“Human Design TYPES in Relationships” Series: Manifesting Generators

Manifesting Generators:  Nothing Moves Fast Enough for Them

Manifesting GeneratorThere’s a good chance you either ARE one or have a RELATIONSHIP WITH a Manifesting Generator somewhere in your life–they are approximately 33% of the world’s population. Like Generators, they have sustainable energy and constitute a significant part of the world’s work force.

While they share many characteristics with Generators, and some practitioners refer to the two as one Type, here we will look specifically at only the pure Manifesting Generator (your Human Design chart will show “Manifesting Generator” as your Type).

Manifesting Generators have two primary focuses in life:  work and family/mating, so they are usually immersed in relationships all their lives.

Unlike the Generator:

  • Manifesting Generators have a Motor Center to the Throat so can more easily manifest ideas into action, though like the Generator they do need to check in with their Sacral Response before taking action.
  • Manifesting Generators are here to find fastest way through things and may skip steps while getting things “done.”  They may need to go back and fix what they skipped if it was important.
  • Manifesting Generators are the busiest Type and like to have multiple balls in the air.
  • Nothing seems to move fast enough for many Manifesting Generators.
  • The authentic energy of Manifesting Generators may be VERY intense; they are often dynamic and manifest projects and outcomes with a productive burst of energy that keeps on going. They eventually run out of steam, but watch out once they’ve recharged themselves!

They are born to “respond” to everything around them, which they do quite naturally. But often those responses happen so fast that the Manifesting Generator is not consciously aware of them.

Human Design shows Manifesting Generators that they have an amazing internal guidance system—their Sacral Energy Center. It is the red square on the Chart, and only Generators and Manifesting Generators have it. All other Types have a white (“Open”) Sacral Center. This guidance system helps them in all decisions, especially their relationships.

          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 MANIFESTING GENERATOR TYPE interacts with OTHER TYPES.

          Quick Refresher on Human Design TYPES

Please refer to an earlier article in this series for the Quick Refresher on Human Design TYPES, and to read about each of those specific Types. Remaining Types will be published in coming months.

“Human Design TYPES in Relationships” Series: Projectors

“Human Design TYPES in Relationships” Series: Generators


          The MANIFESTING GENERATOR in Relationships

Manifesting Generators who use their inherent energy correctly and follow the inner guidance of their Sacral response are a dynamic and powerful force that benefits the world … and are magnificent to watch in action!

When their Sacral response had guided them to the “right” work for them, they have nearly inexhaustible energy to do that work and get it done FAST!

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.

There are times, though, that you may feel left out of the Manifesting Generator’s world.

This is because:
– They are in their creative “groove” and don’t like to be interrupted
– They don’t “need” other people the way some Types do
– They like to get things done…FAST
– They have sustainable energy…they keep going and going and going
– They may forget to inform the people around them of their actions BEFORE taking them.

They are 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 Manifesting Generators do all of these things… but they could!

Some famous Manifesting Generators are: Frederic Chopin, Marie Curie, Hillary Clinton, Clint Eastwood, Sigmund Freud, Mahatma Gandhi, Steffi Graf, Marie Antoinette, Mikhail Gorbachev, Jimi Hendrix, Pope John Paul II, Janis Joplin, Friedrich Nietzsche, Richard Nixon, Yoko Ono, Prince, Jacqueline Onassis, Martin Luther King, Vincent Van Gogh.

           If You ARE a MANIFESTING GENERATOR . . .

Your brain will often work hard to 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 responses are for.

If you’re not waiting for life to “come to you” and then responding to it (so you know if you should pursue that thing or not), then you won’t know what is truly “right” for you to apply your considerable energy and competence to.Multiple directions

It’s likely that you’ve been rushing off in a lot of scattered directions until now, without waiting to respond. Problem is… that’s just not correct for you. Hence, many “wrong” directions, accompanied by frustration, anger, and impatience.

Sadly, closest relationships often bear the brunt of those reactions. When you wait for and follow your inner guidance, you’ll have less frustration spilling over onto others. And recognizing that the frustration and anger you feel is just energy can also help you minimize its impact on others.

