7 Steps to enhance your Critical Thinking
Critical thinking is basically a rationally disciplined procedure of actively as well as skillfully analyzing the situation and after that applying the information that is gathered from or might be generated by the experiences or observations, as a guide to confidence and act. Critical thinking is as necessary as other things to be a successful and sound person. It lets you analyze the situation in a better way and then make better decisions about it. Critical thinking always requires from a person to use the diverse knowledge and intellectual tools to varied information. Here are some ways to enhance the critical thinking.
1. Ask the basic questions
Sometimes basic questions may lead you to the complexity of the situation. So, asking basic questions even to yourself may lead you towards thinking critically. So, if you don’t want to make things messy, just go back to that basic question and solve the problem.
2. Question the basic assumptions
Many of the greatest innovators in the history of mankind were used critical thinking and questioned the basic assumptions by saying that what if a certain thing was not assumed correctly. And this is how they ended up in inventing something big. So, questioning the basic things may increase your critical thinking. Critical thinking always leads you to somewhere in new horizons.
3. Be aware of your psychological progressions
God has gifted human with an ability of thinking which is a very amazing ability. But it can be very harmful if you think in an unwanted speed and automation. So, remember that a critical thinker is always aware of his psychological processes, meaning he always know what he is thinking and what he is doing.
4. Try Reversing things
One of the great ways to get unstuck from some problem is to try reversing everything. One of the best example to explain it is chicken and egg problem. The chicken is the one who lays the egg, but chicken comes from the egg. And after that, you go to the start that, the egg must have come from somewhere. It is a bit confusing, but helpful whenever you need some critical answers.
5. Evaluate the evidence
Whenever you are solving a problem, it is necessary to evaluate the information critically that is present about the problem. Otherwise, you may reach the very ineffective and also the wrong conclusion. So, you just have to evaluate everything.
6. Remember to think for yourself
Do not ever forget yourself while you are solving a problem. Critical thinking may keep you in the game and do not let you go out of the situation. Do not ever get overconfident, because this will dumb your mind and you may not be able to think clearly.
7. Understand that no one is perfect in critical thinking
You know that that you cannot think critically all the time. Critical thinking is used to make important decisions and also to solve difficult problems. And such situations might increase the critical thinking skill level. So, always get into such type of problems.
What tips & tactics do you use for critical thinking? Feel free to comments below, I would love to read and use them my way. And of course, don’t forget to share this post with friends.
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