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

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

Alternatively, as Luft proposes, they will both begin to lose access to their own unshared thoughts and feelings (Quad Three) and will go more “unconscious” (larger Quad Four) in his relationship with one another. There is a third option that the Disjointed Interaction model offers. Either Sheila or Kevin could find the tension to be uncomfortable or even unbearable and could dis-engage. Kevin could resign from the Board (using some excuse that doesn’t jeopardize his relationship with his boss). Sheila could ask Kevin to resign as Treasurer (citing her friendship with Kevin’s boss as the reason).

Stabilized Interaction Model

What about this second alternative structure? With regard to the Stabilized Interaction model, the relationship between Sheila and Kevin would be graphically portrayed as follows:

                                    SHEILA                                                                     KEVIN


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William BergquistWilliam Bergquist, Ph.D. An international coach and consultant in the fields of psychology, management and public administration, author of more than 50 books, and president of a psychology institute. 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.

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