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JOHARI WINDOW

A MODEL of self awareness , personal development, group development and


understanding relationship

JOHARI WINDOW
The Johari Window model was developed by
American psychologists Joseph Luft and Harry
Ingham in the 1950's
Interestingly, Luft and Ingham called their
Johari Window model 'Johari' after combining
their first names, Joe and Harry.
In early publications the word actually appears
as 'JoHari'

JOHARI WINDOW/ DISCLOSURE FEEDBACK


MODEL
The Johari Window model is also referred to as
a 'disclosure/feedback model of self awareness',
and by some people an 'information processing
tool'.
The Johari Window soon became a widely used
model for understanding and training selfawareness, personal development, improving
communications, interpersonal relationships,
group dynamics, team development and intergroup relationships.

JOHARI WINDOW
Refers to others and self
Others other people in the team
Oneself the person subject to johari window
analysis

JOHARI WINDOW

The Johari Window actually represents information


- feelings, experience, views, attitudes, skills,
intentions, motivation, etc - within or about a person
- in relation to their group, from four perspectives,
which are described below.

JOHARI WINDOW 4 REGIONS

Arena Area -what is known by the person about him/herself and


is also known by others - open self, free area, free self, or 'the
arena'

Blind Area - what is unknown by the person about him/herself but


which others know - blind area, blind self, or 'blind spot'

Hidden Area - what the person knows about him/herself that others
do not know - hidden area, hidden self, avoided area, avoided
self or 'facade'

Unknown Area -what is unknown by the person about him/herself


and is also unknown by others - unknown area or unknown self

JOHARI WINDOW PANES

1 quadrant
st

Also means that you Trust other people


because you disclose or show them a lot
about yourself.
As you increase the size of the Arena you
also increase the trust and closeness
between you and others.

2 quadrant
nd

Common Reaction:
Am I really like that?
Did I say that?
How could I have done that?
At times that you are insensitive ti your
behaviour and you get surprised once
feedback is given to you.
Challenge:
Solicit information from others
Use their feedback in checking yourself. They
are points for improvement.

JOHARI WINDOW QUADRANT 3

Faade can be your protection or defence


wall- Hidden Secrets,
Things you want to keep to yourself, why?
1. Afraid of misunderstanding.
2. Fear of rejection.
3. Afraid of getting hurt.
4. You do not find other people supportive.
It may not be good to keep a lot of things to
yourself. Other people might not see the real
YOU!
TRUST- can decrease the size of the Facade

JOHARI WINDOW QUADRANT 4

Other terms in the Unknown are:


The Mystery man!
I do not know where I stand!
I dont really know about myself!
I really cannot understand myself!

Learning in the JW:


It is a growth experience.
You discover a lot about yourself.
You can identify ways of making your Arena bigger
and your Blind Spot, Faade and Unknown smaller.
Dotted Square in the unknown area:
You will always have potentials for growth.
Continuous process of growing.
Continuously developing your potentials, the gifts
endowed to you by the creator.