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Identification and Measurement of Creativity | Identification of Creative Child


Identification and Measurement of Creativity

Creativity can be measured and identified through the following approaches:

1. Identification and measurement by characteristics

2. Identification and measurement by creativity activity

3. Identification and measurement by tests of creativity

Identification of Creative Child 

The following characteristics are found in creative children:

1. Originality is found in many forms in a creative child. He experiences greater sensitivity to simple thoughts. He is inspirational and looks beyond the facts. He has always been known as a special child.

2. A creative child has the ability to take automatic decisions on any problem. He presents things in his own way. He does not accept suggestions from others.

3. Love for humor is found in creative children.

They keep creating in the form of games, Fun and jokes.


4. Curiosity and curiosity are found in creative children. Due to curiosity, they keep thinking of many ways to do a task. They express their ideas through innovative systems.

5. Creative children are very sensitive. They take every task seriously.

6. Inflammable children have more attachment towards their sovereignty. They do their work in a responsible manner and consider the work as their own. They remain restless until they achieve their goals.

7. Flexibility is Found in the thoughts of creative children. The intellectual level of these children is very wide. A kind of controlled imagination is found in them, which helps in getting direction For some achievement or the other. The research field of these children is also of high level.

8. Creative children score higher marks in a test than others in their group. Creative children develop their intellectual and cultural interests directly. These children have the ability to participate in various fields and express their feelings in those fields.

9. Creative hair has the ability to tolerate mistakes. They are not afraid of mistakes. The approach they use to solve problems is very detailed, due to which sometimes they have to face serious problems.


10. Creative ability of intellect is found in creative children. Besides, Flexibility and ability to tolerate ambiguity is also found in intellectual ability, but it cannot be clearly said that a creative child will score high marks even on intelligence test.

11. Creative children are not very social. They are neither very social nor anti-social. These children are very sensitive in the socia environment. Creative children are guided more by internal feelings than by external feelings.

12. The brain of creative children is healthy. Their anxiety level is low. Individual differences are Found in the concerns of creative children. The worries of highly creative children are meaningful, that is, they actually worry only about the facts worth worrying about.

13. Creative people are mature beyond their years.

Such people always keep searching for reality and truth in the environment. These people are more responsible, honest and reliable than others. Besides, they also have the ability to talk to other people.

14. The physical health of creative people is of average category. They are imaginative and have more problem solving and social sensitivity.


Identification and measurement through creative activities

Creativity in children can also be identified by the creative activities done by them. When a child writes a good poem/story, draws a picture or invents, then his creativity can be identified. 

The main constructive activities done by children are as follows:

1. Role of belief

A child's life is full of such events that he has to essentially play the role of faith in his mental life. He plays free from reality. He keeps on inflaming and reinflaming these circumstances. Such children do many types of acting at home. By wearing father's glasses one becomes a father, etc.

2. Role of fantasy

Mantarang is also an action like the role of faith. The stories and songs memorized in nursery classes eventually become objects of the child's imagination.

These develop emotions. The literature read has an impact on them and they keep flowing in the process of generalization.


3. Expression of creativity

A child's imagination comes true only when it is expressed creatively. Individual differences are found in children. Their ability to creative expression also varies.

Children express their creativity through the Following activities:

Dramatic play

These types of games express the child's culture in which he lives. Through these games the child often dramatizes the events of his daily life. Like doctor patient games, dolls games, mud house making games and thief-cop games etc. Their creativity is expressed in this type of game.

When he creates something in these games, his emotional stress gets released. These types of games improve the personal and social adjustment of children.

Constructive play

After crossing the age of five-six years, the child's interest starts shifting from dramatic games to creative games. Creativity is expressed in these games and its development also gets more emphasis.

Children play many types of games with clay, sand, wooden blocks and paper etc., like house building games, picture making games etc. alone or with Friends.

Gender discrimination is also seen to some extent in these sports. Children express their creativity in these games. They don't copy anyone.

Imaginary companions


When in imagination a child makes another child, person, animal or thing his companion, then it is called an imaginary companion. Children do not like to talk about their imaginary Friends.

If a child is listened to for a few days while playing alone, he can surely be heard talking to his imaginary companion. Expressing creativity in creating imaginary companions not only relieves emotional stress from children, but also helps in adjustment.


Children express their creativity through many types of humorous expressions. For example, sometimes they mispronounce or distort words and speak in such a way that the listeners start laughing. 

For this type of humor, it is not necessary that it should be original only then it will be creative, but it is necessary that it should be original and new for the person to whom it is being narrated or shown.

Aspiration for achievement

Aspiration means aspiration for respect, power or achievement. The aspirations of children can be both positive and negative. Children have aspirations for achievement immediately, for today or tomorrow, and there are some in which the child thinks that he wil do this when he grows up. 

Aspiration for achievement is more influenced by environmental factors and less by personal factors. If the aspirations are positive then the personal and social adjustment of the child remains good but if the aspirations are negative then the personal and social adjustment of the child deteriorates.