The Impact of Emotions

One of the most important roles in the development of critical thinking is self-control. To think critically is to acknowledge the existence of more than one point of view on a problem. With regard to the areas of work and training, the use of theory in practice can cause controversy in a person if knowledge goes against his fundamental beliefs. And accepting this can be very difficult. 

Most often this happens when an educated person or some kind of scientific research casts doubt on what everyone considers “common sense”. And when a person is concerned about what he is interested in, emotions in some cases can give his thoughts the right direction, but more often they negatively affect the ability to think clearly. 

The emotional component is capable of both giving facts and evidence strength and completely depriving them of it. In particular, this happens when emotional arguments are at the forefront that can convince the other person. 

Critical thinking requires a person to drop everything that he believes and considers as important. You can safely say that to think critically is to select as carefully as possible information that supports arguments and statements without giving them an emotional colouring. Only in this way can one reasonably argue one’s position. 

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