The Human Design Types are one of the fundamental aspects of the Human Design System. They were one of the last aspects created by Ra Uru Hu.  “Which Human Design type am I?” is the most frequently asked question about Human Design on Google. All the more reason to take a closer look at what this is all about.

In this blog post, you will find general information on the human design types that relate to the career context. You will also be assigned to one of the 5 types. You can find exciting information on this in the corresponding blog articles linked in this article. I wish you many enlightening insights.

More than just a type: Use Human Design without limitations

The Human Design System offers great added value to the career development process, whether you are at the beginning of your career or already in the middle of it. Type is often the first aspect we come into contact with when we discover Human Design Type.

Even though our brains like to think in categories, we have to be careful not to pigeonhole ourselves into a type and think: “This is who I am now and that’s that”.

In addition to human design, many personality tests also entail this unhelpful attitude tendency. Even if Human Design cannot be directly compared with classic personality tests, it is important to keep in mind that you are much more than the Human Design Type you have been assigned. So don’t identify yourself with limiting schemes or systems.

How the Human Design Types are created

Which Human Design Type you are assigned depends on the connections of the Human Design Centers across the Channels as connections in a Human Design Chart.

Which Human Design Type is assigned to you depends on the connections of the Human Design Centers via the channels as connections in a Human Design Chart.

In general, the group of motor centers (consisting of the sacral, root, emotional and heart centers) of the Human Design Chart and the throat center are responsible for the typing. The decisive factor is how the centers are connected to each other (via the channels). The mode of the sacral center (open or defined) divides the Human Design Types into two broad categories: Energy Type (defined sacral center) and Non-Energy Type (open sacral center).

The distinction between Energy Type and Non-Energy Type says a lot about the general energy level. This is also a relevant criterion for your career orientation.

After you have entered your birth data in the Human Design Generator, you will immediately see which Human Design Type you are, which centers are defined and which are open, and how the defined centers are connected to each other.

Calculating the Human Design Types

In my blog article  “Human Design Calculator“, I describe in detail how you can calculate your human design chart and how to obtain the necessary birth data. Then create your Human Design Chart for free using your birth data. You can use the “Calculate chart” button (top right in the header of this website) to use my free Human Design Chart Generator and download a free PDF of your personal Human Design.

The 5 Human Design Types in the Profession

But now it’s time to get a little more specific. The following 5 Human Design Types can be identified. Originally, the Energy Types Generator and Manifesting Generator were combined. It is therefore possible that only 4 Human Design Types are mentioned in other sources. However, this does not change the theory of the type descriptions. The following types are relevant:

The Manifestor as the head of the company

Discover how you can make the most of your visionary power and innovative strength in your career as a Manifestor. As an initiator, you are predestined to transform processes and structures and be successful in management positions such as managing director or division manager. Find out more about the diverse career opportunities for Manifestors in the main article “Best careers for Human Design Manifestors“.

The Projector profession as a team coordinator

As a Human Design Projector, you can find out how you can make the most of your exceptional coordination and leadership skills in your career in the linked blog article. The Projector is predestined to lead teams and use your perceptive powers to shine in advisory and supportive roles. Find out more about the diverse career opportunities for Projectors in the main article “Human Design Projector careers“.

The Generator as a builder of the world in his vocation

Find out how you can make the most of your energy and stamina in your career as a Generator. As a source of energy, you are predestined to drive projects forward and be successful in different areas. Find out more about the diverse career opportunities for Generators in the main article “Human Design Generator career“.

The Manifesting Generator as a multi-talented professional

In the following blog article, you can find out how you can make the most of your ability to implement and spontaneity in your career as a Manifesting Generator. As a multi-talent or “Fast mover”, you are successful in positions where you can demonstrate your versatility. Use your long-lasting energy and flexibility to achieve top performance in your career and beyond. Discover more about the diverse career opportunities for Manifesting Generators in the main article “Human Design Manifesting Generator careers“.

The Reflector as a mirror of the working society in your career

As a Human Design Reflector, you should know how to make the best use of your unique perceptiveness and openness in your career. As a valuable observer and “mirror of society”, you are successful in positions where you can recognize and react to moods and dynamics. Use your natural flexibility to promote a harmonious working environment and support change. Discover more about the diverse career opportunities for Reflectors in the main article “Human Design Reflector Careers“.

