Measurement of Creativity talent

The three dimensions of creativity (novelty, appropriateness and impact) provide a framework within which creativity can be defined and measured. Further clarity in defining creativity is added by distinguishing between people and product creativity and providing definitions for each.

Through sensitivity, flexibility, fluency, originality, elaboration and redefinition, we can easily measure creativity.

Fluency involves how many responses a person, team or process can generate, while flexibility determines how many different types/categories are generated by responses.

Here originality shows how different the reactions to norms while elaboration indicates how detailed the answers are.

 Researchers have been able to test creativity through tests that use imagination and an open mind to different options. Such tests, are known as “divergence tests,”. It takes into account the uniqueness of an answer and how people understand different concepts, rather than asking for a single correct answer.

 Creative Achievement Questionnaire measures people’s skills, character traits, educational qualifications and knowledge to learn more about people’s attitudes, behaviour and ways of thinking.

The Creative Achievement Questionnaire asks subjects to rate their achievements in the creative fields of fine arts, music, dance, architectural design, creative writing, humour, invention, scientific discovery, theatre and film, and culinary arts. Finally, the social personality approach attempts to measure creativity by measuring other personality factors and claims that these are the parts of creativity. For example, risk-taking, aesthetic orientation and attitudes, interest in complexity, self-confidence, and independence of judgment have been suggested as factors of creativity.