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Knowing The Unknown

Knowing The Unknown

Knowing the Unknown

Self-awareness is at the heart of personal development to help you to become more knowledgeable about yourself Joseph Luft and Harrington Ingham (1955) devised a tool that could help you to better understand yourself and your relationship to others.

In a nutshell Jo and Harri’s  ‘Johari’s Window’ is performed by participants choosing five or six adjectives, out of 56 choices, that they feel best describes them. Their peers are given the same list and choose the five of six adjectives that best describe the subject.  The results are then mapped and basically highlight four areas of awareness for the subject.

The four areas are:

Open- the adjectives picked by both.

Hidden- the adjectives picked by the participant

Blind Spot- the adjectives picked by the peer.

Unknown- the adjectives not chosen to apply to the subject.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                   Known to self                                  Not Known to Self

Known

To

Others

 

 

 

 Open

 

 

 

  Blind Spot

Not Known

To

Others

 

 

 

 Hidden

 

 

 Unknown

 

 

 

The Unconscious Coaching Model

The Unconscious Coaching Model adds one more area the Johari Model and this is the ‘Know Unknown’ because Hudson states that the unconscious mind knows well in advance of the conscious mind knowing. For example if you ask someone that is going through a tough time at the moment, what they believe is the problem they will answer in a way that supports their current identity or role. If you ask them after the storm has hit and their relationship has come to an end they will answer that they had known for a while or how could they have been so blind, deaf or dumb!

The clients below conscious filters as Hudson (The Saboteur Within 2010) asserts deletes, distorts and generalises any information that challenges the status quo of the client’s Identity.

 

 

Open

 

 

 

Blind Spot

 

 

Hidden

 

 

Known Un Known

 

Unknown

 

 

Open- the adjectives picked by both.

Hidden- the adjectives picked by the participant

Blind Spot- the adjectives picked by the peer.

Known Un Known- the adjectives that apply to the subject but would pose a threat to the client’s status quo if chosen.

Unknown- the adjectives not chosen to apply to the subject.

The LINK can take you to your very own Jahari’s Window but it wont help you with your Known Unknown :-)

 

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