I'd like to start by saying I'm planning on changing my MBTI best-fit type to INFJ. Otherwise my observations would be moot.
Because Edahn asked that there be no type talk in his thread, I'm starting a separate one.
When you look at the overall picture of wanting to be liked, to be welcomed and accepted as a part of the group is definitely a function of the Fe process as mentioned in the other thread. But the way we describe our anxieties tends to point towards our inferior function, so it's more than just Fe involved here. I'm not sure why, but it seems for some reason we feel we need to use our weakest function to be accepted. I'm also not sure if this stems from the anxiety or causes it. I have no experience with psychology, so if anyone who's actually studied this stuff in depth would like to step in?