There has been some buzz on the Internet about Zuckerberg’s psychological state for years now. The release of the movie, The Social Network, only has added to the discussion. There is one scene in which they show Zuckerberg sitting in a meeting where he is making continuous popping noises with his mouth.
Those of you who have seen Boston Legal may recall a popping sound made the character, Jerry Espenson, played by Christian Clemenson. The show’s character had asperger’s syndrome and was unable to stop making the popping sounds. The portrayal of Zuckerberg in the scene where he “pops” may be implying there is something more going on with him.
One could simply watch that scene and think he is just being rude. It also could just be something that Hollywood added to make the movie more interesting. Whatever the case, it does open up some interesting possibilities about the true personality type or psychological state of Zuckerman.
In our forthcoming book, The Young Adult’s Guide to Understanding Personalities, Toni Rothpletz and I list many examples of celebrity personality “types”. To find out more about Zuckerberg and his personality type, click here.