I will be applying to UNI next year and I'm very interested in this new and emerging field, and I was wondering if an ENTP would be good nano-engineer. Due to the fact that this particular field of engineering is new, there is only one path for nano-engineers to choose, and that's research... Are ENTPs good researchers?
What do you guys think?
Richard Feynman gave the world one of the first thoughts into the possibility of nano-technology. He was also rumoured to be an ENTP. Jus' sayin'.
I love research. I thrive on it, actually. I did clinical research for a while and loved it so much. I think this is suitable to the ENTP who uses Ne like a weapon - you have to be thorough beyond belief, relentless and really be able to see angles to explore that no one else can conceive of. It was writing the reports that was the death of me. The paperwork, my god, the paperwork...
Me too. Researcher was one of my favorite occupations ... albeit was in grad school and I didn't get paid much. Still, exploring new concepts rocks. Nowadays I spend too much time recreating the same thing over and over again.
ENTP - ideas and breakthroughs
INTJ - data collection and offhand comments the ENTP can work with
ESTP - promoting the hell out of the rest of it and slamming beers with the ENTP/INTJ after work on Friday
It's very much a team effort. The ENTP's "research" is mostly going to consist of conversations with the INTJ and following up on the things that pique interest throughout the course of a conversation. There isn't going to be a lot of "pure" research, because quite frankly, that's boring drudgery and not the best application of resources. Meanwhile, the ESTP is absolutely critical - he's the one that's going to get the ENTP jacked up enough on extraverted energy to start blurting things out to the higher ups, and make sure the INTJ's getting laid enough to not feel like he's unappreciated.
can some explain exactly what is involved in nanoengineering and how to get into it?
Nanoengineering is just the manipulation of things at the nanoscale, so basically manipulation of individual atoms. There are a whole bunch of different fields you could work in it for, like electronics, materials, medecine, devices or anything, but the idea is that youre basically trying to change the properties of the material by focusing on the atomic scale.