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.
If we live in our minds, then the mind is like a home and we should be careful who and what we let inside. We should lock up at night, tend to it's cleanliness, and find comfort within.
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.
It's evident that dreams are a product of what already exists, as I explained previously. They don't remove us from the current world, instead, they help us understand it. Dreams are explainable, they come from reality, and they open up the door to the unconscious mind. Since this is the case, whatever causes a dream determines the approach we should take to understanding it.
Let's go back in time for a moment - way, way, back in time. We'll keep rewinding the clock until we reach the ancient times, and you can pick where we go: Greece, Egypt, Rome - whatever you prefer. Your decision is of little significance in this situation, since I'm mainly concerned with the concept of dreams. And, the idea of dreaming in the ancient world is almost entirely different than the one we have today.
For whatever reason, I’ve become obsessed with learning the different personality types, memorizing them, identifying them in others, and observing the interactions between them. I do this mainly for the sake of doing it, and I’ve learned that it’s easier to determine the different personalities if I have at least one person in mind to base these off of. For example, I know that my dad is INFJ, so I use my knowledge of what I know about him to see if I can identify similar traits in others.