Mathematical personality

1. Jun 24, 2007

mongoose

i read a chapter in a book describing some general stereotypes about mathematicians...thought it was somewhat amusing

any traits you guys think all/most mathematicians share?

some i know are condescending and tend to be very insecure...

... snip...Unecessary crudness
Integral
very minimalistic, and genuine people

Last edited: Jun 24, 2007
2. Jun 25, 2007

lalbatros

The one I remember from my time at university was very funny.
To cartoon him just a little bit:

In the first course in the 3th year, he would recall you what a vector space is (what I learned in the secondary school) but five minutes later he would lose us completely in subtilities that I don't remember anymore in functional analysis.