What is the word for someone who has an ability to observe/experience anothers actions and words and then quickly identify the root or underlying cause/motivation for those words and actions?
- able to judge quickly and correctly what people and situations are really like. words in a sentence
- having keen mental perception and understanding; discerning TFD
Although the detective was a perspicacious woman, she was not able to identify the killer’s motive.
The perspicacious salesman earned a great living because he knew how to read his customers.