In regards to expressing my feelings or thoughts in front of people; I have a hard time putting my complex thoughts/ideas/feelings into sentences that would capture the exact meaning and essence of said thoughts/feelings/ideas. It's hard to phrase something at a level where it can be clearly understood, if understood at all, from my perspective.
Most of the time it results in misunderstanding because of the other party's interpretation, their subjective interpretation of each individual word. By objective definition they know what a word means, but there's also so many ways to use words, because of many meanings to one word, and plays on words.
There are so many ways to word something it's impossible to think of a perfect sentence right on the get go. I need time, quite a bit a of time, at least 5-10 minutes or more, depending on the situation/subject/context and how lengthy my response is. If it's for something very formal, or urgent, or anything important, I may even need to think how to word something a few hours or a day before! Or after.
This is probably what makes me socially awkward. The reason why I come across as socially awkward is because of how I process things etc.
I'm especially socially awkward when it comes to comforting people. I understand and sympathise,(or empathise) with people's problems, I really do feel it on the inside. But on the outside I have trouble expressing how I feel. Now I don't know how to word this, because I'm not exactly sure what I'm even thinking right now, because I'm trying to think of what it is that makes me express my feelings in an awkward way. Hmmmm. Maybe because I know some people aren't touchy and emotional type of people, I don't want to go and hug people because they may not like it. I only would hug someone and start to cry if they're the type of person that needs that, or wants that. Some people don't like dramatic reactions, so maybe, I tone it down for that reason. And also, sometimes I just simply don't know what to say, because when somebody's mum or dog or husband has just passed away, they are really feeling the grief and words usually don't comfort them that much anyway, and if you say the wrong thing you might upset them. So sometimes it's best to say little or nothing at all, and express your sympathies with body language instead.
Now, this took me a long time to write, maybe 10 minutes, probably 20. It's been a while. So there's your report of Fi trying to express itself.