Especially in the earlier part of his life, Newton was a deeply introverted character and fiercely protective of his privacy. The most famous example of this is his carefully-orchestrated campaign to destroy the reputation of Gottfried Leibniz, who he believed quite unfairly had stolen the discovery of calculus from him. Yet he was also capable of great generosity and kindness, and there is no lack of tributes to his affability and hospitality, at least in his later years. He seems, however, to have made a full recovery by the end of the year.
English: Isaac Newton Dansk: Sir Isaac Newton Français: Newton () In , J. Qureshi summed up Newton's personality in The. Extract. In conversation with Mr Conduitt a little before his death, Sir Isaac said: I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I.
Having developed the Creative Triad as a simple framework for explaining genius - http: Intuitive thinking Genius is made possible when all these flow together - a person is internally-motivated to pursue that for which he has a natural ability; and does so in an 'intuitive' way that mobilizes his deepest self, all his mental powers. Newton's intellectual ability, his intelligence, was very obviously stratospheric; so what I was most interested by was to discover his personality. HJ Eysenck established that the high level creative personality type was approximated by the trait of High Psychoticism, which I have attempted to elucidate in recent years http: Psychoticism is important to genius because it describes someone who is uninterested and uninfluenced by the normal human concerns - which are essentially 'other people' Most humans are social animals, who see life through social spectacles, and who are motivated by the desire for friends, sex, status and so on. He simply wanted to be allowed to get on with his work.