Intellectual

Intellectual

An intellectual is a person who engages in works by intellect including critical thinking and reading, research, writing, and human self-reflection about society. Many everyday roles require the application of intellect and intelligence to skills that may have a psychomotor component—for example, in the fields of medicine or the arts—but these do not necessarily involve the practitioner in the world of ideas. The intellectual scrutinizes cultural ideas and writings, often using abstract, philosophical, and esoteric aspects of human inquiry to evaluate the thinking of others.