KUMJ | VOL. 21 | NO. 3 | ISSUE 83 | JULY-SEPTEMBER. 2023

Discover yourself: open up your “Johari window” with “Dohari” Feedback
Shrestha R

The Johari window is a psychological matrix that is unique for each person. It is segmented into four panes: “things I know about me ”, “things I don’t know about me”; “things others know about me” and “things others don’t know about me”. The panes are not the same in all relationships and are dynamic. Everyone has a “blind spot”, that prevents us from advancing to the next level of development. We should help our students and peers to achieve the “ideal Johari window” with the widest “open area” and help them discover their “blind spot” which will lead them to success and innovations. With feedback culture and self-reflection this area may be discovered and become open which will disclose their inner potential. In this paper, the importance of bidirectional feedback “dohari” is illustrated through the concept of the Johari window. The tips for giving and receiving feedback are summarized.
Keyword : Feedback, Formative assessment, Medical education, Reflection