Among people associated with Human Design, the Projector is called the manager of the future. This is the Type, which only recently (in relation to human history) began to develop, and is gradually gaining more and more authority among the other types. Naturally possessed of the qualities of true leaders, they skillfully lead people, achieving success through collective labor. While Manifestors keep leading relying on the methods of force, Projectors rely on mutual respect and deserve a reputation as very careful and sympathetic leaders.
The true value of Projectors is expressed in collaboration, and they themselves are not distinguished by special abilities. Although, it would be more correct to say that it is extremely difficult for them to compete with decisive Manifestors or tireless Generators. By its nature, the Projector is a Type in which human dependence on being in society is manifested. Indeed, he does not have such a huge reserve of energy as the Manifestor or the Generator. But he compensates for this by the fact that he knows how to direct them and manage their energy.
From here difficulties arise in the life of the Projector. Trying to achieve success with their own efforts, or vainly “competing” with other Types, Projectors waste themselves, not understanding their true potential. What is easy for some people is impossible for others. Having understood this simple truth and concentrated only on what Projectors do really well, representatives of this Type can accomplish incredible things in the field of life. Then they, although not alone, will gain well-deserved success and get rid of the bitterness of dissatisfaction.
The Strategy of Projectors is very easy to understand but very problematic to use. The fact is that the Projector can correctly interact with other people only if he receives an invitation. Invitation is a very abstract concept. Sometimes for this, you need a letter, and sometimes just another person’s interested look is enough. The ability of the Projector to feel when someone is really interested in him and when not, is important here. This comes with the experience of living your Design.
Upon receiving an invitation, the Projector along with it has got a green light to access someone else’s energy to objectively recognize and correctly direct another person. In other words, when the Projector is invited to something, it literally means that they need help, and the inviter is set up for mutually beneficial cooperation. Only in this case, the Projector will be able to competently apply its managerial abilities, without causing the natural reaction of rejection, which is so often observed in the absence of an invitation.
Strategy is a very powerful tool, but in the case of the Projector, its application is not always necessary. In particular, it should be used only in three cases:
- Searching for someone to build a relationship with;
- Picking people to work with;
- Picking a place where to live/study.
It is advisable to apply the Strategy only in those aspects that will have the greatest impact on life. Otherwise, it makes no sense to wait for an invitation from someone. Some Projectors run to extremes trying to apply the Strategy to even the most “everyday” matters and worries.
But, correctly applying the Strategy to get an invitation is only half the battle. It is important to learn to sort out incorrect options for yourself so as not to acquire unwanted obligations. In this case, the Projector may well rely on his authority. It will always tell you the right direction in life and help you not to make wrong decisions.
Inner authority is the truth of the true self expressed in various ways. In the teaching of Human Design, inner authority plays the role of assistant and adviser – it helps to make the right decisions based on the voice of the body, instead of listening to the voice of the mind. As a rule, each Authority has its own way of expression.
If the Projector has Emotional Authority, then it is important for him to accustom himself not to make any decisions until the emotional wave flows through. If he gets any invitation, then he will definitely have some emotions associated with this event. Whether it is a delight from anticipation, or, on the contrary, despondency from the thought of what is ahead of him if he agrees. It is important not to let emotions take over, and always have time to think. When the emotional wave flows through, the Projector will be able to appreciate the invitation and, in a state of clarity, make the only right decision. If he agrees or refuses relying solely on the voice of emotions, he will certainly become their victim, having lost favorable opportunities or having taken unwanted things upon himself.
For Projectors with a Splenic Authority, it is more important than anything else to learn to hear the “voice” of their body. Different people express it in completely different ways. Someone, as they say, feels that something is wrong with the “liver”, others feel that their “heart” sank into their boot, and yet others may simply involuntarily make a face for a moment.
The most interesting thing is that if the Projector does not miss this signal of the Splenic Authority and draws attention to it, then he will be able to determine exactly what this reaction refers to. Accepting the invitation be useful/healthy for him or, on the contrary, he will regret that he agreed.
Using Self-Projected Authority will require the help of others. The bottom line is that a Projector with this type of Authority should discuss the upcoming solution with someone he trusts. But here it is important to listen not to other people’s opinions and advice, but to your own words – what and how you’re speaking.
