We all pride ourselves on our critical thinking. I have been researching Brain Functionality and one of the audio books I picked up is Your Deceptive Mind, a guide to critical thinking.
What I have found most beneficial is thinking about the people I have met , worked with, or tried to have intelligent conversations who have a Deceptive Mind, and think they are critical thinkers.
Understanding how the mind can be deceived is useful to understand why others may not agree with you. and, sometimes you are the one who has been deceived. We all make mistakes and some of the mistakes we make is being deceived. Think you are immune? If you are, then Magic tricks never work on you.