The Human Design Types belong to the basic aspects in the Human Design System. The types result from certain connections of the Human Design Centers of a Human Design Chart. The Human Design Types were one of the last aspects developed by Ra Uru Hu in the Human Design System.
Human Design adds great value to the career development process, whether someone is at the beginning of their career or in the middle of it. You have surely landed on this page because you want to get to know your Human Design Type better? If this is the case, then I would like to invite you to read on. You’re bound to get some exciting information about yourself. Enjoy!
How the Human Design Types are formed
Which type you belong to is determined by the Human Design Centers and their connections (channels) in your Human Design Chart. Your Human Design Chart has defined (painted) and/or open (white) centers, as I’m sure you’ve noticed.
In general, the Motor Centers (Sacral, Root, Emotional and Heart Centers) of the Human Design Chart as well as the Throat Center are responsible for the typing. The decisive factor is how the centers are connected to each other. The state of the sacral center (open or defined) divides the Human Design types into the two broad categories: energy type and perception type.
This differentiation says a lot about your energy level and is thus a decisive criterion in your professional orientation. After entering your birth data in the Human Design Calculator, you can immediately see your Human Design Type, which centers are defined in you and which are open, and how the defined centers are connected to each other.
The strategies of the Human Design Types
Beside the characteristics of your Human Design Type, the assigned strategy plays a very important role in your life. It is one of the most important components in the Human Design realization process. The strategy of your Human Design Type is also displayed when you create your Human Design Chart. It gives you information about how you should behave on your life path in order to attract experiences and situations into your life that will serve your personal life path.
Even if it sounds very radical – if you don’t follow your strategy, your professional path will be arduous. If you follow your strategy, you will walk the path of ease. Understanding and, more importantly, consistently implementing your strategy will likely take some time. Understanding your human design strategy always has something to do with trial and error. So take your time and be mindful to implement your strategy in your life.
In my experience and the experience of clients, there is a strategy of passive action in every Human Design. Let life work on you before you make a hasty impact. The Daoist teaching of Wuwei comes to mind first when I want to understand Human Design strategies. This is basically about acting by not acting, without being inactive. My mentor Theo Fischer has written wonderful books on this.
You should consider implementing your strategy as one of your first projects in your personal unfolding process. If you follow your Human Design Strategy, you have reached an important milestone on your agenda. Try to integrate your strategy into your life as much as possible until it becomes a habit and you can’t imagine doing otherwise. The strategies of the Human Design Types are listed in the corresponding Human Design Types sections below.
Calculating the Human Design Types
As described in my blog article “Calculate Human Design”, you have your personal Human Design Chart created for free using your birth data (date, time, place). Using the button “View your Chart” (top right in the header of this website) you can use the free Human Design Chart Generator and even download a free PDF to your personal Human Design.
In this blog post you will find explicit information about the Human Design Types. The following 5 Human Design Types exist:
- Manifestor (Initiator)
- Projector (Coordinator)
- Generator (Implementer)
- Manifesting Generator (Multitatent)
- Reflector (Observer)
In the following I would like to present the basic characteristics of the Human Design Types in a professional context. However, it is only an excerpt from a larger body of knowledge that the Human Design doctrine provides. Further basic information is provided, for example, by the Human Design Centers.
The Human Design Manifestor in the working world
Approximately 9% of humanity are Manifestors. They are also called initiators in the professional context. The Manifestor has an open Sacral Center and a connection between another Motor Center (Heart, Emotional or Root Center) and the Throat Center. The Manifestor, in his original consciousness, radiates visionary strength, inventiveness and innovation. He is fundamentally concerned with influence in the creative process.
Are you a Manifestor? Then you recognize the needs of your environment and can initiate their realization. You belong to the group of people who can initiate and thus creatively achieve an effect in the working world.
