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Manifesting Generator - Human Design Type
Shortcuts to Mastery, Respond, Right Work,
Family, Here to Build

Build (work, family)

Respond, then envision, inform, then act

Frustration and anger

Mastery over time

Finding right work, frustration and quitting, patience and waiting, trusting their inner response (Sacral)

35% Manifesting Generators

To do the work of the world and to find mastery in their work

(**If you are a Manifesting Generator, you are a hybrid of both the Manifestor and the Generator, although you are still a “Generator Type.” Please read the Manifestor section along with the Generator section to get more insights into how you operate.)

Considered the most powerful motor in the body, the Sacral is the Center that controls work and life force energy, therefore gifting Manifesting Generators with the ability to multi-task work and family.

Manifesting Generators have a deep inner awareness to know what’s right for them as they wait for a “sign” or a signal that the timing is right to act. A strong intuition turned on by gut-level pulses will simultaneously place Manifesting Generators in the right place, doing the right work, having the right impact.

Common Traps and Challenges

What makes a Manifesting Generator? Let’s get right to the point. If you are an MG, you want to read these bullets..

    • A Defined Sacral Center, the most powerful motor in the body, focuses work and life force energy.
    • A motorized energy connects through a channel to the throat. That means Manifesting Generators can initiate conversations, although still need to act like
    • Generators in other areas of their lives. (They need to wait to respond.)
    • Finding the right work and right partner in life is important, and finding the fastest way to do them is the way a Manifesting Generator will approach these topics.
    • Patience is extremely important and waiting to respond with Sacral energy as well as informing everyone in your “impact field” before you act needs to be top-of-mind.

Manifesting Generators determine the fastest way to complete tasks, often skipping steps in the process while getting things “done.” If they find those skipped steps to be important, they will eventually complete them.

Manifesting Generators are the busiest Type. They are intense multi-taskers, filled with enormous bursts of energy who feel nothing seems to move fast enough. When fatigue comes, they will take the time to recharge, only to start all over again.


Manifesting Generators have two primary focuses in life: work and family. One, or both, may be the primary focus.

Manifesting Generators are multi-taskers, oftentimes serial entrepreneurs. They need and love to do more than one thing at a time. They often speed through creating anything and everything they consider.

Manifesting Generators are designed to discover the shortcut—the fastest, easiest way to getting things done. Once they begin a project, Manifesting Generators will have best results when including family, team, staff, or peers as they, too, will be affected by the actions. However, Manifesting Generators (much like the Manifestor) have to inform these groups about the actions prior to following through.

Manifesting Generators (and Generators) recognize that the most important thing in life is finding the right work. If a Manifesting Generator isn’t working on something they love, burnout occurs; if satisfaction isn’t found, frustration and unhappiness take hold. In contrast, when they realize their true work, Sacral Center provides them a virtually inexhaustible source of energy.

Manifesting Generators respond quite quickly to situations because of the motor to the Throat, so it’s difficult to tell the difference between responding and initiating. Once a response is made, the Manifesting Generator should stop and envision their next decision. They will do well if ideas are imagined first for a visualized outcome before actually doing. However, they must still wait before taking action.

It is normal and healthy for Manifesting Generators to be starting many projects at the same time. They do not have to complete these projects but instead need to follow the flow of the projects that feel good as they are unfolding in a satisfying way.

This process of trying many things simultaneously often causes others to judge the Manifesting Generator for over-committing or lack of focus, but this is actually an important part of the creative process of the Manifesting Generator. They need to be free to try many things at once.

Emotional Theme

Manifesting Generators experience deep frustration by initiating (starting) things. For example, years ago I had an idea for a workshop, after organizing and marketing it like crazy, the sales for the workshop were almost nonexistent! Talk about frustrating! Afterwards, I started studying Human Design. I waited and waited (ugh) until someone suggested I teach a workshop. I responded to that request, and the workshop sold out!

Of course, waiting can feel very challenging. It may feel unnatural for us, particularly in our culture as we are told get out there and just do it. Make something happen. If you’re a Manifesting Generator, experiment with waiting—try it if just a few days. See what happens!

Your energy field communicates to the world that you need something that will enable you to respond to it. When Manifesting Generators wait, things always come to them at the right time and the right way. Manifesting Generators have similar energy characteristics as Manifestors, though tend to respond more quickly to situations than a pure Generator.

It may seem that Manifesting Generators continually change their minds. For them, the need to internally check responses by trial and error as they respond to situations confirms (or not) if what they’ve started is “still good for them.” In essence, it’s like waiting for a “sign” or a signal that the timing is right before taking action. Manifesting Generators have an awareness if something is right or wrong for them. They have a gut instinct that, when followed correctly, always puts them in the right place at the right time.

A Manifesting Generator is uniquely capable of getting more accomplished than most, and for a longer period of time. For those who don’t respond, they run the risk of being very busy accomplishing nothing.

