Good description, @adage
. In the end weak valued Te implies strong Fi and vice versa according to the Socionics theory, so we're essentially saying the same in different ways. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K75g7eRhH9M
What I see is a desire to bridge the gap between how Shapeless would act according to their principles versus how their colleague acts. Even if trying to bridge this gap by trying to deduce the colleague's motivations (Ne) based on the facts (Te), the goal remains reinforcing the bond between Shapeless and this colleague, which is pretty much as Fi as can be.