Creative Intelligence and I.Q.: In yesterday’s post, I told you that I.Q. is not the true test of whether a person is a genius. I told you about Albert Einstein, and how not-very-bright he seemed growing up.
I also told you that the key to tapping into your inner Einstein, or your innate genius capability, is using your creative intelligence, which is a combination of creative thinking, logical thinking and imagination.
Now I want to talk about this more, and discuss two types of tests.
Test Your Intelligence
An I.Q. test is what is called a convergence test. It is where you sort through the answers and converge on the right answer.
To test your creative intelligence you would take a divergence test. A divergence test asks you to use your creative intelligence and take your mind in many different directions. There is no single right answer in this kind of test.
In a divergence test, the tester is looking for the number and uniqueness of your responses.
Here is a question from a divergence test. Try it out yourself:
A Brick, a Blanket and Two Students
Write down as many different uses that you can think of for the following objects:
1. a brick
2. a blanket
This question comes from an actual divergence test that an English researcher named Liam Hudson used for a study of creative intelligence and I.Q. He found that average students had much more diverse answers than students with high I.Q.’s. Here’s an example of answers:
A student named Poole said for a brick:
To use in smash-and-grab raids. To help hold a house together. To use in a game of Russian roulette if you want to keep fit at the same time (bricks at ten paces turn and throw – no evasive action allowed). To hold the eiderdown on a bed tie a brick at each corner. As a breaker of empty of Coca-Cola bottles.
And this same student said for a blanket:
To use on a bed. As a cover for illicit sex in the woods. As a tent. To make smoke signals with. As a sail for a boat, cart or sled. As a substitute for a towel. As a target for shooting practice for short-sighted people. As a thing to catch people jumping out of burning skyscrapers.
Pretty creative, wouldn’t you say? This student with an average I.Q. has really high creative intelligence. (Then again, we all have high creative intelligence).
Now, another student named Florence, who had one of the highest I.Q.’s in the school, answered the question with these answers:
Brick: Building things, throwing.
Blanket: Keeping warm, smothering fires, tying to trees and sleeping in (as a hammock), improvised stretcher.
And that’s all his answers to the two. He was very functional, but he lacked creative intelligence – he showed no imagination with his answers. And this was from a high schooler who was considered one of the top students, based on his I.Q.
Use Your Intelligence
I.Q. isn’t it. Creative intelligence is. I.Q. tells you how smart a person is within a limited scope. But it tells you nothing of their imagination and their range of thought.
You want to use your innate genius potential? Forget trying to raise your I.Q. Instead raise your C.Q. – your creative intelligence. You do this by thinking creatively, thinking logically and using your imagination.
Using your creative intelligence – how radical a thought.
Living a Low Density Lifestyle – how radical a thought too.
Creative intelligence and IQ: Which do you think is more important in telling us whether a person has genius capability?
Why IQ, right? Everybody knows that. Why just in the news recently was this:
Older Fathers Linked to Lower I.Q, Scores
The children of older fathers scored lower than the offspring of younger fathers on I.Q. tests and a range of other cognitive measures at 8 months old, 4 years old and 7 years old, according to a study that added to a growing body of evidence suggesting risks to postponing fatherhood.
The study is the first to show that the children of older fathers do not perform as well on cognitive tests at young ages. Although the differences in scores were slight and usually off by just a few points on average, the study’s authors called the findings “unexpectedly startling.”
I.Q. Tests Are Limited
Ok, so that must be the truth, right?
Wrong. I.Q. tests can only tell so much. One thing they tell is whether a person is good at taking tests. One thing they do is cause the person taking it, if their score isn’t at the high achiever level, to believe that they don’t have what it takes to be a brilliant minded person.
But they are wrong, dead wrong for that. Yes, if the score is high that does mean the person is very bright academically. But that’s not the full picture.
The story of Albert Einstein fits right into this. Growing up, his parents wondered if he was slightly retarded, because he had trouble doing mundane tasks. He was a slow learner and not very good at school. His teachers told him he’d never amount to much. He was expelled from high school and flunked his college entrance exam. Thanks to a family connection, he got a job as a civil service worker in a patent office. It was there that he devised one of the most famous theories of all history, his relativity theory.
