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    Default Fi/Fe Discussion Sensitivity

    Perhaps this has been addressed somewhere before, but why do people seem to be so sensitive discussing the differences between Fe and Fi?
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    Because they both over-personalize the functions.

    Though I suppose that can be expected of functions that are, by definition, personal.



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    Huh. Maybe just it is the end of a very long day that it seems like you are both messing with me somewhat...
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    I read descriptions of both and can hardly tell the difference.. I use both.. A LOT!!!

    I think only people who are extremely Fi or Fe have a problem with the other. This nonsense that somehow Fe users are shallow is as retarded as an FI user having no social grace.
    When people start saying one is better than the other.. this can trigger sensitivity

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    I think it just reads as sensitive as Feeling types may be more emphatic in expression. I don't feel riled up when taking part in these threads. I enjoy analyzing this stuff to death, and so I jump on a chance to partake in a discussion of an aspect of this theory that is even closer to my personal interests. It slightly annoys me when people assume these discussions are emotionally driven, or invalidate them if they have moments of being emotional; what's wrong with that anyway?

    I've seen some Te/Ti discussions go back & forth quite a bit (although less so, now that a certain someone is gone). The discussions may have a different tone, but they don't seem less personal, from my perspective.
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    ^^ Yes, OA echoes my own thoughts well here. I feel the descriptions lack precision, and the nuances I expect them to have. So I am energized to challenge them, pick apart the "rightness" or "wrongness" of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    Because they both over-personalize the functions.

    Though I suppose that can be expected of functions that are, by definition, personal.


    also because Fi and Fe do the same thing (deal with people), but they do it in opposite ways. the way i see it is Fe prioritizes fostering a positive social environment, and if it succeeds, each individual's wellbeing is protected. Fi prioritizes fostering the wellbeing of each individual, and if it succeeds, we have a positive social environment.

    but sometimes the way Fe and Fi go about attaining the same goals seem unappealing to one another, because they prioritize these different things.

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    People assume feelers - especially NFs - are more upset or taking things more personally than they actually are if we have a heated debate, an intense discussion, or use emotive language.

    That, and some people really have issues with other people they're mad at or annoyed with, and like to blame it on Fi/Fe. So that's about projection, which may not even be accurate in some cases.

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