Book Definition:

According to Sternberg, the form of intelligence that helps people see new relationships among concepts; involves insight and creativity.

In Your Own Words

  • Having the ability to deal with new and unusual situations by using existing knowledge and skills.
  • Using insight and creativity for new innovative ideas.
  • How an individual connects their internal world to external reality


  • Using a shoe as a door stop.
  • Artists see new relationships between objects and put them together in a painting, collage, drawing, ect.
  • Having the ability to overcome functional fixedness.
  • Figures like Steve Jobs, Ghandi, Picasso, and Michael Jackson has creative intelligence.

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