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Birth Order and the Judgmental Functions

A Problem Set
In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements in

SOCIAL STATISTICS

MS. PHLORITA RIDAO
Professor

Prepared by:

SHAHARA A. ABO
NORIA B. USMAN
AMIL KHARIM
BAI ARCA SULTAN

April 4, 2008
Birth Order and the Judgmental Functions

I. Introduction
Each individual possesses different sets of characteristics. In this study, various characteristics of a person are surveyed to link it with decision making pattern of the individual respondent. It is identified that decision is both using thinking and feeling pattern. Some use both patterns in other situation.

Judgmental Functions: Making decisions
Thinking and feeling are the two dimensions of the judgmental function. They are the rational functions and are so designated because they make decisions or judgments about the information provided by the perceiving functions. Thinking and feeling make decisions in very different ways. Thinking

Thinking approaches decision making through a logical, sequential process of analyzing data to arrive at a conclusion. Thinking is directed towards an impersonal finding. It is a "true-false" approach to decision making. Thinking employs principles and laws. It is most appropriate for handling problems that are of an impersonal nature. Thinking is objective and critical. This is the predominate Western mode of making decisions and it underlies the scientific model. About 50% of the American populations are Thinkers. By gender 60% of men and 40% of women are thinkers. Feeling

Feeling reaches a decision in a very different manner through a deep valuing process. Feeling, as discussed by Jung, does not refer to emotion in the sense of emotional reasoning. It is not emotional in a shallow manner of being angry, fearful or joyful and using this as a basis for decision. Rather feeling refers to a deep process of a "gut-like" recognition of the worth or value of something. Feeling recognizes beauty,...