I heard somewhere in the typing of fictional people board that writers tend to look to their anima (animus... whatever, inferior function) when writing fiction.
Is this true? I can think of one real life case -- an acquaintance, an ENTJ, definitely writes in an Fi way. Most of Mark Twain's more famous works looked back to his childhood (Si) and he's usually typed as ENTP.
Any other examples? Or is there overwhelming evidence otherwise?
I guess this would explain the need for suspension of disbelief. The writer would be taking from something that they have little experience with.