In a previous life, I studied counseling psychology and had to take a lot of tests. Personality tests, intelligence tests, tests of psychosis, etc. While scoring low in psychosis, I tended to score high in what was called divergent thinking -- thinking out of the box.
Do I still put this trait to use, lo these many years later?
You know I do.
Exhibit A: gingerbread house pre-assembly, without uniform pieces.
If I can keep the dogs from snacking until that icing sets up, these little A-frame cabins are going to be turned right side up and hidden until tomorrow, when the decorating will begin.
This year we'll have a detail-minded eighteen year old, five other people, plus a three year old around the table. Should be interesting.