For the selection of Open areas, I would like to define and highlight the viewpoints from my family members as well as close friends who spend the maximum time of the day with me. I would like start from my elder brother from whom I get many valuable advice regarding how to face critical situations in life. I feel that among my family members, my brother and my mother understands my strengths and limitations mostly. I am also most conversant with these two people only in my household. In this context, the Johari window states that there should not be any kind of mistrust, confusion, conflict or at large any misunderstanding among the people who share the closest terms with me. That justifies the selection of the people who perception regarding me and my attributes I value the most.
According to the perception of my family members, whom I have spoken about here, I am calm and stress less, during odd situations. I never get paranoid or feel at stress or low on nerves whenever I come across any critical situations. According to the close friends, who have been in association with me since my early childhood level, I am honest and bold at facing the consequences when there have been something erroneous committed from my end. I can personally acknowledge that I know how to take the liability of my own failures. However, Feedback solicitation is another necessary quality in me also. In this context, I would like to share the fact that I am quite susceptible to the commentary about me that I receive from others. In this context I must that that people close to me have promptly identified that I always give way to criticisms regarding me and I value other’s opinion more than myself. I duly acknowledge that this is a hard truth and my sympathetic nature makes my worried about the reasons why others gets a chance to comment or identify flaws about me. In this context, elder brother have also pointed out that I am lacking in self-confidence and influenced from the ideas of Bahadori, Shiri & Mahdizade (2015), I have arrived to the conclusion that only because of that I pay more attention to the flaws that others identify regarding me.
I have pertained to the self-criticising policy for developing on the personal attributes. On many occasions I have realised where I have been going wrong. Counting on the opinion of my family members, on many occasions I have tried to assess wherein I could counterfeit others to prove them wrong and assert that my self-analysis held more value. However, my interim attitude of not communicating with others regarding understanding from them what led me to conclude some opinion regarding me, I could not make a proper self-analysis and thus many original traits still persist in the form of my benign nature. In fact, analysing what Berland (2017), comments, I can conclude that I need to reflect more on yet more occasions regarding what lead people to make a positive or negative commentary about me. I also need to decide whether all comments people make are neutrally made or there are subtle self-interests associated with the commentary that people in my formal periphery do about me.
In the context of identification of the hidden areas, I would like to candidly express that I am vulnerable to criticism. I have an attitude to perform flawlessly. Hence, I get upset instantaneously whenever my flaws are pointed out. The quest to find the ultimate flaw that is the cause of my limitations constantly torments me. Although many others do, I would not attempt to call this habit of mine as modesty. Rather, influenced from the findings of Bradbury?Jones et al., (2014), I can conclude that this is a part of my own egoism that hurts me psychologically whenever I am not able to perform expectedly. That is why perhaps I am not able to develop self-goal and always try to perform as per the goals set to me by my peers.
Although others are not able to oversee this as an outcome of my quiet nature and self-restraint whenever I face issues, but I know that this is an outcome of my sentimentalism that I always try to work as per the parameters that other set for me. I suppose that is the reason why what others might say about me, bothers me more than what I perceive of myself. Otherwise, ideas of Haddon and Burnard (2016), leads me to conclude that I am able to perform with conviction until someone identifies my flaws. My restraint to discuss the problems with others is also another negative issue about me.
I generally receive much less criticism from others owing to my peering attitude towards others. My peers as well as seniors from the formal platforms that I share notify that I have the potential to guide others through their limitations. My decision making and instantaneous problem solving skills are high. My mother have pointed out on many occasions that I always infuse positivity and foster courage to face situations. My close acquaintances critically reflect that I have the necessary boldness to handle the emergency situations that concern others. My sympathetic nature is not recognised by others during any emergency concerns. I am also praised for my idealistic approach to guide others whenever people face serious difficulties. Influenced from the views of Hamzah et al., (2016), I have often taken the steps of interrogating my close family members and friends regarding what they feel I should be doing for improving my position about my limitations or enhance my positivity. However, whenever, people have spoken positively about my spontaneous decision making skills or benign nature to help others beyond partiality or discrimination, I feel positively boosted from within. This awareness have often fostered the courage within me to combat my nervousness and mentally encouraged me to be resilient towards criticism from other, whether that be criticism in workplace of other acquaintances like neighbours or relatives.
