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Reasoning skills are the key to success in many areas of life, and like any skill, they can be improved with attention and effort. This quiz is your roadmap for becoming a more rational thinker.

After taking this free, fun quiz, you’ll receive a customized report showing which of 16 reasoning styles best captures the strengths and weaknesses of the way you think. 

 

You'll also receive tips about the concrete steps you can take to improve your critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.

 
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Is Your Reality Distorted?

Soldier vs Scout Mindset

When your steadfast opinions are tested, Julia Galef asks:

 

"Do you yearn to defend your own beliefs or do you yearn to see the world as clearly as you possibly can?"

Check out Julia's video to learn more about the defensive soldier and the curious scout mindsets. 

The Political Bias Test

Politics is an area where it is particularly easy to get swept up by the defensive soldier mindset and forget the scout's curiosity.

It's hard to notice in the moment, but it turns out people are less likely to believe or remember arguments that challenge their worldview compared to arguments that support it.

 

Try our Political Bias Test to receive a customized report showing how your political identity is likely influencing your understanding of specific current events and the outcomes of certain government policies.

ClearerThinking's mission is to close the gap between insights from research about human behavior and actions in the real world. We build best-in-class, interactive tools and mini-courses that you can use to change your habits, make better decisions, and achieve your goals.

We start with research into the existing academic literature on what's known about how to shift behavior, and then perform our own original studies in order to build best-in-class, free, interactive tools and mini-courses to help you improve your life.

Read what other visitors said about our tools

"Without this tool I would still be sitting on my decision for weeks, months or years!

Thank you so much!”

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Clearer Thinking was launched by Spark Wave, which is an evidence-driven research lab and startup foundry applying social science, iterative experimentation, and careful analysis to create socially beneficial software companies from scratch.