How creative are you?

Name of number iiuc


I don’t know about whacky. I used a mnemonic device I learned years ago when I memorized all 50 US States in alphabetical order for the students to show them they were being big babies about the vocab lists I gave them, lol

This time I just did it without words…just let the images flow.


On second thought, I guess we could use all numbers as a noun? We are one. That’s a Noun. And of course we are allowed to say “we are ten”.

You are very creative lol

…and is next to near impossible to read without a guide. :woozy_face:

I had to have a guide. I may have had more than one guide. I used stuff that I found online. And I still didn’t understand everything.

It’s brilliant, but I think it’s too dark.* I think some things in there are too – I’ll have to make up a word – unnourishing. That’s just my opinion.

*How’s that for an oxymoron?

Just go with Vineland.

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Interesting I wasn’t the only person who wrote ‘helicopter’.


I hope to get around to it.

It’s written in human so far more accessible than GR.

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That’s encouraging. :slight_smile:

Well, helicopter seems to contain its own internal divergence. It’s kind of a whangdoodle.

Practice definitely makes a difference. Second try was 91.42/97.77%.

I’m genuinely surprised that 90%+ of humanity can’t think of ten reasonably-different words.

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Are you though? :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

Yeah, seriously. It says it’s a “2 to 4 minute test”. I took less than a minute. And I’m a long way from the most creative person on the planet (even in the narrow verbal sense).

Maybe some people don’t fully understand the nature of the test? Or perhaps the range of scores is actually quite small (compressed at the top end)?

EDIT: seems to be the latter. I filled it in using stuff on my desk. Score 78, “higher than 49.43%”. So that’s pretty much what Mr Average does, apparently.


Still quite surprised that anyone could do worse than ignoring what the instructions tell you not to do. I wonder if some people are filling in “squirrel squirrel squirrel squirrel acorn tree” just to annoy the researchers.

It seems to me that actually getting to 0% requires superior creativity.


86.9. I can’t for the life of me figure what the relationship between xylophone and dartboard is though?

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Did have a look at what people are posting, seems being a bit more specific avoids overlap, for instance “arson” would be less encompassing than “fire” “ravioli” is less specific than “food”


Fingers? Hands?


sees first and only page
types the most random things possible, with no time limit

Actually I just typed the first 10 nouns that came to mind, it still gave me a 77. First time I tried to put ‘creative’ ones and the score was 50 something.

It’s a trap!


This was a fun quiz. This was my attempt:

This was my second bite at the cherry. Water and antimacassar scored surprisingly high. Am I the only one who washes my antimacassar?


It could mean you’re too sensible.

If you look at that grid that your test produces, it should give you some idea of the thinking behind this thing. I just now looked at my most recent grid, and I still don’t understand it perfectly, but it appears to show combinations that work or don’t work in terms of being “divergent.” I guess the idea is to come up with words that are least likely to belong in the same category as the other words. And that’s kind of a challenge for me.

Here’s an example of a pair that I “flunked”:

I had cottonwood (a word that could mean any one of several kinds of trees, a fact which I didn’t know until tonight) and creosote (a substance which is derived from wood). Those two were “non-divergent” enough to give me a pair of 71s.

Here’s an example of one that I guess I scored well on: cuff and creosote gave me a pair of 107s.