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brokenfingers
12-06-2007, 08:10 PM
Here's something that I think some of my fellow procrastinators and 'musers of the mind' may find interesting. We all, to one degree or another, can be blind to our own selves. I ran across this interesting little quiz-type thingie that helps you see how you think of yourself and how others think of you.

It's a personality thing called the Johari Window. It was invented by Joseph Luft and Harrington Ingham as a model for mapping personality awareness. By describing yourself from a fixed list of adjectives, then asking your friends and colleagues to describe you from the same list, a grid of overlap and difference can be built up.

So here's what I want you to do:

Go here to My Johari Window (http://kevan.org/johari?name=Brokenfingers) and fill out five to six words that you feel describe me.

(Now I know you'll most likely have a problem trying to narrow it down to only 5-6 adjectives to describe me but, please people - try.)

I'd like to see some fellow members create their own profile and link to them here so we can all participate and join in on the fun.

And I know you're writers and all, but don't take this stuff too seriously folks.

If you're feeling adventurous, you can also fill out My Nohari Window (http://kevan.org/nohari?name=Brokenfingers) which describes my negative traits. (You'll probably have a hard time picking out one, much less five but, oh well.)

Enjoy!

maestrowork
12-06-2007, 08:21 PM
Can I use the seven dirty words?

brokenfingers
12-06-2007, 08:23 PM
Of course. :D

Hillary
12-06-2007, 08:24 PM
I've had these for a while. They amuse me to no end. Yay!

Thanks for posting, BF. I have the sneaking suspicion I will have no problem at ALL picking 10 or 12 (wait, I only get six?!?!?!) negative traits about you. *nods very seriously*

Here are my windows - anyone can have at 'em.

Johari (http://kevan.org/johari?name=SemiCharmed)
Nohari (http://kevan.org/nohari?name=SemiCharmed)

Angelinity
12-06-2007, 08:29 PM
Go here to My Johari Window and fill out five to six words that you feel describe me.


um. don't know you that well -- fingers ok now??

brokenfingers
12-06-2007, 08:34 PM
um. don't know you that well -- fingers ok now??In that case, it's simple. Just pick five of the best adjectives off the list.

Really. It's easy. ;)

And in answer to your question: No, my fingers are still broken but I still keep trying to write.

maestrowork
12-06-2007, 08:35 PM
I think she's asking whether giving you the fingers is okay.

Hillary
12-06-2007, 08:55 PM
In that case, it's simple. Just pick five of the best adjectives off the list.

Really. It's easy. ;)

I disagree. I can't pick. I'm indecisive. (Possibly.)

Angelinity
12-06-2007, 08:56 PM
maestro assumes he knows me. scary.

i musta been baaaad!

Angelinity
12-06-2007, 09:57 PM
heh. i gotcha pegged there, brokenfingers :D

would you consider changing your handle though?? fingers. like hearts, do mend, you know.

brokenfingers
12-06-2007, 10:14 PM
Thanks to any and all who've responded. I'd really like to see more people participate with their own profiles (c'mon - it's obvious we don't know each other that well and it's an online forum but - have fun, people!)

I'm just kind of disappointed that the word 'Great' wasn't included in the selection of adjectives. Kinda skews the whole thing, don't you think? Oh well, science ain't perfect...

maestrowork
12-06-2007, 10:15 PM
Scum isn't on there either. Rats. .. Nope, not that either.

Angelinity
12-06-2007, 10:16 PM
I'm just kind of disappointed that the word 'Great' wasn't included in the selection of adjectives. Kinda skews the whole thing, don't you think?

...there was a Great option?? (runs to see if she can change her answers... Great -- yup.)

Angelinity
12-06-2007, 10:22 PM
ahem - them no give me nice words to describes meself :( bohooo. hooooooooooooo.

robeiae
12-06-2007, 10:25 PM
There's no box for "mind-numbingly-annoying."

maestrowork
12-06-2007, 10:28 PM
Rob, don't be so harsh on yourself. You're not mind.

robeiae
12-06-2007, 10:30 PM
We had this once before, btw.

My Johari window:

http://kevan.org/johari?name=robeiae

My Nohari window (the dark side):

http://kevan.org/nohari?view=robeiae

Salem
12-06-2007, 10:31 PM
I don't know you that well but I participated to see what the whole thing was all about. It's pretty interesting. I might have to try one for myself sometime. :)

brokenfingers
12-06-2007, 10:37 PM
Rob, I filled yours out. While, technically, I had to use five of the words they gave, just substitute 'Lame' for four of them.

