Johari Window: developed by Joseph Luft & Harry Ingham (1955), this is a powerful model for exploring the self in relation to others. Very basically, its quadrants are:-
○ Arena: things I know, things you know
○ Blind Spot: things I don’t know, things you know
○ Facade: things I know, things you don’t know
○ Unknown: things I don’t know, things you don’t know
Several variations of the original version have been developed over the years but the essential focus of focusing on one person and their relationships with one grouping at a time has remained consistent – as has the notion that the core concept is to explore what is unknown to self, to others, to both.
The exercise can be very powerful in breaking down communication barriers.
However, it does need very careful managing – especially in a below-GREEN culture where the ORANGE vMEME may exploit and RED engage in needless cruelty. Equally, it could prove dangerous to engage in a Johari Window exercise where individual temperaments are high in Extraversion and/or Psychoticism.