The following is a personality profile of Ronald L Rivest based on his work.
Ronald L Rivest is shrewd, skeptical and tranquil.
He is imaginative, he has a wild imagination. He is philosophical as well: he is open to and intrigued by new ideas and loves to explore them. But, Ronald L Rivest is also solemn: he is generally serious and does not joke much.
More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for modernity.
He is relatively unconcerned with both taking pleasure in life and tradition. He prefers activities with a purpose greater than just personal enjoyment. And he cares more about making his own path than following what others have done.
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