Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The Johari Window (Part 2)

Read Part 1 first

Did some more research on the J-window, and found that it's not just an intellectual theory, but that there is a practical active way of applying it. What you do is get a few people that know you well. Give each one a list of the following 55 "Johari Adjectives" (including yourself):

  • able
  • accepting
  • adaptable
  • bold
  • brave
  • calm
  • caring
  • cheerful
  • clever
  • complex
  • confident
  • dependable
  • dignified
  • energetic
  • extroverted
  • friendly
  • giving
  • happy
  • helpful
  • idealistic
  • independent
  • ingenious
  • intelligent
  • introverted
  • kind
  • knowledgeable
  • logical
  • loving
  • mature
  • modest
  • nervous
  • observant
  • organised
  • patient
  • powerful
  • proud
  • quiet
  • reflective
  • relaxed
  • religious
  • responsive
  • searching
  • self-assertive
  • self-conscious
  • sensible
  • sentimental
  • shy
  • silly
  • spontaneous
  • sympathetic
  • tense
  • trustworthy
  • warm
  • wise
  • witty

Then each person chooses 6 of the above adjectives that they think describe you best. You choose the 6 that you think describe you the best yourself. Once done, collate the results.

Adjectives that you chose but nobody else did go in the "Facade" box. Adjectives that others chose and you didn't go in the "Blind Spot" box. Adjectives that you chose and others chose goes in the "Open Arena".

As to the unknown, you may as well take 6 darts and throw them at the list.

So Mrs M did mine, and I did hers (kinky huh?). This is how BPG came up:


  1. now fershure i lost all my respect for this johari method. i mean, i was all excited to go into the bush and do myself and stuff and there is NOT ONE SINGLE ADJECTIVE on the j-list to describe myself. so i'll have to pick from z-list... i am: assholish, cynical, sarcastic, obnoxious, aggrandizing, egomaniacal.

    some of those may not be adjectives per se, but hey... lemme know if you come up with my j-window, i'll frame it and stuff, put it up on the wall:z!

  2. I think the whole idea is to accentuate the positives, z0tl. Me, I'll opt for cheerful, friendly, intelligent, logical, mature and witty. You'll find them all in the green box, I'm sure, especially that last one.


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