While I've been working, I've been sneaking in episodes of MacGyver. How many of you haven't watched or at least heard of him? I remember watching it as a kid... Anyway, I thought he might be a good candidate for some forum typing.
Here are some rather disjointed thoughts of mine on the matter.
Te or Ti? It perhaps could be argued that he uses scientific knowledge in a Ne + Ti kind of way, fitting together principles in novel ways. But it seems more like exploiting a variety of facts as opposed to going in new theoretical directions, which is something I generally associate with Alpha Ti.
Ne? Si? He's always seeing possibilities in things. In people as well as in terms of solving problems.
Fe or Fi? A lot of the time he demonstrates attachment to other characters, in a personal way.
Anti-violence, low-key, friendly. He seems less about making impressions on people than... well, connecting with them. Very loyal. Once he makes a friend he'll risk his life for them. He also seems to focus a lot on how much individuals mean to him.
EP? The way he's always all over the place, not settled into or stuck in one spot. He likes new places, new people, new problems. He's very open with himself, too, sharing (as opposed to closed and private).
"Friendship is something I don't take lightly. It's too hard to come by." Although, I would disagree with his last sentence. He seems to have friends all over the place and to make them easily with his selfless kindness.
If I had to guess at his type it would be ENFp, perhaps leaning more toward Ne. I'm pretty sure he's Ne-Si over Ni-Se. So, Alpha or Delta. Temperament seems irrational and extraverted - so EP maybe. I'm less sure on the judging function, though.
He could also be EJ, maybe? Probably not IJ. But, hm... What do you think?
This is how MacGyver fights:
Lol, How to Use a Map. Typical.
Personally, I can have a similar approach to solving problems - i.e. try whatever works using whatever I see in front of me without regard for convention - especially when I'm in a new situation. I can't remember things as well as he does, though, or figure out an end result of a solution. As in, I have a harder time predicting or following cause and effect relationships. And I'm not as free with supplies as he is. I hesitate to take apart things - it's too much like breaking, to me.