Wits is the capacity for quick thinking: not necessarily for brilliant intellectual reaosning or even for careful appraisal of the environment, but rapid response based on available information and survival instinct. It also contributes to more deliberate efforts to idenfity clever courses of action and ways around others’ defenses and recall precisely the necessary datum at the key moment.

• Poor. Your jokes fall flat and you’re the lats to notice.
•• Average. You get through life without too many unpleasant surprises.
••• Good. You’re quick on the uptake, and you often get the best of others when speed is essential.
•••• Exceptional. You’re the one who makes everyone else think, “I wish I’d thought of that.”
••••• Outstanding. You have the Psalmist’s gift for the appropriate response for every occasion.