I am a believer of tough love, not in the way that you physically hurt somebody else but in the way of giving feedback. If I see something in my family or friends that is not working for their best, I take the time to tell them what I see (not always welcomed and may take a day or so for the person to get back to me to discuss further). This requires a strong back bone and the possibilities of not being liked by the person receiving the feedback. But guess what! it is so worth taking this risk because I am sure you want to see your friends or family members to feel better in every day life. Giving and receiving feedback is the way to make the open window larger in the Johari window (see below). Using the Johari window and asking for feedback from others has really helped me understanding my strengths and weaknesses as well as how I work consciously and unconsciously.
Johari window is a psychological tool created by Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham in 1955. It entails giving and receiving feedback in order to develop self-awareness, improving communication, building better relationships, personal development and becoming a better team member.
My name is Annica Johansson and I am a Career and Talent Coach. I am writing about personal development, daily musings, spirituality and depicting mother nature's amazing beauty.