Common treats of crazy and geniuses
Beethoven. Michaleangelo. Dickens. Common treats?
Brahe. Morse. Tesla.
According to Hans Eysenck, psychotic tendencies translate well into creative endeavors via overinclusiveness (drawing upon many ideas/connections/treats no one else sees and formulating original/effective approaches/solutions), a basis for divergent thinking, in itself a hallmark of all geniuses.
Geniuses are in most cases successful innovators; they question, observe, network, experiment and think associatively.
P.S. To prove he was a god, Empedocles jumped into a volcano…