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LBHD February 2013 Newsletter

Feb 01, 2013

An Introduction to the Five Energy Types in Human Design


The easiest way to begin benefiting from Human Design concepts is to know one’s Type and to follow the strategy for that type. In the Human Design System there are five personality “Types”, each with a unique strategy for making decisions. Knowing your Type can help you develop confidence and trust in your capacity to make reliable decisions for yourself.
The five Types are called the Manifestor, the Manifesting Generator, the Generator, the Projector and the Reflector. Each Type has a different natural role to play when interacting with others and the world.

The Manifestor

The first Type is called the Manifestor. Approximately 8% of people are Manifestors. Manifestors can initiate action without waiting. Manifestors are energy beings that possess tremendous initiating power but they have to use their power carefully or risk angering others. Their purpose in life is to initiate action.

Some famous Manifestors include Al Gore, George W. Bush, Jack Nicholson, Susan Sarandon, Paul McCartney, Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino.

Manifesting Generators and Generators

The next two Types are called Manifesting Generators and Generators. Together these two Types comprise 67% of the population. These two Types are the only Types who possess a special energy center called the Sacral Center. For both the Manifesting Generator and the Generator, the most important thing in life is finding the right work. If a Manifesting Generator or a Generator is not working in the right job, he will burn out. When these types find the correct work for themselves, their Sacral Center supplies them with a virtually inexhaustible source of energy.

Manifesting Generators and Generators have to wait until things come to them before they take action. Most of us are taught to “just do it”. If we are Manifesting Generators or Generators we can experience deep frustration if we try to initiate things.
Famous Manifesting Generators and Generators include Madonna, John Lennon, Dalai Lama, Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and Timothy Leary.

The Projector

The fourth personality Type in the Human Design System is the Projector. Projectors represent about 24% of the population. Projectors can become the natural managers and leaders of the world. Projectors do not carry energy in their own personal energy field, but instead take in the energies of others and manage it. Projectors have to wait to be recognized and invited into the major events in life, such as love relationships, career and right place (where they live). If an invitation feels good for a Projector and she accepts it, she channels an enormous amount of energy and power into that situation. She can then use that energy to manage others and the world around her.

Projectors are here to be recognized and invited by others. Many Projectors are magnetic, charismatic recipients of amazing invitations. Ringo Starr is a Projector. He was literally “invited” to join The Beatles after one of the original band members left the band.

Other famous Projectors include President Barack Obama, Steven Spielberg, John F. Kennedy, Fidel Castro, Barbra Streisand, Karl Marx and Demi Moore.

The Reflector

Reflectors are the most rare of the types. Less than 1% of people are Reflectors. The Reflector is here to “mirror” or reflect the health of the community around them. A Reflector is extremely open to all kinds of energy. The Reflector takes all the energy from the world around him deep into his own energy system and then reflects it back out.

Famous Reflectors include Michael Jackson, Uri Geller and Roslyn Carter.


The Human Design System is a very deep and complex personality assessment tool. A Human Design Analyst can sit down and talk to you about your chart for many hours. At the same time, there is a beauty and simplicity to Human Design that makes it instantly useful for anyone who encounters it. All the depth and the power that was imprinted on you at the time of your birth can be lived out gracefully by simply knowing and living the strategy of your type. Live true to your type and you will truly live out your own personal Destiny.