Creativity vs. Ingenuity

By Jaxson

  • Creativity

    Creativity is a phenomenon whereby something new and somehow valuable is formed. The created item may be intangible (such as an idea, a scientific theory, a musical composition, or a joke) or a physical object (such as an invention, a literary work, or a painting).

    Scholarly interest in creativity is found in a number of disciplines, primarily psychology, business studies, and cognitive science, but also education, technology, engineering, philosophy (particularly philosophy of science), theology, sociology, linguistics, and economics, covering the relations between creativity and general intelligence, personality type, mental and neurological processes, mental health, or artificial intelligence; the potential for fostering creativity through education and training; the fostering of creativity for national economic benefit, and the application of creative resources to improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning.

  • Ingenuity

    Ingenuity is the quality of being clever, original, and inventive, often in the process of applying ideas to solve problems or meet challenges.

  • Creativity (noun)

    The ability to use imagination to produce a novel idea or product that is useful to society.

    “His creativity is unsurpassed by his fellow students in the art class.”

  • Ingenuity (noun)

    The ability to solve difficult problems, often in original, clever, and inventive ways.

    “The pyramids demonstrate the ingenuity of the ancient Egyptians.”

    “Poverty is the mother of ingenuity.”

    “Ingenuity is one of the characteristics of a beaver.”

  • Ingenuity (noun)

    Ingenuousness; honesty, straightforwardness

  • Creativity (noun)

    the use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness

    “firms are keen to encourage creativity”

  • Ingenuity (noun)

    the quality of being clever, original, and inventive

    “considerable ingenuity must be employed in writing software”

    “the ingenuity of Haydn’s scoring”

Oxford Dictionary

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