What is creativity and how is it manifested?

Creativity is usually understood as artistic, scientific and technical creativity. But the creative element takes place in any kind of activity: in business, sports, games, in simple thought processes, in daily communication, as the famous physicist, academician P. Kapitsa says – wherever a person acts according to instructions. The essence of creativity lies in the discovery and creation of a qualitatively new one with any value. In scientific creativity, new facts and laws are discovered, that which exists, but that was not known. Technical creativity invents what was not, new devices. In art, new spiritual and aesthetic values ​​are discovered and new artistic images, new artistic forms are created, “invented”. Philosophical creativity combines the features of scientific and artistic creativity.
Different types of creativity differ in results, products of creativity, but are subject to uniform psychological laws. Any process of creativity presupposes a subject of creativity, a creator inspired by certain needs, motives, incentives, possessing well-known knowledge, skills, and creative abilities. Common are the main stages of the creative process: preparation, maturation (“incubation”), insight (“insight”) and verification.
The natural inclinations of creative abilities are inherent in every person. But in order to reveal them and fully develop them, certain objective and subjective conditions are needed: early and skillful training, creative climate, strong-willed personality traits (perseverance, hard work, courage, etc.).

Remember: The process of learning a person lasts a lifetime. The value of the same knowledge for different people may be different, it is determined by their individual characteristics and needs. Therefore, knowledge is always needed at any age and position.