Few genius-level creators have achieved such success in more than a single domain, but that may be because of the extensive time it takes to prepare for high-level performance in any domain. Some self-report and personality studies of more "garden-variety" creativity suggest domain general factors that influence creativity in all domains, while performance assessments of creativity in different domains generally find little or no evidence of such general factors. This discrepancy is explained by arguing that people's implicit conceptions of creativity may often contain content general creativity-relevant factors, the actual cognitive mechanisms underlying creative performance - with the likely exception of g - are domain specific.
WHAT KINDS OF CREATIVITY CAN BEST HELPS US UNDERSTAND WHETHER CREATIVITY IS GENERAL OR DOMAIN SPECIFIC?
HOW TO ASSESS CREATIVITY IN DIFFERENT DOMAINS
HOW DOMAIN SPECIFIC SKILLS AND TRAITS MAY SOMETIMES APPEAR TO BE DOMAIN GENERAL
DOES IT MAKE SENSE TO REFER TO SOME PEOPLE AS "CREATIVE"?