A mental monologue is one thing, but telling your plans to friends or family is another. It is important to listen to the sensations that arise during the conversation. If a Projector with a Self-Projected Authority speaks positively of his future decision, and at the same time feels the right choice inside, then it really is. If you don’t want to talk about a solution, or it doesn’t work out positively, then you need to think about whether it is worth agreeing or it is better to refuse before it is too late.
In the case of a Mental Projector, things are pretty much the same as with a Self-Projected one. Only with a Mental Authority, one should not limit oneself to a conversation with one person, but discuss their decision with other people until there is a feeling of confidence about the final choice.
After all, it happens that a Projector person may rush to conclusions to celebrate, but a little time will pass and the fire will be lost. If you make a hasty decision, it may come back to life in the future, so it is important to “feel” your choice perfectly until the doubts completely disappear.
Projector’s False Self
The False Self in a person of the “Projector” Type is expressed in the form of a feeling of bitterness. Various things can provoke bitterness. For example, the realization that he doesn’t hold a candle to more successful Manifestors and Generators. Looking at them, Projectors may feel less talented and an outsider in life. From time to time trying to compete with his supposedly “rivals”, he becomes more and more disappointed in himself, plunging into the depths of bitterness.
On the other hand, the Projector can instinctively feel that he is capable of much more if he does something together with other people. Therefore, he himself will initiate friendship and relations with anyone who is at least somehow interested in him. So, the Projector surrounds himself with the wrong people from whom he will never get the correct invitation. Or he will “offer” himself and his services left and right, hoping not to earn someone else’s recognition, but to literally beg him.
It cannot lead to anything good. Persistent imposition by the Projector is always perceived by other people with hostility, and it will be involuntarily, and sometimes even specially avoided.
Bitterness, unlike Manifestor’s anger, is a cumulative feeling. It does not pass over time, but on the contrary, it tends to become stronger and stronger. And the longer a Projector is under the rule of the False Self, the more bitterness accumulates in him, turning him into an eternally grouchy and displeased person.
Such an individual is like an old man who is quick to complain about everything in this world. He stops to believe in himself and his strengths, “prophesying” defeat in any business in advance, getting used to his own powerlessness.
And as it goes on, the more difficult it becomes for the Projector to get rid of the False Self. Therefore, the first thing to start the process of transformation is to try to let go of past defeats. Do not focus on what happened, and look into the future. It is equally important to clarify the truth about your uniqueness and stop comparing yourself to others. As Einstein said:
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
That’s why it is so important to understand, and most importantly, accept yourself and your unique traits. Of course, you need to completely change the approach to life, applying the approach of Human Design in the life of the Projector. Stop imposing yourself on other people and accustom yourself to the correct expectation of opportunity. Once he stops initiating actions in his life, he will definitely have a chance to prove himself truly. Not a single initiation, even if it has somehow succeeded, will bring the Projector so much satisfaction that he receives from the right invitation.
Aura is a special energy field of a person that appears with him at the moment of birth. Any interaction of people affects not only verbal and non-verbal forms of contact. It is also important to consider the nature of auric contact, which is often much more important than the appearance and spoken words.
In Projectors, Aura has a very directional, very focused property. It is not sprayed in all directions, as for example in the Generator, but is aimed strictly at one object or person. This allows the Projector to “recognize” the one with whom he is in contact at a very deep level. This is where the special skill of this Type arises – the ability to see other people’s strengths and weaknesses is even better than a person himself. And with the help of his “advanced vision”, the Projector can easily guide and develop other people’s talents, playing the role of a mentor.
But there is also a flip side to the “caring” Projector’s Aura. He is TOO focused on the other. When talking face to face, an inexplicable impression may arise that he is trying to invade one’s personal space. The impact of his Aura will be interpreted by other people as an invasion of “private property”, which will certainly cause a defensive reaction.
A projector can only truly interact correctly with other people when he receives an invitation. That is, he plays out his Strategy correctly. By inviting, a person seems to “agree” with a possible encroachment on his personal space, which excludes the possibility of a defensive reaction. The outcome will be the correct contact between two people, where the Projector is given the go-ahead to interact with someone else’s energy.
The main question of the Projector in life: “Will anyone notice me and my talents?”. For many people living in the 21st century, it is very difficult to adopt a strategy that implies anticipation. Indeed, there are no guarantees that the abilities of a Projector will be noticed by someone and they will invite him to something. Therefore, they, even knowing and believing in their Strategy, still continue to doubt.
