What is the difference between the feeling functions and empathy and which one does empathy fall under?
Exactly. I'll often use my Ti to put myself in someone else's shoes and play out a scenario in my head. Maybe not the same as true "empathy" but faking it isn't very hard. I've read where ESTP's might be most adept at this, even though Fe is their Tertiary.I think the logic functions can also masquerade as sympathy/empathy.Muhahahahaha!"
I don't really seem to be able to pull off real empathy at all. The absolute best I can do is a general, very brief feeling of "Huh, that would suck".Exactly. I'll often use my Ti to put myself in someone else's shoes and play out a scenario in my head. Maybe not the same as true "empathy" but faking it isn't very hard. I've read where ESTP's might be most adept at this, even though Fe is their Tertiary.
I think empathy is when you see someone suffering and their pain becomes your pain, such that you are moved to help them (yes, I am basing that on Star Trek). However, the extent to which people feel pain varies greatly. I can't empathize with a person if they're feeling pain over something which I consider trivial. It's not empathy unless you actually feel the pain as acutely as the other person. Personally I don't usually feel pain for anything other than a physical injury, torture of people or animals, or the untimely death of someone special. Stuff like that.I don't really seem to be able to pull off real empathy at all. The absolute best I can do is a general, very brief feeling of "Huh, that would suck".
Maybe he asked for himself to be banned since he wanted to close his account? I don't know but I'm offering my guess since I'm 'sympathising' with your curiosity. Actually I really have no idea how you feel or even how I feel.How on earth does a guy like Armando get banned? I thought he was cute as pie.
Old thread, but I ran across this and am a bit confused about Fi now. The way you described the Fe reaction is how I would handle a situation in which someone is hurting. I thought the reason it was so difficult to find the right words to comfort someone could be attributed to having Fi as an auxiliary function. Any verbal expression of sympathy feels too shallow and almost trite. I usually will share a personal story to comfort and/or inspire the sad person. Perhaps one associate empathy and sympathy with functions at all...Fe - empathy, Fe users will often tell you stories of their own personal troubles as way to empathize i.e. show understanding of your feelings by trying to make a connection to you as in "hey I had this same experience a month ago, I understand what it feels like!"
Fi - sympathy, Fi users will often try to use comforting words as a way to console you, may hug you to make you feel better, they treat your emotional problems as unique to you and may ask you about the details of your problems - this is different from reinforcement of the connection as means of support that Fe users do by telling personal stories to others