I decided to make this thread after seeing this in the INTP forum:I see a lot of Fi-strong users and some Ts bagging Fe, portraying it as sell-out and that Fe-strong people are shifty or manipulative, or simply at the mercy of their feelings in a meaningless, crowd-driven way. There seems to be this sense that Fi is somehow more honest, genuine and has integrity, whereas Fe is an outpouring of emotion that isn't tied to any solid, independent values and is simply there to support the norm and promote harmony.What I find funny about INTPs in debate is that, due to Fe, they tend to think that the most logical argument is the one that fits in best with whatever the prevailing norm is. Dat extroverted feeling.
I have a number of values and views that clash hard with wider societal norms and commonly accepted behaviour. I have been this way since I was a kid too. While I care a lot about harmony and people taking care of each other, that doesn't mean that my values and priorities simply line up with whatever the dominant group sanctions, nor that I will back down to maintain the peace. And I see INFPs and ENFPs doing a lot for the sake of harmony as well - on the flipside of Fe being pandering I've seen Fe-users describe Fi as being selfish and uncompromising, but this doesn't make sense to me either.
This is also off the back of recently testing as being high in Fi and Fe, and seeing what some people on PerC say about how that's kind of impossible or else I must be practically schizophrenic. I don't know, I pretty much tested solidly as INFJ until the last two years when I've tested as INFP.
So maybe the reason why I don't relate is because I'm not the 'purest' example of an INFJ, or because of enneagram contribution (4w5), but I don't know if I think that's it. It's always felt off to me this idea of Fe not having any depth or grounding.