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5 Ways to Spark Your Critical Thinking Technique

Critical thinking is the art of filtering through information to reach an unbiased, logical decision that guides better thought and action. Learning the techniques listed and start employing them in daily life will quickly start a change in the way how to approach problems and how to resolve them as well.

Analytical Thinking

Analytical thinking used to gather and break down the information that has been gathered into small bites to make it becomes more specific. It is important to find solutions to various problems and make concrete decisions and action plans to solve those problems.


Communication is a key technique for critical thinking as it gives you access to the thoughts of people around you and communicate with them so that there is no misunderstanding. Good communication skills are essential to allow others and yourself to understand information accurately and quickly.


Critical thinking is an art, and like any art form, its lifeblood is creativity. Creativity find ways around obstacles because it makes problems not just as roadblocks but also as opportunities. To really learn critical thinking, you need to include elements of creativity in the process.


Open-mindedness is a powerful technique for critical thinking. It helps to resolve personal and professional matters in a manner that doesn’t frustrate you or alienate others. It is able to step out of the comfort zone and consider other ideas and perspectives, especially in this day and age.


An effective critical thinker will be a problem solver. Not only it gives a mechanism for identifying problems with the foresight to anticipate negative outcomes, but also organizations rely on people who can assess both kinds of situations and calmly identify the solutions.


The five techniques that being discussed in here are important for effective critical thinking. When these employed regularly, they will become a habit and will definitely improve the critical thinking skills which also predicting and resolving issues that concern you and your environment.

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