From the first, insight has occupied so central a place in psychoanalytic discourse that it has seemed the very essence of psychoanalysis, both clinical and applied. Clinically, it has been used regularly to refer to analysands integrating into their functioning the content of the interpretations formulated and proposed by their analysts. Further, it has been recognized that the analyst does not work alone. As the process moves along, analysands become better prepared and consciously more willing to collaborate in developing analytically informed and sound interpretations, even if, owing to their conflicts, they do not do so consistently.