The Red Baron
Ti: It wasn’t uncommon for the Baron to ask the uncomfortable questions or assert odd opinions, but most of the time he didn’t really share his thought process with others. He was a man of few words and didn’t particularly enjoy social parties. He was quick to draw conclusions about situations, allowing him to jump quickly into action. When something wasn’t working, he adjusted his method. He was rather detached, but became more feeling as he lost more friends to the war (when traumatized, T types either develop their F function more or devolve into an unhealthy state –the Baron was the former).
Se: The Baron was famed for his skills as a fighter pilot, but he wasn’t just brilliant –he loved to fly. He loved the air and took pleasure in the thrill of the fight. He was relatively fearless in dangerous situations, and hated to be stuck on the ground when there was a fight going on in the air. He was incredibly adaptable to quickly changing situations and tended to improvise moment to moment. He enjoyed affect –to the point of defying army regulation to paint his plane red in order to frighten his enemies.
Ni: He won the majority of his battles by looking ahead to determine whether they were fights he could win, and if they weren’t, he turned away. Though his primary mode was in-the-moment (Se), he was able to visualize specifically what he wanted from the future and the steps he needs to take to get it. The Baron sometimes had a hard time looking at the war in terms of the big picture, but over time, he gradually developed a sense of disillusionment. By the end, he looked at the German role in the war as no better than any other country’s role.
Fe: The Baron was relatively detached from his own feelings, but was often thinking of other people (whether it was by lighting his friend’s cigarettes regularly or replacing items they had lost). Over time, his view of the war changed from one of thrill seeking (Se), to a moral disgust towards the fact that he regularly killed people and felt nothing for it. Much of this change of mind however, was not stirred initially by his own introspection, but by outward influences (a certain nurse).
I’m not going to write individual posts for all the other people involved in his story, but his brother Lothar was an xNTJ
Again, not many pictures, so I borrowed from The Red Baron.