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insightful (adj) able to understand clearly and correctly.
An insightful person understands things, especially complicated things, clearly and correctly. An insightful leader can understand the situation they are facing, handle it cleverly, and understand the psychology of their followers. An insightful scientist understands quickly and clearly the problem they have to solve and the method to solve it.
- When the apple fell, Newton was insightful enough to understand that it was due to the power of the earth to attract al objects towards it. Others till then had not had that kind of understanding.
- The captain was so insightful that he had an idea of the weaknesses of the opposite team. He planned his strategy accordingly.