So I started reading this military handbook on critical thinking that is called the Red Team handbook. It is a methodology used to determine if your plan is concrete and well thought through. One of the authors points out one of the chief characteristics of a person good at red teaming. That is referred to as divergent thinking.
There is brilliant, genius people but this type of thinking is not that. It is its own form of genius, in fact, it is more courageous then genius. It takes courage to diverge from the main point, the plan everyone wants. It is genious to converge multiple considerations into a simple solution. They are almost opposing forces in the process of problem solving. They are both necessary and any great idea is born from both ways of thinking.