EcoTypes themes gather together the fifteen* EcoTypes axes into three underlying groups. If you take a look at correlations between the EcoTypes axes (perhaps better understood via network visualization, updated for 2018-19), you’ll see that these axes are by no means independent of each other.
The three resultant themes were derived using a procedure called factor analysis; see details here. Each themes embodies a key question and creative tension (thus the well-known Chinese paradox icon) underlying multiple axes, and offers us opportunities for engagement around these creative tensions.
Click on any theme below for details. (And feel free to draw your own possible axis connections first, then compare with the empirically-based themes.)