As a part of the self-awareness development plan, I am looking forward to taking consultations and advice from two individuals who I suppose would be able to provide a clear direction regarding my personal attributes. The first person in this regard is my mother. The next person in this context, is my colleague who is also my friend since childhood. My mother is always clear in her opinion about me. The views of Hillson and Murray-Webster (2017), have also influenced me to select these two persons for interrogation. She has pointed out that the main issue that I face in the context of addressing negative aspects is that I have a fear of being exposed to my limitations. What I always prefer is that people point out the bright side in me. She have explained to me that since early childhood I have had this issue. Whenever, I countered criticism from others, I never thought for an instant that the person who is criticising me could be wrong or on the contrary, I could have the potential to easily develop the skills necessary to address the limitations. My mother have clearly stated in this context that I am vulnerable to criticism. She thinks that I do not have the potential to acculturate myself under the condition of criticism and negative reference.
Another person whom I have taken feedback regarding the need to point out my vulnerabilities is my colleague. He have been a friend to me since childhood. He have pointed out in a detailed discussion that I have the over possessiveness to act perfectly. He points out that during childhood also I preferred to conceal my limitations from other friends. I preferred to work on strength development so that others could never point out my vulnerabilities. However, I think that in this context, one important thing that my friend have pointed out regarding me is that I did not want to take feedback from others regarding how I might develop the potentiality to combat my limitations. According to Hopper, E. (2018), this self-realisation leads the way to understanding the stages to future self-restraint also.
Self Concept Inventory
I suppose I would call that my mood fluctuates from being cheerful at times to being depressed at other points of time. I am happy when I am at the helm of situations. However, when I think that I do not have the necessary cue to solve any problem, I generally go in to a state of depression. I suffer from tremendous self-repercussion. Most of the times, I do not actively start thinking how to solve my problems. Rather, I hold myself blameful for not possessing the skills that could have helped me to solve the necessity of the moment.
I am a physically fit person with stout physique and this is a fact that have given me the confidence to move on and represent myself among strangers. So far as my social attributes are concerned, I would like to call myself thoughtful and supportive. However, I need to change my nature of pondering over any situation excessively. I also possess skills like capability to play guitar and I am also very good at maths simultaneously. Again, among personal beliefs, I crave for family support at best and also aware of my religious views.
Again, the social roles of being a brother and a concerned employee have helped me to realise myself properly.
I believe that I am choosy about from whom I would accept opinion about myself. Hence, I have a strong disposition that the few people who opine about me are correct in their analysis and actually reflect the correct thought that they possess regarding me.
The first group that have helped me to reckon myself is the community of my guitar classes. This group have helped me understand that I must spend some time with myself to realise what I am or who I am. After spending time with this community I always feel relaxed and supported.
I would also like to identify the negative vibes that I have received from few friends of mine who have attempted to intimidate me in various ways. I was focused on my academics more than socialising. Hence a part of my friends’ community intimidated me by calling me unsocial ad even introvert. Nevertheless, I feel confident when I ponder over the ups and downs that I have went through in life and I am also thankful towards the people who have either encouraged or intimidated me because their dispositions have helped me gained the knowledge of how to accept and react to people’ positive or negative criticism.
Profile of Self
I believe that I am an individual with qualities that helps me to understand the purpose of my associations and ambitions behind my involvements. In this context, I can say that I have gained success in my life for sure. However, some negative traits are also there that have hindered my growth as an individual and also pervaded my maturity. The self-reflection that I have accounted in the scope of this report through the framework of the Johari Window, helped me to realise what my key dispositions are.
I have realised that having self-awareness, makes people aware of the people who are in favour of you or are against you. Besides, I have also gained the idea that self-awareness also gives me the idea of my limitations and strengths with which I can be assured whether I can assist others to overcome organisational challenges or not. Lastly, self-awareness also helps me to assess the organisational and self-growth that I have been able to achieve as an individual.
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