- List of adjectives
- Friends, family members, colleagues, peers…
- The facilitator explains the activity and purpose of it.
- Each participant is asked to get a piece of paper and draw the Johari Window.
- The open area is for what you know about yourself and are happy to share with others, e.g. telling someone about the strengths you bring to your job / strengths you have in an educational setting.
- The blind area covers what others know about you, but of which you are not aware of, e.g. Someone might think you are great at problem-solving.
- The hidden area is what you know about yourself, but prefer other people not to know, e.g. weaknesses that you feel you have such as a lack of confidence.
- The unknown area represents aspects that are yet unknown to anyone e.g. Hidden talents or abilities that have not been brought to the surface.
- Encourage participants to write a few things in each box and think about qualities/knowledge/skills that can be included. The adjectives to pick from can be found below:
- The diagram should look like the image above, with four headings as shown and have space to write a few things in each box.
- Try to identify at least as many positive qualities/skills as those you are less confident about.
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