INFP 6w5 629
I don't think I've observed this. I haven't met an INFP intending to fail and fall down and burn out. Even those that are depressed or in otherwise extremely low spirits or feel trapped in a seemingly never-ending cycle of pain wish to be free of their predicament. I think it would be more accurate to say that INFPs find failure inevitable and that they are not good enough or equipped for the task. Having struggled through that experience, they wish to have learned something new or improved themselves in some way.However there's a character arc I've seen in INFPs - they want to fall, they want to burn, they want to see what's on the "other side" of it - to go through that portal and become this Powerful Creature (for good or ill - often ill I feel, but who am I to say otherwise? And this does go into something I have been devastated to see in myself sometimes; a paternalistic, patronising conviction I know what's best FOR YOU - it's a characteristic I'd hoped I'd stayed away from however at some key moments it's cropped up and I've caught myself doing it - sometimes it is necessary too however I hope to severely refine the impulse or else become something which I hate too.)
So when you say INFPs actually wish for this "purity" pre burn out, well, I don't know - I find it convincing as a proposition for ENFPs, it seems to fit what patterns I've observed - I find it an affectionate and sympathetic framing of an ENFP's struggle - but I don't know about INFPs - maybe just because I'm wary of somewhat trampling on their far more sensitive sides.
You're also saying two things. I can't tell if you'd remove an INFP's trials away from them. From what I can tell, you think they should struggle with their problems without outside intervention so they can grow as people?