To explain it simply, Johari Window is a diagram showing relationships between a person and others.
Below is the Johari Window.
As you can see, the diagram is divided into four areas:
Describes all things that both parties know
Describes all things that others know something that you are not aware of
Describes all things that only you know. Probably those things are private and you don’t want to disclose them to public
Describes all things that others don’t know and you are not aware of
Interestingly, we could enlarge the Arena quadrant by doing the followings.
- Decrease the Blind Area
We need to request for feedbacks from others
- Decrease the Unknown Area
We need to share our discoveries to others
- Decrease the Hidden Area
We need to choose whether we want to disclose certain information to public (self-disclosure)
- From Unknown to Hidden
We need to discover all the hidden aspects within ourselves (self-discovery)