Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Flunking Creativity

The Epstein Creativity Competencies Inventory for Individuals just scored my answers on a 5 minute questionnaire. My score: a pitiable 70%!!! This is well below the level where I'm told I should be concerned.

I lost major points for not keeping a tape recorder by my bed at night, and not changing my work environment very often. (My office partner moves her office doodads and arranges flowers and such almost every morning. Me, I check my e-mail.)

Go take the test and see how you come out. It's at the very least a reminder of useful creativity techniques. (But how could I flunk, when I've never run short of ideas?)



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7 comments:

Mojo said...

Pitiable as you think 70% may be, you scored higher than I did. Feel good!

Peggy Payne said...

My office partner who moves doodads around in her work environment only got an 81. She was incensed, couldn't stop talking about it. She's a writer (The Last Childhood) and a visual artist.

The questions did present good creativity tips, though.

mamie said...

I got an 84, the best score being "broadens skills and knowledge" - 100. I think of myself as being more of the pragmatic than creative type, but I do draw inspiration from a big variety of sources including dreams and daydreams. I do not keep a recorder by my bed or rearrange my office (except to shuffle the piles of papers around).

billie said...

I got 90 - not sure how my answers differed from any of yours.

Peggy Payne said...

Well, I'm thrilled to be hanging with such creative people.

Debra W said...

Peggy,

Maybe I shouldn't have been so honest on this test! I scored a measly 54%! At least I scored fairly well on the "willingness to learn" portion of the test. I guess I need to venture out of my comfort zone a bit more.

Peggy Payne said...

I wondered if I was being a little over-honest too, "rounding off" in a way that wasn't in my favor.