What is a Type in Human Design?
An individual’s Type, Strategy, and Authority serve as the foundation upon which their personality is built in Human Design. A Type endows individuals with particular qualities that accompany them throughout their lives and that are often manifested through the body and energy and not the mind. Each Type has a task it needs to carry out in order for an individual to feel happy and fulfilled. Knowledge of your type makes it possible for you to be more attentive to yourself and your desires: It helps you stop demanding of yourself those things that are not really inherent in your nature. Or on the contrary: You may feel confident enough to do things that previously struck you as unattainable. Knowledge of types facilitates more harmonious interaction with others. It helps you let others just be themselves and stop demanding that they act in a way that runs counter to their type. Determining your type is easy: Your bodygraph will help. Simply enter your date, place, and time of birth, and we generate your bodygraph. That’s how you find out what your type is. There are five types: the Generator, Manifesting Generator, Manifestor, Projector, and Reflector. The Manifesting Generator is often identified as a type of Generator, so you’ll find some sources saying there are only four types. We are of the opinion, however, that it is different enough to warrant independent mention as a type. The Generator, Manifesting Generator, and Manifestor are all energy types. They can generate energy on their own without the help of anyone else. They are very able-bodied: It is just important that they follow their Authority and Strategy to live a fulfilling, joyful, and complete life. The Projector and Reflector are non-energy types. They can’t produce energy on their own like the other types can. But they do have unique ways of interacting with others, they have a good understanding of people, and they can feel others keenly.