Definition: concerned with practical considerations and consequences; related to matters of fact

Balancing Quality: Creative, Idealistic

Too Far: obstinate, stubborn

• Somewhere between the intellectual idea of why we’re attracted to certain things and the pragmatic reality is some form of ever-evolving truth. — William “Billy” Patrick Corgan (1967-) American musician
• In any architecture, there is an equity between the pragmatic function and the symbolic function. — Michael Graves (1934–2015) American architect
     Note: And, depending on the architect, and aesthetic function.

Comment: Some pragmatists would say anything beyond the material or economic facts of life are not worth concerning oneself with. We all show our range – and depth – of reality. You cannot expect anyone to value qualities not applicable to their view.