Many times in my life, I've gone through certain periods or events I've found stressful. I may talk to people about it, but I will not find the connection or understanding I need. The events which cause the stress are, 99%, ones which deal with my personal feelings about other people. As the problem stays in my mind, I'll begin seeing random images in my head and having thoughts that make little sense. My dreams will get more vivid, yet at the same time, more full of complex imagery and confusing situations.
Then finally, I'll just have to release the problem someway. I get the strong urge to write what a friend once affectionately called my "garble poetry". Strings of words and phrases which, at first, make no sense, but then, as it is read into closely, do seem to tell what is on my mind as well as sometimes even offering a solution.
Here is a sample I have around my computer of my "garble poetry":
>Something unexpected, can’t be brought on by mere will
>Found by luck, but never by searching
>Away from loneliness, but damaged, one never feels more alone
>Burst of happiness, never want to let it go...
>Snarls, a test
>Saved by strong, never dissolving friendship
I just wonder:
1) Can other INFPs relate to this?
2) What cognitive functions are at work here?