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JoHari's Window

The Case for Self-Awareness

The more you know who you are, the more you can be the ideal you.

The Value of Self-Awareness

Additional benefits of self-awareness:

Studies led by Tasha Eurich indicate that while 95% of people think they are self-aware, only 10-15% of people actually are at a high level of self-awareness. According to Eurich, the common approach to self-reflection and introspection is incomplete. She emphasizes that we cannot achieve self-insight in isolation and by doing so we run the risk of being in an endless loop of self-inquiry.

The tool below is meant to help foster the development of self-awareness. It is built on the work of Joseph Luft and Harrington Ingham, who in 1955 developed a model of self-discovery called the “JoHari Window.” This model consists of a square divided into four quadrants as follows:

You can use the Johari Window exercise to help with understanding the following:

Steps for completing this exercise:

First, complete the Self-Assessment.
Second, use the personalized link we have provided and invite feedback from participants:

Tips when completing the exercise:

Enter the exercise with an open mind and use the following questions to promote reflection and learning:

Start the Assessment