Groupthink vs Consensus - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between groupthink and consensus

is that groupthink is a process of reasoning or decision-making by a group, especially one characterized by uncritical acceptance of or conformity to a perceived majority view while consensus is a process of that seeks widespread agreement among group members.

groupthink

Alternative forms

* group-think

Noun

(-)
  • A process of reasoning or decision-making by a group, especially one characterized by uncritical acceptance of or conformity to a perceived majority view.
  • * 2005 , , '' Slate Magazine, Tuesday, July 12, 2005:
  • This gang-bang speaks more to journalistic groupthink than to any real moral or legal reasoning.
  • * 2012 , (Christopher Clark), The Sleepwalkers , Penguin 2013, p. 395:
  • A militant group-think seized hold of the ministry.

    consensus

    Noun

    (es)
  • A process of that seeks widespread agreement among group members.
  • agreement among the members of a given group or community, each of which exercises some discretion in decision-making and follow-up action.
  • Average projected value, as in the finance term consensus forecast.