what is creative something? it is the blog for creative ideas and inspiration. the owner of this blog is Tanner Christensen. creative something has been a powerful source for creative ideas, inspiration, and motivation. created as an exploration of creativity by Tanner, the blog has since become a top ranked blog for all things related to creativity and creative thinking. Tanner Christensen, is an entrepreneur, creativity expert, and marketing director from Salt Lake City, Utah. he has spent the past two decades helping business and individuals create powerful content online.
About the Blog
creativesomething.net is simple blog that content of many creative inspiration and ideas with more showing the text than the picture some of the title are: teaching creativity and what it really means, seeking inspiration in a wrong place, how flipping elements, and of a flipped idea results in new idea, what makes genius, starting from zero to get ideas, why it’s hard to identify creativity, ways to discover the impossibly possible, and many more. all the post from Tanner is about creativity and he didn’t make limitation about creativity, creativity could be used in many different kind of situation and condition, and could be practice if you want to explore about creativity itself. one post that attracts me is about the relationship between creativity and intelligence.
“intelligence is classically defined as the ability to acquire and utilize knowledge. in testing circumstance, an Intelligent Quotient (IQ) is gauged by one’s ability to utilize information gained historically. creativity is the ability to come up with new ideas through a mental process of connecting existing concept.”
Intelligence certainly plays a part in creative thinking, but not how you might expect. Your IQ is generally gauged by an ability to interpret information and provide solutions, no matter the circumstance. In mathematics and basic sciences IQ is immensely important, because it demonstrates your ability to memorize concepts and repeat their results on similar problems. If I tell you that two plus two equals four, you should (ideally) be able to intelligently conclude that four plus four equals twice the original answer. If you’re great at acquiring knowledge (say, through reading or lectures or watching videos on YouTube) and you have the ability to put that knowledge to use effectively, but lack the ability to efficiently filter through solutions, you may come up with effective ideas, but it’s going to take you a long time. As opposed to those with high intelligence levels who can filter through ideas quickly.
Of course – and this is the real kicker – intelligence only gets you so far when it comes to creativity.
To be creative is to pull existing knowledge into a new situation and quickly sort through potential outcomes. Of course: existing knowledge is something that anyone above a certain threshold on the IQ scale can amass. That intelligence number, it seems, is right around 100 (right in the middle of the average range for IQ test-takers in the United States). Which means that if you’re reading this, you have the creative potential of anyone with an IQ of 100 or above.
“being able to come up with creative ideas isn’t something you need an overly-high IQ to accomplish”
based on the Tanner’s blog, there are many different ways to define creativity that showed in different ways with many different benefits to its person but still give the same meaning and key points. and for me, to define creativity itself I got three words to describe creativity: utility – beauty – novelty 🙂
Keep in touch with Tanner with update information and ideas about creativity? just follow his twitter (@tannerc) 🙂 he shared in that media too by posting quotes and the link