"How dreadful!" cried Lord Henry. "I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect." ~ Oscar Wilde - The picture of Dorian Gray
- I do not take pride in apathy. I have feelings, but I think that the expression of certain feelings is selfish and indulgent. When I've let my feelings penetrate someone else's existence in a negative way, I've tried to learn from this to prevent it happening in the future. When I'm happy, everyone I'm around knows it. And I feel this every day.
i think this just gave me a lot of Fe insight. Really interesting and very different from how I use my emo. In the last few weeks I have spent a lot of time watching how Fi gets used. I will specifically orient it to change others feelings for the worse if needed to accomplish my goals. All subconscious of course, as that makes me a total shit person.
Now that I am watching I think that Fi can be just as manipulative a tool as Fe. The emo games you guys keep mentioning about are sort of coming together in pieces for me. I guess the take home may be that, much like the Fe doms, Fi dom or auxilliary may not be aware that it is using itself to manipulate others via emo. The person is defined by the dom functional. not acting in this way might redefine who they actually are.
Until externally calibrated and described, they may be very unaware of what is happening and it may be very hard for them to disengage.
(not sure this belongs on the I hate entps thread but wtf.)