All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Joe Luft’
According to Luft (in all of his optimism), there is the opportunity for something wonderful (even magical) to occur—resulting from the movement of Quad Four material (through Quads Two and Three) to Quad One
The fourth quadrant is filled with paradox and enigma. It provokes a convoluted question: “How do we know Quad Four exists, if no one is aware of what’s in it?” Even if we accept “on faith” that Quad Four material does exist, how do we discover what is in this quadrant and how do we appreciate the impact which Quad Four content has on the other three quadrants?
Joe Luft’s original model contained four quadrants that represented the total person in relation to other persons. These four quadrants also define the essential features of the New Johari Window.
Why are some people interpersonally smart? Why do other people seem to be interpersonally challenged, if not downright stupid? Even more fundamentally, why are each of us sometimes geniuses and sometimes idiots in our interactions with people about whom we care deeply?
The postmodern condition suggests that there is a critical need for discernment. We must be careful in choosing the type of feedback we wish to receive and the people from whom we want feedback.
We live in a world of complexity, uncertainty and turbulence that continues to call into question our sense of a coherent self and our sense of a consistent set of interpersonal relationships.
I specifically look at human interaction and the Johari Window from three perspectives—three ways in which to appreciate the deep nature of interpersonal relationships.