How logic can influence reasoning and decision making

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Logical thought is based on deductive reasoning, drawing on facts, or assumed facts. A logical person bases their thinking, reasoning, and decision-making on known statements, events, or conditions.

Clear reasoning is often structured thinking, using reasoning consistently to come to conclusions, considering problems or situations with facts and chains or steps of reasoning that make sense to the person. Logic is a coherent systematic approach to investigate, classify, and evaluate decisions.

People who think logically move from one related thought to another, with a clear pattern of thought, therefore finding patterns in data is also easier for a logical thinker. They are often good at math as this is a foundational skill required, but while math can be learned, logical thinking also requires practical experience to draw on.

What does a higher score mean?

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You are logical in your thought and structured in your approach to problem-solving. You like to use what you know to be true, and the facts to draw conclusions when reasoning in any form.

What does a lower score mean?

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You prefer to address the unknown, thinking beyond the reasoning and known facts in front of you. Sometimes drawing illogical conclusions, or suggesting illogical ideas to solve a given problem.

To nurture your logical nature:

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Improve reasoning skills by keeping the mind clear and healthy, often small inconsequential worries or thoughts and pent-up emotions can block logical thinking. Consider exercise, journaling, reading fiction to create mental space. Games that require reasoning skills can help to practice, and stretch the logic “muscle”. Try new things, reasoning is improved when collecting increased knowledge and experience.

Use this checklist for self-evaluation

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  • Do you like to play logic or strategy games?
  • Are you looking after yourself physically?
  • Do you journal or read fiction?
  • Do you take time to collect all the facts when you approach problem-solving?
  • Do you use a systematic approach to problem-solving?
  • Are you able to see patterns in thought or logic?

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