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The Johari Window
Joseph Luft and Harry Ingram created the Johari Window technique in 1955  in the United States, used to help people better understand their mental instability. It is a simple and useful tool for understanding and training self-awareness, personal development, improving communications, interpersonal relationships, group dynamics, team development and intergroup relationships. This model especially relevant due to emphasis on and influence of, 'soft' skills, behavior, empathy, cooperation, inter-group development and interpersonal development. This new assessment technique helps in understanding people’s behavior, potential, management styles, interpersonal skills and attitudes. An important consideration in human resources planning, job profiling, recruitment interviewing and selection, management development, customer relations and customer service, and more.

The Model

Explanation of the four quadrants :

Quadrant I

This is the known or public area where all the information relating to the individual on his or her behaviour, attitudes, feelings, desires, ideas, ambition, etc. are known to the self as well as others.

Quadrant II

This is the blind area where all the information relating to the individual on his or her behaviour, attitudes, feelings, desires, ideas, ambition, etc. are not known to the self but known to others like personal qualities, feelings, repressed experiences .

Quadrant III

This is the hidden area where all the information relating to the individual on his or her behaviour, attitudes, feelings, desires, ideas, ambition, etc. are known to the self but unknown to others like deep secrets and desires, close personal events,etc.

Quadrant IV

This is the unknown area where all the information relating to the individual on his or her behaviour, attitudes, feelings, desires, ideas, ambition, etc. are not known to the self and also not known to others: unknown to all like inhibitions, compulsions, obsessions, etc.

Interpersonal relations improves in its effectiveness when a person talks about him or herself by self disclosure or exposure to gain self knowledge and let others know the person. Self awareness improves further when others tell a person about his or her behaviour, etc. which is called feedback.

JW analysis for SANJUKTA

QI. Sanjukta’s public area where all the information relating to her behaviour, attitudes, feelings, desires, ideas, ambition are known to the self as well as others, is the smallest quadrant of her JW which shows that she only shares the above mentioned things to very few people. She is friendly to most people but has a very guarded nature and doesn’t wish to become vulnerable by disclosing herself to others.

QII. This is the blind area where information not known to the self but known to others like personal qualities, feelings, repressed experiences is also small for her which indicates that there is only little that she doesn’t know about herself but this area can be reduced further by increasing the open area if her interaction with people becomes more candid.

QIII. This is the area where all the information are known to the self but unknown to others like deep secrets and desires, close personal events is quite big for her indicating she is secretive and likes to keep her desires and ambitions unexposed from others.

QIV. The unknown area where information is not known to the self and also not known to others: unknown to all like inhibitions, compulsions, obsessions is also quite big for Sanjukta which indicates that she still needs to discover a lot about herself.

JW analysis for SURAJIT

QI. Surajit’s public area which is known to the self as well as others, is the largest quadrant of his JW which shows that he shares his dreams and ambitions to most people.

QII. This is the blind area where information not known to the self but known to others like personal qualities, feelings,...
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