I cry more easily over books and movies than over reality.
I think this could be because narrative (when well-done) forces intimacy / identification. In life, my view of things just has a much wider scope. If I could easily access that personal perspective in life, I'd possibly cry just as easily.
Could that be what life is like for someone with Fi?
I have Fi and I feel much the same as you do. Movies and books are about the only thing that can get me to cry normally, with the exception of seriously traumatic life events. Well, Fi probably does make me more reactive to certain things, but it tends to be less personal and more conceptual (like the suffering of a population, as opposed to an individual). I imagine it is very different for someone with a primary or secondary Fi though.
"There's no need to be embarrassed about it, Mr. Spock. It happens to the birds and the bees!"
Horrible stuff can happen in the world, that I find extremely horrible, but don't shed a single tear.
Yet plenty of movies I do shed a tear or get watery eyes!
Why is that. Seems like mismatched priorities to me. :P
I don't think it's mismatched priorities. It's just more personal when you give your brain over to someone else and follow their journey. When watching tragedies on the news, I am not intimately and mentally involved.
"How dreadful!" cried Lord Henry. "I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect." ~ Oscar Wilde - The picture of Dorian Gray