Johari Window is a model of different degree of openness between two people. It is based on the degree of self-disclosure and solicitation of feedback when sharing information with another person. The model presents four windowpanes of awareness of others and ourselves.
Johari Window DARK CLOSED Not known to others BLIND ARENA Known to others Not known to self Known to self
In the hidden area lie things that you are aware of but do not share because you may be afraid that others will think less of you, use the information to their advantage or chastise you because they may hurt others feeling.
Unknown Area (Dark)
In the unknown area lie repressed fears and needs or potential that neither you nor the other are aware of.