However, frustration IS part of your personal learning curve, so you won’t be avoiding it entirely. It takes courage to wait for, trust, and follow your Sacral Response…but everything in your life (including relationships) will benefit when you do.

You’ll be more effective in your relationships when you work at being as respectful of others as you can, watch out for power struggles, and learn to bend a little. Also, remember to INFORM those who will be impacted by your actions BEFORE you take those actions.

Don’t worry about skipping steps, moving fast, and multi-tasking…you are designed for these!

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 Manifesting Generator children, many of whom are incorrectly diagnosed with ADD or ADHD.

           If You LOVE a MANIFESTING GENERATOR . . .

If you are not a Manifesting Generator but are in a relationship with one, follow these guidelines:

-Accept that they move fast, fast, fast, and may leave you behind at times. Don’t try to keep up–you will wear down and burn out.  Once this energy difference in your relationship is truly understood and respected, you’ll both be happier. Most of all, enjoy the ride!

-Understand that it is correct for them to wait for their inner guidance before they take action.

-Allow the Manifesting Generator the time to wait for things to respond to, and the freedom 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 Manifesting 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/anger/impatience personally. Recognize that it’s part of their process, and when you support them in being true to their Manifesting Generator nature you’ll help them minimize all of that.

I welcome you to share below any success stories you have had as a Manifesting Generator or as someone in relationship with a Manifesting Generator. Your generosity in sharing for the benefit of everyone is greatly appreciated!


30 Responses to “Human Design TYPES in Relationships” Series: Manifesting Generators

  • Jenny Lvoe says:

    This is such a generously helpful article in understanding myself, especially as a writer – the audience I am writing to: myself! Hahaha. And other manifesting generators – and in relatedness with others. Thank you!

  • Liz says:

    Love it 🙂 I’m a female manifesting generator who just recently met a male manifesting generator… crazy similarities. heh. Have also had very special relationships with fellow MG friends in my past. Truly a dynamic relationship when together! And definitely a power coupling. MGs understand how I work, I understand how they work and we can leave each other to our own devices very well because we know what’s going on, or can get a LOT done together (yeah, watch out). But very importantly it seems that with an MG/MG relationship there needs to be time made specifically for play so that we don’t get too caught up in going-going-going on our own in our work. Even the play can be quite ‘heightened’ and productive, but is still play. 🙂

    • Evelyn says:

      Great observations, Liz. Thanks for sharing them! Yes, specific time for “play” is usually a very good idea for MGs (even necessary for some).

  • frank lucas says:

    I’m a 4/6 M/G 20/34 unconscious, R angle cross of rulership. 46/29 and 47/64 defined. Open root, solar, root and splenic. where does a persons voice come from the P crystal or the D crystal or both?

    Often my body does not want to do something with someone and my mind also agrees with my body but out of my mouth comes yes!?

    • Jon says:

      Without seeing the whole chart it is difficult to say fully but from what you have shared I would suggest much is from the 29th gate which is the gate of the abysmal and the one that keeps saying yes which is what it is designed to do but it is yes to you which may be no to someone or something else.

  • DeeBee says:

    I was married to a projector as i am a manifesting generator. He has passed on, but he understood me soooo well and never took my need for freedom nor ways of being personally. He was GREAT and we both got along very well. A 20 year successful marriage! Seemed like the perfect match.

    • Evelyn says:

      DeeBee, thank you so much for sharing your personal experience, and congratulations on such a successful relationship. I wish you much happiness and fulfillment.

