# Describe an intelligent person you know
You should say:
- who this person is
- how you know this person
- what this person does
- and why you think this person is intelligent
I will tell you about someone who I would consider to be intelligent on many different levels, my aunt. To provide you with some background, I don’t find someone to be smart solely (only) based upon their academic abilities. I would define intelligence as a balance of common sense, book knowledge, social information, as well as emotional intelligence. I decided to talk about my aunt because I feel she possesses all of these qualities.
As she’s my family member, I’ve known her forever. However, I feel we became especially close during my high school years. She has always had a gentle, healing spirit, so I still got along with her. She does home visits to make sure that they take their medications and helps them to stay integrated (a part of) in society. I think her profession says a lot about her character.
I find her to be intelligent because she was always at the top of her class at school. Moreover, it’s incredible that I can ask her seemingly any question in the world related to health, and she can provide me with a detailed response. Apart from this, she has a lot of common sense, or street smarts (knows how to manage in difficult life situations) some say. She can figure out locations and think of a make-shift (last minute) solution even at the last minute. On the other hand, she possesses a lot of social intelligence. I feel that she can read social cues (social signals) well and behave accordingly. Lastly, her emotional intelligence is out of this world. She has unbelievable sensitivity and empathy towards all living beings. All in all, she paints a picture (is the ideal) of an intelligent person in my mind.