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Inline Citations and References added[edit]

More inline citations, and, additional References have been added, to remove template message for refimprove. Earl E. Smith (talk) 21:24, 20 September 2017 (UTC)

Overly Simplified[edit]

I think that the info contained on this page is incorrect, or at best, an over simplification. Just reading the link on that page seems to suggest that.[1] Delanthear 18:34, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

I agree, when I first heard of this concept in a psychology class there was much more to it than this article suggests. I don't feel I'm qualified, unfortunately. It's too bad, too, I came here hoping to translate this article into latin, but I'll probably come back in a few months to see if things have changed here.--Josh Rocchio 16:08, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

Origin of the name?[edit]

Is the term Johari window related to the term Johari mirror which is the mirror of karma in the Buddhist writing Abhidharma-kosa, wherein a deceased person sees images of their misdeeds during life?--Theodore Kloba 20:59, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

I don't know about Luft, but I don't think my father knew that much about Buddhism. David R. Ingham 04:54, 10 April 2006 (UTC)

Johari window's name comes from their inventors' surname: Joe (Luft) and Harry (Ingham) --> Jo-Hari --> Johari :) -- 10:30, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

If you had a source for that, I would most appreciate it...this would allow me to call it the Iohenri fenestra, in latin (Io hannes, Henri-cus) =].--Josh Rocchio 16:08, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

--User:PleasantKenobi:PleasantKenobi That is true, the name does come for a merging of their first names. Look here: '' - under the heading 'ORIGIN OF THE JOHARI WINDOW. HISTORY' —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:56, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Also came here looking for the origin of the name. Likewise, I suspect that it's a merging of the two creators, but don't have a cite for it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:25, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

K, maybe it is a merge, but is it really a coincidence that a thing that you see your deeds and misdeeds in is called a Johari window? Is it reallyyyy — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:38, 11 July 2017 (UTC)


The odd sentence "honost funny" seems like vandalism? -- 11:19, 9 June 2006 (UTC) (Suviko from fi-Wikipedia)

55 Adjectives[edit]

Does anyone know the status of the 55 Adjectives? Did Luft and Ingham use them or are they a subsequent innovation? They seem useful for understanding one's personal characteristics, but potentially limiting. It would be good to document how they arose. Mikeclayton (talk) 10:51, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

I noticed that you mentioned 55 Adjectives but the article still mentions 56 in at least two locations. I'm new at this and don't want to step on any body's toes here. Is it O.K. for me to make those changes? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Samuelnp (talkcontribs) 05:01, 1 November 2011 (UTC)

External Links Review[edit]

Could somebody who knows better add an explanation for the external links to EPA Hazard Waste, Orkut and Carlon Music

References needed[edit]

I've added some content on an alternative mechanism for plotting the Window. This mechanism is based on a test I recently took in my college under the Psychology Course. I'll require some help adding the references, as there don't seem to be any. Could somebody please add them ? Srinathkr3 (talk) 14:26, 13 September 2011 (UTC)

Link to Cultural Identity[edit]

This theory also relates well to Cultural Identity, which isn't mentioned really within this article. I hope to link this page to the cultural identity page I'm working on. I encourage an approach to relating this to how people define their cultural identity as well. I will probably work on this myself, but if there is anyone interested in helping I welcome it. Brooklynelyse (talk) 20:29, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

Motivational Equivalent?[edit]

What on earth is this nonsense? There isn't even a citation. It's a single unsourced run on sentence that uses the word 'meta' three times. How about tossing in a couple quantums as well? This should be removed. Cutty2k (talk) 09:04, 3 January 2017 (UTC)