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  • We all have a creative genius inside of us.

  • Just like Howard Gardner's multiple intelligence theory, creativity is also measured in many unique ways.

  • This means that the creative process works differently for everyone.

  • Are you wondering what yours looks like?

  • Here are the five types of creative thinkers.

  • One: The lateral thinker.

  • This is probably the most common type people think of when they first hear the word "Creativity".

  • Lateral thinkers think outside the box generating new ideas instead of working with what's already familiar.

  • Lateral thinking is great for problem-solving, innovations and inventions.

  • People who identify with this type are usually not afraid to leave traditions behind in order to play with new patterns.

  • Two: The inspirational thinker.

  • Do random ideas ever just come to you suddenly?

  • This is called inspirational thinking.

  • Inspirational thinking is usually spontaneous, quick and comes out of nowhere.

  • Researchers call these breakthroughs higher creativity.

  • Often, people who come up with inspiring ideas see them in dreams first but may also experience this while being awake.

  • Throughout this creative process, the individual undergoes a life-changing revelation that amplifies their skills and talents to a whole 'nother level.

  • Three: The divergent thinker.

  • American psychologist JP Guilford coined the terms Divergent Thinking and Convergent Thinking.

  • Guilford proposed that these two types of thinking are the opposite of one another.

  • Whereas convergent thinking entails concentrating on only one idea or a single solution,

  • divergent thinking involves a more flexible approach where many solutions and options are explored.

  • People who identify as divergent thinkers tend to brainstorm often and enjoy taking risks in order to explore other alternatives.

  • Four: The systematic thinker.

  • Do you have a knack for connecting the dots?

  • People who identify as systematic thinkers are good at understanding how things are related to one another when they look at systems.

  • Systematic thinking is often used in corporate settings when a hierarchy is created.

  • This type of thinker is often considered a managerial genius

  • because they're great at organizing and setting rules and regulations for operations to run smoothly.

  • Five: The aesthetical thinker.

  • Esthetical thinking involves producing or creating things that are pleasing to our senses.

  • The individual may have strong visual and spatial skills choosing to delve into careers such as architecture, painting and drawing.

  • Esthetical thinkers also thrive in the music industry where they are skilled at creating rhythms, tempos and melodies

  • that all blend harmoniously together.

  • Writers, scientists and mathematicians all belong under this creative branch as well, when they have a talent for creating unique plot lines, formulas and equations.

  • At Psych2Go we have many aesthetical thinkers like our animators, script writers and narrators

  • who work hard every day to create the best content just for you.

  • Which type of creative thinker are you?

  • Please share your thoughts with us below.

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  • With your help we can reach more people and provide our support.

  • Thanks for watching.

We all have a creative genius inside of us.

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The 5 Types of Creative Thinkers

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    Ellie posted on 2019/05/20
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