I've been on these forums for a while and I am decently familiar with cognitive functions and typing. My question is basically this: is it possible to be able to use two opposing functions equally well?
I always type as an INTP, and I relate strongly to almost everything I've read regarding INTPs and what gets talked about on the INTP forums. However, I think I usually skew my test results with regards to Thinking vs Feeling. I value thinking more than feeling, and so tend to answer so as to be typed as a thinker. However, if I am completely honest with myself (which is difficult because my sense of self is relatively weak) when answering with regards to my actual behavior and experience, I consistently receive nearly equal scores for Thinking and Feeling. This is for both MBTI tests and cognitive function tests.
For instance, I took the cognitive functions test on keys2cognition.com last night, trying to be completely honest, and my Ti and Fi scores were within .2 of each other (41.1 and 40.9 or something like that). My Ne was higher than both, and my Te and Fe were equally low. It's basically a toss up between INTP and INFP for me.
I do feel deeply, but because I value abstract (introverted) thinking more, I suppress my feeling side and it can take some digging to reach it. But, after sufficient digging I can be more of a feeling, emotional type and can suppress my thinking if I want to.
There is no question about my I, N, or P. I and P usually come out as my two highest scores, with N being a bit less preferred relatively speaking, and T/F being consistently very close.
So, in saying that I value thinking more, am I answering my own question? Because I've also read that INFPs always think in terms of value. I mean, it's possible that I do naturally prefer feeling more, but I have come to value the practically of thinking and so keep my mind busy enough with thinking to cover up my feeling side.
I'm not greatly concerned about this because as soon as I apply any specific label to myself (for example, being a thinker or INTP) I tend to adopt the qualities of that label, which can be limiting at times. I'm just interested to know if anyone can shed any light on this situation. Oh, I also consistently type as 9 on the Enneagram with 5 being extremely close behind (nearly equal).