Well, I guess a consensus is required any time a group comes into being, such as starting a forum like this one or starting a school or a club or anything that has members. Voices can be heard, but at a certain point, decisions must be made, or we'd be here into eternity, discussing the same issue and never getting anywhere. I guess what I need, or what I would like to know, for my own understanding, is what a Fi user feels takes the place of a consensus and would be more affirming, but still be effective. At a certain point, people kind of have to decide and move on, don't they? Someone will always not get their way, even if everyone's been heard.