Barriers to Critical Thinking

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BARRIERS TO CRITICAL THINKING Opinionated Opinionated means expressing strong beliefs or judgments about something, having or showing strong opinions. I can be very opinionated about things that I feel strongly about. I often form my opinion and then I am not open to hearing other viewpoints. I feel that in critical thinking being open minded and willing to receive outside information is necessary. Listening to other opinions on a subject can broaden your thought process on the subject. Listen to others views and respect them. You are not required to believe the same thing. You cannot "modify" the person's behavior or opinions. Judgmental Judgmental means tending to judge people too quickly and critically: of, relating to, or involving judgment. We can all judgmental. I certainly am, many times. I think its human nature .I it is in our nature to be judgmental, I don’t think it’s always useful to us. We tend to look down on others, as if we are so much better. Instead of judging someone for what he’s done or how he looks, try instead to understand the person. Put yourself in their shoes. Try to imagine their background. If possible, talk to them. Find out their backstory. Everyone has one. If not, try to imagine the circumstances that might have led to the person acting or looking like they do. Impatient Impatient means not willing to wait for something or someone, not patient: wanting or eager to do something without waiting: showing that you do not want to wait, showing a lack of patience. Often times being impatient is not noticed because we live in such a fast paced society. I feel that being impatient is a hindrance in critical thinking. You have to be willing to take time and really think about a subject. Remind yourself that things take time. People who are impatient are people who insist on getting things done now and don't like to waste time.
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