The strategies of the Human Design Types

In addition to the characteristics of your Human Design Type, the assigned strategy plays one of the most important roles in the realization process. This also applies to your professional life. Your strategy shows you how you should behave in order to attract experiences and situations that serve your life path.

Even if it sounds very radical – if you don’t follow your strategy, your career path will be difficult. If you follow your strategy, you will take the smart path of ease. Understanding and, above all, consistently implementing your strategy will probably take some time – but it will be worth it. Understanding your strategy has a lot to do with trial and error, especially at the beginning. So take your time and be mindful when implementing your strategy in life.

My experience in the strategy process

In my experience from the Human Design Type Generator and the experience of some clients, there is a form of passivity in every Human Design Strategy. In other words, allow life to work on you before rushing to achieve an effect. The Daoist teaching of Wuwei is the first thing that comes to mind when I want to understand human design strategies. It is basically about acting by not acting, without being idle. My mentor Theo Fischer has written wonderful books on this.

Prioritize the implementation of your human design strategy 

You should consider the implementation of your strategy as one of your first projects in your personal development process. If you follow your strategy, you will 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.

Not every person immediately recognizes themselves in their Human Design Types

If you do not recognize yourself in your identified Human Design Type, this may be due to your imprints, conditioning or beliefs that you have accumulated over the course of your life or genetically. Although these cannot be taken into account in the Human Design Chart, they are certainly embedded in the themes of your life cycles. Statically speaking, however, Human Design shows you the aspects that you bring with you from birth and not those that you have acquired over the course of your life.

Basically, you can become or do anything in life. But not everything will come easily to you and put you in a permanent flow. 

The Human Design Types of your team players

In your company, there are bosses, mentors, colleagues or other business partners who can of course also be assigned to the Human Design Types. It is therefore an advantage to know the characteristics of the other types, even if you cannot assign all of your colleagues. Unfortunately, they do not have their Human Design Types on their business card. However, as soon as you know the date of birth of a colleague, you can determine a Human Design without the time (12 o’clock) and test whether it remains the same at earlier or later times.

Generally speaking, if you know the other Human Design Types, you can also get to know yourself better. Because we all only recognize ourselves in comparison with others. And you may even be able to recognize which Human Design Type your colleagues are by their actions.

Below you can see an example of a description of a functional organizational structure. This is what an organizational chart could look like in which the Human Design Types have found their authentic place. But think of it only as a theoretical thought experiment that relates only to the type aspect. The reality in business is of course different.

There are two important points to note. In Human Design, no Human Design Chart and no Human Design Type is considered better or worse. Secondly, anyone can become anything when interacting with others. Because in interaction with others, our chart also takes on the aspects of others.

Organigram Human Design Typen

Outlook into a new working world

In principle, every Human Design Type can find their authentic place in the company. There is no better or worse when it comes to Human Design Types. The Human Design System conveys cooperation at eye level. However, it will probably be a while before there is an awareness of an organization or working world based on the Human Design System.

The transformation of the working world is in full swing. It will be interesting to see when Human Design conquers the business world commercially. But don’t remain inactive. Be the change yourself. Everyone is needed.

Because the working world needs your uniqueness: Get clarity about your vocation with Human Design now. Click on the button below and order your written Human Design Analysis!

FAQ: Questions and Answers about the Human Design Types

What are the 5 Human Design Types and how can they influence career choices?

The 5 Human Design Types are Manifestor, Generator, Projector, Reflector and Manifesting Generator. Each type has unique characteristics and strategies that influence how people best act and interact in their careers. Knowing about the Human Design Types can help you find a career role that matches your natural energy.

Can knowing my Human Design Type help with career development?

Yes, knowing your Human Design Type, for example, allows you to identify careers and work environments that harmonize with your natural energy and way of working. By understanding your natural gifts, talents and weaknesses, you can be more targeted in your search for positions and a suitable environment.

Are there specific professions that are better suited to certain Human Design types?

Awareness of the different Human Design Types within a team can lead to a deeper understanding and appreciation of each team member’s unique contributions. For example, leaders who understand how each Human Design Type communicates best can develop more effective strategies for collaboration.

How can knowledge of human design Types improve team dynamics and collaboration?

Awareness of the different human design Types within a team can lead to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the unique contributions of each team member. For example, leaders who understand how each Human Design Type best communicates can develop more effective strategies for collaboration.


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