CSI: Gil Grissom [INTP]
UNOFFICIAL TYPING by mysterylover123
Introverted Thinking (Ti): “Concentrate on what cannot lie: The evidence.” Gil is first and foremost a man of logic and science. He uses his mind and his intellect to solve cases. He struggles to understand the rampant emotions of the people around him. He is highly analytical and seeks to find explanations for everything around him. He likes knowledge, facts and information for their own sake; he’s well-read, bookish and loves insects for all of their abilities. He is good at remaining impartial in his cases, and simply sifting through the data and the evidence to find the answer.
Extroverted Intuition (Ne): Gil can think outside of the box to solve his cases; he’s a creative mind and known for being a touch eccentric. In the pilot, he asks Holly Gribbs for a pint of her blood; when she asks why, his reaction seems to be “Why not?” Gil is willing to look at the big picture instead of just the immediate problems of the moment; he’s a bit of a dreamer who will wander off in another direction for no apparent reason. When we go into his head in “Rashomama”, we see how his attention shifts around from one spot to another, almost never looking right in the face of the person he’s talking to.
Introverted Sensing (Si): Gil has a great memory for details, especially about things he loves like insects and the law. He may randomly quote a line from something he saw years ago, some philosophy book he read, or a fact about some product the group is exploring, like his monologue about the invention of the hot dog when Greg uses hot dogs to ID a criminal. Gil follows protocol on his cases and despite his shifting Ne attention usually remembers the rules and handles his cases methodically.
Extroverted Feeling (Fe): Although Grissom tries to hide his feelings and comes across as insensitive, he doesn’t like to hurt other peoples’ feelings and often calls people out for being selfish. He cares about his team and sees them as friends, and will defend them to anyone, even old colleagues. Gil tries to remain distant from his cases but some of them affect him powerfully - he can’t help but identify with and care about the people involved. In “Unfriendly Skies”, when the group practices inserting themselves into the shoes of the killers, Gil suggests that if someone had taken time to observe and care about the victim, the tragedy wouldn’t have happened.