To be able to think outside of the box. To understand both sides of the arguement fully iregardless of which side your arguing from, to give you a full perspective of the whole dispute hence enabling inteligent thinking. To be able to think for your self without the influence of anything. To be able to make decisions and form your own opinions without any influence form anything else. Thinking for your self and realising when you are wrong and when you are right.
Having a clear understanding of the main attributes for critical thinking as stated above are the main attributes for critical thinking.
Person 1: How do you know your religion is true and that there is a God?
Person 2 (a critical thinking reply): I believe because i was brought up to believe what i believe and i have respect for what i beleive in and my religion, on the other hand i understand where your coming from and i value ur opinion and question, what are your ideas and philosies of a greater being ?
Person 1: How can u belive in God when u cant see him or anything ?
Person 2: it is what i choose to believe in just like you choose not believe but i value and respect your opinion on the subject .
as you can see person 2 was open to criticism about believing in God and he replied understanding the other persons arguement and had respect for it. To be able to think critically you have to respect your fellow human beings opinions and thought process in order to understand him/her properly.