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Your Profile

In Human Design, there are twelve possible Profiles.  A brief description of these is given in the table below.  Your Profile gives a general description of your direction in life.

Your Profile is identified by a pair of numbers like "1/3" or "6/2".  These numbers come from lines in the hexagrams of the gates defined by your conscious and unconscious Suns.  This requires a little explanation.  In Cathy's mandala, we noticed that her conscious Sun (represented by a black circle) is in Gate 10, while her unconscious Sun represented by a red circle) is in Gate 46.  (To display Cathy's mandala in a pop-up window, Click to pop up mandala click here.)

Each of the sixty-four gates is sub-divided into six parts (pie wedges), one for each line of its hexagram.  The location of each planet is precisely identified by a gate and line.  For instance, Cathy's conscious Sun is in Gate 10 Line 4.  Her unconscious Sun is in Gate 46 Line 6.  You can't tell this just by looking at the chart, but the information is part of your complete Human Design Analysis.

Your Profile is identified by the lines of your conscious and unconscious Suns.  Therefore, Cathy's Profile is 4/6, one of the Role Model Profiles.

Your Profile provides a variation on your Type.  It doesn't affect your Strategy, but it provides another view of the blueprint of your Design.

 
Summary of the Profiles

Right Angle - Personal Destiny

1/3

Investigating
Martyr

These people are introspective and love to learn.  They learn by trial and error and by making mistakes.  They are pessimistic until their foundation is secure.  They make their foundation secure by intense study, and they have the core strength to rip down what no longer works for society.

1/4

Investigating
Opportunist

These people love to research and study and are always being approached by their friends to share what they have learned.  Surprisingly, they hold strong points of view.  They need a well-rounded education as a child to have a broad perspective or they will be too narrow-minded.

2/4

Hermit
Opportunist

These people are very private.  You may not know their real mission in life.  These are "naturals" in some area that interests them and must be "called out" of their seclusion by their friends and community.  This is the profile of the missionary, because when called to an interest they pursue it with zeal.

2/5

Hermit
Heretic

These people are very practical, and their reputation is essential for them to maintain their place in society.  They are naturally brilliant in some area and they prefer seclusion.  Because people have false expectations of them, they are reluctant to engage.  However, on rare occasions, if they have a practical solution,  they can "call themselves" out of seclusion.

3/5

Martyr
Heretic

These people are the great experimenters in life.  They are problem solvers with a scientific inclination.  They will bump into everything that doesn't work in society and will find practical solutions for it.  Often others get tired of hearing from them about everything that doesn't work.  This can lead to social isolation.

3/6

Martyr
Role Model

These people have some of the deepest wisdom about the trial and error process of life.  As they mature, they become living examples of how to handle the challenges of life.  They have an underlying optimism and innocence that allows them to endure life's trials and tribulations.

4/6

Opportunistic
Role Model

These people are the witnesses of their social environment.  They are the great networkers in their immediate community and circle of family and friends.  They are seen as friendly and sociable by others.  Through observation, they develop good interpersonal skills.  Ultimately they must mature into role models of what they have observed that works.

Juxtaposition - Fixed Fate

4/1

Opportunistic
Investigator

These people are excellent teachers.  It is not in their nature to change who they are or what they stand for.  They have a very specific and fixed purpose in life, and it belongs to no one to change that.

Left Angle - Transpersonal Karma

5/1

Heretical
Investigator

These people are often our leaders, generals and gurus.  They are natural leaders.  Their personal nature is very private, but in times of need they are good at finding solutions for organizations, governments and society as a whole.  Others have the expectation that these people have the answers, and if they don't deliver a practical solution, their reputation is ruined.

5/2

Heretical
Hermit

These people are natural geniuses in some particular thing and have leadership potential, but they often don't see it in themselves.  Because of the great expectations others place on them, they retreat into a private world.  They often feel oppressed by these overblown expectations of society.

6/2

Role Model
Hermit

These people are here to be living examples of what they have learned in the three phases of their lives.  In the first phase, they experience great challenges and trials.  In the second phase, they withdraw and become objective observers of how to deal with those challenges.  In the third phase of their lives, they walk in the world as natural, living examples what they have learned.  

6/3

Role Model
Martyr

These people are eternal optimists no matter what challenges life brings to them.  Although they also have three phases to their lives of challenge, observation and example; the challenges never end for them.  This adds an eternal element of chaos to their lives, and they are always learning from their experiences.  A good sense of humor and the ability to laugh at themselves will make life easier.