Now this is simply NO FAIR! You went and held the party without me LOL! I make a thread, sits dead for a few days then WHAMMO!
Understand too from my perspective it seems almost impossible to pull functions apart and attribute behaviour one way or the other (oh that is Fe, that is Fi) so this thread is aimed at understanding. Although not discussed very much in thread, I do still wonder about how accurate my OP was. Still interested in any comments on that.
And although much of the responses have trailed off into tangents, I have read ... them ... (since I made the thread I felt obligated to ) and have a bunch of things to reply to.
What do you think of that? Or is is just because I am afraid no one will like me if I don't help ALL the time? And what would function would that be attributable to?
But argue away if you want to, I love that too (puts on my Te gloves and gets ready for the battle!)
I have thought people angry at me that weren't (esp in my twenties had to learn to own what I felt vs other's feelings and my interpretation of that), but more frequently I have encountered individuals who deny feeling something and are later proven to have simply been unaware / withholding or denying it.
As far as projecting, though, I don't tell anyone about it, I just work through it. I wouldn't presume to tell you that the vibes I receive are different than what you are willing to tell me.
On the other hand, it sometimes makes me want to escape your pain, because it is not energy-infusing for me to help you deal with it, and I have had to deal with burn-out in the past related to this. Over-extending myself. Not realizing that the well can indeed run dry.
And yes, the degeneration was disappointing to me, because although I made a catchy thread title, I wanted to be neutral and discuss this in a fair and even manner. After all, everything has pros and cons.
Do you ever notice that when a loved one is touched with a disease (for example) some folks will suddenly grow interested in fund-raising for that cause. But the pain didn't just start there, you know what I mean? The need has been there all along. But only when someone gets personally affected do they do anything about it. Sympathy is easier to pick and choose; empathy not so.
But it only took off once someone felt like they got offended. So I can't take any credit...
Love the discussion; thanks for the hearty responses! Fi or Fe, I just loves you all!