Scientific Work of Imam Ahmad Raza
Many psychologists believe that personality characteristics play an important role increative thinking.On the basis of various studies, creative people appear to share certain personalitycharacteristics in common. Evidence obtained from objective and subjective personalitytests indicates that “original” or “creative” people tend to have the following traits:
They prefer complexity over simplicity and some degree of apparent imbalance inphenomenon.
They are more complex psychodynamically and have greater personal scope.
They are more independent in their judgment.
They are more assertive and dominant.
They reject suppression as a mechanism for the controle of impulse.
They have preference for intuition.
They have a breadth of interests.
They have high energy levels.
They have an emphasis on aesthetic factors.
They have a sense of own creative ability.Creative people may be non-conformists and less restricted by conventional thinkingthan non-creative people. They are often more concerned with new ideas than withmaterial success and for that reason they are sometimes perceived as “difficult studentsin school life.”
CREATIVE THINKING & INTELLIGENCE
Creative people are generally high in intellectual ability and are mostly talented insome special way e.g. arts, science, poetry or mathematics etc.In other words, they have certain special abilities that they can use in their search for new ideas. Studies of high creative people in the fields of arts, literature, science andmathematics indicate that they usually obtain high scores on intelligence tests. It is notastonishing because creativity requires knowledge and the ability to relate ideas to oneanother. Possibly the information processing model will be more useful in the study of creativity. The ways, in which we receive, organize, store and retrieve information verylikely, have an effect on the creative process.