Psychologists are finding that societies do share an agreed understanding and conception of wisdom. Wisdom is a construct composed of the following traits:
- Deep self-knowledge
- Social intelligence and life skills
- Broad compassion
- Emotional management
- Multi-model perspective-taking
- Uncertainty navigation
Full Scale = .86 and subscales .69
Short 12-item version = .73 and subscales .63
Item sample for Short Scale (all rated as 1 (strongly agree) to 5 (strongly disagree).
A problem has little attraction for me if I don’t think it has a solution.
When I look back on what has happened to me, I can’t help feeling resentful.
I’m easily irritated by people who argue with me.
See the Thomas et al., 2017 article for details.