The Johari Window Theory

1345 WordsFeb 2, 20185 Pages
Question, do you know everything about yourself? Most people would answer yes, but in fact they are not correct. Joseph Luft and Harrington Ingham developed a theory named the Johari window in 1984. This theory portrayed the different views of our self-awareness and self-disclosure. It revealed that there are four quadrants that contribute to them; Open, blind, hidden and unknown self. Everyone has a Johari window and each one is unique, therefore each relationship you have will be different and differ in dynamics. As we all have different relationships this means we all have different things we disclose about ourselves to others, for example you are not likely to share very personal information about yourself with your boss at work but you are more likely to share this information with your parents or partner. We are going to look at the Johari window through the development of one of my past romantic relationships. Our four quadrants are what need to be discussed first so we understand how our Johari Window is made up. In our first quadrant we have our Open-self. It includes information about ourselves that you and others are aware about. This includes our attitudes, emotions, desires, ideas and so on. This quadrant must contain a large amount of information so that relationships can be strong and of the best quality, it also depends on your openness and how much you disclose. Our second quadrant is our Blind self, which contains everything other people recognize about
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