Sigmond was alive during an era called Victorian. He stuck out like a sore thumb due to his outrageous ways. The people in his era were highly prudent.
The woman wore long dresses and it was impolite to even see skin. So, of course, Sigmond was looked at as if he was a mad man while parading around town talking about his countless theories dealing with sex. Sigmond belonged to the psychoanalytical school of thought. He had many theories dealing with human thoughts and behaviors. He developed a type of treatment that had his paitents talking freely, with the belief that if they spoke enough, they would end up spilling deep secrets.
Weird facts about Freud
Freud had a strong addiction for Cigars
Freud also loved cocaine, but was not helplessly addiction
Freud had cancer in his jaw, got it surgically removed, and continued to smoke
Freud had a tendancy to faint when he met someone he admired
His death was assisted suicide.
"The tip of the iceberg"
Freud developed a topographical map of the mind. He believed that our concious mind is only the tip of a very big iceberg. The part at the bottom holds are deepest, darkest thoughts and secret.