sorry for largely stating the obvious here but i'm working stuff out in my head and curious for what others might say.
so a post in the thread about Fe polr made me think about how somebody thinking of Fe polr as lack of tact might see somebody being an asshole and type them Fe polr when actually the person is pretty aware of and aims toward provoking others' emotions and pretends not to know any better. so yeah, hence the problem that comes up when typing by behavior and stuff. but how do you tell the difference between somebody saying something hurtful because they lack tact and someone saying something hurtful because they're being a jerk? especially if lack of tact can be cited as an excuse? for me, i could probably point to little things within the particular context, like pointing out how the hurtful thing they said didn't serve a particularly constructive purpose or the timing of it or something...but mostly its just a feeling that i guess comes about from having some interpersonal awareness in the first place. so i just end up falling back on my feelings/instincts anyway.
i've seen socionics described as a tool for helping people who lack awareness of people and relationships. how helpful is it in this situation really? how much interpersonal awareness do you need to accurately type and analyze in the first place? how often is trusting your feelings over socionics actually a problem because of goofy perception stuff like projection, and in what scenarios is this more likely to happen? please discuss.