When looking at the software generated bodygraph chart, we find “Profile” listed on the image sheet with the information regarding Type, Strategy and Inner Authority. Profile image from chart

Profiles seem somewhat elusive when one first meets Human Design. With the focus primarily on open Centers, Type, Strategy and Inner Authority, it is not in the forefront of one’s process as they are tuning into how the mechanics operate.

However, once a person has spent lots of time learning, living and getting familiar with being true to their design, one naturally aligns into their Profile. It is the next natural step that comes with living one’s life in accordance with its’ true purpose.

Profiles show the simple distinction between Design chemistry and Personality chemistry.

The Design Profile is hidden and somewhat unconscious. It will take a moment to see it as it is not obvious in one’s view. But it can be seen in how the body feels when one is conducting activities that correspond to that Profile line. The body loves doing what the Design Profile line indicates.

The Personality Profile is obvious and in the forefront as it presents itself to the world and in all interactions, expressing through the Ego. The Personality Profile has the loudest voice as it displays in conversation and social self-expression, demonstrating good and bad qualities in alignment with it’s level of maturation.

It is in the separation between the Design Sun Profile and the Personality Sun Profile that it becomes difficult to get to the purpose of one’s life. The genetics of the Design Profile has one agenda and the propulsion of the Personality Crystal and it’s Profile line has it’s own agenda. Bringing the two Profiles together into harmony is a life endeavor required to fulfill the life purpose, causing a synthesis, a state of integration to occur in the being. When the two Profile lines are integrated and the human is synthesized, a magical trajectory takes over bringing in success and fulfillment of deep-rooted longings.

The only way that one can truly experience Profile is when they are truly living out the chemistry of their design and operating true to TYPE. The best place to start is with understanding how the aura operates as a Type.

Generators: are radiating and taking in, open and tasting other auras. This aura type responds to the correct experiences through Inner Authority. When operating in accordance to the strategy of Type and Inner Authority, one is relieved of frustration. Generators, when operating correctly, naturally bump into or connect with those who they share common interests and endeavors, which empower and facilitate contentment and happiness.

Projectors: as a Type, have a penetrating and focused aura that must wait to be invited. Once the Projector has run the invitation past their Inner Authority, and choose correctly, they are properly recognized for who they are and what they have to contribute. If they don’t wait for the invitation they will not be recognized properly, often rejected and many times ignored causing them to become bitter. If they are aware of correct timing, then fruitful opportunities with the correct people, naturally, show up. Life leads them on a trajectory towards success, in some way, when living true to nature and applying strategy of Type.

Manifestors: have a closed and repelling aura that must inform others before acting on something in order to enjoy ease in their movement through life. In so doing, they relieve anger that is easily stirred by those who love or try to possess or somehow control. Intelligent, wise relating can bring a more peaceful reality and greater support into life endeavors.

Reflectors: have a teflon-like aura that samples and moves through space much like the sensation of a cloud. They must wait a full moon cycle before making a decision, we are told, but there may be a better way to stay present and tuned into great opportunities for living a thrilling, enjoyable life exercising an accelerated Inner Authority.



To see how the Profile numbers are derived, look at the Personality Sun’s I Ching line. It is the first number in the Profile. The Design Sun’s I Ching line is the second number in the Profile.

For instance, I am a 5/1. If you look at my chart here, you will notice that my Personality Sun is 54.5. The Profile 5/1 derives it’s five from the Sun. It is the same for the 1. You see in the Design Sun: 32.1. The Profile receives it’s 1 from the Design Sun.


The 5/1 is known as the Investigator/ Authority /Heretic. According to Human Design and it’s interpretation of Profile lines, I am the one who likes to do research; I can be good in positions of authority and people tend to project onto me. Often, I am never seen for who I truly am, only reflecting the other’s state of insecurity or fear back into their own minds’ eye. A 5/1 is like a tall mirror to the other’s psyche as they project their state of mind onto the 5.

When I first meet some one, I get to watch them go through a series of their own projections trying to figure out who I am.  The 5/1 gets to observe and see what the other person’s state of being and contentment truly is. For this reason, they can make great counselors and fabulous teachers, gaining wisdom from life’s experiences.

There is more to this Profile description but you get the general idea. Profile reveals how one operates and fulfills one’s destiny as they are traveling through life. 

Profile could be called a ‘costume’ that Type puts on to play in this lifetime.  When one is tuned into how they operate and their unique chemistry, their Profile fits better, is more comfortable and naturally expresses. Eventually the costume becomes a beautiful, apparent part of the whole being as much as the right and the left hand. But it takes time to feel it, and really see what it is like to live it.

Stay true to you.



This material is taught in the RAVE Cartography, Education Level II of the basic program for learning Human Design. A professional, certified analyst can explain your PROFILE configuration to you in a private analysis.


Written by Kashi Stone 2013, October