Table 2

Creating a Johari window

Open paneBlind pane
Reflects the ‘open book’ area of ourselves: our attitudes, behaviour, motivation, values, way of life
Record here the knowledge that you and others have of you
Expand the pane as you learn more
When others provide feedback in a supportive, responsible way, and you can take it that way, you are able to test the reality of who you are and grow in self-awareness
Record here feedback that has given you useful insights
Hidden paneUnknown pane
The degree to which we share ourselves with others (disclosure) is the degree to which we can be known Record here what you keep to yourself Ask yourself whether sharing that knowledge will benefit your relationshipsBe open to experiences that seem to reveal something from your subconscious like feelings, reading, listening and dreaming
Record here chance experiences