Human Design Energy Types

The most common introduction to Human Design are the Human Design Energy Types despite types not being part of the original download that Ra Uru Hu initially received.

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I get the need for it though because it’s the easiest way of introducing the system. It’s the most fun and the most digestible.

There are five different energy types. Each energy type plays a role and has a specific purpose. Each has a different way of working, of relating and their own unique way of making decisions/choices (which is what we call Strategy).


“If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be” – Maya Angelou, Manifestor

Manifestors (or what we call Initiators in Quantum Human Design™️©Karen Curry Parker) make up about 11% of the world’s population.

As a Manifestor, you have an internal non-verbal creative flow that you need to follow. You also have a direct connection to Divine Spark or inspiration and to Source or the Universe.

You need freedom, support, and self-awareness to be able to express your internal non-verbal creative flow. You need to have the environment to be able to follow and express this, too.

Your strategy is to inform (tell people what you’re going to do, not ask permission) and then initiate, and when that anger comes up for you, take it as a signal that either your internal non-verbal creative flow has been interrupted or you forgot to inform and people around you are reacting to that.

Famous Manifestors: Maya Angelou, Frida Kahlo, Johnny Depp, Adele and Jennifer Aniston.

Affirmation: “I am here to show the world a new way by being brave enough to walk the path that hasn’t been walked before”


“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” – Oprah, Generator

Generators (or what we call Alchemists in Quantum Human Design™️©Karen Curry Parker) make up about 37% of the world’s population. Together with Manifesting Generators, they make up about 70% of the world.

Most Generators don’t feel special belonging to such a huge chunk of the population but I say you have the simplest strategy, so why complain, right?

You have a defined Sacral Center, which is also the most powerful motor in the body responsible for sustainable energy and work force energy. This power can be accessed as a response to something. There is no initiating for you.

This means that your strategy is to wait to respond. You have to wait for some sign, some cue, anything from your outer reality (outside of yourself) to respond to. You are not meant to initiate.

That said, of course, you can have ideas and be inspired to do things. Keep it. Savor it. But wait for the sign, that thing to respond to that will clue you in whether it’s a go or a no. You are meant to follow your sacral response towards what feels good and aligned for you.

When you get frustrated, take it as a sign that you are perhaps not aligned. It could also be telling you that you are building up momentum for what’s coming next.

Famous Generators: Oprah, Beyonce, Ellen and JLo.

Affirmation: “I follow what energizes me and not what others want me to do.”

Manifesting Generator

“People say that you’re going the wrong way when it’s simply a way of your own.” – Angelina Jolie, Manifesting Generator

Manifesting Generators (or what we call Time Benders in Quantum Human Design™️©Karen Curry Parker) make up about 33% of the world’s population.

A combo of both Manifestors and Generators, you have the internal non-verbal creative flow that Manifestors have but as a Generator-type you have to wait to respond to something as well in your outer reality.

This often makes you angry that you can’t initiate and frustrated, which is a sign that you are not living in alignment with your true power.

ManiGens or MGs move FAST. You tend to find shortcuts and are always doing more that one thing at a time. You are MULTI-people are meant to be MULTI.

Read up on the Manifestor and Generator pages prior to this as a hybrid for a deeper dive into your type.

Famous ManiGens: Angelina Jolie, Mother Teresa, Miley Cyrus, Tony Robbins, Jessica Alba, Stephen King, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Affirmation: “I am not meant to be contained in a box or to choose one path.”


“Anywhere I see suffering, that is where I want to be, doing what I can.” – Princess Diana, Projector

Projectors (or what we call Orchestrators in Quantum Human Design™️©Karen Curry Parker) make up about 20% of the world’s population.

As a Projector, you are meant to be the leader and guide here to manage and direct your own people. You can see what’s blocking their potential, what needs to happen in order for them to maximize and live it.

But understand that not everyone is ready for your wisdom, yet. So your strategy is to wait to be recognized and invited before you share your gifts with others.

When you are feeling bitter, it is usually because you are depleted, both in energy and in feeling valued. Take this as a signal that you need to be taking better care of yourself both physically (restoring your energy) and holistically (healing yourself) so you only accept invitations that are worth your true value.

Famous Projectors: Princess Diana, Salvador Dali, Barack Obama, Marilyn Monroe, Queen Elizabeth II, and Pablo Picasso.

Affirmation: “I make sure not to waste my energy on those who are not ready for me and my wisdom.”


“There’s no race, no religion, no class system, no color, nothing, no sexual orientation that makes us better than anyone else. We are all deserving of love.” – Sandra Bullock, Reflector

Reflectors (or what we call Calibrators in Quantum Human Design™️©Karen Curry Parker) make up less than 1% of the world’s population.

As a Reflector, you magnify and reflect the world around you and reflect it back to others like a mirror. Choose the people you surround yourself with as they will impact your feelings and experiences greatly.

It is important for you to be at the right place and with the right people.

Your strategy is to wait for a lunar cycle before making decisions. This is particularly important for making big decisions. And because no one likes having to wait 28-29 days before making a decision, you often feel disappointment which is your signal that you are not taking the time you need to make the decision, or maybe you are being forced to make a decision before you are ready so you’re not satisfied with the decision you made.

Famous Reflectors: Sandra Bullock, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Rosalyn Carter, Richard Burton and HG Wells.

Affirmation: “I am here to lift others through the way I see.”

It’s easy to stop here– with knowing your type and “knowing enough” to be able to join social media conversations with friends or in Facebook Groups but I highly encourage you to explore further.

Begin by auditing your life and your business. How are you aligned to your energy type? Identify your type’s unique Strategy and start experimenting with making decisions and choices by following it. Start with something small and simple then slowly moving towards bigger things.

Then once you’re ready for more, explore your Human Design Inner Authority which you can read about HERE on this post.

If you are ready to begin working on aligning the energy of your life and business to your design, send me an email at connect@tetzagustin.com and let’s talk about how I can help and support you.

If you want a live reading of your Human Design Chart, you can book a 1 on 1 session with me HERE. This can also be a session where you can learn how to apply your design in more practical ways both in your life and/or your business. I’ll be sending you a short questionnaire to help focus the session and help you maximize your time with me.

You may also want a written reading of your Human Design Chart, in which case you can purchase a Human Design Blueprint where you will receive your unique codes in a custom-PDF format that you can go back to anytime. This is also the perfect gift for your loved ones. Many clients also choose to have Blueprints for their partners and their children.

There’s the Soulprint® to Soul-based Success Program, too if you’re ready to go deeper in leveraging your design to create your own 6-steps to 6-figures that’s aligned and anchored to the life you love. It’s a 12-week group program that takes you from integrating your Soul’s Purpose into your branding to aligning your brand message, content pillars and creating your offers to your energetic design all the way to going deep into your core wounding, fears, and money mindset, too.