Johari Window

Johari Window

What is it?

Johari Window is a tool that helps you visualize the different aspects of your personality that you are aware of and that others are aware of.

The Johari Window is a psychological tool used to help people better understand their relationships with themselves and others. It was developed by Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham in 1955 and named by combining their first names (Jo + Hari). The Johari Window is represented as a square divided into four quadrants, each representing a different aspect of personal knowledge and awareness.

Here's a simple explanation of each quadrant using examples:

  1. Open Area (also called the Arena): This quadrant represents the information that both you and others know about you. For example, your name, appearance, and perhaps some of your hobbies are known to you and those around you. The Open Area is typically where communication and cooperation occur, as it is based on shared knowledge and understanding.

  2. Hidden Area (also called the Facade): This quadrant contains information that you know about yourself but others do not. For example, you might have a secret hobby, a personal struggle, or a past experience that you've chosen not to share with others. The Hidden Area can sometimes lead to misunderstandings, as people may not have the full picture of who you are or what you're going through. ...