Learn English – a word for “one who solves problems with physicality”


I'm looking for a word to describe a person who approaches problems with physicality, as opposed to intellectually.

I'm having a difficult time describing what it is that I want, as I'm not necessarily interested in words like "brute", which, to me, imply a certain degree of aggression or a lack of finesse. This doesn't necessarily have to be an angry or oafish person. Just one who solves problems physically rather than intellectually.

EDIT: I suppose I wasn't clear in my original phrasing, but I'm looking for a noun. I did say I wanted a word to "describe a person", but what I mean is a word that means "one who approaches problems with physicality".

Best Answer

My suggestion sounds a little naive, but doer might be a word to consider.

For example, "I see myself as more of a doer than a thinker"

From MW

a person who actively does things instead of just thinking or talking about them

It doesn't necessarily mean that a doer only accomplishes things physically though, but I tend to think of a doer as someone who 'gets stuck in' and physically gets things done rather than just planning or thinking about it.