Critical Thinking – Recognize & Switch off Emotions

Critical Thinking – Recognize & Switch off Emotions

Seven Dimensions
Updated Oct 10, 2019

Course Overview

Eve Ash remarks that uncritical thinking causes a waste of time and energy. While commending the role of emotions in decisions, Peter Quarry provides suggestions for switching gut feelings off in order to first recognize how a person is being triggered, before distancing oneself and considering better ways to respond in order to resolve and turn an issue around.

Peter Quarry suggests the first important step to improving critical thinking is recognizing and switching off emotion, which can interfere with making good decisions.

Learning Objectives

Peter Quarry discusses switching off emotions by:

  • Recognizing your anger and defensiveness
  • Identifying the trigger
  • Understanding your urge to lash out
  • Considering a better way to respond
  • Resolving and turning it around

Interviewer: Eve Ash

Interviewee: Peter Quarry