The Concept Of Self Awareness

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Communication is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as, “the act or process of using words, sounds, signs, or behaviors to express or exchange information or to express your ideas, thoughts, feelings, etc., to someone else.” Communication is something everyone in the world does on a daily basis. Just like there are many different kinds of people; there are many different kinds of forms of communications as well. People are complex structures that require many parts working together; some of those parts can be seen and others cannot. The concept of self-awareness can be explained as a four-quadrant model called the Johari window. It includes thing that you know, and do not know, about yourself; as well as things that other know, and do not know, about you. In other words, the Johari Window enables people to view themselves as others see them, which give a unique perspective way of looking at relationships and the communication process. In this essay we will go over other some “self analysis” questions that include awareness and perception. As far as my own personal communication style goes, the areas that stand out to me the most are my listening skills and the way I make eye contact.

The first part of the Johari Window is called the “open-self”. Our values, attitudes, behavior, motivation, and way of life of which we are aware and which others know, is essentially the degree of self-disclosure in relationships. This degree however, depends largely on how comfortable…
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