Sometimes if in my journey of self discovery/self understanding I like to do a mental exercise called "What would I choose if I were free to make any choice?" In other words I allow myself to concider all choices, not just the ones that are approved, (socially) accepted, allowable, etc.
So now I am doing this with MBTI. In MBTI you can freely choose any fuction as your dominant function, but you only get two choices as your auxilery function. Using myself as an example: I freely choose Ni as the function that most describes me. Now I am forced to choose between Te and Fe as my auxilary. Ne, Se, Si, Ti, and Fi are not "allowed" as my auxilary, even if they may be my second strongest trait.
I test fairly consistently as INTJ, however my function order is all over the place depending on whose descriptions I use. Two things seem to be fairly constant though which is why I always score INTJ. It is not that Ni is always highest and Te is always second highest. It is that Ni is always highest and Fe is very low, which means that Te must be my auxilary, because Fe and Te are the only allowable choices.
Reading the descriptions from Jung that were posted last week, I would rate myself as NiTi. Ti seem more like me that Te. Fi and Si also seemed more like me that Te.
From my results on the cognative processes website, I would be NiNe. Comming in close second (only 1.1 % behind Ne) are Te and Fi which are almost tied at 41% and 40.8%. So if I disgard NiNe, both NiTe and NiFi seem equally likely, but only NiTe is a valid choice under MBTI.
I may go back and do this for other function decription I have read earlier. I think in deciding Te was second I was subconsciously telling myself, "if you are sure your dominant function is Ni, it has to be Te or Fe."
How many of you would still pick the same top two if you didn't have to limit yourself to only two choices?