Getting to know about the unconscious aspects of personal behavior, attitude and communication.
The Johari window assumes that there are two kinds of knowledge about a person, the known one and the unknown one. Moreover, it differentiates between the private and the public role of a person. Four categories are arranged in a matrix and cluster self-perception and external perception of a person.
|known to me||not known|
|known to others||Me as a public person||My blind spot|
|not known to others||my private secret||Not known to anyone|
Increasing perception jointly
If team members exchange views about their personalities, strengths and peculiarities, they will receive valuable clues to what one cannot perceive with regard to oneself, but with regard to others: the blind spot.
- J. Luft, H. Ingham: The Johari Window. A graphic model for interpersonal relations, Los Angeles 1955
- The Johari window on Wikipedia