More and more I think T/F is a misunderstood divide. The way I have to simplify it is to equate it to S/N. S is concrete decision making, while N is holistic decision making just as T is concrete decision making, while F is holistic decision making.
We all have emotions. Fs have emotions and Ts have emotions. Ts are, imo, inaccurately said not be slaves to their emotions when compared to Fs.
By the same token, there is the misconception that Fs act upon their emotions. As an F, I don't agree. I act upon my feelings, my holistic picture of the situation, which being holistic, does of course take my emotions into consideration. I can however set aside my emotions towards something to accurately evaluate the situation.
Trying to be fair is a good example of this. I don't like this person and I like this other person. No matter the emotions the first person generates within me, I try to the best of my ability to treat him as fairly as the second person.
Some people say Fs often act without thinking. I say some Fs often act without Feeling. They experience the emotion and act upon it....without paying a closer look. Without using their decision making process and overly relying on their Perception function.
Anyway, regardless of my thoughts on the matter (baring in mind I'm not accusing Fs or Ts of anything...simply theorizing here) what are your thoughts on the matter, Fs?
Do you tend to be a slave to your emotions?