|1.||the ability to perceive clearly or deeply; penetration|
|2.||a penetrating and often sudden understanding, as of a complex situation or problem|
|a. the capacity for understanding one's own or another's mental processes|
|b. the immediate understanding of the significance of an event or action|
|4.||psychiatry the ability to understand one's own problems, sometimes used to distinguish between psychotic and neurotic disorders|
insight in·sight (ĭn'sīt')
Understanding, especially an understanding of the motives and reasons behind one's actions.