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A word to describe someone's personality trait that think quick. For example he gets lost in the woods then comes up with a solution on the fly to find his way back home.

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    Try "quick-witted."
    – Robusto
    Aug 26, 2015 at 14:12
  • not acute/astute just the speed of thinking?
    – alexsuslin
    Aug 26, 2015 at 14:29
  • a quick thinker?
    – Fattie
    Aug 26, 2015 at 14:30
  • fast on his feet?
    – Scritter
    Aug 26, 2015 at 21:04
  • Witty maybe. Or crafty.
    – Tasch
    Jun 9, 2020 at 19:34

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Choose one:

  • sharp-witted
  • quick-thinking
  • acute
  • alert
  • astute
  • bright
  • clever
  • intelligent
  • keen
  • nimble
  • on the ball
  • perceptive
  • quick
  • quick-witted
  • savvy
  • sharp
  • shrewd
  • smart
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    I would add agile. (Hopefully the context would make it clear that we're not talking about physical agility.) Aug 29, 2015 at 16:11
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    I would call the person in the example resourceful.
    – DCShannon
    Feb 25, 2016 at 2:02
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What's described in the OP implicates on the ability of someone to solve problems rather than simply thinking. In this regard, my suggestion is:

Problem solver:

  • a thinker who focuses on the problem as stated and tries to synthesize information and knowledge to achieve a solution

E.g.

Having a fascination with the human body and how it works, combined with his problem-solving personality and attention to detail, gives him the perfect skill set

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