Creative Problem-Solving Test
30 questions, 10-15 min
Are you a creative problem-solver? Do you think productively or reproductively? Do you typically approach a problem from many perspectives and search for many different ways of solving it? Robert E. Franken in his work on human motivation states that in order to be creative, you need to be able to view things in new ways or from a different perspective. Among other things, you need to be able to generate new possibilities or new alternatives. Tests of creativity measure not only the number of alternatives that people can generate but the uniqueness of those alternatives. Creativity is linked to fundamental qualities of thinking, such as flexibility, tolerance of ambiguity or unpredictability, and the enjoyment of things heretofore unknown. The following test was developed to evaluate whether you have these fundamental qualities of thinking.
Examine the following statements and indicate how often or to what degree you feel that way. After finishing the Creative Problem-Solving Test, you will receive a detailed, personalized interpretation of your score that includes diagrams, information on the test topic and a detailed advice section that provides the strengths and limitations of both highly creative and highly pragmatic individuals.