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Critical thinking is dependent on self-criticism. One must actively engage with the best arguments against one’s own viewpoint to be considered rational. Svetlana loves to respond to writers of opposing world views in order to make them “sounding boards” to teach others valuable lessons, but the fact she can’t identify a single shred of evidence that is persuasive against her beliefs is a giant red flag that she doesn’t make an effort to counter her own confirmation bias. Therefor, she is likely not a critical thinker. Apologies for the confusing sentence.

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