As a psychological process, intellectualizing describes first an everyday competence "to understand the actions of others and their own in terms of thoughts, feelings, desires and yearnings" (Schultz-Venrath and Felsberger 2016). This competence is acquired in the course of intellectual development and depends on the quality of the interaction with...

(adapted version of an article published in PostSkriptum, publication of the St. Gallic Psychiatry Services South, No. 1 / May 2018)