Creativity Test: Gough Personality Scale


Divergent thinking

Guilford Alternative Uses Task

Wallas and Kogan  

Torrance Test of Creative Thinking


Convergent thinking

Insight Problems

Remotes Associations Task

The Creative Reasoning Test


Artistic assessments

Barron-Welsh Art Scale


Self assessment

Khatena-Torrance Creative Perception Inventory

How Do You Think
Things Done on Your Own

The Creativity Behavior Inventory


Creative Attitude Survey

Statement of Past Activities


Gough Personality Scale


Other Assessment

Creativity Assessment Packet

Preschool and Kindergarten Interests Descriptors

Scales for Rating the Behavioral Characteristics of Superior Students



Creativity Test: Gough Personality Scale (Gough, 1979)
(For more information, contact Gayle Dow, Indiana University)


The Gough is a self-assessment for creativity on personality characteristics in which the test taker is required to check off characteristic that apply to him/herself.


______  Dissatisfied                                        
______  Submissive

______  Insightful                                            
______  Snobbish



Specific items reflect higher creativity.  A scoring key is provided to determine with characteristics are indicative of creativity.  For each one the test taker selects pone point it give.  Higher total points indicate higher creativity.


Anyone can administer the Gough 

Gough (Full Text Download)

Gough (Chinese Text Download)

Also See

Remotes Associations Task

The Creative Reasoning Test


 Gough, H. G. (1979). A creative personality scale for the Adjective Check List.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 37, 1398-1405.



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