Any type can speak the truth as well as evade it to keep everyone happy, but the major differences are found in the REASONS each type will do so, and I wanted to see if my interpretations of those reasons have any accuracy. From what I understand about the differences among Te, Fe, Fi, Ti, it seems like this is the common pattern I see:
Speaking the truth:
Te = Will do so because they believe in the importance of getting the truth out in order to ensure everyone's goals (including their own) are grounded in reality. Strong Te users believe that productivity and efficacy during the pursuit of one's goals can be maximized if one just accepts the truth for what it is, dealing with their own personal feelings about it so that they can be both happy and productive in the pursuit of their goals, without having to delude themselves.
Fi = Will do so because they believe in the importance of knowing the truth in order to avoid misguided perceptions when they stay true to themselves. Personal identity is important, so when strong Fi users speak the truth, it is most often influenced by an underlying goal to stay true to themselves and ensure their identity and personal values are not based on or swayed by false perceptions of reality.
Fe = Will do so because they believe the truth will ultimately be crucial in developing or maintaining the values others may hold. While they care about ensuring other people's feelings aren't hurt, they will still speak the truth because deep down, they understand that withholding the truth can threaten others people's well-being and possibly lead to the development of destructive values. Speaking the truth would ensure that other people develop values that are not only good for themselves, but also good for everyone else.
Ti = Will do so because they believe the truth will maximize their understanding about the world, their environment, and themselves. Achieving personal understanding of the reasons, methods, and implications of various concepts is important to strong Ti users, so their underlying reasons for speaking the truth are often grounded in their aim to maximize their knowledge and understanding.
Withholding info to maintain harmony:
Te = Will do so because they believe that disrupting harmony can be distracting and detrimental to their ability to stay committed to the task at hand, and thus counterproductive to achieving their goals. Maximizing success for one's goals and being a productive, steady-minded person are very important, so sometimes certain things can be left unsaid in order to avoid any hassles distractions with conflict.
Fi = Will do so because they believe their personal well-being may be threatened when harmony is disrupted. There may be certain people out there whom they fear dealing with when their personal beliefs clash, so they will keep quiet about certain things so that they could avoid feeling threatened during an argument, preserving outer harmony in order to preserve inner harmony.
Fe = Will do so because they strongly believe a harmonious environment where everyone is happy and getting along is one of the most important goals to achieve or maintain in life. They believe that disrupting harmony will be equally, if not more harmful to achieving an objective than disclosing certain info will be. They will be careful about what kind of info they are withholding, ensuring that whatever they are hiding will truly be effective in keeping everyone out of conflict while not being detrimental to the task at hand.
Ti = Will do so because they believe that disrupting harmony by sharing certain info will risk distorting their own understanding of the info they disclosed. In order to avoid becoming confused, they will keep the info to themselves and focus more on their own understanding rather than raise conflicts and risk becoming swayed by possible false perceptions others may have.
Of course, everyone can have ALL of these reasons for doing either of these behaviors, but the main point is that there will be a certain reason that each person will adhere to most strongly. So what do you think? Do you agree with any of this, and does this hold true to you?