People nailed my Johari traits so that was instructive, they see my positive characteristics clearer than I thought. Conversely the Nohari ones are were all over and there was one word I picked for myself no one chose. There is overlap with the meaning of some of the negative words so that explains some of the drift, smug and self satisfied are practically the same for instance.
I also wonder if the words someone chooses to describe you reflect back on them. I think there is some projection in that we are sensitive to, and look for, negative traits in others that we have ourselves.
(I posted these windows at another forum where I know more people as well as here.)
What do you think about idea that this two as merged and then you get to choose 10-12 words?
I agree that some of the words could be used as either positive or negative traits, but I wouldn't this suggestion very much because just because someone has a quality as a positive trait doesn't mean he/she has it as a negative trait as well. (Example: "self-conscious" as a positive trait would mean the person is self-aware and contemplative of self within a social unit; "self-conscious" as a negative trait might mean the person overthinks what to do out of fear of embarrassment.)
Actually, I would prefer two different windows, but each having the same traits list to choose words from.