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

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

Let’s return to the earlier scenario: new insights for Kevin about Sheila (the movement of material from Quad Four to Quad Three) have come from a therapeutic session, coaching engagement or training workshop. Kevin has examined his troubling relationship with Sheila. His perspectives have changed and he is reframing his own relationship with Sheila: Quad Three is changing. This Quad Three revision need not influence the size of any other quadrant, if the stabilized model is applied.

                              BEFORE                                                   AFTER

It is important to note that Quads One and Two remain the same size, even though they take on different shapes. These two quads remain “resilient” – adjusting as Quad Three expands, but not changing fundamentally, with regard to the content they hold or the influence they have over the relationship between Sheila and Kevin.

The stabilized model can also be applied to the selective disclosure of information by Kevin. He can select the specific information about himself that he shares with Sheila—resulting in reduction in the size of Quad Two and increase in the size of Quad One..


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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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