What Is Divergent Thinking?
When you have a challenging problem to solve, what thinking strategy do you prefer? Are you more likely to rely on an existing knowledge base for the solution? Maybe you go with the simplest solution first. Or, you could be the kind of person who prefers to lay all the options out on the table and then decide? In most situations, a solution can be reached using any of these strategies, but they are not all created equal. One specific thinking strategy that can be used to solve problems is divergent thinking.