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Mathematical personality

  1. Jun 24, 2007 #1
    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
    very minimalistic, and genuine people
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2007
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  3. Jun 25, 2007 #2
    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.
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