(based on ideas by Torrance)
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: Adding 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