The four quadrants the model acknowledges are the open, blind, hidden and unknown quadrants ("Johari"). The first quadrant is the "open area," which consists of information that is open to the public and easy for one to reveal. The next box is the "blind area," also recognized as "things others know about us, but we don't know about ourselves" (Handout). The third quadrant is the "hidden area" is more personal information that we know about ourselves, but we chose not to share this information with others. The final and fourth quadrant is the "unknown area" that is information that you and no one else has yet to discovered about yourself. The Johari Window can allow for one to have eye opening experiences about themselves.
Handout from Class
"Johari Window." 26 Apr. 1999. 22 Feb. 2009
Tubbs, Stewart L., and Sylvia Moss. Human Communication : Principles and Contexts. New York: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages, 2007.