The New Johari Window #3: Interpersonal Relationships and the Locus of Control

The New Johari Window #3: Interpersonal Relationships and the Locus of Control

Internal and External Panes

Given this brief description of these two fundamental perspectives on life, let’s turn to the influence which these two perspectives have on interpersonal behavior and specifically the complex dynamics that operate in our New Johari Window.

Internal (I) Panes

Quad 1-I: Presentational Self
What I wish to convey to the world.
Quad 2-I: Blocked Self
What I choose not to receive from other people.
Quad 3-I: Withheld Self
What I purposefully don’t share with other people.
Quad 4-I: Unexplored Self
What I have not wanted to explore or do not have time or occasion to explore in myself.

Internal Window Panes


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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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