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How to Think for Yourself

How to Think for Yourself

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Think Different, Think Unique, Be Right When Others Are Wrong

To be successful in many careers, it's not enough to be right. You have to be right and think differently (e.g. scientists, investors).

Independent mindedness is the art of being right when everyone else is wrong.

Characteristics of Independent-Minded People

  • Contrarian nature.
  • Display an amusement in denying conventional wisdom.
  • Relentless fact-checking.
  • Have a desire to determine the truth.
  • Curiosity.
  • Novel ideas that drive progress.

These characteristics need not be possessed in equal mea...

What To Do If You Don't Possess An Independent Mindset

Conventionally minded people may be unwilling to admit or even unaware that they are conventionally-minded.

How to develop independent mindedness:

  • Develop relationships with independently-minded individuals
  • Attempt to empathize with diverse indiv...

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