The New Johari Window #2: Models of Interpersonal Awareness
The schemes used in both the original and the new Johari models lack neatness and strict compartmentalization. In the original book, Luft cautioned that: “the reader will not find a clear-cut beginning, middle, and end, but will discover portions of the text that stimulate personal observations, speculations, and discoveries about the many ways in which people interact.” I would suggest that this same caution applies to the present set of essays and the New Johari Window. As Luft suggested:
If nothing else, we hope that our readers will never again be bored in listening in on conversations or attending a reception or other social affair. Human interactions are inherently fascinating—provided an insightful and provocative frame of reference is brought to the observation of and participation in these interactions.
To this modest hope I can only add a “ditto” and an expression of great appreciation for the fascination that Joe Luft brought to human interactions through his initial Johari Window.