An introvert mathematician looks at his shoes while talking to you. An extrovert mathematician looks at your shoes.


Aswin van Woudenberg

I'm a lecturer at the NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences where I teach Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms and Concurrent Programming. Together with my students I'm building dialogue systems that can learn, reason and converse in a variety of domains.

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Arno van Asseldonk · February 21, 2009 at 12:19 pm

Deze staat in een iets andere versie als voetnoot in A Primer of Mathematical Writing van Steven G. Krantz: “An introvert mathematician is one who looks at his shoes when he talks to you. An extrovert mathematician is one who looks at your shoes when he talks to you.â€?

Jayesh · April 4, 2010 at 1:55 am

Depends entirely I guess. If it’s a sexy woman with very pretty feet and nice silver sandals – then hell yes, I’ll stare at her shoes while talking to her.

Will Hsu · April 4, 2014 at 11:58 pm

One exists and one doesn’t.

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