Uncovering Human Design: Why It’s Not a Generator’s World

by | May 27, 2024

In the realm of Human Design, there is a reference that is used by experts a lot that we are living in a “Generator’s world” – especially in the context of online visibility and marketing. Often we hear that non-energy types are taught Generator strategies, referring to some sort of cookie-cutter solutions and other homogenized advice. I am guilty of using this phrase myself in the past, but I always felt that something was a little off.

Maybe if I was only experimenting with my design as a Projector it would never occur to me to question this statement. Living in a world over 70% of which is populated by Generator energy types, it kind of makes sense. But it feels like the context in which the statement is used has somehow been distorted. On top of that, having worked with so many Generators as my clients, I just cannot see how those strategies and rules, most of the time, do not work at all for them. 

I think this notion needs some refinement, so let’s look deeper into the details.

Understanding Generator Strategies

Generators are indeed the creators of life as we know it; they are the builders of the world, and I do not mean it literally, but they operate fabulously as parts of teams, especially when they are so satisfied with their role within the whole. They are designed for togetherness, and together, they procreate and “build” this world. But do they make the rules our societies are so passionate about?

We are taught that success in life is equal to our achievements. We are encouraged to take action, to make our dreams happen, to set goals and work towards them, and to take life into our own hands. It is all about initiation. It is all about taking action. Sounds so motivating it is almost unbearable, right?

In my experience, the vast majority of people, even Generators themselves, feel out of sync with this concept. In fact, it is specifically Generators that can be stuck and pretty frustrated, never even starting that abovementioned “making dreams come true” action at all. So I started asking myself – WHY?

I want to address this nuance so we can move forward with a better understanding of what’s actually happening and how Western world conditioning drives everyone in the wrong direction. This understanding can lead to a more relaxed approach to life, manifesting with greater ease and success.


Responsive Strategy

Let’s examine the Generator strategy, whether you’re a Generator or a Manifesting Generator. The conditioning of modern society is completely opposite to what Generators are designed to do — the strategy for their alignment is to wait in response.

The most important thing for Generators who are looking to to realign their lives is to follow the strategy that helps them make correct decisions and accept opportunities that benefit them. This strategy is not about achieving a Nirvana-like state of ecstatic happiness; rather, it’s about understanding that human experience is complex and involves both pain and beauty.

For Generators, alignment comes from mastering the “wait and see” attitude rather than jumping into action out of enthusiasm or impatience. The difference between the subtype is in their pace:  Manifesting Generators are the “busybees”, while pure Generators are slower, steadier, and tend to focus on mastering one task over time. There’s often an overlap in these energies, so it’s beneficial to understand how both pure Generators and Manifesting Generators operate. This understanding helps you navigate your energies better and helps you learn and deeply understand your strategy.

The conditioning element in the modern Western world emphasizes making life happen by setting goals and taking action. This conditioning contradicts the Generator’s natural strategy. When we talk about living in a Generators’ World, we often overlook that most Generators are conditioned from childhood to initiate action, leading to frustration and dissatisfaction.  So they are brought up programmed to push, and this leads them to inevitable burnout and often such internal resistance that they even struggle to start. So essentially we are living in the world of mostly frustrated and burnt out Generators who are stuck. 


The Importance of Patience

While both subtypes are given the same strategy, Manifesting Generators are often more driven and fast moving individuals.  They have a huge zest for life, which can be both a blessing and a curse – and they may struggle with impatience and the urge to act quickly.

It’s crucial for a Manifesting Generator to wait for the right timing and evidence that aligns with their direction. Acting too quickly can lead to resistance and frustration. This does not mean waiting is a passive process; there is so much you can do to keep yourself “busy” if you want, but take that pause before leaping into action – it will allow you to be responsive instead of proactive (initiation) which is only suited to Manifestors with their dense unpenetrable aura.  Manifesting Generators are still a Generator type, considering their large enveloping aura design and responsive qualities. They have a specific way they interact with the world around them and it is very different to a Manifestor strategy, so leaning into being responsive is key. 

Patience is your aligned attitude, and impatience is your obstinance. You jump into action too quickly and will meet much more resistance from people around you, leaving you angry and frustrated.  By waiting and seeing what happens, you can avoid unnecessary resistance and align your actions more effectively.

The natural design and strategy of Generators are opposite to what we are conditioned to believe. The idea that we live in a “Generators’ World” is misleading. The reality is that we live in a highly conditioned world that pushes everyone away from their natural strategies. This conditioning affects Generators profoundly. Despite being the majority, many Generators struggle with frustration because they are conditioned to initiate rather than respond. This goes against their natural design and leads to widespread dissatisfaction. Their Human Design experiment is about living your strategy and seeing what happens. Be patient and hold back from leaping into action immediately. This approach can save time and frustration and leads to more aligned and successful actions. 

Navigating the Human Design Experiment

For those of you entering the Human Design experiment, the key is not just to acquire knowledge about the Human Design specifics but to live according to your strategy. For Generators, this means embracing the wait-and-see approach. By doing so, they can align with opportunities that bring true satisfaction and success.

This practice is equally valuable for other types, such as Projectors, Reflectors, and Manifestors, who must also navigate their unique strategies in a world dominated by misaligned conditioning.

The notion of a “Generators’ World” is a myth that overlooks the profound impact of societal conditioning. Generators, like all types, are victims of a world that pushes them to act against their natural design. By understanding and embracing their strategy, Generators can find greater alignment, satisfaction, and success. For the rest of us, recognizing this dynamic helps us navigate our own paths without undue blame or frustration.

Ultimately, the goal of Human Design is to live authentically and in alignment with our true nature, creating a more relaxed and fulfilling life. This is why experimenting with your Strategy and Authority is so crucial. Because it does change your life and everything in it, no more blaming it on the “Generators’ World” is required.

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Juliette Stapleton

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Juliette Stapleton is a Visibility Strategist for coaches and experts. She teaches how to attract clients online, creating your OWN marketing experience that feels good, easy and aligned with who you are and brings results.

Juliette has been featured in Forbes and several major business and marketing podcasts, like SocialChatter, 365Driven, Rising Tide, iHeart Radio, and Confident Live. She is an active contributor to world-leading online publications, such as Entrepreneur.com Influencive, Addicted2Success, Thrive Global, Good Men Project and many more.

She lives in Tallinn, Estonia.

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