The emotional themes of the Manifesting Generator are anger and frustration. That is why the emotional theme of the Manifesting Generator is anger (from the Manifesting part of the personality) and frustration (from the Generator part of the personality). Manifesting Generators must also inform like Manifestors in order to stabilize the energy around them. They can go so fast that informing feels like it is slowing them down, but informing will decrease the resistance they get from others.

Like Pure Generators, they tend to sit on plateaus before they have breakthroughs. It’s common for Manifesting Generators to quit and go a different direction right before the breakthrough. Part of this is attributable to finding work they love. If they don’t love their work, it’s hard to get it done. If you’re feeling stuck and you’re a Manifesting Generator, it might be good to see if you really love what you’re doing to make sure your head didn’t talk you into something you hate because you think it’s profitable. As a Manifesting Generator, your passion is the most profitable part of your business. No passion = no profit.

Sometimes Manifesting Generators get out of balance. They love their work so much they forget to come up for air. Manifesting Generators move very fast, and like Manifestors, often have a hard time with being team players, preferring to work on their own. Delegating and letting go can be challenging; they often need help “triaging” their time as well as energy and making sure they’re not doing everything just because they can.


Manifesting Generators who use their inherent energy correctly and follow the inner guidance of their Sacral response are a dynamic and powerful force! They benefit the world in work and relationships—and are magnificent to watch in action!

Manifesting Generators can be committed and steady partners in the right relationships. However, they are steadfast, and when in a groove, they prefer to be left alone – a problem for relationships! Sometimes when Manifesting Generators are in partnership, they can “steamroll” their partners and peers by virtue of their speed as well as focus on getting the job done.

In addition, all Manifesting Generators will forget occasionally to inform their partners about projects, leaving their partners confused, angry, or even stressed about what might be going on in the relationship. The outer frenetic appearance of the Manifesting Generator creativity can sometimes leave their loved ones feeling overwhelmed by their energy. Informing can help soften the intensity but the creative spark combined with the sustainability of the Sacral energy can feel like it’s too much at various times.

As a Manifesting Generator, if you’re not waiting for life to “come to you” and responding to it (so you know if you should pursue or not), you won’t know what is truly “right” so that you may apply your considerable energy and competence. Have you been rushing off in scattered directions without waiting to respond? The problem with that approach is that’s just not correct for you. Hence, you will experience many “wrong” directions, accompanied by frustration, anger, and impatience.

Sadly, closest relationships often bear the brunt of those types of reactions. When you wait and follow your inner guidance, you’ll have less frustration spilling onto others. Recognizing that the frustration and anger are energy will help minimize the negative impact on others. However, frustration IS part of your personal learning curve, so you won’t be avoiding it entirely. It takes courage to wait for, trust, and follow your Sacral Response…but everything in your life (including relationships) will benefit when you do.

You’ll be more effective in your relationships when you work at being as respectful of others as you can, watch out for power struggles, and learn to compromise. Also, remember to INFORM those who will be impacted by your actions BEFORE you take those actions. Don’t worry about skipping steps, moving fast, and multi-tasking—you are designed for these! Be physically active during the day so that you are tired when going to bed. You’ll wake up each morning with another full tank of gas, to be used while doing it all over again. The key to sleeping well is physical activity. This is especially true for Manifesting Generator children, many of whom are incorrectly diagnosed with ADD or ADHD.

If you are not a Manifesting Generator, but are in a relationship with one, follow these guidelines:

    • Accept that they move fast, fast, fast, and may leave you behind at times.
    • Don’t try to keep up–-you will wear down and burnout. Once this energy difference in your relationship is truly understood and respected, you’ll both be happier. Most of all, enjoy the ride!
    • Understand that it is correct for them to wait for their inner guidance before they act.
    • Allow the Manifesting Generator the time to wait for things to which he or she can respond; there needs to be an understanding by the Manifesting Generator to have the freedom to honor and follow their responses… even if their responses “appear” to not be logical.
    • The most respectful (and helpful) way that you can interact with a Manifesting Generator is to ask them Yes/No questions. This allows them a clear opportunity for their Sacral Center to respond and give them guidance.
    • Don’t take their frustration/anger/impatience personally. Recognize that it’s part of their process, and when you support them in being true to their Manifesting Generator nature, you’ll help them minimize all of that.

Manifesting Generator Children

Just like the Generator child, the Manifesting Generator child needs to be given options and choices in “yes/no” format, such as: “Do you want to wear your green shirt? Or do you like the blue shirt better?”

The more you allow Manifesting Generator children the freedom to choose, the more they stay connected with their inner authority and their inner compass that takes them to the right place (and opportunities) in life. A Manifesting Generator child needs to:

    • explore and engage in activities that spark their interest and passion.
    • learn in a self- paced environment.
    • engage in daily exercise and physical activity.
    • rest or go to bed when they are tired and not at a set time.
    • be asked, “Do you want to do this?” “Does this feel good to you?” “Is this good for you at this time?” “Is it better for you to do this later?” and “I have a suggestion, do you want to hear it?”

