Qualities of a Genius and How to Think Productively

According to Thomas Alva Edison:

"Genius is ninety nine percent perspiration and one percent inspiration"

The following article describe how to think like genius.

  1. Look at problems in many different ways, and find new perspectives that no one else has taken (or no one else has publicized!)
  2. Visualize!
  3. Produce! A distinguishing characteristic of genius is productivity.
  4. Make novel combinations. Combine, and recombine, ideas, images, and thoughts into different combinations no matter how incongruent or unusual.
  5. Form relationships; make connections between dissimilar subjects.
  6. Think in opposites.
  7. Think metaphorically.
  8. Prepare yourself for chance.

Qualities of a true genius

  1. Curiosity
  2. Playfulness
  3. Imagination
  4. Creativity
  5. Wonder
  6. Wisdom
  7. Inventiveness
  8. Vitality
  9. Sensitivity
  10. Flexibility
  11. Humor
  12. Joy
About the Author Runel Cagro was a criminology student of the University of Mindanao, and he likes to observe the quality of an effective student — especially a true genius.

Leonardo da Vinci: Qualities of a Genius and How to Think Productively