Are you a divergent thinker?

  1. calynbana profile image83
    calynbanaposted 5 years ago

    Are you a divergent thinker?

    If you were given a paperclip how many uses could you find for it? Can you come up with more than 20 uses?

  2. DreamerMeg profile image90
    DreamerMegposted 5 years ago

    I have done these kinds of exercises a number of times (and run them too). The term "divergent thinker" probably comes from the works of Dr Edward de Bono. It is similar to creative thinking, though I seem to recall that Edward de Bono disagreed with this.
    Yes, I can find more than 20 uses for a paperclip and some of the uses that other people came up with were extremely funny.

    Some of the printable ones were:
    *use as a substitute picture hook;
    * clean your fingernails, ;
    * pick your teeth;
    * use to scratch out a design on a polystyrene cup;