There are several types of thinking styles, which affect our critical thinking process. These thinking styles are different and can affect our lives either in positive or negative ways. Three of those thinking styles are emotional, logical, and persuasive. Emotional thinking is applied when an individual thinks with their emotions and makes decisions based on what they feel. This type of thinking lets personal opinions, values, morals, and beliefs play into the decision that is being made. Emotional thinking is risky because an individual may make a rushed decision based on what they want at the moment versus what is best for them in the long run. Logical thinking applies reasoning and requires that the information being provided is actually adequate information in making the final decision. Logical thinking is best suited to diagnose every problem because reasoning is based on common knowledge of everyday living. Logical thinking requires sequential thought, it entails the effort to gather important facts, twine the facts together, and come to a logical conclusion. Persuasive thinking is applied when individuals convince others that the information being presented is accurate. The benefit of this style is that it allows individuals to create their own information and persuade others to believe it. A persuasive thinker must deliver an aggressive argument and have the right audience to present it to.
Nevertheless, they all have an important position in the critical thinking process.
Emotional thinking, logical thinking, and persuasive thinking all focus on the same idea of gathering the information, analyzing all aspects information, and achieving the best possible