Johari Window

The Johari window is an investigative tool developed by Joseph Luft and Harrington Ingham to illuminate and detail, in a somewhat measured way, interpersonal awareness. (The “Johari” in the name is a combination of the researchers’ first names.) The window is made up of four quadrants conceptualizing how one sees oneself and is seen by others. The Johari window can be used to help a person understand his or her behavior and how it affects other people in ways that the person previously did not recognize. It is made up of four areas: the open area, the blind area, the hidden area, and the unknown area.

Most often, the users of the Johari window have a goal to expand their open area. The open area represents ...

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