Creative Thinking Fundamentals

20 Jan

 What exactly is creativity? Indeed, there are a number of ways you can define the word “creativity”. However, the most modest way to define this mysterious element that is shared by all people is the fact that creativity is the ability of the person’s mind to acquire facts, materials, and/or ideas and distinguish them in a distinctive manner or way. It is a unique point of view, a fresh idea and/or a new way on looking at a certain problem.

A lot of people would tell you that they are not creative, or you may even think that you are not. But then, you have to realize that everyone is truly creative. Every person has his/her own creative style. Few are good at producing some ideas and playing around with it, making those ideas more functional, while others are simply fine when it comes to identifying unusually new solutions and ways to do things.

Take a glance at your surroundings, at the house or apartment you are living in, at the fixtures and furniture in such space, etc. Look at the clothes that you wear. Each manufactured product you view was, at a time or the other, an idea or thought in a person’s mind.

Each time you decide about something uniquely from others, you made idea or that thought. Each time you make a decision of what to eat and what to wear, or how to organize something and get to work, you are already creating. When people envisioned a beautifully colored flowers, and then included it into the course of mentally changing few of its characteristics (such as its shape, texture, petal shape and more), no one would probably crop up with similar image after five minutes. This is mainly due to the fact that everyone will produce a unique image. It only means that everyone is creative.

Creative thinking is a natural way of thinking and not a different way to think. You have been taught about thinking logically and linearly. Along with this, you might have been informed that creativity in itself should be learned and taught in the same manner like other subjects in academics. It should not be the case. Conceptual blending is in the center of imagination. It is a cognitive process, which functions under the consciousness level. This involves the association of 2 cognitive ideas to produce new meanings, while explaining creativity and abstract thought – an underlying mental process that is distinctive to humans. Constantly occurring without your awareness, blends are vital for the conception of emergent ideas, global insight, and meanings.

With these ideas in mind, you should have a better and understanding about the basics of creative thinking.

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