I've recently read a very interesting (and recommendable) book about the particle physics laboratory CERN, called 'The Great Machine' by Robert Jungk, a science journalist. He wrote not only about the project itself, he also gave information about the people who worked there. This was very interesting to me, because it seemed to be directly connected to the socionics theory of the two groups of NTs which were quite common among the particle physicists at CERN. He called one group 'Experimental Physicists' (= Alpha) and the other 'Machine Physicists' (= Gamma). It was amazing how closely these observations matched with the quadra values known in socionics. Due to the fact that these two are opposed quadras, it resulted in some conflicts. As an example: John Adams, (ENTj in my opinion) one of the most prominent persons who were involved in the CERN project and it's lead director for several years, was one of the 'Machine Physicsits'. He was mainly concerned with the efficience of the experiments at the facility and wanted results which could be used in reality. Other scientists were irritated by this attitude and feared they couldn't take a creative approach, as they wanted. They didn't want to think about resources or reasonable results. The best way to solve this clash of interests would be a reasonable compromise between both sides in my opinion, combining the best of both approaches.
I summarized the facts in this little sketch:
Would you agree with that?