Thank you for making this thread Dee.
Fi is the function that allows an individual to empathise. It is the empathising function. With empathy, the individual who uses Fi compares different standings of other entities to their own and therefore feels what the other individual feels. But it is always a comparison to themselves and with such, it really is always caring about the self; and so it is self-centered. Fi users will take the stand to being a being of greater value and so they improve in whatever areas they feel would make them better as a human being. The maintaining of one's dignity and standpoint will disallow more Fi users to bring themselves to self-embarrassing situations in difference to the non-Fi users. Certainly far more self-conscious is such.