What is the Importance of Creativity in Daily Life?
For those seeking to be happier, and more effective, and self-aware.
This Blog is taken from Lewis Harrison’s Peak Performance and Life Coach Training.
Q. What would our lives, our community, and the world around us be like without creativity?
A. Think of all the discoveries, inventions, products, services, and general research that takes place in psychology, business, cognitive science, education, technology, engineering, philosophy, theology, sociology, linguistics, and economics – none of this took take place without creativity. All of these disciplines and specialties explore the relations between creativity and general intelligence, personality type, mental and neurological processes, mental health, and artificial intelligence. In Our Work we constantly explore the potential for fostering creativity through our educational programs, and trainings. It is the application of creative resources that help us to expand effectiveness, personal development, and human potential.
So much of Our Work in Black Swan Effect, Butterfly Effect, Theory of Obstacles, collaborative problem-solving, pattern language comes from our creative ability to recognize missing elements, problems, disharmonies, gaps in knowledge, deficiencies. With these abilities, directly connected to creativity we can identify a difficulty; search for solutions, make accurate guesses, or formulating hypotheses about the deficiencies: testing and retesting these theories and when necessary modifying and retesting them. After all of this, even with limited evidence they and can communicate a correct conclusion.
Creativity in general is usually distinguished from innovation in particular, where the stress is on implementation. Many of us are creative but lack the multiple intelligences* needed to implement them these ideas.
An innovation requires implementation, either by being put into active use, by being made available for use by other parties, firms, individuals or organizations, or through a discovery, or invention created by a collaborative team with the ability to innovate.
Collaboration, and community is so important because some people are more creative than others. According to Mel Rhodes the American educational scientist, and pioneer in creativity research the dominant factors concerning why sme people are more creative than others are connected to “the four Ps” — process, product, person, and place.
There are a number of tools designed to measure creativity among the most popular is psychometrics. The psychometric approach to creativity reveals that it also involves the ability to produce more.
The psychometric measurement of creativity became an important subject for study and from the standpoint of orthodox psychological literature, is usually considered to have begun with J. P. Guilford’s 1950 address to the American Psychological Association, which helped popularize the topic.
Statistical analysis led to the recognition of creativity (as measured) as a separate aspect of human cognition to IQ-type intelligence, into which it had previously been subsumed. Guilford’s work suggested that above a threshold level of IQ, the relationship between creativity and classically measured intelligence broke down. Of, course this was an extremely limited approach because it ignored the many other forms of intelligence besides IQ, that help inspire creativity and are a reflection of it. Other forms of intelligence were explored in great depth by Howard Gardiner, and his Theory of Multiple Intelligences*.
The most creative individuals tend to exhibit specific qualities including openness, levels of ideation, autonomy, expertise, exploratory behavior, and so on. Environment also has a powerful influence on whether or not creativity will flourish. Among the most influential environmental factors are degrees of autonomy, access to resources, and the nature of gatekeepers – those who have the power to create obstacles or in other ways keep a creator from accessing necessary resources.
In Part 1 of this introduction to my teachings we will lay the groundwork for how an individual can transcend the pain of longing*, develop an understanding of productivity through self-awareness and enter an authentic journey to self-discovery, personal development, and the fulfillment of their potential.
It is important that we draw a distinction between convergent and divergent thinking. Convergent thinking involves aiming for a single, correct solution to a problem, whereas divergent thinking involves creative generation of multiple answers to a set problem.
In our coaching school it is divergent thinking that is of greatest importance to the creative process for it opens the mind to new ways of thinking.
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