So being a music student and having taken a number of music courses at a university, I've come across many notable personalities in history. And inevitable I come across people who you would call, quite simply, assholes. They were arrogant, treated other people like dirt, scorned their peers, you get the idea. Yet they were amazingly talented people who impacted the world of music in one way or other. When I think of ballsy people like this I link them to T types because of their tendency to disregard other people's feelings. But then again, these were artsy people. They are in tune with their senses and feelings which makes their compositions shine out. Which makes me wonder, are the conventions which label F and T types more blurred then I've come to realize?
Beethoven was a great composer. No doubt about that. But he was notorious for his short temper and didn't give a shit about other notable composers in his time. He drove his nephew to attempt suicide.
Wagner, too, was a very arrogant person with a short temper. He was racist and controlling. Even in jazz, Charles Mingus is known as the "Angry Man of Jazz" yet he was a brilliant bandleader who had the sensitivity to bring out the best of every member of his ensemble.
In the film industry, Bernard Hermann revolutionized the use of instruments in films but was as likable as Justin Bieber is in his time. I can continue spewing out names but I want to hear your thoughts on this matter. It's not a one-way slide either, I've always thought Hitler as a T type but the general consensus is that he's an INFJ.
I've thought that T types were as attracted to frivolous, impractical subjects such as music as I (an ISFP) am to supervisory roles. I would love to hear your thoughts on this, especially from a psychological standpoint.