Divergent thinking vs lateral thinking

I don’t understand the difference between divergent thinking and lateral thinking

They are similar in that they both start with a problem and look in different directions to come up with a solution. Both are “brainstorming” to come up with perhaps unusual solutions to a problem, but not necessarily trying each possible solution to see if it work.

Jana, this site may help as well:

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Glad it helps a bit. I’m here if you have further questions.

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