Answer as many as possible (you won't be able to answer everything, but do the best that you can and be creative - you can infer the answers to certain questions by looking in unexpected places): What influences led them to becoming a mathematician? Did they have support from family and society? Why did they become a mathematician? What kind of barriers did they face while becoming a mathematician? How do they describe the process of doing mathematics and/or mathematical research? How do they get the flashes of insight that they need to do research? How do their mathematical minds work? Do they have a photograhic memory? Are they really good with numbers? Are they good at visualization? Does the mathematician often collaborate (ie write papers with other mathematicians) or instead mostly work by themselves? How are they regarded by other mathematicians? What kind of awards or honors have they received? How many mathematical papers/books has the mathematician written? How many students have they had? Other creative explorations to indicate what kind of mathematician they are?