Excuse my ignorance for a second.
Here's what I don't understand: why do people choose Feeling over Thinking on Socionics tests? Psychological texts tell us that people are decision-making machines that also have emotions thrown in there somewhere. Everyone thinks they are rational (or at least make semi-logical decisions). We either view a situation from a logical standpoint or an emotional standpoint (modern tests won't differentiate these in terms of T/F, so that's not the answer to my question.)
Take the two T/F questions from Hugo's Socionics Type Indicator:
Fe implies that there are actually people out there who submit themselves to reading emotional signals from other people. They throw themselves into situations where they can visibly see and manage these emotions. Their lives are nothing but people, people, and more people, as if nothing else existed. (This is what Fe descriptions sound like to me.)Te: I am more attentive to the expenditure of resources and to the usefulness/appropriateness of something.
Fe: I am more attentive to people’s moods/emotions and emotional arousability.
Ti: I am more attentive to logical relationships between things. I create a system of rules, a system of ranking and organizing things. I make comparisons between things.
Fi: I am more attentive to emotional relationships between people. I am attentive to who likes who and who dislikes who. I am attentive to people’s needs. I am attentive to proper behavior.
Fi implies that there are people who sit around and think about people constantly. What others think about, how Joan and Bobby's relationship is progressing, what others like/dislike, what they need/want, what they think is right/wrong. They analyze people.
This is directed at all the self-proclaimed Feeling types out there. Do you really identify with one of those modes? Or is the Thinking option so not you that you choose the Feeling option just because it is less unlike you? Or do you interpret these questions differently than how I do?