The name Enneagram stems from the Greek words ennea (nine) and grammos (a written symbol). The nine-pointed Enneagram symbol represents nine types, nine ways for ‘knowing ourselves, understanding others and relating with the world’. These nine types are present in all of us but due to genetics (nature) and life experiences (nurture) we develop our own personality, we favour different ways of knowing ourselves, understanding others and seeing the world. This personal preference is called ‘types’ in the enneagram. These types are like a ‘lens’ from which we see the world.
The lines in the graph represent specific connections between types. This can be explained further by an Enneagram.rc coach.
Our Enneagram.rc logo has a circle in the centre with two chairs representing ‘relationships’ (see article – about the RC logo). The big circle and the small circle in the middle represent an ‘eye’, our lens from which we see life. This is the logo of Relationship Capital supporting the belief that “life is no more, no less than how we relate with one another.” “The Power is Between Us!” The Enneagram graph is not connected to any other philosophical or religious tradition.