When it comes to The Big Bang gang, everyone appears to be super-passionate about something: Leonard has sci-fi shows, Bernadette has pharma-science, Sheldon has
himself string theory, Amy has neuroscience, Howard has space, and Raj has girls.
So, while each of her friends could spend hours talking about their many interests, Penny found herself struggling to hold a conversation about her own.
Feeling discouraged, Penny confided her insecurities to Bernadette, who told the non-working actress that everyone can find something they truly enjoy if they take the time to really mull it over. Unfortunately, Bernadette's point went from poignant to a little bit terrifying when she shared how she fell in love with science. (Let's just say telling someone you loved the idea of being able to crush millions of microorganisms, irreparably damaging their universe, is probably going to illicit some horror-stricken facial expressions.)
But, hey, what better way to encourage your friends to explore what excites them than to scare them away from you? Bernie's got this whole friendship thing down!