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critical-thinking do you react The Situation's based on your emotions or personal biases are you looking for ways to improve communication and the flow of ideas with those around you there are skills that have the capability to greatly improve your capacity to make objective effective choices and arguments and those are critical thinking skills without these skills arguments can often be one-sided criticism can feel like a personal attack on your character rather than an opportunity to open a dialogue and communicate productively let's take a look at how to develop critical thinking skills so that you can walk into any situation with the tools needed to set intense emotions aside and make insightful decisions 1 become a self critic the very first and most important step for developing critical thinking skills is becoming a critic of your own thoughts and actions without self-reflection there can be growth you can break down your own thoughts by asking yourself why you believe something when you do this you need to clarify your thoughts by assessing this information objectively and finding a solid logic to what you believe rather than just a muddled idea why do I believe this can I think of examples in my life when this proved true or false am i attached to this idea emotionally why but we self reflect we are able to observe how we respond to a situation inner ones and out loud another aspect of becoming a self critic is acknowledging your strengths weaknesses personal preferences and biases when you know this information you can understand why you approach certain situations from a specific perspective and then you can step around that viewpoint because you are aware of its presence to active listening thinking and listening are nearly impossible to do at the same time to become a critical thinker you need to be able to listen to others ideas arguments and criticisms without thinking of your response or reaction while they are speaking you can't properly absorb the information someone is try to convey to you if you don't take the time to truly listen listening allows us to feel empathy we hear someone else's story struggles ideas successes and passions and how they reach them when we hear their perspective we can take the information and analyze it when we use active listening skills we can fully understand what someone is trying to tell us because that conversation continues and till all parties can reiterate what the other is trying to say three analyzing information analyzing information is paramount for critical thinking no one thinks critically at all times sometimes our joy anger sadness or other emotions are too great and other times we struggle to focus on the central issue at hand to reach success we need to analyze the information before us whether it is information in our mind or being shared by others we can break it down by assessing what is being said and ensuring that we clearly understand what it is that needs to happen then we can dissect and appraise all arguments including our own and think about how the decisions would impact others as well as the bottom line but we can step back and analyze an argument it allows us to approach it from an objective viewpoint for nonviolent communication critical thinking isn't much help if you can't communicate in a non-violent productive way by listening and analyzing different arguments you first need the ability to recognize valid logic then you need to be able to communicate with other people in a productive way the basis of non-violent communication is compassion observation and collaboration when we approach any scenario with compassion we are already in a peaceful mindset rather than a defensive one when we observe we can observe our arguments and others without judgment and evaluation we can detach our emotions from an idea he doesn't like my idea so he must not like me and collaboration naturally happens when everyone comes in to the process with the compassionate open mind with the focus on solving the objective at hand rather than protecting anyone's ego five developing foresight the ability to predict the future impact of a decision is foresight or site is a critical component for success in all aspects of your life when you move somewhere you plan ahead to see what the job outlook is in the safety of a neighborhood if you are moving a business it is wise to examine the impact of that decision will it be too far for some of your talented employees to drive will you lose business because of the change what will you gain every decision should be weighed carefully with consideration of how the choice affects your bottom line but also for the people who are working towards success alongside you critical thinking requires the ability to reflect on one's own beliefs as well as someone else's ideas and then see the connections between those things it requires the ability to actively listen to others to assess dissect and appraise arguments and to separate intense emotions from the topic of hand hope you enjoy our video like and subscribe our video to watch new topics thanks for watching

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