A measure of individual capacity for learning, reasoning, abstract thinking, and overall cognitive aptitude.
Intelligence is a measure of a pilot's capacity for learning, reasoning, and understanding. It is also an aptitude indicator for cognitive abilities such as logical reasoning and abstract thinking. In the EVE universe, pilots with a high intelligence score possess an innate mastery of core academic disciplines such as mathematics and physics. Skill categories such as Electronics, Engineering, Navigation, and Science all require direct application of these disciplines and build extensively on them throughout the pilot's skill advancement, irrespective of career choice. Additionally, advanced starship technologies such as Electronic Warfare, Shield Operation, and Cloaking will require a high Intelligence score to master quickly. This attribute is secondary for numerous social and industrial skills as well.
notes: Intelligence does not increase the chance of achieving success during the application of skills, only how quickly the skills that depend on it are trained.