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Critical thinking is the analysis and evaluation of issues or a given issue by exploring all possible sources of information with a diversified mind. It means carrying out in depth research of a given issue from different angles and not just taking it at the face value. According to the dictionary it is the objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgment.
Being critical on the other hand means evaluating an issue from a negative point of view. This means that the major interest is to find flows and irregularities with the issue. it is the tendency to find and call attention to errors and flows.
Critical thinking differs from being critical in that in critical thinking a person explores an issues from all angles whether positive or negative while being critical focuses on the flows and errors.
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Jan 8th, 2016
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