Aphrodite, Domino has mentioned this Pleasant Acquaintance Containment Room, where you put the people you genuinely like, enjoy their time and company, and are cool with but not necessarily in the inner circle. The inner circle is actually not the most pleasant place to be with a Fe dom I think. There's a lot of turbulence and padded walls in that place that I know I don't
want other people to see and be exposed to. The people that are there are there because they're very highly trusted, valued, and have shown that they don't blink. There are many worries, anxieties, and insecurities in this particular room as opposed to the PACR where you have a 50-inch HD flat screen TV, fully stocked bar, theater, and gourmet chef around to whip up the best nachos you've ever had.
I guess most people do this to some extent. I wonder how many people have Fe dom friends that don't realize they in the circle and feel like their Fe dom is very panicky and needy. So to respond to the latter half of your question, I know for me there is a higher expectation for people in the circle that can come across as excessive. This is why I try as best as I know how to let these people know they are appreciated and what their friendship means to me...there's a special trust there that isn't with others and I'm extremely grateful to them for "putting up" with me in that way. I take other people's temperatures so much more often than I take my own and it's nice to have a place where you don't have to worry about that.
Yesterday I was out with two friends and one was circle and the other wasn't. The vein of conversation the circle friend and I were on wasn't necessarily Friday night drinking and forget about the week convo. The other friend told us we were ruining her buzz. I felt a twinge inside and thought to myself this is why I like her more than I like you and this is why you'll never get any further than where you are. Not that it matters to her, but it does matter to me