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Creativity

Creativity as a Top Strength:

If Creativity is your top strength, thinking of new ways to do things is a crucial part of who you are. You are never content with doing something the conventional way if a better way is possible.

Virtue Category:

Creativity falls in the virtue category of Wisdom. Wisdom deals with strengths that involve the way we acquire and use knowledge.

Key Concepts:

There are two essential components to Creativity- originality and adaptiveness. A creative individual generates ideas or behaviors that are novel or unusual and these make a positive contribution to the individual's life or the lives of others. 

Exercises for Boosting Creativity:

  • When facing a problem, define the issue clearly and then practice divergent thinking (ex: developing multiple solutions/outcomes rather than just one solution).
  • Set time aside each day for creative thinking or creative activities (such as: writing poems or using an everyday household object in a new way)

Creativity: Defined

  

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