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The Cree Questionnaire is a test designed to assess an individual’s creative-innovative potential. It is considered that a certain degree of creativity is essential to a variety of jobs and activities. The research on which the Questionnaire is based indicates that creatively productive people tend to differ from less creative people in their responses to the items on the Questionnaire.
In addition to the score for overall creative potential, the Questionnaire provides scores on ten dimensions of the creative personality. The dimensions (factors) are grouped under four broad headings: Social Orientation, Work Orientation, Internal Functioning, and Interests. The definitions for the dimensions are given below:

Social Orientation
Dominance vs. Submission. A pattern of social dominance with three main characteristics. The first being social leadership defined as a tendency to seek out and enjoy contact of either structured and formal, or less structured and informal group situations. The second is a liking for communicating with others, generally as the presiding and principal speaker in structured and formal circumstances. The third is self-confidence and a liking for entertaining others (6 items).
Independence vs. Conformity. A pattern of independence and disregard for social conformity coupled with a serious outlook, a feeling of being “different,” and the confidence to back personal ideas even when others disagree (10 items).

Work Orientation
Autonomous vs. Structured Environment. A preference for non-routine and unstructured work situations, providing scope for autonomous action and independent, nonconforming behavior. The approach to problem-solving minimizes careful accumulation of information and conscious control of direction of thought (7 items).
Pressured vs. Relaxed Situation. The ability to produce the best ideas, and to produce them most readily, while working under pressure rather than in a relaxed situation (4 items).

Internal Functioning
High-Energy vs. Low-Energy Level. A pattern of behavior characterized by an abundance of energy, general haste and impatience, and a tendency to use profanity (6 items).
Fast vs. Slow Reaction. A pattern of decisive, quick-thinking and spontaneous behavior (5 items).
High Ideational vs. Low Ideational Spontaneity. The tendency to produce ideas easily, rapidly, almost compulsively at all times and under all circumstances (7 items).

Interests
High vs. Low Theoretical Interests. Interest in a wide range of professional literature, a preference for work that involves theoretical ideas and problem solving, and a strong desire for scientific achievement (7 items).
High vs. Low Artistic Interests. Moderate skill in some form of the arts, an interest in musical composition and the demonstration of creativity in more than one field (5 items).
High vs. Low Mechanical Interests. An early interest in mechanical things, facility in handling tools, and resourcefulness in fixing mechanical thing (4 items).

 

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