Creative or Destructive

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 Creativity is largely understood as the production of novel and useful ideas or things. In this article, we look at the research of Chetan Walia, who argues for a new dynamic definition of creativity in order to better understand the difference between creativity, creator, and creation. This new dynamic definition will allow us to more effectively consider how negative creativity comes about, and when creativity leads to destruction rather than construction. 

Ideas are obviously an outcome of creativity, but can creativity be defined in terms of ideas? 


…creativity is best understood when it is considered as an ongoing act, regardless of when it leads to creation. 

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