His advances, light years (pun intended) ahead of contemporary theories, seemed to have come out of left field, because he was an unknown with no academic credentials. But Einstein had something going for him, and it wasn’t I.Q. It was his creative intelligence.
Creative intelligence is a mix of logical thinking, creative thinking and the imagination. It is when you use these three components in some combination that you can access your genius potential.
It’s precisely what Einstein did, and it’s how you can tap into your inner Einstein.
Here’s what Einstein himself had to say about it:
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited; imagination encircles the world.”
Here’s another thing: creative intelligence is not linear and not neccessarily accomplished by thinking in words. Often times, to use your creative intelligence, you think visually, using images.
Here’s Einstein again, talking about his thinking processes:
“Words and language, whether written or spoken, do not seem to play any part in my thought processes. The psychological entities that serve as building blocks for my thought are certain signs or images, more or less clear, that I can reproduce and recombine at will.”
So forget I.Q., and instead use your creative intelligence. It will help you tap into your innate genius ability, and help you live a Low Density Lifestyle.
Creative Intelligence is the key to tapping into your inner genius. It’s not hard to do, but we just aren’t trained to think that way.
In yesterday’s article, I told you about the great computing powers of the mind, and then I gave the sad news that we use very little of the mind’s potential.
You know what they say: a mind is a terrible thing to waste. And if we don’t use our creative intelligence capabilities and access our inner genius, we are definitely wasting our mind.
Always remember this: cultivating creativity and genius is one of the things that a Low Density Lifestyle can do for you.
Unfortunately, we are not taught to cultivate our inner genius or are we encouraged to use our creative intelligence, and so we aren’t real confident about using it. But everyone has it.
Another part of the bargain about creative intelligence is that when you do use it, you are breaking free of the pack, because you will be thinking for yourself.
Most people group think, meaning they think like the rest of the group. We are not much different than dogs in terms of having a pack mentality, and wanting to do the same thing that everyone else is doing, in order to be accepted by the group.
So if you think for yourself and think different than the group you may have to weather a storm of criticism for having done so.
Many visionary creative thinkers have had their ideas rejected by the so-called experts because it didn’t fit into what the pack thought was normal. But because they believed in their ideas, they decided not to run with the dogs.
One of the keys of creative intelligence and creative thinking is to strive for quantity. The more creative thinking ideas you come up with, the better – because many of the ideas you come up with won’t be very good.
Creative thinkers have bigger garbage cans than the rest of us, because they are willing to come up with lots of ideas, and they know many of the ideas will have to be thrown away.
Because they’re not worried about being judged by the pack for thinking different than them, they’re not afraid to come up with many ideas. They produce more and more ideas, knowing that sooner or later one or some of the ideas will be worth pursuing.
It’s just that easy to use your creative intelligence and tap into your inner genius – all you have to do is enter the Low Density Lifestyle mode, be FREE, and let it flow.
I want to introduce you to your mind, and let you know that it is the greatest and most powerful computer ever invented. No computer will ever come close to the mind’s abilities.
One of the things a Low Density Lifestyle can do for you is cultivate your Creative Intelligence and Inner Genius. You will use more of your mind’s potential and be capable of tapping into the innate genius within.
But unfortunately, most people don’t utilize their mind’s tremendous computing power. Why? Because they are caught up in a High Density Lifestyle.
It is only when you are living in a Low Density Lifestyle that you can access the magnificent potential of the mind and the amazing computer that it is. Why is this? Because when you are FREE – in the flow, being relaxed and living in stillness, and acting with effortless effort – your mind can function more efficiently.
Research has shown that stress—which is the core component of a High Density Lifestyle—affects the mind in a negative way. And research has shown the opposite—that you think more clearly, more focused and use more of your mind’s potential, when you are more relaxed—in other words, when you are living a Low Density Lifestyle.
So let me introduce you to your mind, and tell you some facts about it that point to why it is the greatest computer ever built.
