Critical Thinking As A Critical Thinker

947 Words Mar 16th, 2016 4 Pages
As humane beans we speak about critical thinking as a person who thinks thing out very clear, with purpose and multifaceted ideas. This is somewhat true. Yes, that does help to begin and mend a critical thinker but critical thinking also includes a combination of skills. Those main characteristics are self-awareness, honesty, open-mindedness discipline, and judgment. Using these characteristics daily and with practice develops an amazing critical thinker. That person can live life solving hard problems, creating new ways of solving them, and using new ideas and techniques when needed.
Over time I realize that language and conversation is what shapes us and keeps society together. Without it we would not be stable enough to continue to survive and we would get nowhere. Using language and conversation is one way to develop our critical thinking. One example would be in class; Ms. Daniels gave us a list of words we had to associate to whether it was negative or positive. Everyone had a different answer, not everyone agreed at first. But through conversation we found a common ground. Using these lists of words allowed us to evaluate with our own perspective on the subject, all while using critical thinking and reasoning to make our own decision. In this process we were honest with our selves, and using judgment from our past experiences while reflecting on them in order to decide and make up our minds.
It is in our nature to be a critical thinker. Everyone can achieve it, but…
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