Fe is by way of extensive social connections, perhaps the most tragic of the 8 cognitive functions. Why do I say this?
Because of all of them, it is the one which appears to rely strongest on the presence of others of the same attitude. This creates some elements that others have claimed are of benefit, such as knowing the social cues necessary to interact with others inoffensively and the ability to become well liked and curry social favour with others.
However this still relies entirely upon the environment of Fe around the individual. Such a person can find that, with their attitude running almost counter to that of critical thought and in unhealthy persons running to active suppression of critical thought inside and out, they are very much like a mirror only to their outward image and social groupings.
What happens when that structure and environment are removed?
This is why the strength of the function and by relation the strength of suppression of Ti causes a peculiar effect of lack of identity, especially if the Fe of the individual is dominant.
So instead they lash out, crudely and rudely, suddenly all pretense to politeness and social graces is thrown and cast aside. They are now lost in a sea of miserable misunderstandings, all of which languish just outside of the reach of conscious control.....a position most frustrating to dom or aux Fe individuals. The motive then becomes to try and control the outward social flow even more, becoming manipulative and belligerent, ironically running counter to the very image they usually present.
But this is the tragedy, for they do not actively seek out their dominant function, as no type does, but they are stuck with it for an entire lifetime and it is a lifetime of living through emotional reactions, charges and group understandings, but until a bump is thrown in their life strong enough for them to engage with the suppressed inferior, they will never garner any deeper comprehension of their own being.
Sad isn't it? To be born to life in a cloud of mush....where awakening is only triggered by pain.