Is Creativity a Form of Intelligence?
Creativity and intelligence, do they really go hand in hand? Creativity is defined as being able to come up with original ideas, while intelligence is attributed to acquiring and applying knowledge. So, does one triumph over the other when it comes to overall cleverness.
To the average audience, creativity is seen as just painting or writing a prolific poem, or that it is based more so on emotions and feelings. Well, that part is partially correct. Creativity does dwell with in our more so empathetic parts of our brain, but it isn’t all about that.
Intelligence isn’t necessarily separate from creativity. Albert Einstein was intelligent and seen as one of the smartest people in the world. Along side people such as Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, they were more than just intelligent but also creative.
Connecting things, ideas, and using what you’ve learned is creativity. Intelligence matters because it is how you gain the knowledge and use it. Some may say that creativity is just using your intelligence to go beyond.
For more information check out these articles about creativity and intelligence "The relationship between creativity and intelligence", "Art as an Occasion of Intelligence" and "If You Are Creative, Are you also Intelligent?"
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."