I'm an INFJ. Most of my waking attention is spent pondering things, daydreaming and figuring out the dynamic interplay with all objects and ideas in the world. A lot of this includes figuring out what 'fits' and what 'doesn't fit', basically trying to make sense of everything I think about. An example; thinking about what makes sense in a political argument, what things I understand and what things I don't understand, and trying to make sense of the things I don't understand.
Is this what critical thinking is?
The reason I ask is because a lot of my college assignments ask for critical thinking, but I'm kinda stumped as to where to go from there. Like...I don't know how much farther I can go beyond what I'm already thinking about. Is it maybe because my mind is already doing critical thinking by itself, and that all I need to worry about is voicing those thoughts into a cohesive writing assignment?
I'm very...worried. I tend to be extremely anal-retentive when it comes to writing assignments, to the point where I just fret about every little detail, trying to make sure I'm not half-a$$ing things.