Fi (introverted feeling), as my demon function, has been a function which I have mostly neglected my entire life. In fact, it wasn’t until understanding the cognitive functions that I was able to recognize this error in my psychological behavior. It has been a source of pain, confusion, and conflict for as long as I can remember.
Admittedly, I had recently been caught in Ti-Si loop. And after several months, I am finally learning how to get out of it. This is something I as an INTP have been struggling with my whole life to make sense of, as it has been a (rare) but recurring event throughout my life. Emotions, in general, are difficult for the INTP to process, so when caught in a loop shifting back and forth between two functions can definitely make the INTP feel as if they are “stuck” in mental disorientation. This is especially detrimental to the INTP which arguably favors mind over matter more than most personalities.
All of MBTI can be summed down to this concept: that human life consists of receiving information and reacting to information, and that every individual has natural preferences in their approach to both.
Most of us are introduced to MBTI by taking the online test recommended by a friend or family member. That is also how I was introduced to it a few years back, and of course, I was amazed by the accuracy of my results. (If you haven’t taken the test yet, you can take it here.)
I consider that moment to be one of the more defining moments in my life. It sparked a curiosity that soon developed into a passion and now plays a huge role in my worldview.