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The Fi effect

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  1. Satya

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    Let's talk about the Fi effect in XNFJs.

    Fi is a strongly principled and uncompromising feeling.

    The Fi effect is caused by the Ni and Fe interaction in NFJs. This can result in some rather strangely paradoxic and yet rigid views such as...

    A certitude about there being no certitude...
    Intolerance of intolerant people...
    A hatred for emotions like hate...
    A lack of respect for those you find disrespectful...
    Judging others despite feeling that it is wrong to judge...

    Of course, better developed INFJs counter the Fi effect with Ti detachment and the emotional state changes...

    Amusement resulting from observing those who have certitude...
    Dismissal of people who show intolerance...
    Reflection on reasons behind feelings such as hatred...
    Respect for those who assert themselves, even if it is perceived as disrespectful...
    Empathizing with other's positions so that judgement becomes unnecessary...
     
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    :shock: You described me perfectly.
     
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    It should. Those are rational responses. Your type's problems are a whole different story.
     
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    Wow, how did you learn about the interplay of these functions?
     
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    Bluewing. Although we disagree on how they interplay. Hence the discussion.
     
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    From my introductory thread:

    My want to "pour cold water" on other people's arguments are my way of dumping on their intolerance, but I exercise emotional restraint for the sake of pragmatism.
     
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    I can relate to what you are saying.

    However, where I fall into difficulty is when I am not consistent with my emotional restraint. To others, this can lead to me appearing like I'm enraged about a topic at one point and then completely detached/intellectual about it the next. This appears passive aggressive to some, but in reality, it is merely the result of invoking that Ti detachment. Or in the case of the "enraged" moments, I'm giving into the Fi effect for the instant emotional gratification. However, I think I only go that route when I reach a certain point of frustration.
     
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    An example of me getting into a self-absorbed rant from INTJf:

     
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    :lol: Here we go again...
     
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    Damn those NTJs! Yadda...yadda...yadda. I'm done. :mrgreen:
     
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    I dedicate entire threads to my rants. :mrgreen:
     
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    Let me provide a thoughtful yet respectful responce... :p
     
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