I know pretty well that the plural for 'person' is 'people'. But my literature professor used once the word 'persons' because, he said, he was using the word the same as it will be used 'individuals'. Or at least I understood it that way.
So, my question is: Can I use the word 'persons' in the next phrase? (I wrote the whole phrase in order for you to have the correct context.)
I'm so into the idea of developing each skill alike, the idea of being round persons.
Is it okay, or should I just use 'individuals'?
Thank you! :)