Manifesting Generators may seem to start things and not finish. While you want to encourage children to work towards mastering a skill set or an experience, it’s also important for your Manifesting Generator to be allowed to try things and see how they feel before they commit to doing them.

Manifesting Generators often have a low tolerance for frustration and can seem to skip from thing to thing to thing. It’s important that you help them learn to connect with their Sacral sounds and stay tuned to the choices that are correct. Make sure that they don’t quit unless they respond to quitting. Teach them ways to manage their overwhelming sensation and frustration; give them responsibility for figuring out how to be more masterful. (As a parent, sometimes it feels easier just to take over for your child or resolve the frustrating circumstances. If you do this, you rob your Manifesting Generator of important learning experiences.)


Your brain will often work hard to figure out the right answers for you, but that is NOT where YOU want to be making your decisions and choices—you need to use your Sacral responses. Manifesting Generators have to wait for something to which he or she can respond before they leap into action. This is like waiting for a “sign” or a signal that the timing is right before acting.

Manifesting Generators have a deep inner awareness that “pulses” on or off. Following these strong gut-level pulses puts the Manifesting Generator in the right place, doing the right work, and having the right impact. In addition, Manifesting Generators have a unique ability to multi-task A Manifesting Generator is uniquely capable of getting more things done than most and for a long period of time.

The Manifesting Generator brain will often work hard to figure out the right answers, but that is NOT where YOU want to be making your decisions and choices. That’s where your Sacral responses are purposeful. Compared to the pure Generator, who has a much more deliberate process, if the two Types begin a job at the same time, it will appear like the Manifesting Generator is faster and learns more quickly. However, six months later the Generator will have caught up, and they will both be at the same level of mastery.


Manifesting Generators also have sustainable life force and work force energy for doing. Like Generators, they are designed to start with a “full tank of gas” every morning and use up that energy before they go to bed. They are also designed to be fast processors (the fastest of the five Types), have a lot going on, and are good multi-taskers. They may skip steps in their speed to get things done, and that’s actually correct for them.

Although their energy is fast and sustainable, it is not inexhaustible (even though they often think they are inexhaustible!). Here are some ways that Manifesting Generators can lose energy or burnout. They will experience a variety of “complications” that will wear down their energy.

    • Not loving work or environment
    • Sedentary lifestyles
    • Not following their Sacral guidance
    • Over-exerting themselves & not recharging their energy
    • Feeling frustrated, angry & impatient when results aren’t seeming


Just like the Generator who has a goal of achieving mastery, the Manifesting Generator cannot achieve mastery if they’re leaping from thing to thing out of frustration.

The Sacral the Manifesting Generator’s truth; it cannot lie, and is turned on by two sounds: uh-huh and un-unh. When these sounds are emitted, the Sacral can find its truth. The Sacral is far away from the head, so when operating out of the rudimentary life force energy, if you find yourself having to stop to use words, you’re talking out of your head, and this means your energy is far away from your Sacral—that’s not good for a Manifesting Generator.

Your Sacral is your compass, a navigational tool for life. It guides you to where you need to go, when to need to do something, what needs to be accomplished. It’s life force energy. That’s your truth. When you focus on mastering these concepts, wealth follows.

Spiritual Themes

The Spiritual role of the Manifesting Generator is to shorten the amount of time from thought form to creation. Manifesting Generators are here to remind us that creation can happen instantaneously if we remove our limitations and stay aligned with the unfolding of the Divine Plan.

As our perception of time is evolving, the Manifesting Generators have their own unique way of bending and using time. Watch the Manifesting Generators in your life, and you’ll be witnessing new ways to use time and flow.

Some famous Manifesting Generators are: Frederic Chopin, Marie Curie, Hillary Clinton, Clint Eastwood, Sigmund Freud, Mahatma Gandhi, Steffi Graf, Marie Antoinette, Mikhail Gorbachev, Jimi Hendrix, Pope John Paul II, Janis Joplin, Friedrich Nietzsche, Richard Nixon, Yoko Ono, Prince, Jacqueline Onassis, Martin Luther King, Vincent Van Gogh, Malala Yousafzai, Nicki Minaj.

Affirmations for the Manifestor:

I move faster than most people. My speed and my ability to create many things simultaneously gives me a unique perspective on how to get things done on the planet. Because I have a lot of energy, I need a lot of movement to stay healthy and strong. It’s healthy for me to multi-task and I need to do more than one thing at atime to move my energy. Not everything that I do will create the result that I’m envisioning. The purpose of multi-tasking is to burn off the extra energy that I carry. The things that are mine to complete and bring to the world will align with my inner sense of timing married with action. I am careful to let the people around me know what I’m doing so that they can stand back and let me create at my own speed.

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