The intellectual managed to get out of the cavern but camps right at the entrance. She enjoys feeling superior to her birth pairs but is worth enough to venture into a world she doesn't know. That fear made him an expert in justifying his reality and he needs acceptance from his peers to feel valued. He built his sense of belonging on that basis. But it's reluctant to new paradigms. It tends to "achieve" success.
The sage, on the other hand, dares adventure and constantly questions his beliefs. He is not only aware of the ignorance of his peers, but also his own. Still, he does not recognize knowledge as a goal but as a path. He enjoys it, he breathes it. He shares it. Admire and embrace diversity.