The Enneagram Figure
The figure of the Enneagram consists of 3 parts: the circle, the inner triangle, and the hexad.
The Circle and Law of One
The circle encompasses everything contained within the figure and signifies the Law of One, which states that everything is One and there is no separation. We are all one and we are one with all. There are no divisions.
The Inner Triangle and Law of Three
The inner triangle connects points 3, 6, and 9. This figure represents the Law of Three, which designates the Three Forces. There are three forces that are required for any change to occur:
Active Force (Point 3): The active force provides the energy for action and expression.
Receptive Force (Point 6): The receptive force takes in, processes, and digests all the stimuli received by your senses.
Reconciling Force (Point 9): The reconciling force is the force of consciousness or awareness that synergizes the active and receptive forces into balance. This balance is required to create change.
The Hexad and Law of Seven
The hexad is made of the lines that connect points 1, 4, 2, 8, 5, and 7. The hexad denotes the Law of Seven, which describes the seven steps that occur in any process.
When the three shapes are combined, they form the Enneagram.
Learn More about the Nine Enneagram Types
The Enneagram shows nine ways of seeing and experiencing the world as well as the relationships between personality and psychological development. It explains underlying motivations, as well as strengths and weaknesses in navigating life and relating to others.