dear all, i'm a student just amateurly exposed to research. what i want to know is whether research aptitude is innate or is it something that can be developed as one progresses in life? i ask this because, a few ppl that i recently came across proclaim that the reason they dont consider phd as an option is coz they arent 'phd material'. is there any such thing like that? from what i know about scientific research, i find it very interesting but i dunno whether i just know it superficially. since rite now i'm at crossroads faced with options of an industry job and university research, i want to make an informed decision. i'm afraid that i might not be 'research material' in the future.. if one is dedicated and patient, is research 'failure-proof' ? thanks.