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Show Of Hands April 10th, 2016 2:08pm

Which do you value more highly: intelligence or creativity?

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scasey3363 Omaha
04/23/16 12:13 pm

They coincide. Usually creativity is a product of intelligence.

tgrinhi12 Baton Rouge, LA
04/23/16 12:26 pm

I agree. Creativity is a sign of high intelligence.

5015iller Chicago Illinois
04/17/16 2:07 pm

I'm a creative kid, I'm have a strong sense of common sense but I would enjoy to conversation with someone smarter than I am

nickcarrion98 NY to FL to NY
04/16/16 9:43 am

My logic behind choosing creativity: You can have all the knowledge in the world, but in order to put it into practical use you have to be a creative thinker. But, you don't need to be the smartest person in the world to make use of your artistic/creative senses.

04/12/16 8:01 pm

Each is absolutely worthless without the other

pr3ttypee Brooklyn, NY
04/12/16 7:13 pm

Funny I picked intellect although I am a designer.... haha, some artists have horrible grammar and cannot form a sentence. I can't appreciate or share your views when you can't speak to me

ladyniner81 I need chocolate
04/11/16 12:09 pm

Really both. I've met creative people who are total idiots and intelligent people who are slobs

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
04/11/16 12:54 am

Both, since I was gifted with both (not to my credit, but to God's). I have a Mensa intelligence and have been a professional musician for nearly a half-century. Both contribute to society and enrich others' lives.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
04/11/16 11:21 pm

I get Likes on most of my comments; they're often the "Most Liked" on a poll. There's no way to give yourself dozens of Likes.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
04/12/16 5:30 pm

Well, I'm 64 and retired. But yes, I survived! 😃

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
04/13/16 11:48 pm

Well, I'm not traveling the world yet. I retired 15 years ago on physical disability - the result of advanced Type 2 diabetes. Neuropathy killed the feeling in my feet and the muscle tone in my ankles, so I can't even stand up without holding onto something sturdy. Then about 8 years ago I went legally blind from glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and some less-than-successful eye surgeries. But I'm enjoying life anyway – I can still read on my phone if it's 3" away from my left eye, and I use Invert Colors mode so the print is white-on-black. I love to read (I'm a retired English, Speech, and Drama teacher)!
[Avoid diabetes at all cost! I used to drink a lot of Coke and Pepsi. That was my downfall.]
My wife's been retired for three years, but she plans to work another 4 or 5, then we may get an RV and see America! 😃

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
04/13/16 11:53 pm

Carving? Are you a woodcarver? Do you use traditional chisels & mallet, or a pocketknife, or a chainsaw? I've carved some plaques and a couple clocks, but no three-dimensional carving - just ornate outline carving. But I enjoyed it!

kywrite augusta, ga
04/11/16 12:15 am

A smart person who lacks creativity will never innovate. Creative people lead the way.

fredd TrumpLand
04/10/16 9:23 pm

The major advances are made by those with creativity and vision, but they must also possess the intelligence to realize it.

04/10/16 8:47 pm

As a programmer with no creativity, intelligence doesnt do me loads of good if I never have any original ideas of my own.

04/10/16 6:48 pm

Intelligence without creativity isn't always useful. To be innovative you must have both.

FancyNapalm Psychosis Circle
04/10/16 6:28 pm

Creativity is an innate part of intelligence.

singkitty In the cloud
04/10/16 6:11 pm

Creativity and intelligence more often than not go hand in hand.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
04/10/16 4:09 pm

There seem to be plenty of really smart people around, but far too few with the creativity to put those smarts to good use.

MrWubbles Texas
04/10/16 3:06 pm

I think (good) creativity falls under intelligence

Doopy Remedial Americanism
04/10/16 2:42 pm

I've seen enough innovative stupidity to value intelligence alone over creativity alone.

catpillow Florida West Coast
04/10/16 1:30 pm

Each requires the other to be effective.

Gunfighter06 Iowa, since 1846
04/10/16 1:24 pm

Creativity is waaaay overrated. I'll take brains any day.

EarlyBird Portland
04/10/16 12:09 pm

This is a tough one but intelligence wins by a hair.

Argonaut Yang 2020
04/10/16 11:00 am

Both. You can be very intelligent but create nothing new because you have no creativity, or you can come up with new things but not have the know how to make it

jvc1133 61535
04/10/16 10:35 am

Intelligence, creativity to wide scope, people
hide in it.

suppressedID suck it Kyle
04/10/16 10:23 am

Depends: is it in the boardroom or the bedroom?

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
04/10/16 10:32 am

Both. They're kinky

PocketNotebook Libertarians Unite
04/10/16 9:51 am

Creativity all the way. Intelligence is nothing without creativity!

celloVirtuoso buried in sheet music
04/10/16 9:51 am

I would argue that creativity is a form of intelligence. I've met many a witty man with not a colorful bone in his body, yet never have I met a creative person, regardless of IQ, that wasn't in some way or another a man of thought.

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
04/10/16 10:34 am

"yet never have I met a creative person, regardless of IQ, that wasn't in some way or another a man of thought."

I have met plenty of these people. Great artists, but basically brain dead when it comes to common sense

celloVirtuoso buried in sheet music
04/11/16 6:40 am

Ah, well common sense is a different form of intelligence within itself, as well. My brother, for instance. He's a mini genius in the classroom, but he's also a 13 year old boy. Common sense is not his forte. 😂

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
04/10/16 9:37 am

Roughly 50/50 on both. They are both important.

04/10/16 9:33 am

I would not say that they are mutually exclusive

MJSeals Esq.
04/10/16 9:19 am

Common sense

omniku dot com
04/10/16 9:07 am

Creativity is a form of intelligence so by choosing intelligence you're actually choosing both. It's like asking someone to choose between plants and vegetables. ;)

kenzbt New York
04/10/16 8:56 am

They are usually one and the same

Bobnpt The Ocean State
04/10/16 8:58 am

Not really. I've known s lot of really intelligent people in business that are not creative. I find truly creative people to be highly intelligent.

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
04/10/16 8:28 am

Creative Intelligence. Bring smart is not much good if you don't come up with different creative ideas

TrustyShellback Latveria
04/10/16 7:59 am

"Creativity is intelligence having fun" - Albert Einstein

04/10/16 8:02 am

I like that!

hbpole FoCo
04/10/16 7:52 am

You need both to truly stand out, but if I could only have one I'd rather have what I see as the foundation (intelligence).

cowboy Doors of Perception
04/10/16 7:41 am

You have to have intelligence to create.

04/10/16 7:40 am

Intelligence requires creativity

04/10/16 8:22 am

Creativity requires intelligence you mean, without intelligence creativity would not exist because no one would be able to live, and for that matter create anything, intelligence sets us apart from the monkeys at the zoo, it is our greatest gift

04/10/16 7:28 am

Intelligence without creativity is almost useless. Creativity without intelligence is still usable

04/10/16 8:23 am

Read my comment above

04/10/16 12:44 pm

I would argue that our ability to use our surroundings better than any other animal sets us apart. Our distant ancestors knew almost nothing about the world around them, but their creativity allowed them to create things to set us apart from others

themahcrow Louisiana
04/10/16 7:26 am

Intelligence and creativity go hand in hand.