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CRITICAL THINKING: Discernment Detachment Delineation
Clear thinking takes the ability, to as much as possible, striving to have discernment of and detachment from ideas and and then in a relatively removed as in not sacralized to where it gets no free pass from rigorous delineation to discern truth from its justification, quality and value. learns that distinctions or at least the careful architecture for detailed thought that adds in accuracy.
*Discernment is a valued part in critical thinking and is the ability to obtain sharp perceptions or to judge well (or the activity of so doing). In the case of judgment, discernment can be psychological or moral in nature. Within judgment, discernment involves going past the mere perception of something and making nuanced judgments about its properties or qualities. Discernment is considered as a virtue, as a discerning individual is considered to possess wisdom, and be of good judgement; especially so with regard to subject matter often overlooked by others. Ref 
*Detachment is a valued part in critical thinking seen in how a willing reasoned and disciplined thinking, in general, requires some underlying, central theory of reasoned argument criticism with goals that stress a connection to empathy, which in this arena of thinking is the ability to constructively understand the other side’s point of view, and a critical detachment, which in this arena of thinking is the ability to detect bias, and thereby to avoid being too heavily partisan to attain a balanced perspective in or of an argument. Moreover, detachment in this arena of thinking is the ability the basic ability required is related to the recognition that every argument has two sides to be considered, the pro and con of argument. Hence the concept of open dialogue is often suggested or alluded to as the root notion. Ref
*Delineation is a valued part in critical thinking seen in the ability to analyze facts, generate and organize ideas, defend opinions, make comparisons, draw inferences, evaluate arguments and solve problems. a way of reasoning that demands adequate support for one’s beliefs and an unwillingness to be persuaded unless support is forthcoming. Delineation in this arena of thinking is the ability involving analytical thinking for the purpose of evaluating what is in offer with a conscious and deliberate process which is used to interpret or evaluate information and experiences with a set of reflective attitudes and abilities that guide thoughtful thinking, beliefs, disbeliefs and actions that inspires. Moreover, Delineation in this arena of thinking is the active, systematic process of understanding and evaluating arguments, reasoning or beliefs. Lastly, delineation in this arena of thinking is an intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication which espouses reasonable reflective thinking focused on deciding what to believe or not believe as well as what is better to do or not do. Ref


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Emotional intelligence is needed as well.

The ability to not take everything literally. To understand nuance.

There's a difference between emotional intelligence/ self awareness and thinking with your emotions. 

Most of the trolls here who think they have critical thought are just thinking with their emotions as trained to do.

They just react to media and govt influence instead of thinking it through.

They think reading an article and having an opinion about it is critical thinking. 


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