An Optimal Trait For Creativity And Success

January 22, 2015 8:13 PM

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Yesterday, my wife and I were watching the movie Divergent, based on the bestselling novel by Veronica Roth which my daughters and I enjoyed tremendously. The heroine, Tris, has been identified as "divergent," which in a society that encourages a tribal commitment to singular personality traits (you get to choose between being friendly, brave, smart, honest or self-effacing) is considered a dangerously subversive condition.

Divergent thinking is a thought process or method used to generate creative ideas by exploring many possible solutions. It is often used in conjunction with , which follows a particular set of logical steps to arrive at one solution, which in some cases is a "correct" solution. Divergent thinking ty...

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