Thanks! :D

melaniehoo
12-06-2007, 10:42 PM
Ok, I played. But keep in mind I hardly know you!

Here's my link (http://kevan.org/johari?name=Melaniehoo).

brokenfingers
12-06-2007, 10:45 PM
One drawback I see in the Nohari window (negative attributes) is that you're forced to list five. I've yet to find somebody I know with five of those negative attributes. (Well, except for Ray, of course.)

I think one or two should be sufficient. Hmmm... Oh well - the search for mind-expanding procrastination toys goes on!

brokenfingers
12-06-2007, 11:03 PM
Ok, I played. But keep in mind I hardly know you!

Here's my link (http://kevan.org/johari?name=Melaniehoo).OK, I filled yours out, Melanie.

But see? Once again this thing shows its shortcomings; I didn't see any options for fantabulous. And there wasn't anything about your driving skills. Sheesh.

Angelinity
12-06-2007, 11:10 PM
so this is supposed to be melaniehoo's link Melanie (<table style="text-align:center;border-spacing:0px; border-collapse:collapse;"> <tr><td style="border:1px solid #000;padding:4px;width:50%;vertical-align:top;background:#ccf"> <h2 style="margin:0px">Arena</h2> <div style="font-size:0.7em">(known to self and others)</div><p> <span style="color:#0000FF; font-weight:bold">friendly</span>, <span style="color:#0000FF; font-weight:bold">witty</span></p></td><td style="border:1px solid #000;padding:4px;width:50%;vertical-align:top;background:#fcc"> <h2 style="margin:0px">Blind Spot</h2> <div style="font-size:0.7em">(known only to others)</div><p> <span style="color:#FF0000">confident</span>, <span style="color:#FF0000">dependable</span>, <span style="color:#FF0000">happy</span>, <span style="color:#FF0000">intelligent</span>, <span style="color:#FF0000">patient</span>, <span style="color:#FF0000">warm</span></p></td></tr><tr><td style="border:1px solid #000;padding:4px;width:50%;vertical-align:top;background:#cfc"> <h2 style="margin:0px">Façade</h2> <div style="font-size:0.7em">(known only to self)</div><p> energetic, observant, organised, sentimental</p></td><td style="border:1px solid #000;padding:4px;width:50%;background:#ccc"> <h2 style="margin:0px">Unknown</h2> <div style="font-size:0.7em">(known to nobody)</div><p style="font-size:0.8em"> able, accepting, adaptable, bold, brave, calm, caring, cheerful, clever, complex, dignified, extroverted, giving, helpful, idealistic, independent, ingenious, introverted, kind, knowledgeable, logical, loving, mature, modest, nervous, powerful, proud, quiet, reflective, relaxed, religious, responsive, searching, self-assertive, self-conscious, sensible, shy, silly, spontaneous, sympathetic, tense, trustworthy, wise</p></td></tr></table> <h2>Dominant Traits</h2><p><b>100%</b> of people agree that Melaniehoo is <b>friendly</b><br><b>100%</b> of people agree that Melaniehoo is <b>witty</b><br></p><h3>All Percentages</h3><p><span style="color:#888">able (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">accepting (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">adaptable (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">bold (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">brave (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">calm (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">caring (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">cheerful (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">clever (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">complex (0%)</span> <b>confident</b> (50%) <b>dependable</b> (50%) <span style="color:#888">dignified (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">energetic (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">extroverted (0%)</span> <b>friendly</b> (100%) <span style="color:#888">giving (0%)</span> <b>happy</b> (50%) <span style="color:#888">helpful (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">idealistic (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">independent (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">ingenious (0%)</span> <b>intelligent</b> (50%) <span style="color:#888">introverted (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">kind (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">knowledgeable (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">logical (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">loving (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">mature (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">modest (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">nervous (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">observant (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">organised (0%)</span> <b>patient</b> (50%) <span style="color:#888">powerful (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">proud (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">quiet (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">reflective (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">relaxed (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">religious (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">responsive (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">searching (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">self-assertive (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">self-conscious (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">sensible (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">sentimental (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">shy (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">silly (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">spontaneous (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">sympathetic (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">tense (0%)</span> <span style="color:#888">trustworthy (0%)</span> <b>warm</b> (50%) <span style="color:#888">wise (0%)</span> <b>witty</b> (100%) </p><div style="border:1px solid #000; padding:8px; text-align:center;background:#eee"> Created by the <a href="http://kevan.org/johari"><b>Interactive Johari Window</b></a> on 6.12.2007, using data from 2 respondents.<br> You can <a href="http://kevan.org/johari">make your own Johari Window</a>, or <a href="http://kevan.org/johari?view=Melaniehoo">view Melaniehoo's full data</a>. </div>)

