Innovators who succeed are first and foremost creative. A study published in the Creativity Research Journal has recently summarized those traits which are common to creative people. They tend to be better at identifying problems than at solving them, they’re generally more passionate and sensitive. Most of all, they’re far more curious and intellectually open. These three traits are more significant than IQ, schooling and motivation in predicting creative potential. But creativity alone is not enough to innovate.