Hello NFs! Some of you may be familiar with the youtube channel, NFGeeks. In one video, Mike, the host of the channel, made the interesting observation that NTs are arrogant but in "the right way", while NFs are arrogant but in "the wrong way". By this he meant that NTs know that they are better at NT-type thinking and aren't shy to say it; at the same time, however, they also know they are bad at feelings and readily admit that. In contrast to this, NFs like to believe they are not only good at feelings but also just as good at NT-type thinking as NTs are, and become upset when challenged on this belief; funnily, he also quipped that after NFs take umbrage, they fall into a round of questioning and self-loathing, wondering if they were too insensitive to their critics! So NFs think they're good at what they're not naturally good at, while questioning the thing they are actually good at, and hence, "errant NF arrogance".
My first question is what do you think of this idea of NF arrogance?
A SF I talked to opined that in some NFs--like ENFPs and INFJs--this arrogance is the result of tertiary thinking functions acting up. She thinks all types can exaggerate the capabilities of their tert functions, and in these NFs this effect may be producing the exaggerated sense of thinking abilities that presents as this arrogant attitude.
What do you think of this idea?
I also think it's possible NFs, and feelers in general, react to the negative stigma attached to feeling and emotions by inflating their perceived thinking abilities to compensate.
Edit: here's the video
NT Love! (Valentine's Day Special) - YouTube