I have a thought that function deficits attract many people to MBTI in a desire to understand because of the difficulties they face in dealing with life under their own deficits.
And when we have these deficits, we tend to view that function we lack comfort with in a negative light. I see in others here and in myself as well. Many thinkers feeling very negative about feeling, N's feeling negative about sensing and vice-versa on all accounts.
I do think that people who either have an unbalance in one of their congitive function aspects or have had to deal closely with others who had them are very attracted to MBTI.
For myself, I feel that I have very little Se or Fe and the being balanced away from these functions created/creates friction in my life that I've had trouble understanding and MBTI has helped me understand why better, but I still do get negative about the functions themselves without always realizing why the negativity is there.
I see many of the other types negative about other cognitive functions, threatened by them, perplexed by them.
I don't know what my point is in posting this aside from wanting to discuss the apsect of being balanced too far in favor of some cognitive functions might make a person more attracted to type theory in order to understand their difficulties in life and that might highly affect the mix of people on a board like this and would also create the different kinds of conflict seen.
It just seems like a topic that ought to be discussed.