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Creative Thinking Skills

Creative Thinking Skills

By Dr. Mohammed Khalaf PhD

Living in a pandemic time means searching for creative ways creative thinking requires digging deeply into your mind searching for imagination and coming up with new ideas.

In creative thinking, a person builds an alternative world fill with new ideas through penetrating his mind and soul. 

 Creativity is not only used broadly to refers to coming up with new things but also the expression of imagination, feelings, and emotions.

To be a creative thinker, you should have some skills. These skills can be reflected in the following infographic design. 

1- Accuracy 

 Accuracy is defined as the ability to produce well-accurate ideas without errors.   According to accuracy as a creative thinking skill, the person who can control his ideas avoiding errors is considered a creative thinker. 

2-Generating ideas:

    Having a lot of excellent ideas is one of the most important components of creative thinking. Sometimes, persons feel that they are completely out of ideas, so they should try to find out some strategies that help them to generate ideas. In this panmadic time( COVID,19) I  recommend using E-mind mapping and E-brain storming to help persons to generate ideas.

A- E- Mind Mapping 

     Using a mind map will help thinkers to improve their creative writing ability as it is the fun way for generating and sorting ideas.

B-  E-brain storming 

 Forsyth(2010) suggested that E-brain storming is another alternative to face-to-face brainstorming as it allows all members to communicate via the internet. He added that E-brain storming had many advantages over more traditional face-to-face sessions, such as reducing travel, time, and cost.

 3 -Self–Expression:

               Creative thinking requires persons to have the ability of self-expression. Self-expression enables persons to go further inside their minds to express their new ideas fluently.     


   reflection and open-mindedness are the main parts of creative thinking. Persons can expand their ideas through reflection. Persons can ask some questions to be more reflected in their ideas.

               Walton (2014) defined reflection in creative thinking  as the process that addresses the following key areas:

  • The background of the interventions: Why is this action at this time?  What evidence and research it is based upon?
  • Planning: What are the aims? How do we consult to find out more before beginning?
  • Action: What have been done? What results have there been?
  • Evaluating: Are the outcomes as hoped? What has gone well? What has been achieved?
  • Self-Assessment: What has been learned about myself?

 5- Problem Solving 

Any institution search for creative persons who able to solve problems and suggest new solutions for current problems.