Anyway, I will add another personal instance of what I think was the use of Fi. Similar to my store manager example, I have this professor this year that I just really cannot mesh with. From the moment that I was in the same room with him...before he said or did anything at all, I had a feeling that he was not to be trusted. And I judged him then, and at all times subsequent to that, according to this feeling. It is a completely unreasonable sentiment, but I can't control when and where it happens. And once it has, it seems absurd to go against it.
Is that Fi? This kind of thing happens once every so often, and I am always mystified by it because it seems to come from nowhere.
I would say if it's an MBTI function it's Ne which can be coupled with Ti or Fi.
My point was not if it was completely incomprehensible, but more so keying in on the fact that there was a difficulty in translation. Would you not agree that the more objective the terms the less difficulty in translation.
Being able to determine the cause of the difficulty in translation helps. Why is she being unclear? What can I do to explain that I am not understanding her message, and how can I explain to her a way in which she could clear up the misunderstandings, a way that I would understand what she is trying to convey? If you think she is being unclear because she is being over-emotional, then make the situation more calm and ask her to rephrase her statements, or something like that.
Also, someone could be making completely objective statements about string theory and you could still have difficulty in translating the meaning.
Edit: Over 500 posts! woot woot! Now I need to aim for 9,000...
I have never experienced first-impression-like "hunches" about people before, so whether this is related to intuition or me being a woman or not....
Hmm.. sometimes I get first impression like hunches when I'm playing sports. Like if someone is coming up behind me, or if I sense there is a goal scoring opportunity I get this strong feeling in my gut. I used to get a similar feeling when I was younger when I sensed I was about to be punished by my parents.
My cold, snide, intellectual life is just a veneer, behind which lies the plywood of loneliness.