Hello! I was hoping I could get some advice on how to study MBTI. I've been casually into MBTI for about two years now, with occasional periods of more intense research.
I understand the basics of the functions, what they want, how they are under pressure, etc, but I feel like I lack the nuances to the individual functions. This is especially clear when I struggle to write a compelling argument for a typing, and when I am learning new information by other people's explanation of typings. For example, somebody wrote up a long couple of paragraphs on how Si perceives things, and how it could be confused with Ni. My typings are much shorter and simpler by comparison.
It made me realize that I don't have a deeper understanding of the functions, which makes me lack the ability to create thoughtful and insightful write ups for typings, or give a decent explanation on why I disagree on something. I also experience a lot of doubt in my typings, and it is very easy for someone to change my mind, simply because I assume I must be wrong. It takes a lot for me to be absolutely dead set on a typing. :')
So to get back to my main question, what resources do you feel helped you the most when understanding MBTI? Is there any information you suggest I avoid, like certain sites? (Don't worry I wasn't looking at 16Personalities haha.)
I blundered around for a long time, learning a lot of rubbish (stay off the forums) that I had to un-learn later. It's best to get actual books on the topic, because the descriptions there are more insightful than what you will find online. I have a book list tag which has some resources you might find useful. Good luck and have fun! :)