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The New Johari Window #24. Quadrant Two: Three Schools of Thought

The New Johari Window #24. Quadrant Two: Three Schools of Thought

As in the case of Quad One, some rich insights regarding Quad Two can be derived from consideration of the differing perspectives on this quadrant that are offered by the American, British and Continental schools.

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The New Johari Window #23: Quadrant Two: Interpersonal Needs

The New Johari Window #23: Quadrant Two: Interpersonal Needs

Our analysis of Quad Two is concerned with what other people observe in our behavior that leads them to assume (rightly or wrongly) that we have certain needs.

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The New Johari Window #22: Quadrant Two: The Locus of Control

The New Johari Window #22: Quadrant Two: The Locus of Control

Why don’t we find out more about ourselves from other people? We don’t find out in part because we don’t want to know (Q2-I) (internal locus of control).

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The New Johari Window #21: Quadrant Two: Original and New Johari Window

The New Johari Window #21: Quadrant Two: Original and New Johari Window

Joe Luft is particularly insightful about three Quad Two issues: (1) consensual reliability, (2) interacting alone and (3) forced exposure.

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The New Johari Window #20: Quadrant Two: Alternative Johari Models

The New Johari Window #20: Quadrant Two: Alternative Johari Models

At this point, I will offer two other versions regarding Kevin and Sheila’s second quadrants, using the alternative structures of the original Johari Window that I introduced in an earlier essay (Quad One).

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The New Johari Window #19: Quadrant Two: The Blind/Opaque Area

The New Johari Window #19: Quadrant Two: The Blind/Opaque Area

Joe Luft’s analysis and his Original Window are unique in that this “blind” self is juxtaposed with and dynamically interrelated to the three other selves: public, private and unknown.

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The New Johari Window #17. Quadrant One: Interpersonal Needs and the American and British Schools of Thought

The New Johari Window #17. Quadrant One: Interpersonal Needs and the American and British Schools of Thought

Examining the fundamental needs that underlie and drive relationships by exploring two of the three different perspectives (schools of thought) regarding interpersonal relationships: American and British

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The New Johari Window #16. Quadrant One, External Locus of Control and the Movement  Between an External and Internal Locus

The New Johari Window #16. Quadrant One, External Locus of Control and the Movement Between an External and Internal Locus

I sketch out some of the factors contributing to that sense of community and push toward conformity that does exist in contemporary Western societies.

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The New Johari Window #14. Quadrant One: The New World of Interpersonal Relationships

The New Johari Window #14. Quadrant One: The New World of Interpersonal Relationships

We are living in a postmodern world in which to survive we must be many people in many settings. We act out many different roles and engage many different styles.

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