Definitions: (1) experienced; expert; (2) having a quiet and gentle disposition; (3) easy; comfortable; (4) cautious; prudent; wary; watchful; careful; (5) skilled <in magic or some supernatural power>; (6) clever, shrewd; (7) thinking quickly; acting with measured response

Balancing Qualities: Friendly, Honest, Wise

Compatible Qualities: cagey, cerebral, cunning

Quote: The insights given by a great professor are a privilege to receive. To be a teacher, by contrast, calls for more ingenuity and patience; it is the canny art of coaxing insights out of the students themselves. — Caitlin Keiper; American teacher