person who engages in critical thinking and reasoning
An intellectual is a person who uses his or her intellect and critical thinking skills to work, study, reflect, or ask and answer questions about a wide variety of different ideas. Intellectuals are often times authors, artists, writers for newspapers, and college professors.
There are some people who do not like intellectuals because they are not traditional or practical. This is called "anti-intellectualism".
- Intellectual checklist Archived 2015-09-22 at the Wayback Machine