1 clear or deep perception of a situation [syn: penetration]
4 grasping the inner nature of things intuitively [syn: sixth sense]
- ĭn'sīt, /ˈɪnsaɪt/, /"InsaIt/
- A sight or view of the interior of anything; a deep inspection or view; introspection; frequently used with into.
- Power of acute observation and deduction; penetration; discernment; perception.
- In Marketing: Knowledge (usually derived from consumer understanding) that a company applies in order to make a product or brand perform better and be more appealing to customers
Translations to be checked
The term insight can be used with several related meanings:
An insight that manifests itself suddenly, such as understanding how to solve a difficult problem, is called with a German word Aha-Erlebnis. The term was coined by the German psychologist and theoretical linguist Karl Bühler. It is also known as an epiphany.
- In psychology and psychiatry, insight is the ability to recognize one's own mental illness. Anosognosia is the total lack of insight into one's own mental illness.
An insight is the derivation of a rule which links cause with effect. The mind is a model of the universe built up from insights. Thoughts of the mind fall into 2 categories: 1) Analysis of past experience with the purpose of gaining insight for use within this model at a later date; and 2) Simulations of future scenarios using existing insights in the mind model in order to predict outcomes. A mature mind has assimilated many insights and understands cause and effect. When insight is not subordinate to a validation discipline like the 'scientific method', fallacious thinking can result in a confused mind.
- Insight Communications: a cable television company in the Midwest U.S.
- Insight Enterprises: a NASDAQ listed IT computer reseller based in Tempe, Arizona
- Insight Sports Ltd.: a media company in Canada that operates several specialty channels
- Insight Technology: a company that produces flashlights for mounting on weapons
TV and movies
- Insight (Australian TV program): 1999-*, initially national political current affairs programme, now discussion with audience and expert participation.
- Insight (TV series): a religious syndicated program running in the US from 1960-1985. The show's format was similar to that of F shows like The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits, and it was not unsual for God to be an on-screen character. Many known actors, such as Harold Gould, Carroll O'Connor, Maureen McCormick and Jamie Farr were among the show's cast.
- Insights (TV series), a public affairs program based in Dallas, Texas
- Insight Guides: a travel and map guide series based in the UK
- Insight (magazine)
- Insight (Adventist magazine), a magazine for Seventh-day Adventist youth formerly known as [The] Youth's Instructor
- Insight on the Scriptures: a Bible encyclopedia published by Jehovah's Witnesses
- Insight: A Study of Human Understanding: a 1957 book by Bernard Lonergan
Bradley (2007) points out a recent development in the world of business. There has been the emergence of new departments in corporations which carry the word “Insight” in their titles. We have “Customer Insight Departments”, Insight Management Unit, Consumer Insight and so on. This extends to the job titles of executives working in those areas. One reason for this development was a realisation that the emphasis of results from individual research projects needed to be shifted to a wider understanding of the dynamics operating in the full market place. Another reason was the impact of information technology. Progress in technology gave way to the availability of masses of information found in databases. The advantages of Insight Management are numerous. By making use of all existing information, there is less need to consult customers, thereby minimising unnecessary contact and costs.
In MarketingConroy (2008) points out that an insight is a statement based on a deep understanding of your target consumers' attitudes and beliefs, which connect at an emotional level with your consumer, provoking a clear response (This brand understands me! That is exactly how I feel! - even if they've never thought about it quite like that) which, when leveraged, has the power to change consumer behavior. Insights must affect a change in consumer behavior that benefits your brand, leading to the achievement of the marketing objective. Insights can be based on: 1. Real or perceived weakness to be expoited in competitive product performance or value 2. Attitudinal or perceived barrier in the minds of consumers, regarding your brand 3. Untapped or compelling belief or practice Insights are most effective when they are/do one of the following: 1. Unexpected 2. Create a disequilibria 3. Change momentum 4. Exploited via a benefit or point of difference that your brand can deliver
- Insight (public radio program)
- Insights, a 1976 jazz album by the Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band
- Honda Insight: Honda's first mass production hybrid vehicle
- Insight (song): Dead Kennedys Song from the 1987 Album Release Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death
- Project Insight: a division of the San Francisco, California Recreation & Park Department which provides recreation and outdoor adventure programs for young people with hearing or vision impairments
- Insight School: an online public high school in the states of Washington, Oregon, California, Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Nevada, South Carolina, and Wisconsin
- Bradley, Nigel Marketing Research. Tools and Techniques.Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007 ISBN-10: 0-19-928196-3 ISBN-13: 978-0-19-928196-1
insight in German: Einsicht
insight in Japanese: インサイト
insight in Dutch: Aha-erlebnis
insight in Russian: Инсайт
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