  • Leila says:

    This reading is so accurate, it describes my life to a T. As a MG I have taken so many directions in life, never feeling than any of them was really right for me that I have been left with enormous frustration, while at the same time I have always been quite lucky in my friendships, family and relationships. I just have too many interests, career choices, things calling me left and right and they’re driving me nuts. Really trying hard to find a direction quickly, while if I could really just have it my way, I’d live like a nomadic hermit, moving from place to place and figuring things out as I go. And yes, I have too much energy: 5 hours at the gym are just not enough to deplete it. I’m well into my 30s, feel the drive of the early 20s still. More. 😛 :mrgreen:

    • Evelyn says:

      Leila, thank you sharing your MG experiences of life! Re: finding direction quickly, the BEST thing you can do is follow your Sacral/gut responses. They will let you know what is truly correct for you. If you are emotionally defined (Solar Plexus center colored in), be sure to wait for clarity through your emotional wave. Another thing I’ve found helpful is to pay attention to when your internal response is Hell YES, or Hell NO. Those are clear and should be followed. And anything that isn’t a Hell YES is probably a No. So those weak YES responses may be unnecessary distractions. Hope that helps!

  • Janis says:

    Both my husband and I are manifesting generators and I love that he can keep up with me! We have a very compatible relationship. I didn’t know that having someone understand my need to respond, frustration and have many balls in the air would give me so much peace. I would say the “difficulty” in our relationship is when one person is “on” while the other is waiting to respond, but because we both understand how it works for us individually we are able to give the other person some room to breathe (or be frustrated LOL). So glad I stumbled on human design last year, it’s really helped me a lot!! 😀

    • Cindy Harley says:

      Thanks for sharing. It is great that you are aware how your design and your husband’s relate to one another. It is refreshing to see someone that understands the need to follow their strategy and allow their significant other to follow theirs. Cindy, Evelyn’s assistant

      • Janis says:

        Thank you, it’s been about a year since my post and it is nice to revisit this site. My husband and I continue to fine tune our joint efforts as manifesting generators – we have enjoyed some “magical” situations. We are still supporting inividual efforts in waiting to respond and frustration as process and it gets easier through time. I love human design!

  • Pat says:

    Hi. I’m a Projector 6/2 and have just had the most interesting experience with a Manifesting Generator. It didn’t work out and ended with a lot of people being left confused and upset. But what I’ve read about MGs doesn’t match up to the MG I know, except for the Energy and that they don’t need people in the same way we do. Nevertheless it would take MG ages to make a decision and they were very Low risk and I’m now really confused about them after reading this article. However the best thing from the connection is that I found HD and that’s the overall blessing for me as a Projector. Because now I can really learn about why my own life has tumbled along like a tumble weed in the past.

    • Cindy says:

      Hi Pat,
      Thank you for the interesting perspective on your experience with a relationship with a Manifesting Generator. I especially liked how you highlighted that HD has really helped you see your unique energetic profile as a Projector. You would have a totally different strategy than a manifesting generator. You, as a Projector – your strategy is “Waiting to be invited” Your MG friend may have not been following their strategy and not really in tune with their Sacral response. Evelyn often says “Follow your strategy”. So good luck! Warmly, Cindy, Assistant to Evelyn

  • Lara says:

    How does this change for a manifesting generator (3/5 profile) who also has the emotional center and the spleen sector activated? I understand the inner authority is no longer sacral. How to combine all these three centers’ energy?

  • Suave says:

    Ii have just recently discovered HD. I’m 2/4 MG, right angle. I feel uncomfortable while reading this article. Uncomfortable because it does relate to me i am fustrated as well because it drecribes the things i think i dont have anymore or i have them surpressd/never explored. I tend to think that i carried myself wrong all my life. At least now i have the guts to say it. Dont know how to fix it though. Should i wait for help from the outside?

    • Cindy says:

      Thank you for your comment and glad you enjoyed Evelyn’s article on Manifesting Generators in Relationships. As you discover more about your Type and learn to follow your strategy – you will find that you are becoming more of your true self. A good article on MG strategy is here: https://www.humandesignforsuccess.com/living-your-not-self-part-2/ You have a wonderful ability to listen to your Sacral in decision making. You are to respond.

      Cindy, Assistant to Evelyn Levenson

    • Evelyn says:

      Hi Suave, I agree with Cindy. Rather than “wait for help from the outside”, wait for positive responses from your Sacral guidance (gut feeling) and pursue those options. You’ve done the first part of your personal transformation, which is becoming aware. Now, love yourself into alignment with your design and take action by following your Sacral.

