Problem with blender insert faces

hi not sure if this belongs here but i randomly ran into a problem on blender where when i would insert a face or use other tools it wouldnt do it along all sides/axis

not sure if i clicked a button or something but im wondering how you would reverse it

Do me a favor and hit B for boundary. It enables for inset if there are no other adjacent faces it will remain snapped on that side.

hi i tried that but it didnt work
whenever i added any mesh into this specific part it would have the same problem but

i figured that just inserting a new part separately would be fine and that ended up fixing it
i searched it up and i think its a problem with the parts axis? not sure what that even means

tl;dr: if anyone ever has this problem just try inserting a new mesh separately