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Intellectual Insight

By Renée Grinnell

Improved self-knowledge without a corresponding change in behavior (as opposed to emotional insight).

Example: “I understand it all, doctor! I babble tirelessly because I’m so scared of intimacy. I read all about this in psychology class….”

    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 20 Oct 2008