Landau was famous for his abusive personality. Are there any examples of his students leaving his tutelage because of that and still achieving great success in physics? Any similar examples with other teachers?
More generally, are there historical examples correlating students' success with teachers' personality at the high end of the spectrum? (I.e., very talented graduate students, very famous professors, success is measured in Nobel Prizes or something similar).
This question is motivated by the movie Whiplash which justifies the abusive behavior of a teacher by the future success of the student. The idea is that if a student fails to become fanatically driven to the degree that (s)he ignores/survives/enjoys teacher's abuse, then (s)he is no potential genius and his/her departure from the field is no loss to the field and Humanity. Is this idea supported by history?
PS. I tried to expand on the question here (as recommended by a commenter).