By Joseph V Cavanaugh III December 17, 2015
The famous Johari Window is a powerful illustration to help us better understand the dynamics of self-perception, blind spots, external perception and unknown concerning ourselves.
The upper left quadrant, the arena (or open), represents our personality, behaviors, beliefs, talents, etc., known to ourselves and to others. The lower left quadrant, the façade (or hidden), represents what we know about ourselves, but choose to keep hidden from others. The upper right quadrant, the blind spot, is not known to self, but is known and observed by others. The bottom right quadrant, the unknown, represents what neither we nor others know or recognize about ourselves.
How important is it to become self-aware in each of these quadrants?
As professional LifePlan Process Coaches, we work with all four quadrants. We begin with the arena to explore your experiences, talents, motivations, intelligences. Second, we progress to the façade, which may include items such as longings, hopes and dreams you have not yet shared with others. At this point, we help you create an alignment between the two quadrants.
After the alignment of the known quadrants takes place, we help you discover the “not known” quadrants, your blind spots and the unknown. The unknown often includes subconscious thoughts, beliefs and fears that have been holding you back. You hold the keys to unlocking these areas, and once you become aware of them, you can choose to address them and change them.
While you may invite others to participate in this process with you, you are the main source of discovery. You provide the primary content for your journey to self-awareness and empowerment.
Does this process sound daunting? Don’t worry, we are experts at drawing out your amazing talents, motivations, and experiences. Through the entire process, your coach will be your advocate and your encourager who will celebrate your progress throughout your journey.
If you would like to begin your journey of self-discovery in the New Year, our first consultation is free and only takes 30 minutes.
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