A genogram is simply a more elaborate form of a family tree. To begin, you sketch out your family tree, going back two or three generations (or more if you feel really ambitious). However, rather than merely documenting historical facts about your family, you also record patterns of behavior and the quality of connections among family members. Understanding your family's history (and occasionally dysfunction) may be a wonderful chance for personal progress. The more we understand how we have been moulded by the network of personalities and connections with which we have grown up, the better we will be able to recognize what we want to keep and what we want to alter.