Identification of personality and cognitive indicators of creative potential

Barry Kudrowitz, A. Free, L. M. Hough

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Abstract

In this study, we explore the relationships between select cognitive assessments of creativity, self-assessment of creativity, personality traits, and a series of "real-world" creative challenges. A group of 105 students received the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking (TTCT), the Alternative Uses Test (ALT), the Remote Associates Test (RAT) and a newly developed personality test, the Innovation Quest Tool Characteristics Checklist (IQTCC). The selfassessment of creativity showed a very strong statistically significant positive correlation with the IQTCC Creativity Scale. When comparing these assessments to the "real-world" creative outcomes, an individual's creative personality traits are a better predictor than cognitive tests of their abilities with an everyday creative task such as creating a new type of cookie. There was no obvious relationship between any of the assessments and a client-based creativity task invoking the possibility that different underlying individual difference characteristics relate to creativity as compared to innovation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication4th International Conference on Design Creativity, ICDC 2016
PublisherThe Design Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781904670827
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Event4th International Conference on Design Creativity, ICDC 2016 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: Nov 2 2016Nov 4 2016

Publication series

Name4th International Conference on Design Creativity, ICDC 2016

Other

Other4th International Conference on Design Creativity, ICDC 2016
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta
Period11/2/1611/4/16

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Creativity
  • Innovation
  • Personality
  • TTCT

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