Creative Thinking – Life Skills notes KNEC


Creative Thinking

This is the ability to analyze and evaluate ideas or issues objectively. It involves weighing options and making rational decisions. It requires an inquisitive mind instead of accepting things at the face value. This is important in life skills because people are continually placed in unexpected or unfamiliar situations where creative thinking is required to make an appropriate response

Situation/issues that require creative thinking

  • Unfamiliar situations
  • Unexpected situations

Importance of being Creative

  • Minimizes stuckness
  • Minimizes anxiety
  • Minimizes conflicts
  • Minimizes life threatening issues
  • Promotes effective relationships

Consequences of not being creative

Consequences of not being creative may include:

  • Emotional overload
  • Developing distress
  • Getting stuck
  • Becoming Sick
  • Having poor relationships with others
  • Having poor working relationships

Values associated with creative thinking

  • Humility
  • Freedom
  • Honesty
  • Simplicity
  • Peace
  • Respect
  • Tolerance

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