I’m not invincible. I’m only human. But you know that. Obviously.
In fact…you always knew that.
Even before I did.
Happiness, love, empathy. Emotions that are as simplistic as they are uninteresting. And so easy to fake. And people…so easily manipulated. All you have to do is appeal to whatever mask they are wearing; and everyone wears a mask, no exceptions. Hiding your real feelings makes everything easier.
Psychology of Sherlock Ships [1/6]
There is something undeniably romantic about aromanticism, about a relationship that is so deep and profound, but also seemingly platonic. And the idea that two men that are so different from each other could have such a strong bond is very appealing. They are from two different worlds; an army doctor, back from war, whose injuries are not just physical… and an eccentric genius who lives for intellectual stimulation, but denounces the idea of “love” and “sentiment”. Their only similarity is that both of them were alone before they met each other. And even if they would never admit it, it is undoubtable that they need each other. This is a ship that is encouraged by subtext, but also by the equally undeniable fact that everyone who ships this wishes they were someone else’s John or someone else’s Sherlock.
I built a thick suit of armor around me to protect myself. To avoid feeling hurt or betrayed or sentimental, to avoid being weak. But my armor is too thick. Now I can’t feel anything anymore.
The condensed, visual version of John Watson’s psychological profile. Click for hi-res.
The condensed, visual version of Sherlock Holmes’ psychological profile. Click for hi-res.
I can’t believe I never gave that quote much thought until now, considering how revealing that one quip is.
The question is, did Sherlock only say that because Mycroft had always behaved strictly and bossily with him, or did he say that because of the actual absence of his mother or father, meaning that Mycroft was his primary parent figure in childhood?
Psychologically, this would mean a lot. And it would have a large impact on his personality and lifestyle as an adult.
Just some speculation.