Do you have the Human Design 1/3 profile? Then I would like to describe how your profile is made up. The profiles in Human Design are derived from the six lines of the basic structure of a hexagram from the I Ching, the Book of Changes (see illustration below). There are a total of 12 combinations of these lines that make up the profile. In your case, these are the two lines 1 and 3. In your Human Design Chart, you will also find your two lines as a number behind the dot on your conscious sun (personality) and your unconscious sun (design).

Character traits of the Human Design Lines

Each profile in Human Design offers a unique perspective on the world and a specific approach to life. Some interesting characteristics can be derived from your profile. You are aware of the character traits of the first digit. You are rather unconscious of the traits of the second digit, especially if you have not yet reached the second half of your life. The Human Design 1/3 profile also has interesting traits that you are sure to recognise in your career.

In traditional human design, the characters shown in the illustration are assigned to the six lines. Interesting conclusions about professional life can also be drawn from these characteristics. Between the first three and the second three lines (lower and upper trigram) there is a change in the way you learn in life. This is more about learning for life than learning at school or university.

Human Design 1/3 Profil im Beruf

How you discover life

With the first three lines (seen from the bottom up), the unfolding of your life is very much about your own personality. In general, it is a self-centred way of learning for life. So if you have a profile with line 1, 2 or 3, you are discovering life in a self-centred way in relation to that line.

With lines 4, 5 and 6, you develop strongly in relation to your fellow human beings. Human Design profiles can consist of two self-related lines (e.g. Human Design 1/3), two environment-related lines (e.g. Human Design 4/6) or a mix of self-related and environment-related lines (e.g. Human Design 5/1).

It is also important to realise that one’s own development always has to do with the inner and outer world. No one can develop naturally if they are only introverted, not even a self-centred Human Design profile. In the same way, nobody can only develop in the outside world, not even an unworldly profile. Without an object in the outside world, we do not recognise ourselves as a subject. The inner and outer worlds are interconnected, just as yin and yang are interconnected (law of polarity). Consider this categorisation as a focal point and see how these findings affect you in combination with your profile.

The Human Design 1/3 profile

The first line in your profile has a strong urge to understand things in depth. You are research-orientated and look for a firm foundation in your knowledge and beliefs. The first line gives you orientation, aiming for security and stability through understanding and foundation. Ask yourself: Am I also learning on the job by digging deep to gain security in the work environment?

The third line involves an experimental and experience-based approach. You tend to learn through trial and error. You are often hands-on and learn best through your own experiences and sometimes through mistakes. For most employers, making mistakes is not a disgrace, but an enrichment to make things better in the future. This line brings with it a certain resilience, as you often have to learn to deal with disappointment and failure. This only makes you stronger.

Human Design 1/3: The combination of lines 1 and 3

With the 1/3 profile, you combine the depth and striving for certainty of the first line with the flexible, experimental nature of the third line. You tend to be both theoretically grounded and practically orientated. Perhaps practice-orientated research is for you, where you can develop your Human Design 1/3 profile?

In addition to your profession, you have a strong urge to explore your own being. You are also able to translate your deep insights and knowledge into practical applications. Perhaps you can combine self-exploration with your profession? As a psychologist or coach who is involved in application-oriented research? These are just examples, explicitly for the Human Design 1/3 profile. The other aspects of your Human Design Chart should of course be included in an overall analysis.

Basically, the 1/3 profile can be a powerful combination for growth and self-understanding, as it allows you to learn and act from both a grounded and experiential perspective. I want to encourage you to develop this profile in your job as well.

3 tips for your professional development

Tip 1: Utilize your strengths in research

Use your analytical skills and desire for in-depth knowledge in your career. Careers that require research or detailed analyses could suit you particularly well. Your drive to understand things in depth can help you solve complex problems and develop innovative solutions.

Tip 2: Learn from experience

Your ability to learn through trial and error is a great strength. Use professional challenges as an opportunity to grow and develop. Always step out of your comfort zone and do something new. It doesn’t always have to be big things. Even small experiments have great charm for you. Be open to new experiences and experiments, as they help you to expand your skills and knowledge.

Tip 3: Be flexible and adaptable

Your combination of theoretical understanding and practical experience makes you very adaptable. In a rapidly changing world of work (VUCA world), this can be a great advantage. Be prepared to take on roles that require flexibility and use your ability to adapt quickly to new situations to excel in your profession.

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FAQ: Questions about the Human Design 1/3 profile

What are the main features of the Human Design 1/3 Profile?

The 1/3 profile in Human Design combines depth of research (line 1) with practical experience (line 3). People with this profile are both theoretically and practically inclined.

How can someone with a 1/3 Human Design profile make the most of their strengths in their professional life?

People with a 1/3 profile can use their analytical skills and tendency towards experimental learning to solve complex problems and develop innovative solutions.

What tips can help people with a 1/3 profile to promote their personal growth?

People with a 1/3 profile should nurture their natural curiosity and inquisitiveness while remaining open to learning from hands-on experiences. They should not be discouraged when things don’t work right away, but rather view failures as valuable learning opportunities.

How could you describe the combination of the Human Design types with the Human Design 1/3 profile?

Here are some suggestions for combining Human Design types with the Human Design 1/3 profile:

  • Manifesting Generator 1/3: Practice-orientated researcher with a penchant for versatility
  • Generator 1/3: Implementation-orientated researcher 
  • Projector 1/3: Practice-orientated researcher with a talent for coordination
  • Manifestor 1/3: Initiator of application projects with a theoretical foundation
  • Reflector 1/3: Practice-orientated


Geschrieben von: Thomas

Thomas ist Inhaber der Human Design Berufsberatung und von TW Coaching & Consulting. Er ist Systemischer Coach, Emotionscoach und Human Design Experte. Nach 20 Jahren Berufserfahrung in der Wirtschaft widmet er sich heute in seiner Coaching-Tätigkeit psychologischen und spirituellen Themen rund um die Berufung und Persönlichkeitsentwicklung