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Ingram and Luft
The window is a visual way of representing a person’s or group’s characteristic.
It is used a tool for self-development. The window represents four areas of personal
awareness and each area can change. The aim is to increase the size of the ‘open pane’
through reducing the size of the other three areas.
The open pane
All the things that are known by the person and that are visible to the world. It is
considered the most important pane because it is a place of integrity and
The hidden pane
The things known by the person but not shared with the world. Through
disclosure (sharing self safely) the size of this pane can shrink.
The blind pane
The things the world sees and knows about a person but are unknown by the
person themselves. Through feedback people begin to know themselves more.
The unknown pane
The things the person is unaware of and that the world doesn’t know too. The
undiscovered truths. Experiencing new situations will shrink this pane.