Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The three characteristics of a professional?

Listening to Margaret Throsby this morning on ABC Classic FM - she interviewed a guy who spoke about the three characteristics of doctors:
  • Authoritative.
  • Sapiential.
  • Charismatic.
Does this apply equally to all other "professions"?

5 comments:

tank engine said...

if i knew what sapential meant i might be able to tell you...

ptony said...

I think something along the lines of 'communicative' should be in there. All very well to be authoritative, charismatic and... ahem, wise, but being able to communicate that wisdom is a real gift.

mengland said...

I would add curious.

Eb said...

I'm sure you could use "sapiential" as an adjective for some must-have new car feature. Or perhaps to describe the latest cosmetic ingredient. "Now with sapiential palm oil."

Eb said...

Sorry Nick. I didn't mean to diss your blog. Please don't stop blogging just because of me.