What is the difference between logical thinking and creative thinking?
Logical thinking and creative thinking are two different things. What do you think the difference is? Was Sherlock Holmes logical or creative while he solved mysteries? Would love to read your perspectives.
Creative thinking without logical thinking could be only confabulation of no thinking worth.
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Easy. Sherlock Holmes was logical, not creative. When someone thinks creatively, there is no science involved. The idea could be about a movie with flying unicorns or an office space with fun flair. However, it doesn't turn into logical thinking unless there is logic involved. To make an office space with fun flair there must be logic. Where to put tables and chairs? Where to place offices for easy organization? Etc.
Creative thinking and logical thinking are not the same ! Logical thinking is following logical though. You solve a problem by following a set of steps. Creativel thinking is thinking outside the box. It is new way of viewing the problem.
If I have to answer this question you're thinking too logically. If you want to think creatively...no one will discover your logic until it reveals itself through the decades...ask all the dead artists who sold millions of dollars of art...after they passed into the great beyond.
Logic and creativity, seriously now, do have to play a part...side by side...in order to have any real success. One requires the other, but one without the other is often considered insanity--of course, I speak of creative thinking.
I love your answer, I also believe that reason (logical thinking) and creation (creative thinking) should go hand in hand or maybe have always been hand in hand.
Thanks, sriparna...I tried to be creatively logical with my response...lol.
I'm not sure there is a strong difference. After all, "logic" is a form of creativity, something one must learn - it is not self evident. Creativity in all its forms also is a practice, or even a form of logic; after all, there are many logics in the world.
Logical is inside
Creative is outside
Sherlock was both logical and creative.
Physiologically, it comes down to left brain vs. right brain (example: left brain thinks in pictures/images/abstract, right side thinks in words/phrases/concrete).
Statistically, exactly the opposite: the left hemisphere would be wording more; anyway, language is the single factor to unify the work of the brain; mere lateralization might be not enough for the explanation
Oops, I stand corrected. Yes, teresapeika, I did mix the two sides up!
Logical thinking represents for me 'one straight line following the well established and easily explained path that makes sense for everyone'. Creative thinking represents for me ' labyrinth with many variable ways but only few lead to exist, everyone has to follow their own instinct and it is not always easy to explain why do you follow wiggly line that sometimes leads to a dead end. If you are lost there is always the straight line to rely on, but you never stay on it long. Why? Just because you know it so well and you are ready to explore more and see new landscapes...
I think that many people mistake logic for creativity. Most solutions, advice, and even opinions are somewhat linked to logical thinking. We see and process little clues about how something will or could turn out and we base our thought direction on those clues, without truly realizing it. Even if a thought process seems confusing or full of twists and turns, there are usually markers along the way that send a person down that path. Granted not everyone sees all of the markers or recognizes them in the same way, but they are there. Truly creative thinking is like inventing something entirely original from nothing...and having it be useful. Not impossible, but highly improbable especially in a world where information on anything is at your finger tips. Some say that an original thought may not even be possible any longer. In any case, I contend that pretty much all thinking is logic based. How we express that logic is what can be called creativity.
They are not that different; I believe they are primarily "one in the same" yet their diffference lies in this; The first person who cooked food was very creative (lets call him Billy Burns) and discovered the benefits, it was easier to digest and perhaps the taste was more pleasing. As he shared this revelation with others and they verified burns' observations it really became a practice that is indeed most logical. One could consider that these post-Burns were not significantly creative; yet they were indeed most logical...
Logical thinking is the way of thinking that uses commonsense. It is possessed by almost all. But a creative way of thinking needs much talent in a person. Only a talented person can think in a creative way
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