The Four Types
The Human Design System groups people into one of four categories called Types: Manifestors, Generators, Projectors and Reflectors. There is also a sub-group of Generators called Manifesting Generators. Each Type has a different Strategy to help individuals develop healthy decision making skills and cultivate practices that affirm their unique gifts. Human Design focuses on how the Types interact with one another and explores how understanding their specific roles can help them live happier healthier lives. To determine your Type, please get a free chart.
Generators are people of activity. They can be naturally full of vigor, and need an outlet for their powerful inner drive. They can tackle projects with intentness and determination, gaining momentum as they make progress.
A Generator's most powerful energy comes from their Defined Sacral Center. Their Sacral energy only functions when they are connected to what they are doing. When they love what they do, they can be dedicated and can persevere in the face of difficulties and obstacles.
Finding activities that they have a natural enthusiasm for will help their Sacral power grow and be expressed. As Generators find and connect to their passions, their dedication will lead to mastery, and mastery will lead to success and satisfaction.
When Generators commit to things that they do not like, their Sacral energy retracts and they lose its great power of energy and dedication. They might feel stuck and frustrated. Without healthy connections, obstacles can be insurmountable, and making progress becomes difficult.
Doing the things they like to do seems simple enough, but there are many external influential forces pushing for other priorities. They affect decisions. Learning to find and stand up for what feels true to them is a life long journey.
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Manifesting Generators are active people. They can be naturally full of vigor and have a direct expression of energy. A Manifesting Generator's most powerful energy comes from their Defined Sacral Center. The Sacral is an almost endless energy for work and dedication, and it can have powerful perseverance. Manifesting Generators have a Defined Throat Center. The Throat represents communication and expression. The Throat is the primary bridge between internal energy systems and the outside world. Manifesting Generators have a Motor connected to their Throat Center. With their energy and natural enthusiasm, it is easy to start new things and be good at them.
A Manifesting Generator's Sacral energy only has dedication when they are connected to what they are doing from deep within. With their natural enthusiasm, they can be vulnerable to getting locked into commitments that seemed like a good idea at the time, but that they don't ultimately want or like. Even though a Manifesting Generator might be skilled in these areas, if they don't have a deeper connection, at a certain point they will lose power.
If Manifesting Generators' Sacral energy is connected to what they are doing, they can persevere in the face of difficulties and obstacles. Finding activities they have a natural Sacral connection to will help their power grow and be expressed in a healthy way. As they find and connect to their deeper passions, dedication will lead to mastery, and mastery will lead to success and satisfaction.
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Projectors are naturally sensitive to and aware of the energy of others; they can recognize the natural gifts and capabilities of others. Projectors have unique insights into the way life works. Through their sensitivity and awareness, they can develop natural wisdom. When others recognize and value what Projectors have to offer, they can become powerful guides.
Projectors play a specialized role in relationships. Getting recognition is important; it creates a framework for them to play their role. Sometimes Projectors are recognized for who they are, but they can also be recognized for things they are not. Projectors have an open Sacral Center. The Sacral represents vitality and the power to work and be dedicated; it is the most powerful energy system. As an open Sacral, Projectors can get swept-up in the energy of others, which can drive them to be more hard working and energetic. They are not built to work hard for sustained periods of time. When Projectors get swept-up in the energy of others and are working harder than everyone else, they can draw attention and receive recognition for it. This kind of recognition that can further an unhealthy cycle. The energy they take in from others is temporary. When Projectors make lasting commitments that require this temporary energy, they can end up suffering from exhaustion and burnout as they attempt to maintain their commitments. It is nice to be recognized, but it is important to be recognized for true inherent gifts.
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Manifestors are here to impact others. Their actions and words bring about transformation. Through a Manifestor's unique perspective, they initiate change. Manifestors can be free, independent and have a powerful positive effect on the world and the people they care about.
Manifestors have the ability to act and forge connections independently, moving and exploring without the need for outside interaction. As a child, a Manifestor's behavior might have been perceived as unpredictable and out of control. They might have gone out for a walk or over to a friend's house without telling anyone, and this could have been very startling to their parents. Because of the tendency for independent action in Manifestors, it is much harder to predict or understand what they might do. There is a predilection to punish and control Manifestor children, in an effort to get them to fit in and be normal. Being treated this way can lead Manifestors to feel like in order to act as they wish and to be themselves, they have to conceal and hide their actions from others and from authority figures.
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Statistically, Reflectors are a minority. A Reflector's presence is a mirror for others. In groups, people's sense of themselves and the group is mirrored through the Reflector. Most people have a balance of undefined and defined Centers, creating a polarity within them. Reflectors have only undefined Centers, creating a very different experience. They have the ability to take on and become many different things. They can mold to their environment and embody what is taking place. Their experience and embodiment of a group dynamic, or the theme of an environment, gives other people a sense for it as a whole as well. Because of Reflectors' lack of Definition, they have the potential to be objective and remain outside of things in a way others cannot. Inside situations, they embody its characteristics and allow others to see things from outside themselves as well. As people get a larger sense for the group or situation, they develop a better sense for how each individual is participating and contributing. Reflectors can see the progression over time as a group matures and develops, giving people feedback, and seeing what impact they have at different times.
Although Reflectors can be objective and open without having their Definition get in the way, letting go to this point can be disconcerting. Most people's identities and interactions are built around solidity. What Reflectors are taking in is always temporary. Often, they feel the need to hold on, trying to maintain something stable and solid. They can depend on and hold on to people who give them consistency and familiarity. When unable to let go, Reflectors can become dependent on people for stability and authority. Each of a Reflector's Centers, being undefined, can embody different aspects of this dependency on others.
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