A Guided Tour of Your Mind
The human brain is estimated to have one trillion brain cells.
We are capable of storing 280 quintillion—280,000,000,000,000,000,000—bits of memory in our brain.
The speed of our brain is estimated to range from 100 to 100,000 teraflops (a teraflop is one trillion flops, and a flop is the standard measure of computing speed). The world’s fastest computer operates at a speed of 100 billion flops.
We process 125 bits of data per second through our conscious mind. The unconscious mind processes billions of data per second. And our memory approaches a 100% retention rate. We remember potentially everything, although most of those memories lie in the unconscious.
The Sad News
And now, the sad news. Researchers into human potential tell us that we use at most five percent of our mind’s capabilities, although it is known that the great majority of people use no more than one percent.
The Truth About Your Mind
In the next few days, I am going to tell you more about your mind and what its potential is.
The truth is that the potential of the mind is vast. But if you read the above facts about your mind, you knew that already.
The truth is that you and everyone else has genius potential.
But you will tap into the genius potential of the mind and its great computing powers only if you live a Low Density Lifestyle.
Ok, in yesterday’s post I told you what the 12 steps are to living a Low Density Lifestyle and becoming FREE. Now that you have mastered all those–and there will be a final exam on it–I want to tell you what a Low Density Lifestyle can do for you. And believe me, it can do some really awesome, life-changing stuff.
Here’s what it can do:
Health and Longevity: It can help you be healthier and live a long and robust life.
Happiness and Joy: You can be happier, more joyous and more passionate about everything.
Better Relationships, Better Sex: A Low Density Lifestyle can help you to have better and healthier relationships with family members, friends, loved ones and your significant other. It can also enhance you sex life. Ah, three cheers for Flow!
Focus and Clarity of Thought: You will become more focused and have more clarity of thought, as opposed to being scattered, forgetful and fuzzy-brained.
Creativity and Genius: You will use more of your mind’s potential and be capable of tapping into your innate genius within. You can then become a visionary!
Productivity: It can help you to be more productive at work, home or anywhere else you choose to apply yourself.,
Success: You will definitely become much more successful when you embrace a Low Density Lifestyle.
Intuition: Your intuition will become razor-sharp, and you will trust the feelings you sense.
The Law of Attraction: Being in the Flow will help to unlock the obstructions in your energy system that block the law of attraction from coming into your life.
Inner Peace: As you find your stillpoint and your center of balance, your entire being will calm down and inner peace will come your way.
Enlightenment: This is the ultimate extension of a Low Density Lifestyle, and it is not outside the realm of possibilities.
So, there you have it. Yesterday I talked about the 12 steps to living a Low Density Lifestyle and becoming FREE, and today I discussed what a Low Density Lifestyle can do for you. I would suggest reading these again and again.
And remember, if you want more in-depth understanding and knowledge of the wisdom behind the Low Density Lifestyle, sign up for the free 5-day email course. You can sign up in the box in the upper right hand column, or in that crazy little box that pops up on your screen from time to time. You will be really glad that you did, because it is jam packed with easy to digest material.
Now that a good foundation about the Low Density Lifestyle has been laid, next up on the horizon is delving into all these categories. So buckle your seat belts ladies and gentlemen, because you are about to go on the ride of your life. You will never know what the posting will be about and what category will be discussed, until you read it. But I promise you it will be topical, relevant, informative and interesting. You will definitely not be bored.
Tune in tomorrow…
Ok, I’ve been telling you about the Low Density Lifestyle, and you may be getting it, or maybe you’re not. But today I’m going to tell you about it in a different way, through the power of images and music.
So sit back, click play and enjoy:
There are a lot of themes that the Low Density Lifestyle covers, and the video covers some of them. These themes include: flow, relaxation, effortless effort, creativity, imagination, genius, health and wellness, movement and exercise, longevity, spirituality, enlightenment, meditation, quantum mechanics, consciousness, stillness, happiness, peak performance, productivity, success and a lot more. So stay tuned as we continue to delve further…