One past extensive research about creativity asked the question “What are creative people like?” concluding, creative people:
- work very hard;
- are more disposed to setting their own agenda and taking independent action;
- strive for originality;
- show more flexibility;
- don’t have higher IQs … No cognitive abilities have been identified which reliably distinguish between creative and non-creative people.
And to question “What cognitive factors are involved in creative acts?” research concludes:
- Years of preparation essential for creative productivity;
- Goal setting is critical in creative acts.