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insight

 [in´sīt]
1. in psychiatry, the patient's awareness and understanding of the origins and meaning of his attitudes, feelings, and behavior and of his disturbing symptoms; self-understanding.
2. in problem solving, the sudden perception of the appropriate relationships of things that results in a solution.

in·sight

(in'sīt),
Self-understanding as to the motives and reasons behind one's own actions or those of another's.

insight

/in·sight/ (in´sīt″)
1. in psychiatry, the patient's awareness and understanding of their attitudes, feelings, behavior, and disturbing symptoms; self-understanding.
2. in problem solving, the sudden perception of the appropriate relationships of things that results in a solution.

insight

[in′sīt]
Etymology: L, in, within; AS, gesihth, sight
1 the capacity for comprehending the true nature of a situation or for penetrating an underlying truth.
2 an instance of penetrating or comprehending an underlying truth, primarily through intuitive understanding.
3 (in psychology) a type of self-understanding encompassing both intellectual and emotional awareness of the unconscious nature, origin, and mechanisms of one's attitudes, feelings, and behavior. It is one of the most important goals of psychotherapy and, with integration, leads to modification of maladaptive behavioral patterns. See also integration.

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in·sight

(in'sīt)
Self-understanding as to the motives and reasons behind one's own actions or those of another's.

insight

1. Ability to appreciate the real nature of a situation.
2. Awareness of the nature of one's own psychiatric symptoms with some appreciation of the possible causes or precipitating factors. People suffering from neurotic illnesses usually have considerable insight; those with psychotic disorders are often, by definition, deemed to be lacking in insight.