Johari window

I dont know how many of you are very familiar with Johari window .Well I should start with the beginning and try to give a definition on what Johari window entails .

The Johari Window model is a simple and useful tool for illustrating and improving self-awareness, and mutual understanding between individuals within a group. The Johari Window model can also be used to assess and improve a group’s relationship with other groups. The Johari Window model was devised by American psychologists Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham in 1955, while researching group dynamics at the University of California Los Angeles. The model was first published in the Proceedings of the Western Training Laboratory in Group Development by UCLA Extension Office in 1955, and was later expanded by Joseph Luft. Today the Johari Window model is especially relevant due to modern emphasis on, and influence of, ‘soft’ skills, behaviour, empathy, cooperation, inter-group development and interpersonal development.Beneath the academic explanation of what Johari window is ,we should think how we assess ourself by using the Johari window tool .

Before using the tool you should be able to head down all your indvidual qualities  as such :

  • able
  • accepting
  • adaptable
  • bold
  • brave
  • calm
  • caring
  • cheerful
  • clever
  • complex
  • confident
  • dependable
  • dignified
  • energetic
  • extroverted
  • friendly
  • giving
  • happy
  • helpful
  • idealistic
  • independent
  • ingenious
  • intelligent
  • introverted
  • kind
  • knowledgeable
  • logical
  • loving
  • mature
  • modest
  • nervous
  • observant
  • organized
  •         patient
  • powerful
  • proud
  • quiet
  • reflective
  • relaxed
  • religious
  • responsive
  • searching
  • self-assertive
  • self-conscious
  • sensible
  • sentimental
  • shy
  • silly
  • smart
  • spontaneous
  • sympathetic
  • tense
  • trustworthy
  • warm
  • wise
  • witty


Explore what alternative words people would use to describe each other? What words surprised us and why?What can we say about the differences between: how we see ourselves, how others see us, and how we imagine others see us? What obstacles tend to exist when we don’t know each other? (And when other aspects of mutual awareness are not good?)Why is it that lack of mutual awareness tends to cause difficulties, whereas good mutual awareness tends to produce benefits?How does good mutual awareness in a team enable greater delegation of responsibility, and generally better and easier performance?

Now you should try the Johari window ‘s game a self discovery game so good luck .


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