Generators: Work & Family are the Focus
Pure Generators, approximately 37% of the world’s population, are the majority of our world’s work force. While they share many characteristics with Manifesting Generators and some refer to the two as one Type, here we will look specifically at only the Pure Generators (your Human Design chart will show “Generator” as your Type), which I’ll refer to as Generators from now on.
Generators have two primary focuses in life: work and family/mating. So they are usually immersed in relationships all their lives. It is possible for a Generator to have primarily Individual energy, in which case they might not feel they fit in with their family and friends and they may prefer to be alone much of the time. But their work force and life force energy is strong and consistent.
They are born to “respond” to everything around them, which they do quite naturally. But often those responses are subconscious and unnoticed.
Human Design shows Generators that they have an amazing internal guidance system—their Sacral Energy Center—that responds to everything around them. It’s the red square on their Chart, and only Generators and Manifesting Generators have it. All other Types have a white (“Open”) Sacral Center (second square up from the bottom of the chart).
About This Series
Human Design gives us deeply insightful knowledge about the nature of WHO we are and HOW we behave as human beings.
Your personal Human Design chart (you can get your free Human Design chart here) helps you understand the energy dynamics and personality characteristics of YOU.
Human Design also helps you understand the other people around you and the nature of YOUR relationship with them.
This makes possible the achievement of supportive, fulfilling,
and constructive relationships in every area of your life.
And in every relationship in your life!
Wouldn’t THAT be something!
This series of articles about “Human Design TYPES in Relationships” will help you move forward along this most noble and worthy path. 😉
Today’s article explores how the GENERATOR TYPE interacts with OTHER TYPES.
Quick Refresher on Human Design TYPES
There are five TYPES of people in Human Design. Type is determined by which Energy Centers (geometrical shapes on your Human Design Chart) are colored in and how they are connected to each other. In other words, your Type reflects your personal energy configuration. Type is usually indicated in writing on a Chart.
Each TYPE has a Role to play in life and has a particular decision-making and action-taking Strategy that is the best and most correct way for that TYPE to operate in life.
Here is a very brief description of the TYPES and their Roles and Strategies:
Manifestor – approximately 8% of the population
Role: to initiate action from ideas
Strategy: inform everyone in your “impact field” before you take action
Click here for my article about Manifestors in Relationships
Generator – approximately 37% of the population
Role: to find the right work and the right partner in life
Strategy: wait to respond with your Sacral energy before you take action
Click here for my article about Generators in Relationships
Manifesting Generator – approximately 33% of the population
Role: to find the right work and the right partner in life (and to find the fastest way to do things)
Strategy: wait to respond with your Sacral energy then inform everyone in your “impact field” before you take action
Click here for my article about Manifesting Generators in Relationships
Projector – approximately 21% of the population
Role: to manage, guide and direct the energies of others
Strategy: wait to be invited into life’s big decisions (love, marriage, career, where you live), and wait to be asked or recognized before sharing your wisdom
Click here for my article about Projectors in Relationships
Reflector – less than 1% of the population
Role: to reflect the health of our communities back to us
Strategy: wait 29 days (full lunar cycle) for clarity before you take action
Click here for my article about Reflectors in Relationships
The GENERATOR in the World and in Relationships
Generators who use their inherent energy correctly and follow the inner guidance of their Sacral response are a powerful force that benefits the world, and they are magnificent to behold!
When their Sacral response had guided them to the “right” work for them, they have nearly inexhaustible energy to do that work. And their natural penchant for achieving mastery drives them to persist in improving their skills.
Because of their sustainable work force and life force energy, they tend to be steady partners in relationships although their specific personality characteristics will be affected by the many other energies in their Human Design Chart.
They are the energizer bunnies who can hold down a job, raise a family, get involved in the PTA or other activities, maybe do volunteer work, stay physically active, and pursue various interests. Not all Generators do all of these things… but most of them could!
Some famous Generators are: Albert Einstein, Dalai Lama, Elvis Presley, Bill Clinton, Meryl Streep, George Harrison, Madonna, James Dean, Judy Garland, Oprah Winfrey, Meg Ryan, Greta Garbo.
If You Are a GENERATOR . . .
It’s likely that you’ve been going in a lot of wrong directions until now, trying to “just go do it” like we’re taught by our society. Problem is… that’s just not correct for you. Hence, the wrong directions and the frustration.
Sadly, our closest relationships often bear the brunt of this frustration. When you recognize and follow your inner guidance, you’ll have less frustration spilling over onto others. And recognizing that the frustration you feel is just energy can also help you minimize its impact on others.
Your brain will often work hard to try and figure out the right answers for you, but that is NOT where YOU want to be making your decisions and choices. That’s what your Sacral Center is for.
However, frustration IS part of your personal learning curve, so you won’t be avoiding it entirely. But if you learn to wait for things to show up so you can respond to them, AND you learn to honor and follow your responses, you’ll be making choices in alignment with your energetic structure and your inner Authentic Self, and you’ll minimize frustration and maximize joy and fulfillment.
You also need to be active enough during your day to be physically tired when you go to bed. It’s as if you wake up each morning with a full tank of gas, and you need to use it all before you sleep. Then you wake up with a new full tank the next day and do it all again. If you’re not sleeping well, try getting more physical activity. This is especially true for Generator children, many of whom are incorrectly diagnosed with ADD or ADHD.
If You Love a GENERATOR …
Understand that it is correct for them to wait for their inner guidance before they take action. If you happen to be a Manifestor or Manifesting Generator, this may be uncomfortable and/or frustrating to you.
Allow the Generator to wait for things to respond to, and allow them to honor and follow their responses… even if their responses “appear” to not be logical.
The most respectful—and helpful—way that you can interact with a Generator is to ask them Yes/No questions. This allows them a clear opportunity for their Sacral Center to respond and give them guidance.
Don’t take their frustration personally. Recognize that it’s part of their process, and when you support them in being true to their Generator nature you’ll help them minimize that frustration.
And, if you are a non-energy being (a Manifestor, Projector, or Reflector), don’t try to keep up with the Generator in your life. You will wear down and burn out. Let them keep going while you take care of yourself and manage your energy. Once this energy difference in your relationship is truly understood and respected, you’ll both be happier.
I welcome you to share below any success stories you have had as a Generator or as someone in relationship with a Generator. Your generosity in sharing for the benefit of everyone is appreciated!
To learn more about each Human Design Type, and each Type in relationship with other Types, see my Success by Type downloadable audio course. You can buy just one or two Types, or all 5 Types!