“Is it worth it to take action and take all your hands? After all, if I hesitate now, then it may be too late ”…
As a result, they begin to initiate things in their life, succumbing to their fear. But initiation is the destiny of Manifestors; a Projector cannot cope with what he is not adapted to. Trying to “impose” himself on other people, exposing himself and his talents for show, he is unlikely to be able to achieve anything other than rejection. His focused aura will play a low-down trick with him, forcing others to shun him, or even ostracize. This is the irony of the life of Projectors – the more they try to initiate themselves, the more difficult it is for them to succeed.
Therefore, for this Type, it will be much more effective not just to get your Design on faith, but to experience everything during the Experiment. Sometimes they are not able to accept the truth about their Strategy until they feel enough suffering and pain caused by their desire to initiate. Only those few who have felt the complete failure of initiation in their lives firsthand can fully trust their Strategy stopping to doubt.
So the Projector needs to dive as deep as possible into the study of his Design, casting doubt on everything. Testing the knowledge of Human Design in his life, conducting his own Experiment, he will sooner or later be able to believe in this teaching. Having felt how easy and right life is becoming from observing your Strategy and Authority, no Projector will ever want to return to the path of the False Self again. After all, no matter how many stories were heard from the mouths of others, nothing can inspire like an example from one’s own life.
Type Signature is a favorable feeling that comes with the correct living of your Design, replacing the manifestation of the False Self. If the Projector will live according to his Strategy and Authority, then instead of the bitterness of the False Self, a feeling of success will become his companion. Success is a “symptom” of the proper use of one’s gift. When other people invite him themselves, then the Projector can take full advantage of his outstanding leadership abilities. And where he is considered a welcome guest, the team will always be bound to succeed.
Accustomed to constantly giving way in life to proactive Generators and decisive Manifestos, the Projector becomes incredibly greedy for success. This feeling literally intoxicates him, allows him to believe in his own strengths. But success cannot be achieved by initiation. Only not for the Projector. For this Type, success is a very natural feeling that arises only when his abilities are recognized and needed. Then he can take control into his own hands and confidently lead others behind him, without imposing himself or asking for recognition.
The way relations between different people will develop depends primarily on the characteristics of the Type. It happened so that some relations a priori look more harmonious than others. Therefore, in this section, we will briefly see how the Projector will be combined with other Types.
But, it’s worthwhile to clarify in advance: Type is far from the only aspect that affects people’s relationships. In Human Design, there are many other components that affect the future of a couple. Therefore, the examples proposed in this article are not the only possible truth, but only describe the combination of “bare” Types among themselves.
1 + 1
The relationship of two Projectors may look somewhat ridiculous, but at the same time effective. Both partners will “peer” at each other through their Auras, helping to find their strengths and weaknesses. Due to this, one of them will always be able to support and cheer up his beloved one when he is in a bad mood. This is a very entertaining relationship, where each of the two members of the union knows another much better than himself, and therefore there are rare quarrels and conflicts in the relationship.
But two Projectors may show a lack of initiation. Ultimately, this Type is designed to guide others, and not act independently. In addition, he does not have a large supply of energy. Therefore, from outside, the relationship between two Projectors may look as if they have known each other for many years, even if in fact it is not.
One cannot “force” to initiate the other, and as a result, both of them may be a little bored together. Therefore, within such couples, both partners often have their own “interest groups”, where they “escape” for a while from a boring and monotonous relationship. At least temporarily touching someone else’s energy, the Projector, “recharged”, comes home, where again he can return to his usual languidly comfortable leisure with his beloved one.
Projector + Generator
Potentially, this is the most “promising” union of all possible combinations. This is a couple in which a Projector takes the role of a presenter and a Generator – a follower. But there is no compulsion. It’s just that the Projector sees perfectly all the strengths of the Generator, and therefore can help the latter to direct his irrepressible energy in the right direction. Where these two Types are connected together, a very successful union is always possible – often, in such a bundle the concept of “family business” is born.
But it is not too much to say that, in a romantic sense, a Projector and a Generator will all be very smooth. The Projector, knowing and respecting the nature of the Generator, will ask him suggestive questions that provoke his Response. The Generator, in turn, will always be ready to “share” his energy, allowing the second to feel energetic and full of strength. These two Types complement each other, making full use of strengths and closing the weaknesses of both.