...sheeeeeeeeeeeeesh -- hope it works!!!

she sweeeeeeeeeet :)

Hillary
12-06-2007, 11:47 PM
But see? Once again this thing shows its shortcomings; I didn't see any options for fantabulous. And there wasn't anything about your driving skills. Sheesh.

I've read your insane demon-chasing driving-fantasy posts. If there had been driving-skills (or, more importantly, lack thereof) options on the Nohari window then you'd be screwed, my friend.

jennifer75
12-07-2007, 12:01 AM
I did it!!! My link (http://kevan.org/johari?name=Jennifer75).

jennifer75
12-07-2007, 12:02 AM
Ok how the hell does this thing work????? So how do I see what you all think of me???

brokenfingers
12-07-2007, 12:09 AM
Ok how the hell does this thing work????? So how do I see what you all think of me???

Just click on your link and then scroll to the bottom where it says: "View their window if you've done this before"

rhymegirl
12-07-2007, 12:10 AM
Okay, I participated. My six BF votes are on that site.


Here is my link: http://kevan.org/johari?name=rhymegirl

jennifer75
12-07-2007, 12:21 AM
One drawback I see in the Nohari window (negative attributes) is that you're forced to list five. I've yet to find somebody I know with five of those negative attributes. (Well, except for Ray, of course.)

I think one or two should be sufficient. Hmmm... Oh well - the search for mind-expanding procrastination toys goes on!

I had 11 chosen for Mel, but um I could only list 5. Yea, I think highly of her. neener neener. Ahem, reps?

maestrowork
12-07-2007, 12:30 AM
I am not participating. I know all about myself and I'd care the rat's ass what y'all think of me.

rhymegirl
12-07-2007, 12:31 AM
Oh Ray you're just afraid of what we'll say!!!

robeiae
12-07-2007, 12:32 AM
Ray smells like cheese.

Angelinity
12-07-2007, 12:39 AM
Ray smells like cheese.
Ray smells like
cheese.

cheese, i'll have you know is not all the same... some cheese smells tres bien. pendant autre fromage...

well... ne generalisez pas, je vous pris!!

s'il vous plait!!

maestrowork
12-07-2007, 12:41 AM
Rob smells like grease.

JLCwrites
12-07-2007, 12:44 AM
Ok, I'll take the bait.

rhymegirl
12-07-2007, 02:18 AM
I am finding it's a lot easier to answer these questions about people here I've "known" for a long time. (Rob, BF, and Ray, if he were participating)

For others, as much as I like them, I haven't known them long enough to describe them that well.

jennifer75
12-07-2007, 02:23 AM
I am not participating. I know all about myself and I'd care the rat's ass what y'all think of me.

Jerk.

Kidding.

JLCwrites
12-07-2007, 02:42 AM
I'm finding it interesting that AWers see me completely differently than Mr. Turkey. (Mwahahahaha! I have you guys fooled!)

brokenfingers
12-07-2007, 02:45 AM
Hahahahaha! Obviously he's lying. :D

melaniehoo
12-07-2007, 02:47 AM
I'm a little scared to read mine! Like Rhymegirl said, very few people know me here - even though I do give one away in my sig.

brokenfingers
12-07-2007, 02:48 AM
Also - I answered truthfully in all the ones I saw as best I could with the limited information I had.

Except, as noted, for Rob's. I used their words but substituted my own mentally.

melaniehoo
12-07-2007, 02:49 AM
ROTFLMAO - who said I'm mature?

brokenfingers
12-07-2007, 02:52 AM
I'm finding it interesting that AWers see me completely differently than Mr. Turkey. (Mwahahahaha! I have you guys fooled!)Hahahaha! OK, I was wondering who had the cojones to put their name down as Harry Peter.

