Abstract / Synopsis
Eccentricity, though not inevitable, happens. Lightheartedly classifying examples, the author traces it back to factors, like creativity and absorption, essential to mathematical success, and recommends an attitude of amused tolerance towards others as well as to ourselves.
Haas, R. "On Mathematicians' Eccentricity," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 5 Issue 2 (July 2015), pages 146-150. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.201502.13 . Available at: http://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol5/iss2/13