The New Johari Window #26: Quadrant Three: Alternative Johari Models

The New Johari Window #26: Quadrant Three: Alternative Johari Models

                                SHEILA                                                          KEVIN

Let’s turn to a different scenario regarding Sheila and Kevin. Another shift might have occurred. Kevin might have learned a few specific things about his unconscious life (Quad Four) with reference to Sheila from his therapy or coaching session, or human relations workshop. He might, for instance, have learned something about the unconscious factors that influence his relationship with people in authority or, instead, that influence his relationship with mature women.

This would impact both Quad Four (which shrinks) and Quad Two (which also shrinks) The stabilized model allows for these very selective insights that we are likely to gain about another person. Kevin’s insights would require change in quadrant three. At the very least, we are likely to see a change in the content of quadrant three as Kevin alters his perceptions of Sheila.


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William BergquistWilliam Bergquist, Ph.D. An international coach and consultant, professor in the fields of psychology, management and public administration, author of more than 45 books, and president of a graduate school of psychology. Dr. Bergquist consults on and writes about personal, group, organizational and societal transitions and transformations. His published work ranges from the personal transitions of men and women in their 50s and the struggles of men and women in recovering from strokes to the experiences of freedom among the men and women of Eastern Europe following the collapse of the Soviet Union. In recent years, Bergquist has focused on the processes of organizational coaching. He is coauthor with Agnes Mura of coachbook, co-founder of the International Journal of Coaching in Organizations and co-founder of the International Consortium for Coaching in Organizations. His graduate school (The Professional School of Psychology: offers Master and Doctoral degrees in both clinical and organizational psychology to mature, accomplished adults.

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