Many times we are blinded so that we do not understand ourselves. We love ourselves so much and this makes us hesitate to think and accept our limitations, our erring dispositions, weaknesses, shortcomings, and inabilities. There are times that we need others to mirror and reflect to us how we are going, growing, and glowing.
There are many things about ourselves that we can share with others, but how willing are we to do so? Some things we keep to ourselves and these are no one else's business but ours. There are opinions and feelings we willingly share to our most intimate friends, other things less private, perhaps, we share with some acquaintances, while there are other facets of our lives that are matters of common knowledge. Most of the times we hold on to our belief that matters of personal interest must be closely guarded.
Luft and Igham came up with the famous Johari Window as a guiding tool in confronting ourselves. It is suggested that we take one window at a time.