A genogram is a graphic representation of genetic and psychological traits. Genograms enrich a standard family tree by incorporating hereditary and psychological patterns into the linkages. With the use of specialized genogram symbols and notations, genograms represent a plethora of information about families.
The emotional tie between two family members is depicted through genogram symbols for emotional relationships. The many components of emotional coordination and connection are represented by color-coding these distinct genogram relationship symbols.