The Johari Window – Do you know yourself?

Oliver Cowlishaw
July 21, 2021

What do other people think about you?

For most of our lives we are left guessing how our behaviour affects other people. It would come as a nasty surprise if we hear that we are perceived arrogant or annoying (or some other negative characteristic). 

What if you could get a clear picture of what other people think of you? This is why we tried something called the Jahari Window.

The Johari Window is a model that helps us understand our relationships with ourselves and others as we interact with them. In the 1950s, the model was put forward by two American psychologists Joseph Luft and Harry Ingram, to describe the various stages of awareness that exist while communication occurs.

The Johari window model is used to enhance the individual's perception on others. This model is based on two ideas- trust can be acquired by revealing information about you to others and learning yourselves from their feedbacks. Each person is represented by the Johari model through four quadrants or window pane.

Oliver Cowlishaw

About the author

Ollie is an avid pizza connoisseur, accomplished drinker of coffee and lover of soul music. Heavily influenced by Zen & eastern mysticism, his curiosity regarding the human experience is insatiable. Despite having a strong vocabulary, he swears a lot and uses slang phrases ("ollie-isms") that almost nobody understands, not even himself.

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