As a Manifestor you are very fast in your job with your starter energy – sometimes even too fast for your colleagues. Despite your need to tackle things on your own, you should involve your colleagues and business partners in your plans so that they have the opportunity to jump on your bandwagon.
As a Manifestor at work, you work with a focus on results. What you push through generates a creative energy to transform business processes in the workplace. In a company, for example, you can put your energy to best use as a general manager or division manager. At the top of an organization, you feel very comfortable. So a classic Human Design Manifestor profession is managing director. Of course, this statement is very sweeping. There are many more professions in which you can feel comfortable as a Manifestor.
To get an idea of a specific profession, you need many more aspects and insights than just the Human Design Type. In business, as a Manifestor, you can be the authentic initiator of business ideas, projects or inventor of innovative products or services. In a Human Design Career Reading you can discover your personal Human Design Manifestor profession.
However, you need your environment to implement your ideas together. The same is true if you find yourself self-employed. Certainly you will somehow manage your business on your own. But without support you won’t get into the flow and you might run out of steam.
As a Manifestor-Workaholic, you are not far away from burnout if you try to do everything on your own. Not only do you lack the stamina to implement your ideas, but you also lack the opportunity to grow together with others. Things go much more smoothly in cooperation, so look around and identify people who can support you in your endeavor.
The Human Design Chart below shows an example of a Human Design Manifestor with an open sacral center and a double connection between the Solar Plexus and Throat Center, indicating emotional expression.
The Manifestor Strategy
The strategy of the Manifestor is “to Inform”. You can also learn more about the strategy in the written Human Design Analysis.
Famous Manifestors are Astrid Lindgren ( Pippi Langstumpf) Dietmar Hopp, Zlatan “Ibrakadabra” Ibrahimovic, Katie Holmes, Jennifer Lawrence, Neven Subotic, Thich Nhat hanh, Ra Uru Hu (Robert A. Krakower)
The Human Design Projector in the working world
Approximately 20% of humanity are Projectors. They are also called coordinators in the professional context. Projectors have an open Sacral Center and no connection of a Motor Center to the Throat Center. The coordinator radiates overview, efficiency and effectiveness.
Are you of the Projector type? As a Projector, your strengths lie in perception. For example, as a Projector, you find it easy to manage your colleagues and organize teams at work. Unfortunately, the tasks of “perceiving” and “observing” are rarely recognized as “real work” in the current business world.
Yet, perceptual skills are extremely important leadership skills that make you an authentic leader as a Projector. Have you heard the phrase, “He who asks, leads”? Remember this principle and apply it as a project manager. It may even help you implement your human design strategy. By asking questions, you will be seen. And when you are seen and feel recognized, you are in your power.
A classic Human Design Projector profession is that of team leader. Of course, this statement is very general. There are many other professions where you can find satisfaction as a projector. To get a clear idea of a particular profession, you need many more aspects and insights than just the Human Design Types. A Human Design Career Reading will help you find your personal Human Design Projector profession.
Being busy all the time is not your thing. As a project manager, you’re not a bundle of energy. You may not want to know about that, though, because you’ve been taught to step on the gas on the job.
You are much more interested in perceiving people and systems. However, you can only implement this ability if you are not caught up in to-dos. Pay attention to your energy, because it is only available to you in limited amounts. For example, you can incorporate other small breaks into your workday in addition to your lunch break.
As a projector, you are a motivator, mentor and potential finder for his team players at the same time. In addition, you are success-oriented and benefit from leading your teammates to success. Because what you give to others, you get back a thousandfold.
In the figure below you can see the chart of a Mental Projector as an example. The sacral center is open and there is no connection between a motor center and the throat.
The Projector Strategy
The projector strategy is “wait for invitation.” You can also learn more about the strategy in the written Human Design Analysis.
Famous projectors are Joseph Ackermann, Emma Watson, Simone Thomalla, Andrea Petkovic, Alicia Keys
The Human Design Generator in the working world
The human design generator is also called a doer in the professional world. About 36% of humanity are Generators. They have a defined Sacral Center, so they are energy types and have no connection between a Motor Center and the Throat Center. The Generator radiates power of implementation, perseverance and determination.
