This is going to be difficult for me to articulate, so I apologize in advance.
I have found recently that I 'feel' a certain way because I should 'feel' that way based on the factors involved in a situation.
I realize that these 'feelings' are very superficial (hence the apostrophes around the words feel and feelings) and may not truly represent how I indeed feel. Furthermore, I may not even know what I feel.
Example: My mother was abusive and negligent. My siblings and I were taken away. How do I feel about that?
The truth is, I don't feel much of anything, but based on the circumstances, if someone asked me how I felt about the situation, I would say 'well, she was abusive and negligent!' as though those factors alone (without any interpretation by me) embody 'feeling'.
Another example: The man at the Taco Bell at which I regularly frequent calls me 'honey'. He's nearly the same age as I, and I am infuriated (though I never show it) each time he does this. Why?
Because he has no right to call me honey; I am not in an intimate relationship with him!
I have begun to think that this is Fe at work (versus Fi). What are your thoughts?