I got this idea from a similarly-named thread in Typology Central. The premise is the same, but I hope this time we’re going to get further than that thread, which made it to only three pages before it died and half of it consisted of discussing the premise.
Just to clarify, what I think the ‘Fi Ride of Doom’ is: it’s an over-reliance on Fi, which causes the user to only take in data to justify their own opinions. This makes the user hypersensitive to criticisms, and sees any opinions that don’t match their own as criticism to themselves on a personal level. Also, they have a problem with perceiving criticisms and slights to themselves where there none is intended. This can also manifest in difficulty in or inability to see others’ point of views, inability to take blame, thinking that the world is ‘against them’.
Of course I welcome discussion and differing opinions pertaining to the premise :), but I’d also like to see tips on how to handle this! I’m sure it will be helpful; I know I’ve been there before and at least a few other Fi-users here have as well.
Starting off, quoting the OP of said thread in TypoC:
“For an ISFP. Don't read into things. It is what it is. Deal with what is.” (man, I wish I heard that soooooo much earlier o_O)
My take: for Fi-doms, consciously exerting an effort to exercise your auxiliary functions would help tremendously.