Is Michael Scott autistic?
Michael Scott is a fictional character portrayed by Steve Carrell on the NBC television series The Office. He is the regional manager of paper company Dunder-Mifflin. There has been speculation that he may be on the autism spectrum, due to his idiosyncratic way of managing his staff, his poor social skills, and his lack of empathy. Many of the laughs on the show are due to misunderstandings caused by Michael’s inability to see situations from another’s point of view. He also has a strong need to be in control. It is possible that Michael Scott is on the autism spectrum.