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…