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Reframing & Perspective-Taking

4 Stages of Increasing Perspective

Reframing & Perspective-Taking Are Compared

“You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.” —Frank McCourt

“If you don’t believe in the innate unreasonableness of human beings, just try raising children.” —Thomas Sowell

“Two percent of the people think; three percent of the people think they think; and ninety-five percent of the people would rather die than think.” —George Bernard Shaw

Reframing Versus Perspective-Taking


  • Reframing is a fancy word for reinterpreting events or taking a different perspective or viewpoint on them.
  • Reframing can be an excellent coping strategy, for example, finding the useful in the difficult will help you to accept the difficult.
  • Reframing can also be used to delude or lie to yourself; for example, my mother verbally abuses me to push me to succeed.


  • Perspective-taking is a more advanced and refined form of reinterpretation because perspective-taking gets you to look at many different angles or points of view and to choose the one that best suits your needs and style.

Perspective-Taking Has Additional Advantages:

(1) helps you to understand other people’s perspectives; (2) provides more options;

(3) develops a skill for looking for greater understanding of issues and for being open to different perspectives;

(4) exercises the mind to improve your general thinking skills;

(5) teaches a more inclusive style of thinking about thinking.

Discovery Demands 5TP TEACHES YOU—

1. How to open your mind.

2. How to understand the diversity of thought.

3. How to see multiple sides of an issue.

4. How to learn the skill of perspective-taking (standing in someone else’s shoes).

5. How to find alternatives, choices, and options.

6. How to generate options when problem-solving.

7. How to boost creativity.

8. How to get unstuck when you see no way out.


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“Discovery Demands 5TP” teaches perspective-taking.

1. The perspective-taking skill helps you to have more choices and options.

2. The perspective-taking skill provides a more inclusive style of thinking about thinking.

3. The perspective-taking skill helps you to recognize and understand other people’s perspectives.

4. The perspective-taking skill helps you exercise your mind in order to improve your general thinking skills.

5. The perspective-taking skill allows you to have a greater understanding of issues by training your mind to be open to different perspectives.

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