There is no chart or graph on creative process, types, states, approaches, mindsets, steps, stages, etc. that that encompasses all of the complexities, nuances, multi-dimensionality and paradoxes of creativity. I post things here not because I agree with them in full, or see them as fully accurate or comprehensive, but to show different viewpoints, as a means of expanding perception and understanding...not to limit what creativity is and can be.
I love models. And I loves to create different ones around applied creativity. But I have never seen or created a model that I feel is comprehensive or accurate...each just shows a different window for people to reflect on, question, yes-and, engage, challenge, and/or find what's missing -- and take what resonates and leave the rest. There are problems and limitations with every model we can create, as creativity and the creative process does not and can not fit neatly into categorizations We can observe characteristics and patterns of creative emergence, and label those patterns, but it just a partial map, not the territory.
"A map is not the territory it represents." – Alfred Korzybski
There is no one model for the creative process, or one that is comprehensive and fully accurate. At best, a model can be, in the words of Ken Wilber, true but partial.
For me, this is why the study, practice and engagement of creativity is endlessly fascinating and not boring - we can never fully capture, know or understand it mentally...we can just get parts of it to piece together for our understandings as we grow and evolve - and we can have full creative EXPERIENCES. My 2 cents.