Last week, I had an opportunity to meet many relatives at a party, after many pep talks and looping topics, my uncle was telling an incident of falling asleep while he was driving. His chilling experience was an exciting story for the listeners.
“What part of our body sleeps first?” A half-baked question of another relative turned the situation upside down. The person who raised the question was not well educated or trade veteran. The query was steady to dip the crowd speechless for a minute.
“Well…, I guess, it’s the eyeball” A teacher answered like a kid in a class. Without saying anything, the person who raised the question tightened and tilted up his lips to imply a gesture of rejection. Some of the other answers like “brain, mind” also failed to protect academic qualifications at this poor farmer’s platform. This man’s role was strong enough to wrap the crowd around his finger.
I perceived this context had created a boiling uneasiness among others who believed that they were born to lead, consult, or teach.
Since he realized, he has won, his victorious voice presented the answer as the “ear.”
With this answer, he was bombarded with a load of questions from the audience, and he had to present all the things he knew to justify his response. The incident concluded within an agreeable and disagreeable ambiance.
However, years later, I found that Mr. Bazil has told NBC News that, “There are two stages of light sleep. The lightest is the stage of sleep you’re likely in if you nod off during a lecture when consciousness is decreased, but the brain is still processing some information around you (sometimes hearing your name or another stimulus will jolt you awake). Intermediate light sleep is slightly deeper, which is harder to awaken from.”
I brought this story into your attention not to educate you about which organ sleep first but to remind you of a popular theory which is related to such situations for your consideration. It is none other than the Johari window, the art of understanding ourselves and others.
The Johari window helps people to understand their relationship with themselves and others. It had been created by psychologists Joseph Luft and Harrington Ingham in 1955 and has used primarily in self-help groups and corporate settings as a heuristic exercise. It teaches us to see or understand the things following the situation or location we stand on.
We stand on four spots.
Open space: known to you and known to others
Blind spot: unknown to yourself but known to others
Hidden area: known to yourself but unknown to others
Unknown area: unknown to yourself and unknown to others
Look through Johari window where you are and observe what you see. Indeed, it can shine you up as a capable performer, communicator, and manager through enhancing your versatility and adaptability.
By Wasantha Tennakoon
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