Is it possible to be creative and think differently in just one aspect/area of one's life or must one in general be different/eccentric? I mean, can one compartamentalize one's personality to be very straightforward , say at work, and be very creative otherwise? I lean towards a no; not that it is impossible, but it is unusual and it is difficult to do, and I am thinking more of scientific discoveries than anything else , though I think the question is still interesting/relevant for other areas. It may be possible to be both thoroughly conventional at times and extremely creative at other times, but this seems to require a great level of flexibility, and it seems to be pretty rare; one often finds, e.g., the creative artist exploited by the savvy businessman, each lacking the others' skill. This is why I find it strange to see comedians, some of the talk show hosts wearing suits and ties, which are a mainstream way of dressing. Just my thoughts, do you agree?