When we think we bring a variety of thoughts together

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When we think, we bring a variety of thoughts together into some order. When the combination of  thoughts is mutually supporting and makes sense in combination, the thinking is "logical." When the  combination is not mutually supporting, is contradictory in some sense, or does not "make sense,"  the combination is not logical, it is flawed. And when we internalise the tools of analysis and tools of evaluation our perception of the world and  approach to issues, problems and difficulties change. We develop certain traits that characterise the  outlook of a critical and creative thinker; we transform our selves from the conformist to  autonomous/independent thinkers. The following are the character traits that a critical thinker  exhibits. 1.3  SUBTOPIC 3: Critical and Creative thinking tools of Transformation                  Critical and creative thinking tools of Transformation Critical and creative thinking tools of Transformation are also referred to as Valuable intellectual  traits. These are transformational traits exhibited by those individuals that embrace criticality and  creativity. They are virtue traits that define maturity in reason, objectivity in thought, rationality in  deliberations and sobriety save to mention consistency. Intellectual Humility : Having the knowledge of the limits of one's knowledge, including  sensitivity to circumstances in which one's native egocentrism is likely to function self- deceptively; sensitivity to bias, prejudice and limitations of one's viewpoint. Intellectual  humility depends on recognizing that one should not claim more than one actually knows. It  does not imply spinelessness or submissiveness. It implies the lack of intellectual 
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pretentiousness, boastfulness, or conceit, combined with insight into the logical foundations,  or lack of such foundations, of one's beliefs. Intellectual Courage:  Having the knowledge of the need to face and fairly address ideas,  beliefs or viewpoints toward which we have strong negative emotions and to which we have  not given a serious hearing. This courage is connected with the recognition that ideas  considered dangerous or absurd are sometimes rationally justified (in whole or in part) and  that conclusions and beliefs inculcated in us are sometimes false or misleading. To  determine for ourselves which is which, we must not passively and uncritically “accept" what  we have “learned." Intellectual courage comes into play here, because inevitably we will  come to see some truth in some ideas considered dangerous and absurd, and distortion or  falsity in some ideas strongly held in our social group. We need courage to be true to our 
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