But those processes have to exist because of the way they are defined. For example, introversion and extroversion as a process over time means that as a person is introverting, they are philosophically having the world impact them more than they aim to impact the world; think about that. And vice-versa for extroverts. Where everyone seems to get hung up is that they don't understand that to explain say Ti, you also need to understand how it relates to Fe; in other words, to understand the process of introverted thinking, one needs to know how extroverted feeling leads into it as a culminating process of conscious Ti and unconscious Fe. People that separate the two and say that you develop unconscious functions will never get more than a shallow understanding.
And people that correlate these processes to what they create are also going to have a shallow understanding. For example, it's often said that Fi is about values, but no that's what the process creates, not what is going on in their qualia; and so does Ti create value, but in different ways. The value itself might imply a particular causation in a certain context, but the process of Fi(Te) or Ti(Fe) do not and are not intended to. There is nothing to predict, but only to understand.
I hope bolding that doesn't make it seem condescending, but I want to highlight that. Does that make more sense?
People that think Fi and Ti are about preferences are going to be confused, no doubt. I think after ruminating about all of this for so long out of curiosity that I can say with little doubt that this is misuse of the types.Is an Fi user more likely than a Ti user to prefer his fries with ketchup? What if Fi/Ti were in the inferior position; does the answer change??