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ERIC Number: EJ1088963
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1040-0419
The Bright and Dark Side Correlates of Creativity: Demographic, Ability, Personality Traits and Personality Disorders Associated with Divergent Thinking
Furnham, Adrian
Creativity Research Journal, v27 n1 p39-46 2015
This research examined the personality trait and personality disorder correlates of creative potential, as assessed by a divergent thinking (DT) test. Over 4,000 adult managers attending an assessment center completed a battery of tests including a "bright side," normal personality trait measures (NEO Personality Inventory-Revised, or NEO-PI-R); a "dark side"/disorders measure (Hogan Development Survey, or HDS), an ability test (Graduate Management Assessment Test, or GMA), and the Consequences Test of DT scored twice. Personality disorder variables (dark side) accounted for incremental variance over the Big Five (bright side) and intelligence, which were also positively related to test scores. Disorder variables accounted for around 4-9% of the variance. Imaginative (schizotypal) and colorful (histrionic) scores were best positive predictors and diligent (obsessive compulsive) and sceptical (paranoid) most negative predictors of the DT measures. Implications for the selection and management of creative people are considered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Graduate Management Admission Test; NEO Personality Inventory
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