Projector + Manifestor
In Human Design, the Projector is rightfully considered the one who must bear the burden of leadership. But this approach does not suit the Manifestor, because he is used to always be on his own. He may not be interested in managing others, but he will not let anyone push him. Therefore, conflicts between the Projector and the Manifestor can often erupt on the grounds that the Manifestor does not tolerate any attempts to establish control over himself.
Within such a couple, it all depends on whether both partners apply the knowledge of Human Design in their lives or not. A projector aware of the violent nature of a Manifestor will never go ahead, demanding something and trying to achieve what he wants by force. He will act very delicately, trying to guide the beloved Manifestor through advice and guidance. The main thing is that the Projector does not try to impose his opinion, but expresses it only when asked. Otherwise, the Manifestor may consider the excessive initiative of his companion as an intrusion into personal space, which will become a ground for conflict.
Projector + Reflector
Being in a relationship with a Reflector can be a bit difficult for a Projector. It’s all about the features of the Reflector Type – it does not have any stable traits and qualities, instead, “borrowing” others for a while. However, this Type understands people better than anyone. If the Projector can see other people’s strengths and weaknesses, then the Reflector is not limited to this only, reading his partner like a book. At the same time, the Reflector himself always remains a mystery to another person, no matter how much time they spend together.
Hence difficulties arise. The projector in life gets used to consider himself an expert in the field of understanding of other people, but before the eyes of the Reflector, he feels himself in the role of a “defenseless” child. Not understanding what is actually happening in the Reflector’s head, the Projector, instead, sees only its own “reflected” qualities, which only reinforces the misunderstanding.
For the Projector, such a relationship can be very informative – because through contact with the Reflector he will be able to see many of his weak and strong features. But there is no certainty that he will be able to give something to the Reflector in return. After all, both of these types are characterized by a weak energy supply, and spending time together is unlikely to be able to “ignite” each other. In fact, this is a very controversial union, because there are only 1% of such people on Earth. To meet even one is already a great success, and to predict the results of their relationship is completely impossible.
Projector and money
The Projector has only a few scenarios when it comes to work and career. Either he falls into the trap of the False Self, starting to initiate harm to himself, or he patiently waits for his opportunity, and finds an occupation to match his talents.
When the Projector starts to initiate, he rarely thinks about choosing the best option for itself. More often than not, he recklessly grasps for any chance that comes to hand just to occupy himself with something. In fact, this is a very sad spectacle – when the born to lead and control, a Projector plows like a horse, struggling to compare with others.
A completely different situation is when he follows his Strategy and does not run headlong through life. It’s not about that he should lie down on a sofa, hang his legs and wait until someone calls him and offers to be a director. No, the Projector must choose for himself a field that would be interesting to him and develop in it. Not to become a manager, but something for your own pleasure.
This invitation comes to the Projector when his merits are recognized by others. And if people see how diligent the representative of this Type is in the subject of his interest, then sooner or later they will turn to him anyway. Although the Projector does not have enormous energy reserves, he, instead, boasts a very vibrant and flexible Mind that helps him achieve certain success in any matter that interests him.
It is good learning that is the feature that invites Projectors to. And having received a proper invitation, they can demonstrate their excellent leadership qualities, having earned authority among their colleagues, and becoming one step closer to the desired success.
Speaking of children Projectors, the first thing to mention is their great curiosity. Not differing in incredible activity (especially in comparison with other Types), they, nevertheless, spend a lot of time studying something new for themselves. As a rule, young Projectors enjoy spending time in the company of books and encyclopedias, discovering the delights of this wonderful world.
For the same reason, they may experience some pressure, both from peers and their parents. They are in vain compared with other children, noting low activity compared to the rest. And what is most sad: the children Projectors themselves get used to these comparisons, and noticing this, they begin to feel their “inferiority”. Until there was a reason, they are pleased to do what is interesting to them. But as soon as comparisons begin, they immediately want to become “the same as everyone else”, abandoning their hobbies and vainly trying to compete with others.
Parents’ contributions to Projectors are incredibly important. If they themselves compare their children with others, noticing their weakness, this will have a devastating effect. If parents, on the contrary, support young Projectors in everything, cultivating their uniqueness, then they will find incredibly happy, successful, and most importantly – grateful people who will certainly reach incredible success in their lives.
In the end, knowing your Type is just the basis for a long, but interesting Experiment. An experiment in which you will find out who you really are and what your true happiness is.
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