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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.

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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.