According to an article by the Science Council there are ten types of scientist:
- Service provider/operational
- Policy maker
Which are you?
I suspect, like many supposedly proscriptive classifications, like Myers-Briggs*, that every scientist is a mix of these. I could certainly tick aspects of 1, 2, 7 and 8. Indeed, the way universities work, we all have to have some elements of 8, the Teacher Scientist, to be able to keep our jobs.
* I reliably come out as INTJ. You have been warned.