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

Examples/Functions


  • 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.

Additional Resources


  1. http://www.creative-intelligence.com/files/index.php
  2. http://seangavarny.com/section3.html
  3. http://wilderdom.com/personality/L2-2SternbergTriarchicTheory.html