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Could George have suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from Beatlemania?
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I don't think Paul or George were really the glue. Paul led the MMT and LIB projects, but in doing so he alienated the others and was responsible for the two worst projects the Beatles embarked on. George defused tensions during the White Album and Get Back sessions by bringing in Eric and Billy, but he also argued with the others and stormed out.

No, I would credit someone else with holding them together:

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Ben Ramon said

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George had an ego too - anybody who decides to debut with a triple album obviously has one! In fact I would say that anybody who decides to record an album of their own has to have a healthy ego.

Really, when I saw this thread title (the first half of it) I thought it was going to be about his 1999 knife attack :/

Sorry to disagree with you on this one. George did not have a ego. He was one of the most humble musicians I have ever seen. He stood in between two egos namely Lennon & McCartney. He was the calming factor that kept the glue together all those years. 

If George did not have some kind of rockstar ego, why would he ever complain about being denied song space on albums? I agree that George was more humble than John and Paul but to say he was ego-less is just completely untrue, sorry. He stormed out when he wasn't getting his own way just like the rest of them.

I agree. We all have an ego to a point. That's what makes us who we are. We all like when someone say's something nice about us but he was not prideful. He did not like adulation and never wanted to be famous. As far as him walking out during the filming of 'Let It Be', I would have also. It's not easy when someone is always telling you what to play when you have already established yourself as a great musician. The key word here is 'humble' which you mentioned above. Not putting yourself on a pedestal and being thankful  for the talent you were givien. 

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The Walrus said

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I think that George might have had a very small case of Asbergers. This would explain why he got so angry during that period: he was overwhelmed by always being surrounded by so many people, and he expressed that through anger. That would also explain his obsession with India because that is sometimes a side effect of Asbergers

Though maybe I'm just over thinking all of this.a-hard-days-night-george-10

Okay, firstly it is Asperger's, not Asbergers. If you struggle to spell, use the abbreviation AS.

Secondly, there aren't "small cases". People display different symptoms, people learn different coping strategies, and people learn at different rates (be they NT or Aspie), but nobody has a "small case", not to the extent of only displaying symptoms on a few occasions in their lives.

George was introverted, but he seemed perfectly capable in social situations, he didn't seem at all distressed by being in sensory cauldrons like Shea (only made weary by constant touring and fame), his speech was neither overly formal nor pedantic, he had no trouble understanding nuanced speech, he did not seem to have issues with mind blindness. Furthermore, people with AS tend to be rather clumsy and struggle with fine motor control; they also commonly speak with a boring, blunted tone and little use of intonation or inflection. George Harrison was a world class guitarist, and not only a capable singer, but one who had a successful career and sang on more than one #1 hit.

Now, I don't think either that George has AS, I find it pretty ridiculous to think so, but I don't totally agree with the way you back up your claims.

Asperger's belongs to same "group" of syndroms as autism, but that doesn't necessarily mean all the symptoms are same or presented. There are a lot of people with AS who don't have any problems with motoristic skills, and are able to speak normally. As it happens, I know such a person ( not to say that all of them are the same, though).

What you didn't mention is that people with AS often have a burning passion for a very specific subject, and if you strecth the truth a little bit, you could claim that George's Indianism was a sign of that. I don't buy it.

 

Neither do I believe that any of the members had PTSD. a-hard-days-night-ringo-13

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Just for the sake of clarity, when George walked out during the Let It Be sessions, it was not because he wasn't getting his way or even because he was being told what to play or not play by Paul.

George walked out after he and John had a fist fight (or close to a fist fight - but reports are that it got physical). The argument was over something George said to John about Yoko.

"She looks more like him than I do."
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robert said
Just for the sake of clarity, when George walked out during the
Let It Be sessions, it was not because he wasn't getting his way or even because he was being told what to play or not play by Paul.

George walked out after he and John had a fist fight (or close to a fist fight - but reports are that it got physical). The argument was over something George said to John about Yoko.

Never heard about that one...

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Long John Silver said

robert said
Just for the sake of clarity, when George walked out during the
Let It Be sessions, it was not because he wasn't getting his way or even because he was being told what to play or not play by Paul.

George walked out after he and John had a fist fight (or close to a fist fight - but reports are that it got physical). The argument was over something George said to John about Yoko.

Never heard about that one...

I read about the fight somewhere but I'm not sure if that's the reason why he walked out, or if it was really a full-blown fist fight. I don't think it was. It could well have been the reason why he left, but I think it was more because of a combination of the pressure and tension that was going on at that time, Paul having to take the lead role because nobody else was really that willing to put much effort into it, and then maybe the fact that he and John were getting on worse than ever was just the final straw.

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