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Gaining More Self-Awareness With The “Johari Window” Model

Since interpersonal communication is a learnt skill, it would make sense to create a simple working model to improve my self-awareness capacity in relation to this skill. Fortunately, we have at our disposal such a model which is called, “Johari’s Window”. The metaphorical use of the word window is applied in this instance to separate […]

Learning to Know Yourself

The self-concept is an intermingled conglomeration of personal associations that help define how you see yourself as a person. How you see yourself tends to be mainly based on a few factors, of which I will discuss briefly. (1) How others see you. This is often most accurate from the perception of those who are […]

The Vital Importance of Interpersonal Communication

“A socially skilled individual will possess an ability to behave in an appropriate manner in many given situations” (Pope in Nyatanga, 1989:57). Communication, whether verbal or non-verbal, is a vital part of any society and is the key underlying component of establishing all the various forms of interdependent relationships. Effective communication is a skill that […]