Creative thinking skills are described by John Chaffee as, " The act or habit of using our thinking process to develop ideas that are unique, useful, and worthy of further elaboration". Being creative means that one is able think divergently and break out of established patterns of thinking. Creative people are able to approach ideas and situations from new directions. Creative thinking skills allow individuals to come up with solutions, ideas, or answers that aren't even offered yet. Critical and creative thinking skills complement each other well. When I think of well-known figures that demonstrate developed critical and creative thinking skills, I think of Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, J.K. Rowling, Nikola Tesla, and Ariana Huffington.
Now reader I would like you to take a moment and think about how you use your critical and creative thinking skills at home, at school, or in the workplace. Please share in the comments section below.