Sprite’s second challenge on Survivor: Gifted Island was based on Johari’s Window and was designed to help understand what we know about ourselves and how we relate to others.
Luft and Ingham (1955), recognizing that all of us have “blind spots” when it comes to how we see ourselves, developed a simple matrix which they called Johari’s Window as a tool to help people understand themselves, their blind spots, and their relationships with others. To use Johari’s window, a person is given a list of 55 adjectives and instructed to select five or six that describe his or her own personality. Peers of that person are then given the same list, and they each choose five or six adjectives that describe the subject. These adjectives are then put in the appropriate “window” below. The person discovers which of the adjectives match what others have listed, as well as which adjectives they listed that others did not. The results can be extremely helpful in gaining self-understanding, including how one is seen by others.
For this exercise Sprite had to write 5 questions about herself and ask other people to answer them. For some of the questions she would know the answer already but the answers would show whether others perceived her the way she sees herself. For other questions she would not know the answer and the replies could help her see possibilities and fill in the unknown to self areas.
Please can you help Sprite by answering these questions for her in the comments box or via Twitter or Facebook?
- What is my favourite colour?
- What subjects interest me most?
- Do you think I am an introvert or an extravert?
- What do you consider are my main personality traits?
- What career can you imagine me following?
This is an interest project for me also.
As Sprite’s creator I have already determined the answer to some of these questions but others are open to speculation.
It would be very interesting to me to see whether other people perceive Sprite in the same way as I am trying to portray her. I will let you know the results.
I enjoy reading a blog called ‘The blog that helps you diagnose your characters’ http://theforsakenpetal.blogspot.com/
It really makes me think about the way my characters are depicted and whether they are understood the way I intended them to be.
It brings to mind the song
If you knew Susie like I know Susie
Oh, oh, oh what a gal!
So – do you know Sprite like I know Sprite?