Creativity is a difficult concept to define, primarily because it is so diverse. In its broadest sense, creativity is the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, or relationships to create significant new ideas, forms, methods, or interpretations. Creativity is sometimes also known as originality, progressiveness, or imagination. It is used in various domains, from science and technology to history and the arts; it is employed by experts, everyday people, and even children. It is used to solve problems or as a form of personal expression. From ancient times to the Renaissance, all creative products were believed to be inspired by the gods or by God. During the Renaissance, the prospect of hereditary creative capacity emerged. More recently, creativity has been accepted as the result ...

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