Critical thinking is more than just the accumulation of facts and knowledge; it’s a way of approaching whatever is presently occupying your mind so that you come to the best possible conclusion.
Objective thinkers seek to keep their emotions (and those of others) from affecting their judgment.
However, it’s impossible for people to remain completely objective, because we’re all shaped by our points of view, our life experiences and our perspectives.
As we get older, it’s easier to put aside what may seem like childish curiosity.
Curiosity forces you to keep an open mind and propels you to gain deeper knowledge -- all of which are also fundamental to being a lifelong learner.
When looking at information, ask yourself who the information benefits.
Does the source of this information have an agenda?
Albert Einstein, Henry Ford, Marie Curie, Sigmund Freud…these are just a few of the critical thinkers who have shaped our modern lives.
Critical thinkers think clearly and rationally, and make logical connections between ideas -- they are crucial to exploring and understanding the world we live in.
This is your ability to examine your inner-most thoughts, feelings and sensations.
Introspection is closely related to self-reflection, which gives you insight into your emotional and mental state.