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Sufficient_Map_8034 t1_itqb91j wrote

Fluid intelligence is usually measured by the ability to solve problems, reason non-verbally, recognise patterns, and perform mathematics.

It doesn't directly have anything to do with 'acquiring knowledge and utilising it accordingly'. In fact it's quite the opposite because your description sounds a lot like practical abilities which is different to theoretical abilities like intelligence. It is also difficult to define what knowledge and utilisation is intelligent for a given situation. It depends on the aim of the individual.

Creativity is the ability and action of making something new.

>This means you can be intelligent without being creative

It's pretty much impossible to be intelligent without being able to create new things/ideas. Society's traditional perspective of creativity can be separated from intelligence though, implying it arises as a personality trait, but the simple definition of being able to create novel stuff is not separate to intelligence


BigPoppaFitz84 t1_itv0ay0 wrote

You know, I like your discussion of creativity. I never considered myself creative.. I can solve problems like a mfer, but can't even draw a stick figure that's in proportion, have no ability to paint anything but a solid color.. but I suppose I am discounting the mechanical problem solving I've done to perform a task when I don't have the appropriate tool, or fix something with parts that were not otherwise intended for the purpose. I guess someone could easily look at my McGuyver skills and say it is creativity.


ffenliv t1_itx2xe2 wrote

I also wouldn't entirely conflate the ability to draw with creativity. Drawing, painting and other things like them are also physical skills that require training in addition to the creative aspect.