The Role of Projectors in Human Design

Famous Projectors in Human Design

Obama, Nelson Mandela, Princess Diana, Marie Kondo, Woody Allen, Marilyn Monroe, Abraham Lincoln, Angela Merkel, Taylor Swift.

Projector Energy Type: Strengths & Gifts

You are designed to advise and guide others. You see so clearly how to do things better or be more efficient in almost everything around you. It seems so obvious to you, you might not even realize it’s your talent.

Your gifts lie in working smarter, not harder. Lots of downtime is needed for Projectors to rest their minds and get clarity for more deep insights. Projectors often need more rest than others. Projectors easily burn out because they try to keep up with everyone else, even when their body craves rest and to be alone.

Projectors are natural guides, specialists, consultants, coaches, therapists and more. They can see deeply into people, systems, and projects and know what’s not working and how to improve it. They can bring out the best potential in any person, project, or situation, and see new and better ways to do things.

Each Projector typically has their own special ability. You may have a focus or niche that deeply sparks your interest or comes really easy to you. What do you see so clearly about how to change and improve something?

Projector Challenges & Conditioning

It is said that Projectors are not here to work; they are here to think, see, guide, organize others, and be rewarded for it. It’s important not to put worth on the hours worked but rather the advice and value you bring.

Many Projectors identify with tiring quickly but also feel guilty to take the amount of rest or alone time they actually crave (which is a lot). They ignore this deep want until they feel close to breaking point inside.

One of the hardest problems for Projectors is that today’s society equates success to always being active and working hard. This environment is damaging for Projectors, who easily burn out. When Projectors ignore this call for rest, their body gets sick so they are forced to stop. Common complaints among Projectors are stomach problems, cold-like symptoms, headaches, or other unexplained symptoms that simply disappear once they get rest.

That’s why it’s important for Projectors not to feel lazy or beat themselves up

if they need to retreat, from work and family alike.

You especially need downtime for resetting your mental energy. When you start to feel cloudy or confused, alone time clears your mind. This rest is what inspires more valuable insights, clarity, solutions, and guidance you are meant to share.

How Projectors Make Decisions

Strategy: Wait for the Invitation

You easily see how to improve people, situations, products, and projects. Of course you want to share these insights to help people!

However, some people may not appreciate hearing these ‘improvements’. They may not be ready to hear it, or it can feel like criticism.

But when someone recognizes and chases your particular talent or perspective, they will invite you to collaborate or share your input. This will guarantee that your advice will be appreciated.

Authority: What Type of Projector am I?

There are several different types of projectors, depending on what is their dominant decision-making energy center. Below are the different types of inner authority for Projectors.

  • Emotional Projector: you need time to make decisions so you can make sure it still feels right throughout your various emotional moods.
  • Spleenic Projector: Their intuition confirms in the moment whether something feels right or wrong for them.
  • Ego Projector: You should make decisions based on what you believe in and your heart feels called towards.
  • Self-Projected Projector: You need to talk your decisions out and see if they align with your identity and values.
  • Mental Projector: You need to talk your decisions out to understand what you think about it.

Not-Self (Negative Reaction): Bitterness

When someone rejects your good advice or doesn’t want to listen, being unappreciated can make you feel a little bitter or hurt.

Bitterness might feel like:

  • internal resentment
  • that someone is taking advantage of you or not giving you proper recognition
  • that you are not being heard or that your gifts aren’t being appreciated or ‘seen.’

Your advice lands better when someone invites or confirms that they want you to share. This might be them asking for your perspective or you asking if they are open to hear your advice.

Signature (Positive Reaction): Success

You see how to improve things so clearly that you want to share it with everyone. When your advice is respected and seen as profound or important, a Projector feels great satisfaction about themselves. Recognition for these insights and helping others improve really fulfills a Projector.

It’s important to check in regularly that you still feel fulfillment in an ongoing project, friendship, or even relationship. If an invitation expires or someone stops appreciating you, you might start to feel tension, hurt, or bitterness creep back into your thoughts and life. See where you might be approaching into topics or crossing boundaries you may not have an invitation for.

Projectors in Relationships & Love

  • Be open to receiving comments from your partner, family or friends on how or what advice they want to receive; you can then create your own communication flows with them.
  • Projectors love recognition; a relationship works better when your partner listens and even seeks out your advice or guidance. Helping others and feeling appreciated is like a love language for you.
  • Invitations can expire, even during a conversation. A friend may invite you to offer advice on their work life but may shut down if you try to offer relationship advice.
  • Don’t fear saying no if you’re tired. It can be better not to show up than project poor energy or get sick.
  • As a Projector, a relationship may work better if you are ‘chased’ or ‘invited’ out, rather than chasing someone.

Projectors in Work & Careers

  • Try not to feel pressure to fill your rest time by appearing busy. Projectors have bursts of energy and then need rest. Flexible and independent work schedules work well; this may require redefining what a work day looks like but don’t worry about hours – your input can have the same value in half the time.
  • Choose partnerships and companies where you feel that your voice would be valuable and appreciated. You also tend to like jobs with close communication. To preserve energy, try to delegate tasks that don’t use your genius input or insight.
  • You receive clarity, solutions, and your best insights when you have time to retreat, ponder, and rest. If you’re struggling over an issue, find time in your day for silence.

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