Egocentric Thinking

Egocentric thinking is viewing everything in relation to oneself.

These individuals are self-centered and consider only their interests. This impedes critical thinking.

It is difficult for many people to identify this characteristic within themselves.

The egocentric person is usually unaware of his or her thinking patterns.

There are many successful business people, lawyers, politicians, and others who are egocentric thinkers.

They are closed minded to the thoughts and ideas of others. This damages their critical thinking abilities.

Open minded thinking is one of the fundamental critical thinking skills.

The best defense to minimizing thinking egocentrically is to be aware of it and to be mindful of the needs of others.

In essence, to continually strive towards viewing ideas and concepts from multiple vantage points.

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