the ability to assess and initiate things independently

Initiative

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Initiative

Initiative

\ i-ˈni-shə-tiv also -shē-ə-tiv \ – adjective

the ability to assess and initiate things independently
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On the day before their Club Med flight she took the initiative of telephoning Franco from work, ostensibly to tell him that she had really admired his new place.John Barth, Atlantic, March 1995
self-motivation, resourcefulness, inventiveness, imagination, ingenuity, originality, creativity, enterprise, drive, dynamism, ambition, motivation, spirit, energy, vision, get-up-and-go, pep, moxie, spunk, gumptionSynonyms
apathy, cowardice, idleness, inactivity, indifferenceAntonyms