I don't think that it does, although I would need practical mobilization to be better defined. I seem to relate to this somewhat. Motivation, perhaps? I often react to Fi as though it wear overly pure... too pure to be workable. I can see all the situations where it would fail and wouldn't work, or even where it seems contradicted when compared to my "universal" ethics. It has no answer for these situations beyond "stick to your values." Extraverted Thinking I think I'm a little more flexible on, at least as long as I feel sure that the Extraverted Thinker actually does know more about something than I am. If I suspect our knowledge of something is equal, then maybe I might balk at it.
Meh, I just assume that this is something I'm going to have to do when I interact with someone. I'm not always good at it though. But I find that I have to do this around FPs, too. I think there's a larger pattern I can see that the FP doesn't realize, though. It's probably less because they are trying to be delicate about it, and more that I'm able to interpret the situation differently from the outside.Yes. I dislike being in a situation where I am expected to assume something, or read between the lines like this.
On the flip side, I dislike being offered
help when I don't need it, because someone has assumed wrong or has some other agenda.
I dislike this too. I loathe when I'm in a store, and someone asks me if I need help because I'm looking around and haven't immediately made a decision. I know it's their job, so I try not to bite their head off, but it does bug me.
I feel the tendency in myself to do this, because I can have very strong ideas about what is right, even for another person. I have learned to state my
opinion and make my case, then really step back from it at that point, and let the person make their own choice without further pressure. (Of course,
I'm not above saying "I told you so" if it turns out I was right!)
But then people go and they say "You can't say I told you so!" People will hold you responsible for following your bad advice. If they ignore good advice, they will come back to you, though, and ask you to repeat the same advice they ignored the first time. They may even ignore it again. Often times, I just prefer not to get mixed up in it, because I feel like I don't have enough information to begin with.