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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.
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That effect was chiefly determined by the fact that she made the only exception, among all the human beings about me, to my unhappy gift of insight.
I don't want to think I have been all this while without having gained an insight .
Charlotte alone she was sure of--Charlotte, whose exterior concealed so much insight and love.
She had an exquisite tact and insight in relation to all points of manners; but the people she lived among were blunderers and busybodies.
But Captain Malu sent back from Sydney two cases of the best Scotch whiskey on the market, for he was not able to make up his mind as to whether it was Captain Hansen or Mr Harriwell who had given Bertie Arkwright the more gorgeous insight into life in the Solomons.
At last at the age of thirty-two he achieved success with a series of periodical essays later entitled 'The Citizen of the World,' in which he criticized European politics and society with skill and insight.
With a diabolical insight into the strongest part of his position, he is no sooner taken by the throat than he curls up his legs, forces his assailant to hang him, as it were, and gurgles in his throat, and screws his body, and twists, as already undergoing the first agonies of strangulation.
Through this work I obtained a cursory knowledge of history and a view of the several empires at present existing in the world; it gave me an insight into the manners, governments, and religions of the different nations of the earth.
The domestic position at the commencement of our residence at Blackwater Park has been drawn with amazing accuracy, with profound mental insight, by the hand of Marian herself.
I may also add that each of the four stories on their appearance in book form was picked out on various grounds as the "best of the lot" by different critics, who reviewed the volume with a warmth of appreciation and understanding, a sympathetic insight and a friendliness of expression for which I cannot be sufficiently grateful.
Battius, speaking with the sort of deliberation and dignity one is apt to use after having thoroughly ripened his opinions by sufficient reflection,--"it seems to me, a man but little skilled in the signs and tokens of Indian warfare, especially as practised in these remote plains, but one, who I may say without vanity has some insight into the mysteries of nature,--it seems, then, to me, thus humbly qualified, that when doubts exist in a matter of moment, it would always be the wisest course to appease them.
No, I am not; but love gives insight, Maggie, and insight often gives foreboding.