There is some controversy on the impact shadow functions play in your life, but I believe the only way for your top functions to work properly, is the placement and awareness of the shadow functions. That is why the order of someone's functions can make a huge difference. If you look at an ENTP and an INTP for example, the difference is a lot greater than just introvert vs. extrovert, because the order of the functions depends on how they are working together. I believe that once we are able to understand the 6th function well enough, that can make the greatest difference in whether someone is an unhealthy version for their type, or a healthy version. Thoughts on this? I know it's a bit all over the place. If we are undeveloped, it can cause more loops to occur, but the 6th function is what helps us get out of the loop (not our aux).