While advanced thinkers are able to think well across

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of thought. While advanced thinkers are able to think well across the important dimensions of their  lives, they are not yet able to think at a consistently high level across all of these dimensions.  Advanced thinkers have good general command over their egocentric nature. They continually strive to be fair-minded. Of course, they sometimes lapse into egocentrism and reason in a one-sided way. Principal Challenge : To begin to develop depth of understanding not only of the need for  systematic practice in thinking, but also insight into deep levels of problems in thought: consistent  recognition, for example, of egocentric and sociocentric thought in one’s thinking, ability to identify  areas of significant ignorance and prejudice, and ability to actually develop new fundamental habits  of thought based on deep values to which one has committed oneself. Knowledge of Thinking : Advanced thinkers are actively and successfully engaged in systematically monitoring the role in their thinking of concepts, assumptions, inferences, implications, points of  view, etc., and hence have excellent knowledge of that enterprise. Advanced thinkers are also  knowledgeable of what it takes to regularly assess their thinking for clarity, accuracy, precision,  relevance, logicalness, etc. Advanced thinkers value the deep and systematic internalization of  critical thinking into their daily habits. Advanced thinkers have keen insight into the role of  egocentrism and sociocentrism in thinking, as well as the relationship between thoughts, feelings  and desires. They have a deep understanding of the powerful role that thinking plays in the quality of their lives.  They understand that egocentric thinking will always play a role in their thinking, but that they can  control the power that egocentrism has over their thinking and their lives.  Skill in Thinking : Advanced thinkers regularly critique their own plan for systematic practice, and  improve it thereby. Practicing thinkers regularly monitor their own thoughts. They insightfully  articulate the strengths and weaknesses in their thinking. They possess outstanding knowledge of  the qualities of their thinking. Advanced thinkers are consistently able to identify when their thinking  is driven by their native egocentrism; and they effectively use a number of strategies to reduce the  power of their egocentric thoughts.
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