• Self-Awareness with the Johari Window
    Saturday, March 30, 2019

    Self-Awareness with the Johari Window

    The Johari Window Excercise.pdf


    The Johari concept was originally created back in 1955 by Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham, the Johari house concept was later designed by Charles Handy.  Here, it can be used to help answer the question "Who are you?" and help improve your self-awareness.

    Here’s what you do! 
    You will need some friends, family or colleagues that you can trust to be honest with you, then complete each phase in turn.  You may discover things about yourself that you didn’t know, you may be reminded of qualities that you’ve forgotten; you may be assured that you know yourself pretty well already.  Try it and see!

    PHASE 1
    Pick 5 or 6 of the words from Table 1 below, that best describes you and write them down in Table 2.  You may have others which you can use instead.
    Table 1 – descriptive words
    Ø  able
    Ø  accepting
    Ø  adaptable
    Ø  bold
    Ø  brave
    Ø  calm
    Ø  caring
    Ø  cheerful
    Ø  clever
    Ø  complex
    Ø  confident
    Ø  dependable
    Ø  dignified
    Ø  energetic
    Ø  extroverted
    Ø  friendly
    Ø  giving
    Ø  happy
    Ø  helpful
    Ø  idealistic
    Ø  independent
    Ø  ingenious
    Ø  intelligent
    Ø  introverted
    Ø  kind
    Ø  knowledgeable
    Ø  logical
    Ø  loving
    Ø  mature
    Ø  modest
    Ø  nervous
    Ø  observant
    Ø  organized
    Ø  patient
    Ø  powerful
    Ø  proud
    Ø  quiet
    Ø  reflective
    Ø  relaxed
    Ø  religious
    Ø  responsive
    Ø  searching
    Ø  self-assertive
    Ø  self-conscious
    Ø  sentimental
    Ø  shy
    Ø  silly
    Ø  smart
    Ø  spontaneous
    Ø  sympathetic
    Ø  tense
    Ø  trustworthy
    Ø  warm
    Ø  wise
    Ø  witty
    PHASE 2
    Copy Table 1 and give it to up to 5 people who are willing help you with improving your self-awareness.  Ask them to pick 5 or 6 words that they think best describes you.  They may have others which they can use instead. 
    Collate their chosen words in Table 2 below.

    Table 2 – collective words
      Word 1 Word 2 Word 3 Word 4 Word 5 Word 6
    Helper 1
    Helper 2
    Helper 3
    Helper 4
    Helper 5
     PHASE 3
    Place the collated words in Table 3 below and see what you can learn from them.  

    Table 3 – The Rooms
    Room 1 - Place words that both you & your helpers have chosen here. Room 2 – Place words that only your helpers have chosen here.
    Room 3 – Place words that have not been chosen by anyone here.  They may not apply to you or may be a collective ignorance.
    Room  4 – Place words that only you have chosen here
    The four rooms represent 4 areas of ourselves
    Room 1 - Where we see ourselves & others see us. 
    Room 2 - Where others see things in us that we are not aware of
    Room 3 - Where the subconscious part of us is seen by neither ourselves nor others                
    Room 4 -  Where keep what we know about ourselves from others


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