The New Johari Window #34 Alternative Johari Models II: Stabilized Interaction Model

The New Johari Window #34 Alternative Johari Models II: Stabilized Interaction Model

This insight, however, isn’t shared with others. Not only are other people unaware of the growth, but they might also be perplexed (as friends and family members) with the seeming lack of change in the therapist despite the insight-rich analysis she has completed. Everything is kept inside. Nothing is out there for significant others to view. Similar tension may exist for people who have participated in a high-impact personal growth workshop that is very private (such as a Progoff Journal Workshop, meditation workshop, or extended stay at a Zen Retreat Center). After participating in one of these workshops, I might pose the following questions: “How much of the new self-insight do I want to share with significant other people in my life . . . especially since little of my new insights have come from other people. Are my new insights ‘wacko’? Will other people understand what I have learned, since my insights have been gained in isolation?”

Tension can be reduced by selectively sharing more of one’s private self—in an appropriate manner and at an appropriate time and space—thereby increasing the size of Quad One. One can also make use of feedback (Quad Two to Quad One) to determine the appropriate process, time, space and material to disclose. The stabilization model in this instance is transformed into the traditional Johari model:

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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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