Dilbert: “I Like to Think I’m Creative”


Creativity researcher Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, PhD (pronounced me-high chick- sent-me-high) explains in his article The Creative Personality: Ten paradoxical traits of the creative personality (from his book Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention) that “Creative people tend to be smart yet naive at the same time.”

He says that “a core of general intelligence is high among people who make important creative contributions,” but according to the studies of Lewis Terman, “after a certain point IQ does not seem to be correlated with superior performance in real life” – including level of creative expression.

From my book Developing Multiple Talents – The personal side of creative expression
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