This article reports on a qualitative interview study that examined the job experiences of a group of burned-out professionals (n = 15). The authors studied the meanings these professionals associate with incidents in their intersubjective relations, as well as how they relate these incidents to their identity. The interpretation of the data starts from Lacanian psychoanalytic theory on identity (Lacan’s “schema of the 2 mirrors”). The authors show how the concepts under discussion enable one to trace burnout dynamics in the relation between subject and other. A tripartite conceptual model that accounts for dynamic processes is presented. Each process is formulated conceptually on the basis of Lacan’s schema of the 2 mirrors and is discussed with narrative data drawn from interview researc…