Are you of the Generator type? As a Generator, you have energy reserves that are available to you for a long time. It is very important that you do a job that you really love. Without this deep appreciation of your own individuality, nothing in your professional life really makes sense. Even if you make a bunch of money and try to motivate yourself with it, you will never effectively put your energy on the road.
Use your strong body if you enjoy physical work, or exercise after work if you have an office job. Your adrenaline needs to be released.
You love to be busy. In the work process, as a Generator at work, you like to be in the flow and forget everything around you. You are more interested in the process than the goal, which works well for you if you don’t completely lose sight of the goal or someone reminds you. Projectors (coordinators) are especially good at working out with you whether you are (still) on the right track.
Listen sensitively to your life force (sacral). Does your Motor Center start up when you let yourself ask for it or does it stay off? Invest energy only when you really feel available energy for the tasks. Avoid making decisions with your head. Your head doesn’t provide the energy for your decisions, your body does.
A classic Human Design Generator profession is that of a craftsman. Of course, there are many other professions (including desk jobs) where you can experience satisfaction in your work as a generator. To get clear insight into a particular profession, you need many more factors and insights than just the Human Design Types. A Human Design Career Reading will help you find your personal Human Design Generator profession.
Don’t lose sight of your goal, because sometimes your mind is already on the next task while the result of the last success is still being celebrated. As a Generator, you too should join in the celebration and enjoy the success.
Below you can see the exemplary Human Design Chart of a Generator with a defined Sacral Center without a connection between the Motor Center and the Throat Center.
The Generator Strategy
The strategy of the generator is “Responding to Life.” More details on the strategy can also be found in the written Human Design Analysis.
Famous generators are Mahsa Amini, Mario Barth, Gisele Bündchen, Lana Del Rey, Billie Eilish, Peter Fox, Leon Goretzka, Anthony Hopkins
The Human Design Manifesting Generator in the working world
The Manifesting Generator (MG for short) is also known as a multi-talent or a “hurried doer” in the professional world. Approximately 34% of humanity are Manifesting Generators. They are primarily Generators (see above), although they are considered a hybrid type of Manifestors and Generators. They exude implementation power, versatility, and spontaneity.
Are you of the Manifesting Generator Type? Then you have similar characteristics to the Generator described above in your profession. Through the combination of Manifestor and Generator you have the flexibility of an initiator and executor at the same time. You have a strong inner motor that provides you with long-lasting energy. Use this strong motor in your job or exhaust yourself in sports after work. But also take breaks – every human being needs them. You love to be busy and, in contrast to the classic Generator, you like to do several tasks at the same time.
Classic Human Design Manifesting Generator jobs are event or restaurant manager. Responsible for running the restaurant and must manage the kitchen, service and customers simultaneously and be on their toes. There are countless other professions in which you can find fulfillment as a Manifesting Generator. Developing a clear understanding of a specific profession requires far more aspects and knowledge than just knowing the Human Design Type. At a Human Design Career Reading, you can discover your personal Human Design Manifesting Generator profession.
Don’t make decisions with your head. Your body intelligence decides what is right for you. Try not to initiate and plan too much. Responding to life (passivity) is the best way for you to develop professionally. If you feel low on energy, you can assume that your energy doesn’t match your “mission”. Because then you are probably doing something that is not your nature.
For you as a Manifesting Generator, it’s a challenge at work to stick with a task or project and not throw in the towel too soon.
When you are in your flow, you are sometimes unresponsive to your colleagues because your outward charisma takes a brief pause and you are fully focused. After that, you put out your feelers in all directions again. You like to try out new things and are constantly on the lookout for new challenges until you find a topic that grabs you.
