“Creativity is Intelligence having a fun” thought process, creativity involves the production of uncommon and novel ideas that are highly relevant to the situation. Creativity is defined as something different from intelligence and as a parallel construct to intelligence but creativity differs from intelligence in that it is not restricted to cognitive or intellectual functioning or behavior. Creative Intelligence is goal-directed thinking which is unusual, novel and useful. Many of such creative thinking become so important that they influence the whole human civilization and are called as historical creativity.
Stages of Creative Intelligence
There are successful four successive steps for developing creative intelligence are:
Stage of Preparation
This stage is characterized by a state of trial-and-error in learning. Therefore, the subject is advised to learn as much as possible about the problem area. In preparation, the thinker begins recalling personal experiences and investigating in all different directions to gather information about the problem to be solved.
The object defining the focus question of interest is to list all concepts associated with the focus question. Since the goal from this procedure is to generate the largest possible list, the thinker should not worry about the redundancy, relative importance, or relationships at this point.
2. Stage of Incubation
In the Second stage, the solution exists but it is not clear. The subject must not intentionally work on the problem. Instead, it is allowed to sink into the unconscious. Therefore, the thinker must not intentionally work on the problem.
Instead, he/she should be allowed to sink into the unconscious and the thinker is advised to relax and reflect on his/her focus question which might lead him/her to modification of the focus question.
3. Stage of Illumination
In the third stage, the subject suddenly experiences insight into the problem when a new solution, idea, or relationship emerges. In other words, the subject attempts to reformulate his/ her ideas or to formulate new ones. The subject is more active and more conscious work is needed in this stage.
In this stage of illumination, the thinker experiences insight into the problem when a new solution, idea, or relationship emerges. Thus, he/she attempts to reformulate his/her or to formulate new ones.
4. Stage of Verification
Finally, the subject tries and checks the solution. In this stage, some modification may also occur to ideas reached in the previous stages. In the stage of verification, the thinker tests try and check the solution he/ she.Since the stage is the final one, the thinker may well make some modification to his/her ideas which he/she reached in the previous stages.
In this stage thinker should rework the structure of his/her map to represent his/her collective understanding of the interrelationships and connections among grouping, which may include adding, subtracting, or changing super-ordinate concepts, thus he/she may need to review his/her concept map as he/she gains new knowledge or new insights.
Some Situation of Creative Intelligence, the above stages may appear in a different order or combined into two or three stages. They also do not occur regularly. For example, sometimes the subject’s knowledge of the problem area allows him/her to pass over the first stage( preparation) and move on to the next stage (incubation) or even to the third stage.