MBTI – e & i FEELING Style (4a)

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F – J : Communication Intelligence
F-P : Honesty

Fe : People Intelligence
Fi : Intro-personal Intelligence

Inner dichotomy STACK Preferences

A JUDGING option

F = FEELING functions evaluate perception & determine importance of info holistically, based on harmony, to keep peace. It deals with making value judgements – whether things are good or bad.
EXP:  Feels that stealing is right/wrong

**It’s not mainly about emotions, but rather a reasoning process in the higher brain (cortex). This is in contrast to the lower brain’s limbic system which responds to stimuli we experience as emotion.

Fe – Extroverted FEELING, directed outwards
As DOM : ENFJ, ESFJ // Secondary Fe Users: INFJ, ISFJ
Nicknames: “Collective Ethics, Harmony”

Spot them by: A desire for harmony & politeness, with & between people

Q: “What does the group feel, or others’ values need?”
Potential STRENGTH: compassionate, accommodating
Potential WEAKNESS: judgmental, conforming

Basic Desire: Peace, maintain group values, do ‘what we need’,

Fe perspective: Harmony – “How are you feeling?”. Fe works to establish inter-personal rapport, harmonize values & feelings, & respecting social norms. It’s about sharing emotions, listening to someone share, adjusting & accommodating to others.
EXP: Feels that stealing is right/wrong based on how society views it

IMAGE: Like a hospital, caring for the hurt, fulfilling their every need, forgetting about it’s own, too busy with others
GIFT: Discernment – sensitivity to the rightness & values of a situation
: (As Dom) Proportional warmth, openness in eyes & mouth, attend to words

• DOM Fe users talk almost exclusively about what others are doing or thinking. THEY:
• actively try to provide others’ needs (made sure food was already prepared for guests, in case they’re hungry when arriving)
• tend to be warm & welcoming toward new acquaintances
• use confirming language when talking to someone (“Oh no / Aw”)
• make others feel comfortable by anticipating their needs & following social norms

• Their moods especially depend on the moods of those around them (genuinely & visibly cheer up after hearing someone’s good news)
• These types advocate keeping the peace, considering other’s points of view & accommodating loved ones
NOTE: Immature or unhealthy Fes are the harshest – & most vocal – judges of others


Fi – Introverted FEELING, inner directed
Nicknames: Individual Ethics, Authenticity

Spot them by: having Personal beliefs, moral code. Seek harmony of action & thoughts with personal values. May not always articulate those values

Q: “What do I feel or value?”
Potential STRENGTH: self-aware, principled
Potential WEAKNESS: selfish, isolated

Basic Desire: Cultivate & maintain personal values

Fi perspective: Value, Authenticity – “I’m feeling…”. Fi deeply explores & refines systems of tastes, preferences, values & morals, but can’t always articulate them.  It’s about getting in touch with one’s own emotions or beliefs & passions, in order to uncover deeper meaning. Analyzes ‘what is important’, SO – Feels that stealing is right/wrong based on whether it causes guilty or not

IMAGE: Like a compass, leading others in the right direction
GIFT: Presence – non-verbally radiating joy, peace & a standard of values
Physically: (as Dom) Glossy eyes, in a kind of personal bubble, tone of voice

• Fi Dom types tend to ‘zone out’ or daydream more than any other – even in the middle of a conversation
• generally Fis tend to use emotion-laden vocabulary (prefer “I feel like…” over “I think that…”)
• are incredibly patient listeners, happy to let others talk as long as they need to, without jumping in to offer solutions
• connect with & show empathy by exposing their own experiences & struggles, as a way to let others know they’re not alone
• will almost always argue from a subjective or emotional standpoint – often using the way they feel to make their point
• make other people feel comfortable by having an inclusive, non-judgmental attitude
• usually advocate staying true to oneself, following your heart & doing what you know is right
NOTE: Fis are the easiest types to offend, especially if some part of their identity is questioned, or their morals are betrayed.

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