Let me introduce you to the magic formula –The Johari Window


Luft and Ingham called their Johari Window model ‘Johari’ after combining their first names, Joe and Harry. The Johari Window soon became a widely used model for understanding and training self-awareness, personal development, improving communications, interpersonal relationships and team development. johari window four window panes

The Public Self – The Public Self is the part of ourselves that we are happy to share with others and discuss openly.

The Private Self – What the person knows about him/herself that others do not know. This is our private self.

The Blind Self – Simply there are things we need to learn but other people know For example a person who considers themselves as intelligent may be viewed as an arrogant by others.

The Undiscovered Self – Finally, the fourth self is one which neither us or other people see. This undiscovered self may include both good and bad things that may remain forever undiscovered or may one day be discovered, entering the private, blind or maybe even public selves.

So to be more successful you simply need to expand The Open Area. This involves either making The Blind Area, The Hidden Area or / and The Unknown Area smaller (see below).


Here are three tips to building self-awareness so you can be more successful.

  1. Ask for feedback from others – friends, family and colleagues
  2. Read about personal development – there are lots of free resources available on the internet
  3. Get a coach – a coach can help you explore your skills and development areas

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