As Edward de bono said Creativity involves breaking out of established pattern in order to look at thing in different way.
Here is another simple test, it’s called 9 dots.
The objective of this test is to connect all dots using 4 lines (or less) without lifting your pencils. Don’t see the solutions before you have tired all ways possible to solve this problem.
Few probable solutions are given at the end of the article
Our left brain will try and find logical solutions to the given problem and restrict itself within the parameter of the dots. If you allow your right brain to think along with it, it will find a solution out of the box.
While the right/left notation has some value in indicating that not all thinking is linear and symbolic the matter has been exaggerated to the point that it is dangerous and limiting and doing great harm to the cause of creativity. The left brain is the ‘educated’ part of the brain and picks up on language, symbols, and seeing things as we know they should be. The right brain is the uneducated “innocent” that has learned nothing. So in matters of drawing, music, and the like, the right brain can see things with an innocent eye. You might draw things as they really look, not as you think they ought to be.
The right brain might allow a more holistic view instead of building things up point by point.
So while there is some merit in the right/left brain notation and some value for innocence in certain activities (music, drawing) the basic concept is misleading when it comes to creative thinking. (EDWARD DE BONO- serious Creativity pg: no: 33)
Edward De Bono, serious Creativity, 1992, Harper Collins publisher
Edward De Bono, How to have Creative ideas, 2007, Ebury publisher
Tony Buzan, The power of Creative Intelligence, 2001, Harper Collins publisher
Assumption 1: Not necessarily we require staying within the parameter of dots. Lines can extend a little as well
Assumption 2: Must go through the centre of the dots but not necessary to do so as the objective is to connect only.
Other Assumptions: Must stay on 2D plane, can’t shrink, and Rip, Fold etc but may not be.
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