On various forums online where there are controversial topics, I've noticed several different types of people:
A. Those who avoid posting or replying to these sorts of threads.
B. Those who don't get involved except to try to smooth over hard feelings or state how they find such threads offensive.
C. Those who do participate in controversial threads but are careful to state things in a way as to minimize offense. They rarely cross the line but if they do offend, they will apologize and find ways to state their opinion that isn't quite so divisive.
D. Those who participate in threads and often cross the line, often unintentionally. They may very passionate in their views or have what they think of as strong arguments. They don't intend to cause offense and will sincerely apologize for doing so, yet often can't help themselves from saying certain things.
E. Those who participate in such threads and often cross the line. Unlike D though, they don't really care if they cause offense to others. Often its because they believe that someone has to say it. These people often think that the offended will just get over it and its not a big deal.
F. Those who deliberately say things that offend other people. There are two subgroups I notice here: Those who are just testing to see how other people react and those who get a perverse pleasure of making people upset. I think people in this category probably have very weak F and are most likely psychologically unhealthy as well.
I've been wondering which types are more prone to which of the above categories? If this sort of thing even is type related. I would guess on the whole that F types are more likely to be concerned about offending others and are more likely to be offended themselves, while T types are more likely to post controversial topics without as much concerning about offending. I think there's alot of variation though. I'm an INTP and I do care about how others will receive such threads. So I'm careful in how I state things. I fall mostly into category C and occasionally into B or D. There are some things others state in ways I feel that are uncalled for. I am closer in the middle on T/F than some of the other T's on here.
How do the other letters come into play? Do you think it's an Fi/Fe thing? Fe might be more concerned with what's socially appropriate while Fi is more in touch with how they personally feel about something. I suppose an Fi type with poorly developed Fe might state something they feel strongly about without much concern for how others might feel about it, but I'm just speculating here.
On a side note............ I just surpassed 3,000 posts!