Definitions: (1) possessing a penetrating, piercing, or keen intellect; (2) enjoying clear and direct thought; sharp-minded; (3) benefiting from acute intuition

Derivation: Latin, “to cut into”

Compatible Quality: concentration

Quote: Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand. — Colin Luther Powell (1937–2021) American statesman

Comment: Incisive clarity is not only the sharp vision of mental clarity but also the knowing feeling of an emotional truth.