Date of Award


Access Control

Open Access

Degree Name

Creative Studies, M.S.


International Center for Studies in Creativity

Department Home page


This project reviews the author's discoveries linking creativity with psychological type and Keirsey's Temperament theory. These form the foundation of her newly published work. Creativity and Personality Type: Tools for Understanding and Inspiring the Many Voices of Creativity (2001). Facilitators often design and lead creative problem solving sessions that match their own style without awareness that group and client needs may be different. When that occurs, participants are less able to fully engage. Cognitive process and motivational drives described though psychological type and Temperament frameworks show how this may be so. Recommendations are given for facilitators to maximize their impact in meaningful, responsible and strategic ways. This project also documents the journey of writing the book including the nuts-and-bolts stages, key learnings and insights into personal creativity.