Sherlock Holmes in Real Life – A Character Analysis


The character of Sherlock Holmes is pretty amazing, and I must say, that the honorable writer of this fictional detective, none other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is purely genius! He has written his character very well and totally impressive, even Sherlock’s flaws are quite daunting. But that’s for a fictional character only-no personal feelings.

First of all, who is Sherlock Holmes?

Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective character created by Scottish writer, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock is a consulting detective, well, that’s how he calls himself. Ever since his character publication in 1887, Sherlock Holmes has become one of the most historic fictional characters in the history of literature and even in mankind. Okay, that’s quite exaggeration. Sherlock has then appeared in many series, short stories, and even in the movies. He has become a classical fictional celebrity.

The latest hit series, Sherlock, aired on BBC, has even become one of my favorite Sherlock series of all time. By the way, if you haven’t watched it yet, you must-I’m telling you. Haha.

He’s not real. That’s the deal. He’s just a fictional character.

But what if Sherlock is real? (a Character Analysis and Real Life Comparisons)

  • He’s a case-freak

Sherlock Holmes loves nothing but criminal cases, well, he does care for Doctor Watson though. He can’t live without a case. Imagine if you have a friend like that, or someone from your family members, I think that’s a problem… it will be really awkward inside the house. Every single day he will look for a new case, and when he’s bored, it’s thunderstorm!

  • He’s unsociable

I have some friends who are quite unsociable at times, but I can tolerate them. But if Sherlock is my friend then that’s different story, he’s unsocial skills are beyond my imagination. I might be able to tolerate a friend like Sherlock but, I really don’t know how long it could last. I might end up pushing him to come out of his shells, and he might not like it.

  • High-functioning sociopath

In the Sherlock BBC series, Sherlock Holmes considers himself as a high-functioning sociopath. If a real person is like that in real life, I think that will be the end of my private life, goodbye my secrets-Sherlock person is here. I can’t imagine my life with a person like Sherlock, who upon seeing my face will immediately deduct what has happened in my house, and that’s a total bizarre.

  • Mind reader

It’s connected to his high-functioning skills, and because he has ability like that, it is possible that he can read your mind, your thoughts. Not literally read the thoughts, but by observing your facial expressions and mannerisms, he surely can read you effortlessly. A friend like that in real life sounds amazing, and I have one in my list, and I’m telling you: it’s quite scary to hang-out with this kind of person! Other people may think that having a Sherlock friend is amazing, that it’s cool and awesome, however, I think the opposite. It will make you uneasy, especially of course, if you have inner secrets that no one should know. It’s uncomfortable for sure!

  • Has a strong fascination with violins.

Okay, of all Sherlock talents, this is the only thing that I have no complains in real life. Sherlock Holmes loves to play his violin, especially when he’s thinking, or depressed, and I think that in real life this should not be a problem. I have a friend who is a Sherlockian, and he too, has a strong fascination with violins, and I find it: cute, cool, and simply awesome. I have a strong admiration with violinists, anyway, Lindsey Stirling to name!

Sherlock Holmes must remain a fictional character… that’s it. 

Of course, when it comes to Sherlock Movies, I am always fascinated by it. I find Sherlock’s character pretty amazing, he is cool yes, but only to a movie. Until now I couldn’t imagine that in real life there are people like that, maybe there are in some parts of the world, but I think I wouldn’t go as far as to know them, or make friends with them. As I’ve said, I think people like Sherlock is scary in real life. I have a friend, younger than me, who is somehow like that, and I think I wouldn’t want to add another one to the list. In fact, when I see this friend of mine, I always tell him: “Don’t read me!” And he would just crack a smile.