J. Hirschfeld asks; Does biology support the widespread notion that those
who are truly skilled "do" while those less skilled "teach".
It seems to me that SKILL level could very well be equal in two
individuals, but their preferences could be the determining factor as to
who does what best (doing vs. teaching). The difference that is
historically represented by the research of C. Jung, Myers-Briggs and
Keirsey-Bates is in personality type. After doing a quick check of the
statistics given in the MBTI Development Manual (Isabel Briggs Myers, Mary
McCaulley -- Consulting Psychologists Press) The ESFJ and ISFJ types
prefer and are attracted to the Teaching occupation. That does not mean
that they cannot DO -- it only means that they may prefer Teaching. So, I
contend skill level is not the determinant.
What do you think?