A blind area could also include issues that others are deliberately withholding from a person. Limitations of the Johari Window.
Step two: Involve other people and ask for feedback about yourself. The name is derived from the first names of the creators.
Team members - and leaders - should always be striving to increase their open free areas, and to reduce their blind, hidden and unknown areas. But by changing the word "self" into "team", the model also allows a team dynamic approach. The unknown area can be reduced in different ways: by others' observation which increases the blind area ; by self-discovery which increases the hidden areaor by mutual enlightenment - typically via group experiences and discussion - which increases the open area as the unknown area reduces.
Producers are often found in this windowpane.
Then give the person who provided the feedback some acknowledgement or thanks for making the effort. Alternatively people may always want to talk to you because you are a good listener. The balance between the four quadrants can change. Open interaction is the easiest kind, and it accounts for much of our social interaction.
It's natural for very personal and private information and feelings to remain hidden, indeed, certain information, feelings and experiences have no bearing on work, and so can and should remain hidden.
Relevant hidden information and feelings, etc, should be moved into the open area through the process of 'disclosure'.