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Types of Thinkers

Analyzing
Analyzing

Critical Thinking. Critical thinking refers to the process of actively analyzing, assessing, synthesizing, evaluating and reflecting on information gathered from observation, experience, or communication. It is thinking in a clear, logical, reasoned, and reflective manner to solve problems or make decisions.

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Applying Standards
Applying Standards

Universal intellectual standards are standards which must be applied to thinking whenever one is interested in checking the quality of reasoning about a problem, issue, or situation. To think critically entails having command of these standards.

Concrete Thinking vs Abstract Thinking
Concrete Thinking vs Abstract Thinking

Concrete vs Abstract Thinking People always think differently. Some may think in concrete terms and some in abstract terms. Concrete thinking refers to the thinking on the surface whereas abstract thinking is related to thinking in depth.

Convergent Thinking vs Divergent Thinking
Convergent Thinking vs Divergent Thinking

Sir I think you may be right about differences between convergent thinking and divergent thinking. But convergent thinking does not limit its values only to answers of complex questions but it may also be defined as the thinking which develops the creative ideas about future.

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Creative Thinking vs Analytical Thinking
Creative Thinking vs Analytical Thinking

Critical Thinking, on the other hand, is more evaluative in nature and analyses a particular thing. Hence, one can conclude that while Creative thinking is generative in purpose, Critical Thinking is analytical in purpose. This is one of the main differences between creative thinking and critical thinking.

Discriminating
Discriminating

But as we ascend in the social scale, the process of discriminating and being discriminated by hearing increases in difficulty, partly because voices are assimilated, partly because the faculty of voice-discrimination is a plebeian virtue not much developed among the Aristocracy.

Information Seeking
Information Seeking

Robert H. Ennis, Author of The Cornell Critical Thinking Tests "Critical thinking is reasonable, reflective thinking that is focused on deciding what to believe and do." A SUPER-STREAMLINED CONCEPTION OF CRITICAL THINKING Robert H. Ennis, 6/20/02. Assuming that critical thinking is reasonable reflective thinking focused on deciding what to believe or do, a critical thinker: 1.

Logical Reasoning
Logical Reasoning

Logical thinking is thinking based on proven knowledge and information that is accurate and certain. Logical thinking is the basis of modern technology, and it is commonly referred to as left-brain thinking.

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Predicting
Predicting

A reader involved in making predictions is focused on the text at hand, constantly thinking ahead and also refining, revising, and verifying his or her predictions. This strategy also helps students make connections between their prior knowledge and the text.

Sequential (Linear) Thinking vs Holistic Thinking
Sequential (Linear) Thinking vs Holistic Thinking

Cognitive Styles. Different people have different ways of thinking. The concept of cognitive styles addresses this issue, defining different overall patterns of thinking or approaching problems. Analytic vs. Holistic Thinking. One of the most common distinctions in the literature on cognitive style is between analytic and holistic styles.

Transforming Knowledge
Transforming Knowledge

In Transforming Critical Thinking, Thayer-Bacon argues for the transformation of  critical thinking theory through a ‘feminist redescription of critical thinking’, which she terms ‘constructive thinking’ (p. xiii).

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