Definitions: (1) clear and explicit in statement or expression <speech or writing>; easily understood; lucid; not obscure or ambiguous; plain; distinct; (2) aware of the mind and needs of the other.

Familial Qualities: a good listening ability, kindness, sincerity, unselfishness


• Brain scans have revealed a region associated with understanding the thoughts and intentions of other people. This muscle, like all others, can be strengthened with exercise.

• Perspicuity is the mirror image of self-perceptive. It is the ability to perceive the world from another person’s point of view. Communication is presented using the language the other is familiar with. Perspicuous people help others assimilate softly, recognizing what the other can digest. Maybe what is needed is mother’s milk, or maybe some roughage is okay.