Critical thinking refers to the ability to analyze information objectively and make a reasoned judgment. It involves the evaluation of sources, such as data, facts, observable phenomena, and research findings.
Critical thinking can be divided into the following three core skills:
- Curiosity is the desire to learn more information and seek evidence as well as being open to new ideas.
- Skepticism involves having a healthy questioning attitude about new information that you are exposed to and not blindly believing everything everyone tells you.
- Finally, humility is the ability to admit that your opinions and ideas are wrong when faced with new convincing evidence that states otherwise.