Novelty and intelligence are essential components of creativity and they must coexist appropriately. Basic intelligence is needed to generate novel ideas; higher intelligence is required to analyze the novel ideas in detail. Wisdom (often considered the balance between creativity and intelligence) is needed to evaluate appropriateness of the novel idea and to discover a previously unrecognized relationship between objects or ideas. (Schramm, Derek D., PhD. The Creative Brain. p 3-5. CA: Institute for Natural Resources, Health Update. 2007.)

Describes three necessary components: domain-relevant skills, creativity-relevant skills, and task motivation. Two prerequisites determine our level of creative performance: experience and personality traits. (Howard, Pierce J., PhD. The Owner’s Manual for the Brain. GA: Bard Press, 2000, pp 595-596)