Creativity: the key is in the attitude

Intelligence might be enough
for a person to be creative at least two or three times in a lifetime,
but it is not enough to live a life dedicated to creativeness much less to keep creative for a good time
of time.

According to triarchic theory of
, intelligence is divided into three parts and each of these actively participates
to creativity. The synthetic part allows you to define the problems and propose
ideas, the analytic part allows you to recognize ideas, structures, assign
resources and evaluate, while the practical part refers to the ability to
present ideas to others and implement them. In this model only two o'clock
first parts are under intellectual dominion (intelligence in the sense
classical) but the third presupposes particular attitudes and personality traits.
When a person faces a problem they may be able to select, code,
compare, analyze or process information but none of this
guarantees that he will put his ideas into practice or that he will be creative. Precisely for this reason there
it refers to some essential attitudes to be able to develop creativity
such as: sensitivity to problems, tolerance of ambiguity,
tolerance of frustration, management of uncertainty, operational will,
intrinsic motivation, positive self-esteem, openness to experience, attraction
for complexity, personal identity, playful sense, risk acceptance,
acceptance of errors, desire for growth, perseverance in the face of
obstacles, independence of thought and a sense of humor. In short, the list is
long but within this (fortunately) there are some more important factors
of others. L'aperture to experience is an essential factor and refers to an internal provision to expand
the limits of knowledge; in other words, to be curious about the environment
surrounding and spirit of initiative that pushes to explore and learn. Five can be distinguished
opening types: First theaperture to fantasy, which refers to the willingness to enter the
our inner world leaving the mind free to move without limits. In
second, theaperture aesthetics, which refers to
senses and the will to enhance the different types of artistic expression. In
third place we find theaperture to feelings, which refers to the
understanding and acceptance of one's emotions. In fourth place we find theaperture to action, which is expressed in new activities and in fifth place theaperture all idea, which implies intellectual curiosity and availability
to examine both theoretical and ethical issues and values. This conception relates
basically with the willingness to explore, overcome barriers, go
beyond the established limits and breaking the circle of what is familiar to us. Another factor that helps
being creative is there tolerance of ambiguity.
Many important problems cannot be solved quickly and therefore
they require a longer process. In these cases the person has to stay for
a long time in an uncertain situation and apparently with no way out. The ability to live with
these situations is what is associated with this attitude. If one
person is the victim of impatience during a search (both because he is in
having to choose between an infinite number of possibilities or because it is immersed in a
environment that contains a multitude of elements without order and structure), has
few chances to proceed. The solution of a complex problem requires
prolonged incubation periods, sometimes close to intuition, where the mind
travels new paths, moves on distinct planes and entertains with
insignificant details, for this it is essential to accept and live with ambiguity. Together with the ambiguity, its own
of creative processes, frustration is also often present. Many attempts
they are unsuccessful and the obstacles that stand in the way are
almost always more numerous and heavier than one could imagine. In conclusion,
reality often does not meet our expectations and this produces sensations
unsightly or failing ideas. The ability to withstand these situations does
who loves: frustration tolerance. Creativity does not always ensure
the success. Success stories are usually remembered, but we know well
little of the immense efforts that have not produced good results. Indeed,
several researches show that the most creative people had to deal with
several challenges and making meaningful decisions from childhood. So, if we were to summarize the
attitudes that help answer the question: how to be
creative, it could be said that these are: ability to manage uncertainty,
openness to new experiences, tolerance to frustration and acceptance of risks
and errors.
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