How Does a Creative Person Think?

22 08 2009

Fluency:

                Thinking of many ideas

                The free flow of thought

                The generation of quantity, the most

                A large number of relevant responses

Flexibility:

                Thinking of different ways to do or use things.

                Providing for shifts in categories of thought

                Entertaining differing points of view

               Considering alternate plans

Originality:

                    Thinking of different, unique things.

                   The production of unusual or unanticipated responses

                   Characterized by novelty and uniqueness

                    Clever, remote, unusual, inventive responses

Elaboration:

                    Thinking of details and embellishments to an idea.

                    To refine, embellish, or enrich an idea, plan or product

                    To make a simple idea or response elegant by adding detail

                    To provide illuminating, descriptive dimensions

Metaphorical:

                  Thinking of ways to connect dissimilar things

                  To connect ideas and objects with analogies

                 To call attention to a similarity between two dissimilar things

                To make the strange familiar and the familiar strange

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