Definitions: (1) possessing a keen sense of what to say or do <especially to avoid giving offense>; fitting; having skill in dealing with difficult or delicate situations; diplomatic; (2) considerate of and concerned for the sensibilities of others <particularly those who are troublesome or stubborn>; persuasive; (3) possessing a shrewd sense of what is appropriate, tasteful, or aesthetically pleasing; discriminating

Compatible Qualities: patient, sagacious

Familial Qualities: finesse, graceful

Comment: To be tactful is not to be compromising. One must perceive the consciousness of one’s audience to understand what and how to say precisely what is needed.