The Negative Personality Of Albert Einstein

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He is renown as the “Father of solid state Physics”, the famous 20th century scientist and a symbol of intellectual independence and leadership (Cardona, 2005). Albert Einstein the Jewish mathematician and physicist was born on March 14,1879 at Ulm, in Württemberg, Germany. He is acclaimed for his theories in physics specifically the theory of special relativity, the general theory of relativity and the photoelectric effect (Howell, 2017). His special relativity theory summarised in the equation E=mc2 is widely known even among those who don’t understand physics. It’s these theories that earned him the international accreditation and acclaim in physics as the Nobel Prize winner in 1921(Parker 2007).

According to the 4P’s of creativity, the press which is the external (structural) social environment one grows up in largely contributes to one accessing information contained in a given domain (Csikszentmihalyi, 1988). This is clearly demonstrated in Einstein’s early life. His father and uncle were engineers who ran a company that made electrical equipment based on direct current (Howell, 2017), thus he was exposed to so much the factual knowledge and underlying principles and tenets of physics, machines and equipment’s at his father’s workshop.

Second to this is his personality, the internal (subjective) factors that triggers creativity according to (Csikszentmihalyi 2014). Einstein was very curios and inquisitive by nature. The
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