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What is a word that can be used to describe someone who has a 'good judge of character?'

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Intuitive and Astute come into mind.

Intuitive

adjective

using or based on what one feels to be true even without conscious reasoning; instinctive

Tom is an intuitive person; he can tell a person's character by a mere five minute conversation.


Astute

adjective

having or showing an ability to accurately assess situations or people and turn this to one's advantage

However, astute might contain a negative connotation regarding using the ability to one's advantage.

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One word that could fit perspicacious:

able to judge quickly and correctly what people and situations are really like

(Macmillan Dictionary)

Or shrewd:

able to judge people and situations very well and to make good decisions

(Macmillan Dictionary)

A general word for a wise person is sage:

someone who is wise and shows good judgment

(Macmillan Dictionary)

  • IMO, perspicacious nails it. – GeoffAtkins Dec 16 '15 at 13:48
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    While perspicacious is good, it is a word that may not be understand by many and could sound pretentious. Depending on the audience it might not be a viable option. – Necreaux Dec 16 '15 at 14:01
  • @Necreaux Yes, context matters. Perspicacious is a pretty formal word. – A.P. Dec 16 '15 at 14:13

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