  • Kev says:

    Reflector 6/2 here. When I first learned about Human Design I did 5 of my oldest most favorite, loyal, & loving friends charts to get their opinions on the accuracy of HD.
    It turned out that each and every single one was an MG!

    I am trying to figure out why I am subconsciously drawn to the MG energy. Besides the fact that they are all awesome of course!

    • Cindy says:

      Kev, Thank you for your comment. It is wonderful that you are looking more into Human Design. As a Reflector, you are very special. You are possibly drawn to the MG energy as it brings energy to your throat and you are heard. Cindy, Assistant to Evelyn Levenson

  • vita says:

    You say to ask MGs yes or no questions so the sacral can kick in, but arent there emotionally defined MGs as well?

    • Cindy says:

      Vita, Thank you for your question. Yes, there are MGs that would be emotional defined. You can still ask them “Yes or No” questions and make sure they are using the sacral response of uh huh or uh uh. If they are emotionally defined you may have to ask them the same question over a period of time to see if they are getting the same answer. Cindy, Assistant to Evelyn

  • Miranda says:

    Hi there,
    I am a MG 1/3 with incarnation cross of the sphinx.
    I know all the ups and downs of beeing an mg.
    The frustration and anger when im trying to team up and others move to slow 😳 my mind that can trap me, or idea’s that needs to be carried out straight away. My unconsious defined line is of an archetype, feeling frustrated with powerfull people but Many say thats How I am 😯 my throat that can play up in pain if im frustrated or angry. With my open g- centre and emotional centre ive had a lot problems in my life. I operate best when i’m beeing busy or beeing Creative. I have gate 34.4 and 20.5 consious and 34.5 unconsious. I also have 46.3 – 18.3, 28.3 and 44.3. Some people said im to judgemental or harsh. Which made me feel there’s something wrong with me. Then my unconsious moon 15.5 kicks in and unconsious 7.3 then I retreat from people. It feels they personally attack me. My personality Sun is a 2.1 in an open centre. So my mind often wonders what to do..

    • Miranda says:

      Ps I also have gate 25.3 😕

    • Cindy says:

      Thank you for your comment. It appears that you are on your way to understanding your Human Design. One thing to remember is your energetic profile is to not take it personally. Evelyn will often mention that “It is not personal” If you remember to follow your strategy, not take it personal and respond to the correct situations. Cindy, Assistant to Evelyn Levenson

  • Kit Cowan says:

    Hi Miranda,
    I am a MG and my husband is a Generator. So we have tons of energy of course but I end up feeling like I am the one who has to do everything. Not only that but I now realize that I have to train him to ask me ‘yes’ or ‘no’ questions because the other day I just blew up at him. We were working to a tight deadline and I was rushing to finish and he kept asking me the same question over and over, holding me up. Well you can imagine the explosion. And the poor guy just sits there like he’s been run over. I feel so bad. Later also, I realized he was right. ugh! My latest question is this: He has collected mostly books over the 35 years we’ve been together. We have 11 bookcases in another building outside our house (besides the ones in the house). I can’t stand it anymore, feel like I’m being buried alive, and must purge all this stuff. Again it’s up to me and I have avoided it for many years, actually just leaving and working outside my home. Now I am retired – look out fireworks! Is it reasonable for me to hire people to come and help me GET RID of his stuff? Do you have any other pointers for this ongoing predicament? Thanks –Kit Cowan

  • Snnah says:

    Hi what is the relationship advice for between two manifesting generators?

    • Evelyn says:

      Following your Strategy and Authority is the first place to focus on. The Strategy for Manifesting Generators is to follow your Sacral response, and inform other people who will be affected by your actions. You can help your partner by asking yes or no questions so he or she can identify the Sacral response. Here is an example of reminding your partner to inform you. “It helps me when you let me know what you’re planning to do. Are you willing to do that?”

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