Moral choices prompted by Introverted Feeling are not derived from legal principles or the social obligations that accrue to our roles in the world. They're derived from the subjective experience of being human, our will to deal with a situation in terms of human ideals. Decisions made on this basis are frequently misunderstood as a product of emotion or a deliberate rejection of structural authority.
[..] IFPs, who depend on this function as their primary means of reasoning, need enough objective experience to recognize the moral potential of their judgement. Without it, they don't appreciate the differences between the purely circumstantial values and values that link them with the larger human enterprise.
[..] It gives us the capacity to see a situation whole, apart from the assumptions we've absorbed from a particular community-- and to determine, from that broader perspective, the integrity of our actions. Extraverted Feeling, with its emphasis on prevailing social behaviors, can't provide this wholistic aspect of decision making.
[..] But Introverted Feeling can also precipitate feelings of self-doubt, because the type's ideals generate expectations that are larger than an Extraverted life can accommodate. IFPs may, for example, have the sense that they don't fit in, and they can be lonely underneath their "live and let live exterior". They feel called to do something meaningful and good, something that will bring their values into the fabric of the community, and if they have no way to do this, they don't know how to define themselves.
[..] When Extroverted Perception is minimally developed, IFPs use it only
to support their Introverted motives and don't get much experience outside the situations that engage their judgement. They need enough Sensation or Intuition to recognize the difference between subjective preference and unconditional human values. Otherwise, they're inclined to use their lens like a magnifying glass, emphasizing the importance of their own experience at the expense of everything else. Or they'll depend on others for objective structure and social relationship, "going along", with required Extraverted activities without being fully engaged by them.
[..] One of Jung's enduring ideas is that the unconditional aspects of human reality are normally mediated by cultural images and rituals, which tie prevailing social assumptions to larger human truths. When collective images no longer make this connection for people, individuals are forced to appropriate those larger truths for themselves. IFPS, in some respects, are living illustrations of how this psychological process works.
[..] Indeed, IFPs feel precisely this kind of tension when they try to adapt the objective world to their inner one. It's as though some unformulated answer that would reveal the interconnectedness of the universe were trapped inside them, and all of the questions people ask are too small, can't contain what they have to give. This is one reason why IFPS turn to archetypal imagery---media figures, Gothic or Arthurian romance, goddesses--to represent their deepest values. These all-encompassing images resonate with their inner sense of passion and idealism. But archetypes that have no organic connection to real experience are so all-encompassing that everyday life falls short of them.