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If You Are Creative, Are You Also Intelligent?

If You Are Creative, Are You Also Intelligent?
According to an article in Newsweek , here in the United States we apparently have a creativity crisis . According to Kyung Hee Kim at the College of William and Mary, scores on the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking have been decreasing since the 1990's. The same article mentions that China is making a push to move away from rote memorization and adopt a more problem centered learning approach, perhaps like that of America. Contrast this with the results from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), which examines 15-year-old students in 65 countries. The U.S. scored about average in science, above average in reading, and below average in math. According to the New York Times , Mark Schneider , a former commissioner of the U.S. Which clearly raises the question: Why is China trying to emulate America's educational system if they are already doing so well? Let's consider another perspective, that of Bill Gates. Stefani Germanotta before becoming Lady Gaga Related:  food for brains

Alcohol Benefits the Creative Process Creative thought is something we often aspire to. Whether it’s in terms of artistic products, scientific discoveries, or business innovations, creative accomplishments drive advancement in much of what we do. But what sorts of things enhance creativity ? A popular belief is that altered cognitive processing, whether from sleep , insanity, or alcohol use, sparks creativity among artists, composers, writers, and problem-solvers. Why might being intoxicated lead to improved creativity? Think about the flip side of the coin. When people with lots of baseball knowledge, for example, are asked to come up with a word that forms a compound word with “plate,” “broken,” and “shot,” they are pretty bad at this task. So, could being intoxicated really help people to think more creatively? They recruited people (ages 21-30) who drank socially, via Craigslist, to come into their lab and, well, they got some of them drunk. For more on the link between brain power and performance, check out my book .

The Power of Introverts: A Manifesto for Quiet Brilliance Do you enjoy having time to yourself, but always feel a little guilty about it? Then Susan Cain’s “Quiet : The Power of Introverts” is for you. It’s part book, part manifesto. We live in a nation that values its extroverts – the outgoing, the lovers of crowds – but not the quiet types who change the world. She recently answered questions from Mind Matters editor Gareth Cook. Cook: This may be a stupid question, but how do you define an introvert? Cain: Not a stupid question at all! It’s also important to understand that introversion is different from shyness. Cook: You argue that our culture has an extroversion bias. Cain: In our society, the ideal self is bold, gregarious, and comfortable in the spotlight. In my book, I travel the country – from a Tony Robbins seminar to Harvard Business School to Rick Warren’s powerful Saddleback Church – shining a light on the bias against introversion. Cook: How does this cultural inclination affect introverts? Cain: Yes. Cook: Are you an introvert?

Creative thinking with creative geniuses like you! Creativity techniques Creativity techniques are methods that encourage creative actions, whether in the arts or sciences. They focus on a variety of aspects of creativity, including techniques for idea generation and divergent thinking, methods of re-framing problems, changes in the affective environment and so on. They can be used as part of problem solving, artistic expression, or therapy. Some techniques require groups of two or more people while other techniques can be accomplished alone. These methods include word games, written exercises and different types of improvisation, or algorithms for approaching problems. Aleatory techniques[edit] Aleatoricism is the incorporation of chance (random elements) into the process of creation, especially the creation of art or media. In short, aleatoricism is a way to introduce new thoughts or ideas into a creative process. Improvisation[edit] The following are two significant methods: Problem solving[edit] Tools and methodologies to support creativity.[6] See also[edit]

Stupidity Rules for Creative Professionals I'm having trouble being stupid. Productively stupid, that is. I have infinite reserves of unproductive stupidity—ignoring my car's oil light, losing my wallet, hiring the wrong person. That's the variety of a presidential candidate forgetting during a national debate which federal agencies he wants to eliminate ("Oops"). Productive stupidity is something else. A lot of popular advice being doled out about creative productivity has its catchy truisms: Get things done. Creative activists' advice stems in part from a deep-rooted backlash to previous creativity theorists. In part. "If you want to help people cultivate their creativity, don't give them more wonder." So here's where I question and take exception. I don't know. Do you see how much trouble I have being productively stupid? From what? Microbiologist Martin A. "Productive stupidity means being ignorant by choice. So how did he pull it off? It's that kind of stupidity I admire. Doesn't it require solitude and silence?

What Does Your Body Language Say About You? How To Read Signs and... - StumbleUpon Art by LaetitziaAs we all know, communication is essential in society. Advancements in technology have transformed the way that we correspond with others in the modern world. Because of the constant buzz in our technological world, it's easy to forget how important communicating face-to-face is. When conversing old-school style, it's not only speech we verbalize that matters, but what our nonverbal gestures articulate as well. Body language is truly a language of its own. We all have quirks and habits that are uniquely our own. 10% from what the person actually says40% from the tone and speed of voice50% is from their body language. Lowering one's head can signal a lack of confidence. Pushing back one's shoulders can demonstrate power and courageOpen arms means one is comfortable with being approached and willing to talk/communicate

Mad Genius, Eccentric Behavior & Creative Process Kristi Tencarre : Mad Genius Eccentric Creative Beings By Kristi Tencarre What is madness, except for non-conformity to the norm? Majority makes up the norm, therefore their definition of madness becomes the marker signaling the labeled to watch out for and stay away from. Madness has been officially defined as mentally unstable. However, it has also been officially defined as great folly, enthusiasm, or excitement which can be marked by frenzied behaviour. One characteristic of success in any creative endeavor is to not conform to the norms, mores and expectations of society. Eccentric is a positive term used to describe creative madness, which can also be called creative genius. To be creative one must have a smidgen of rebellion in the soul. What would people say if you quit your job to stay at home and get creative? So what if people label us as "mad" because we are pursuing our heart's desire. © 2006 Kristi Tencarre

