No one has said greater empathy. That is your own wording.But I'll play along if you all want to claim that Fi is predisposed to greater empathy.
Of course every type has a downside, often directly connected to their strengths. It has been pointed out that Fi can be self-absorbed, ignores group standards, etc. Empathy can definitely be twisted if you excuse negative feeling/actions simply because you can understand it & see how a person got to that point.Would (N)FPs be willing to claim that aspect of Fi without whitewashing it into something positive? Would (N)FPs be willing to claim this as being inherent to Fi without caveats coming in and out the ying yang of those who do this being atypical or dysfunctional in some way? Because there's a light and dark to everything and if we can come up with valid negative traits to being empathetic would you all own up to those as well?
However, why only focus on the negatives & tear down any positives of Fi? The comments on Fi, especially NFP's usage of it, from other people on this board is overwhelmingly negative. Check out the recent Fi thread in the bonfire - aside from Fi user comments, it's negative. I realize a lot of it is flippant jokes, but it's a prime example of anti-Fi bias on this board.