptance into their group.

Relationship Status... dating Sheldon. They work very well together but operate mostly as just very good friends, given the almost complete lack of romance in their relationship. Sheldon is uncomfortable with human contact and is very by-the-book with everything he does. He went as far as to drafting an rule book for his and Amy's relationship. Section 5 even states, “Hand Holding: Hand holding is only allowed under the following circumstances: A. ether party is in danger of falling of a cliff, precipice or ledge; B. ether party is deserving of a hearty hand shake after winning a noble prize; C. moral support during flu shots." Amy, nevertheless, is very attached to him and is willing to work with his neuroses for as long as necessary.

Challenge... dealing with change. Amy's integration into her new social circle has altered her personality, for the better in many regards. This shift, however, puts her in uncharted territory: a realm in which she has to be careful and certain that becoming this new person is what she really wants. 

Personality... evolving. Initially, she was a home-body, enjoying time alone without social interaction. Since spending time with Sheldon and his group of friends, she has become much more outgoing and feminine (due to her newfound relationship and interactions with her first female friends, Penny and Bernadette). She has developed from an anti-social science nerd into a socially active person in a very short time. Still, she hasn't fully gotten the hang of the intricacies, for example mistaking the point of girl talk: "You know Amy, when we say we're having girl talk, it doesn't mean that we just have to talk about our ladyparts."


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