10 Ways to Develop Your Creativity | Schaefer's Blog If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! **Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by Catharina F. de Wet, Ph.D and author of One View of Giftedland, a blog focusing on talented and gifted education. Google the word “creativity” and you will get almost 84 million hits. The first few has to do with defining creativity and it ranges from the cerebral Wikipedia definition: “Creativity (or “creativeness”) is a mental process involving the generation of new ideas or concepts, or new associations between existing ideas or concepts” to a simple definition by Henry Miller: “ The occurrence of a composition which is both new and valuable.” Because of research we know a significant amount about the creative process and creative people. Generally speaking, when we talk about a creative person, we have in mind two kinds of people. Here are ten things you can do to develop your creativity: 2 – Examine and remove perceptual blocks. 8 – Make time to think.

Myths of Right-Brained Creativity "I'm not creative. I'm very left-brained." "My teachers killed my creativity ." "I'm just not into being all different and original and weird." As a creativity consultant, I often hear such comments. {*style:<b>MYTH #1: CREATIVITY = RIGHT HEMISPHERE </b>*}A recent study showed that a function of visual thinking is not solely a function of the right hemisphere. The puzzle required that architecture students visualize certain existing geometric shapes and if when assembled formed either a square or a rectangle. I think this assumption stems in part from an over-simplification of especially Roger Sperry's work in the 1960s on the split-brain hypothesis. We now know that creativity as well as—on the flip side—rational decisions are more whole-brained activities than some of us would like to imagine. {*style:<b>MYTH #2: LOGICAL PROBLEM-SOLVING = LEFT HEMISPHERE </b>*}The reverse is also true. Emotions are not, though, a strictly right-hemispheric function. {*style:<b>YOUR TURN Jeffrey

Six Tips for Introverted Travelers Lists: You don't have to be an extrovert to enjoy travel. Sophia Dembling explains. Photo by Sophia Dembling My essay Confessions of an Introverted Traveler drew a lot of feedback from fellow introverts tired of reading stories about others’ great experiences meeting people. Many who wrote told me they were worried that, because they were introverts, they simply weren’t cut out to travel. For anyone trying to decide if they should hit the road or just stay home where nobody will bother them, I thought I’d offer these six tips for introverted travelers. 1. I don’t often initiate conversations but I will talk to almost anyone who talks to me first. 2. A lot of times, random conversations lead to invitations to parties, to travel companionship, to meet others. 3. 4. In her book, Helgoe talks about the French term “flâneur” (feminine, “flâneuse”). 5. I have found this controlled interaction is a great way to get some conversation in with a local. 6.

A Creative Buzz - Ideas Market By Christopher Shea People who like to write in cafes are onto something, it seems: A moderate level of noise—the equivalent of the background buzz of conversation — prompts more-creative thought, according to a study. Across several experiments involving more than 300 people, participants worked on a series of exercises demanding mental flexibility, including word-association games and practical problems. People in the moderate-noise groups scored higher on the objective word-association test, and their answers to the other problems were rated, subjectively by peers, as more creative. A final experiment involved having students answer questions about consumer products at a computer station located in a public space. The study adds to research suggesting that small doses of distraction — including hard-to-read fonts — prompt the mind to work at a more abstract level, which is also a more creative level. Source: “Is Noise Always Bad?

Тест на логическое мышление (М. Войнаровский) Тест на логическое мышление (М. Войнаровский) Тест состоит из 30 пунктов. Каждый пункт имеет вид: - Условие a. первое следствие b. второе следствие c. третье следствие"Условие" - это условие задачи, некоторые обстоятельства, которые считаются ранее каким-то образом доказанными и всегда истинными. "Следствие" - это логическое следствие из условия. Из трех следствий одно и только одно правильно. Поделитесь с друзьями

Creativity Rocks! There are few things that are more satisfying than coming up with a creative solution to a vexing problem. In fact, the feeling you get from finding a clever way out of a mess, of seeing old things in a new ways, or of making something from nothing can be wonderfully addictive. Unfortunatley, most people aren't encouraged to be creative in their everyday lives. They are given very specific instructions about what to do, whether in school or at work, and are measured by how accurately they replicate what others have done. This is a huge missed opportunity all the way around. Below are some of my favorite video clips of thought leaders talking about the value of creative problem solving. Tom Kelley of IDEO talks about the habits you can adopt to make yourself more creative: Marrisa Mayer of Google talking about the importance of contraints in stimulating creativity: My favorite video clip of venture capitalist, Vinod Khosla, talking about how all problems are opportunities

INTJ According to Myers-Briggs the INTJ represents "The Mastermind." INTJs are one of the rarest of the 16 psychological types and account for approximately 2-4% of the population.[2] Women of this personality type are especially rare, forming just 0.8% of the population. The MBTI assessment was developed from the work of prominent psychiatrist Carl G. Prominent American INTJs are believed to include Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, John F Kennedy, Thomas Jefferson, Woodrow Wilson, Dwight D. The MBTI instrument[edit] The MBTI preferences indicate the differences in people based on the following:[6] How they focus their attention or get their energy (extraversion or introversion)How they perceive or take in information (sensing or intuition)How they prefer to make decisions (thinking or feeling)How they orient themselves to the external world (judgment or perception) By using their preference in each of these areas, people develop what Jung and Myers called psychological type. Statistics[edit]