3.1.6 Developing Your Own Johari Window

As you have seen already, your Johari Window areas are not fixed. Their contents change and the window areas change in size as we learn new things about ourselves and when we get feedback from others. In the next section of Learning to Learn you will draw your own Johari Window, based on your responses to the acitivties you have done earlier in the course.

Activity 3.6: Drawing Your Own Johari Window

Timing: Allow about 20 minutes for this activity.

Take a look back over your responses to the activities in Unit 2 where you identified your qualities, skills, and knowledge. If you have completed Challenge 2: The Qualities, Skills, and Knowledge Audit Challenge (Part 1), you should review your saved audit now.

Use a large sheet of paper to draw yourself a Johari Window diagram. It should look like Figure 3.2.

Enter your identified qualities, skills, and knowledge into the open and hidden areas of your Johari Window diagram, as appropriate. (Remember that the hidden area contains information that you are aware of, but which you keep from others, for example a lack of confidence in job interviews.)

Figure 3.2 Personal Johari Window
Figure 3.2 Personal Johari Window


You should now put your initial Johari Window aside. However, if you think of any additional skills or qualities, you should add them to your Window.

3.1.5 Responding to Feedback

3.1.7 Changing your Johari Window by Getting Feedback