It seems like a lot of ground-breaking scientists are/were NTPs (Einstein, Feynman, Tesla, Da Vinci, maybe Newton??), but as a prospective scientist, it also seems to me like many of the people by whom I'm surrounded are IxTJs. I've lately been thinking that my abilities in science are incomparable to Ni/Te-based skills, but then again, I also feel like I'm the one who could actually come up with something interesting to do in my field if I would just focus more on the fine details that are necessary for understanding what has already been done.
I'm interested in hearing about how you guys think the functions correlate to particular subsets of skills that are preferrable to making somebody a good scientist (I'll try and define what I mean by good scientist if it turns out that term is too vague, but hopefully people can infer). Is research an ideal field for NTPs, or do we need something that allows for more creativity? Can research allow for the creativite outlet that NTPs so desire? Thoughts? Remarks?