^ Thanks Q - I pointed it out because I saw what protean was saying and felt uumlau had simply missed it rather than blew it off, so I didn't want to make it seem like no one would care about such a thing.
This is what I see; it's not set in stone and I welcome your opinions too:
I'm going to make bullets; apparently Te users like them and Ti users don't but I can't help it, I have to summarize somehow.
1.) To me, it seems very obvious to say that there are additional factors that influence behaviours and motivations, more than typology. It's like saying the sun rises and sets every day. Not a single person in this thread has disagreed. We haven't jumped all over those posts to pick them apart because we ... agree. What's to discuss? (I generally rep those rather than quote the whole post.)
2.) However, we are on a forum dedicated to typology, no? So I have a lot of difficulty understanding why we cannot try to discuss such topics within the confines of that parameter too. To see what rings true or false. To see what interconnectedness may lay amongst them, if any at all.
3.) It seems to me there is a distinct divide between Fi and Fe users in this thread. Respectfully, can anyone else feel it or see the patterns that I am seeing? The INFP's, ENFP's and INTJ's (Fi dom, aux & tert respectively) are "getting" what each other are saying. The corollary appears true as well. And to grossly generalize, we don't seem to "get" some of the same jokes; we read things as serious when they are not and don't see what's serious when it is. And, we are ourselves either taken highly literally, as though we are making truth statements when we are mostly just pondering out loud OR our motivations are questioned about what type of game we are trying to play. There is no game.
4.) There's also a group dynamic at play. Some users have a longer history with each other, therefore it appears that those within those groups favor each other or rise to defend each other, or even just plain know stuff about each other. As an so-dom, I notice this all the time on the forum, but have never commented on it before. And I admire that many of you share bonds both inside and outside the forum. Me, I've never met a single one of you IRL. Still, I like to participate, even though I don't know everyone's history and am in no real "group".
5.) There is no 5. (joke.)
Probably a few people will agree with what I've wrote, and a few will pick it apart to take offence. I apologize in advance for all the blind spots I may have missed here and I sincerely express my intention is not to offend.
I promise, IRL, I do a good job of empathizing, listening, caring and appreciating. I just feel like there's a wall here and I cannot seem to scale it.
Very simply, I like to understand and be understood.