Definitions: (1) tactful and clever in dealing with people; (2) politic and adroit in conduct; (3) characterizes a person who represents a state, community, or region governed by its own people
Derivation: via Latin from Greek, “to fold (paper) double”
Compatible Qualities: open-minded, perspicacious
• Diplomacy is more than saying or doing the right things at the right time, it is avoiding saying or doing the wrong things at any time. — Bo Bennett (1972-) American psychologist
• A diplomatic peace is not yet the real peace. It is an essential step in the peace process leading towards a real peace. — Yitzhak Rabin (1922–1995) Israeli general 5th Prime Minister of Israel
Comment: The diplomat who sticks only to small talk gets no respect and gets nothing done. The diplomat who cares only for winning will not win. The diplomat who listens and is fair is valued.