I am looking for terms of single words which avoid "soft", "hard", "academic", and "practical" or "hands-on/off".
The following are [something] skills in that they are all in the head. I'm not going to call them "head skills"!
- Risk assessment, decision making, situational awareness are skills; they are taught.
- Leadership, communication, and command area skills; they are both taught and innate.
- Compassion, empathy, and creativity are skills; arguably innate.
Conversely, cookery, driving, and painting are all handy skills, though should really be separated into groups. This is not required for the piece I'm working on.
The objective is to find a word for the mind skills.