The example Human Design Chart below shows the Manifesting Generator with a defined Sacral Center and a direct connection to the Throat via channels 20-34.
The Manifesting Generator Strategy
The Generator’s strategy is “Responding to Life.” The written Human Design Analysis also provides more information on the strategy.
Famous Manifesting Generators
Famous Manifesting Generators are Nina Chuba, Kingsley Coman, Macaulay Culcin, Roger Federer, Mario Götze, Bruce Lee, Luisa-Marie Neubauer.
The Human Design Reflector in the working world
Reflectors are also called observers or evaluators in the professional world. About 1% of humanity are Reflectors. They do not have defined centers. This means that all centers in the Human Design Chart are open. So there are no defined channels either.
Are you a Reflector? As a reflector, you are a very rare type with the greatest perceptive ability of all Human Design Types. Observing and listening, understanding and reflecting are part of your general tasks. In the company, for example, you can interpret the mood neutrally with your sensitive feelers and mirror it to your colleagues.
As a Reflector you mirror your environment in all its facets. You are not a doer yourself, but you are a mirror for everything that is done, thought and said. As a Reflector, you embody the spirit and culture of the company. A company that employs a reflector is very fortunate to have their gift recognized.
A classic Human Design Reflector job is that of the Transformation Officer. You are the person where all change activities converge. There are many other professions where you can experience satisfaction as a Reflector. Developing a concrete idea of a particular profession requires more aspects and insights than just identifying the Human Design Type. A Human Design Career Reading will bring you closer to your dream Human Design Reflector profession.
Figuratively speaking, you are like a radar in the company, picking up on all the moods down to the finest nuances. To prevent you from absorbing the many impressions, which can also be stressful, as a reflector you are equipped with a kind of protective layer that acts like Teflon and protects you from outside influences.
Below you will find an example of a reflector who has taken advice from me.
The Reflector Strategy
The strategy of the generator is “Wait for a lunar cycle”. More about the strategy is explained in the written Human Design Analysis.
Famous reflectors are Michael Jackson, Sandra Bullock, Jürgen Klopp, Jürgen Klinsmann, Vanessa Mai, Thomas Müller, Jan Josef Liefers
Not every person immediately recognizes himself in his Human Design Type
If you do not recognize yourself in your identified Human Design Types, it may be due to your imprints, conditioning or beliefs that you have accumulated over the course of your life. These are not directly considered in the Human Design Chart. Human Design shows you those aspects that you bring with you from birth and not those that you have acquired in the course of your life.
In principle, you can become or do anything in life. But not everything will come easily to you and put you into a flow in the long run. What you should focus on in your life is already included in your Human Design Chart.
For example, it makes a big difference whether you focus your attention on “getting in shape” (Q2 in the Hexagram Wheel) or on “transforming” (Q3 in the Hexagram Wheel). In the first case, you may be motivated to make something. In the second case, it’s more about making an impact in change management. Human Design helps you understand what professional life has in store for you.
The Human Design Types of your Team Players
In your job there are bosses, mentors, colleagues or other business partners who can naturally be assigned to a Human Design Type. Therefore, it is useful to know the characteristics of all other types as well, even if you cannot directly assign your colleagues. Unfortunately, they don’t have their Human Design Types on their business cards.
But if you know the other types, you can at least recognize yourself better. We all recognize ourselves only in comparison with others. This also applies to understanding your type. It also helps you figure out how you best fit into the structure (hierarchy) of the working world. And maybe you can even guess what type one or the other person is.
Outlook into a new working world
Every Human Design Type can find its appropriate place in the company. There is no better or worse within the Human Design Types. The Human Design System conveys a cooperation at eye level. However, it will probably take a while before there is an awareness of an organization or a working world based on the Human Design System.
The transformation of the working world is in full swing. It will be exciting to see when Human Design will commercially conquer the business world. Be the change yourself and explore your Human Design Chart with all its characteristics to get more satisfaction in your professional life.