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The Critical Thinking Toolkit by Marlene CAROSELLI

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Appendix CTEST OF CREATIVITYAnswer Sheet and Feedback

The test you just completed covers the major types of mental activity associated with creativity: insight, recognizing relationships that are not easily evident, visualizing, thinking laterally as well as linearly, withholding evaluation (judgment) so as to generate many ideas (brainstorming), using familiar concepts or objects in unfamiliar (novel) ways, and so on.

Creative people tend to have traits that are not shared by most other people. Often they have grown up as “loners,” seeking solitude rather than friends and peer group support. They see no reason to conform and meet arbitrary norms. They value their uniqueness and originality. They are not ashamed of having “off-the-wall” thoughts ...

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