Tell Mr. Turkey, I said, "Well played, sir. Well played."

jennifer75
12-07-2007, 02:57 AM
LMAO was i supposed to go anonymously?

truelyana
12-07-2007, 03:03 AM
I answered everyones. :)

Here's mine:http://kevan.org/johari?name=Truelyana

brokenfingers
12-07-2007, 03:07 AM
Heeeeeeyyyy… Waitaminute…

I just noticed that everything seems cool on my Johari Profile, and all you people seem to think of me along the same lines as I think about myself and all but…

Nobody put down that I’m calm. WTF?!?! You guys don’t think I’m calm?!?!?!

What the… I’m so freakin’ calm, they should name a freakin’ tropical island after me!! I’m calm! CALM, I tell you!! WTF’s a matter with you people?!?!

I’m so damn calm, Lionel Ritchie wrote that song “I’m Easy” about me!

Repeat after me. I. Am. Calm!

I AM CAAAAALM!!!!!

Dammit.

melaniehoo
12-07-2007, 03:08 AM
Heeeeeeyyyy… Waitaminute…

I just noticed that everything seems cool on my Johari Profile, and all you people seem to think of me along the same lines as I think about myself and all but…

Nobody put down that I’m calm. WTF?!?! You guys don’t think I’m calm?!?!?!

What the… I’m so freakin’ calm, they should name a freakin’ tropical island after me!! I’m calm! CALM, I tell you!! WTF’s a matter with you people?!?!

I’m so damn calm, Lionel Ritchie wrote that song “I’m Easy” about me!

Repeat after me. I. Am. Calm!

I AM CAAAAALM!!!!!

Dammit.

I feel so relaxed after reading this.

Ahhh....

JLCwrites
12-07-2007, 03:14 AM
“I’m Easy”

Dammit.

Yes. Yes, you are.

jennifer75
12-07-2007, 03:17 AM
WHO THE HELL SAID I'M TENSE!!!!!!!

truelyana
12-07-2007, 03:20 AM
Whose Monty Python ?

davids
12-07-2007, 03:26 AM
He is Monty Python the daliance pony of English late sixty irreverentialated black humor-I did you Ana-well the thingy at least!

truelyana
12-07-2007, 03:28 AM
He is Monty Python the daliance pony of English late sixty irreverentialated black humor-I did you Ana-well the thingy at least!

No, I mean the person is second on my Johari list. Just curious...

Fanksees :Hug2:

brokenfingers
12-07-2007, 03:41 AM
No, I mean the person is second on my Johari list. Just curious...

Fanksees :Hug2:I think we've all gotten at least one anonymous or two. I have no problem with it.

Maybe you have a secret admirer?.....

Hillary
12-07-2007, 04:26 AM
I secretly have people think I'm "simple." Actually, I take that back, it's not a secret, they signed their names. I have the feeling they thought it was a way of saying I'm low maintenance or something. But even that is a total lie. Hmph.

melaniehoo
12-07-2007, 05:14 AM
I'm surprised so few people got that one that's in my signature.

TrainofThought
12-07-2007, 05:31 AM
I'm finding it interesting that AWers see me completely differently than Mr. Turkey. (Mwahahahaha! I have you guys fooled!)Damn, I should have read this before I picked words. :D

Eskimo1990
12-07-2007, 05:36 AM
Here is my Johari Window....http://kevan.org/johari?name=Eskimo1990

and here is my Nohari Window....http://kevan.org/nohari?name=Eskimo1990

melaniehoo
12-07-2007, 05:44 AM
I tried to do a Nohari window but the bad words I use to describe myself weren't there.

rhymegirl
12-07-2007, 05:48 AM
Even though it's a positive thing, I was surprised to be seen as confident since I often don't feel confident at all.

And the "happy" one surprised me, too. I've always thought I was moody.

melaniehoo
12-07-2007, 05:50 AM
Even though it's a positive thing, I was surprised to be seen as confident since I often don't feel confident at all.

And the "happy" one surprised me, too. I've always thought I was moody.

But you're smiling really big in your picture. :)

rhymegirl
12-07-2007, 05:58 AM
But you're smiling really big in your picture. :)

Yes, that's true. I think I was having a good day that day. :)