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projector themes human design type
Guidance, Wisdom, Intuitive, Sensitive, Sharing

Manage others

Wait to be invited


Self- mastery upon receiving invitation

Waiting to receive the right invitation, giving away intellectual property

21% Projectors

Manage and guide and direct others.

If you are a Projector, you are not here to work. You are here to know others, to recognize them, to direct and guide them. But that can only happen if you yourself are

    1. Recognized and
    2. Invited to do so.

Projectors can become the natural managers and leaders of the world. Projectors do not carry energy in their own personal energy field, but absorb the energies of others and manage it. Projectors have to wait to be recognized and invited into the major events in life, such as love relationships, career and right place (where they live).

Common Traps or Challenges

The biggest challenge for Projectors is energy. Projectors don’t have a lot of sustainable energy for working in the traditional way we think of as “work”. They need to structure their business in a way that allows for significant cycles of rest and restoration.

Because hard work doesn’t serve the Projector’s purpose, learning how to leverage knowledge is important.

Projectors have a deep energy need for recognition. They often compromise their value for being “seen” and recognized. To many Projectors, being “seen” and recognized, even if it’s for the “wrong” thing feels better than waiting for people to notice the value that they carry.

Projectors must value themselves enough to structure their business to be paid for their ideas, insights, and consulting. It’s easy for the Projector to give their intellectual property away- for free.

Projectors struggle with being heard or having ideas stolen. It’s counterintuitive, but learning to wait until someone asks is often the most profitable strategy for the Projector. It makes for an interesting way to do business and life.

When things don’t go as planned or the recognition feels slow in coming, the Projector can experience bitterness. Managing the bitterness is crucial as, if it is not kept in check, it can repel people instead of attracting them. This takes a lot of self-mastery, patience, and trust in the abundance of the Universe.

If an invitation feels good for a Projector and is accepted, an enormous amount of energy and power is channeled into that situation, which may be used to manage others and all the world.

The challenge for the Projector is to trust that the right invitations will come to them and to wait for those invitations. Sometimes Projectors wait months or years for the right invitation. To influence the speed at which Projectors can receive invitations, they need two things:
1. The energy to implement the invitation
2. The Self-Worth to wait for the invitation that is truly honoring of their gifts and talents

Compromising on these two factors can lead to burnout and often the emotional theme of bitterness.

Projectors, for all their wisdom, can have a frustrating and debilitating life process if they try to push themselves to initiate action. A Projector simply does not have the energy to “just do it;” if they try to initiate like a Manifestor or work steadily like a Generator, they will burn themselves out very quickly.

Because they are “non-energy” types and they are not here to work steadily like the Generator Types, the Projector Types may receive a lot of judgment from others. They may be perceived as “lazy” when, in fact, it is literally unhealthy for these Types to initiate any kind of action or to work at the wrong kind of jobs on a steady basis. They usually can’t sustain the energy flow on their own.

Projectors are here to deeply understand others. Projectors can be powerful resources if they are recognized and used properly. A Projector can, simply by watching another energy Type, intuitively know how that other person can maximize their energy and their potential. This makes them natural coaches and mentors. Projectors are here to be recognized and invited by others.


If you’re a Protector, your strategy is to wait for an invitation to the important areas of life (relationships, work, et cetera). If your authority says yes, then you can really share your gifts and guidance. To be invited means that you are seen and recognized for your values. If you don’t wait for an invitation or the energy of invitation, you meet resistance.

Through your open centers, you take others in deeply. You take in other people’s definition, and you clearly see who they are. Your aura focuses on the very core of their being, and you recognize others. But if you try to guide others without being invited to do so, you meet resistance, or feel that no one really sees you; no one recognizes you. Out of that comes a deep feeling of bitterness, often mixed with exhaustion.

Projectors fear that they will not be invited. However, if you follow your Strategy of waiting for the invitation, what happens is that your aura’s frequency starts to change. The more you live according to your design, the more invitations you get. This will bring you SUCCESS. Once invited, you don’t need to wait for any more invitations regarding whatever you were invited to (project, job, relationship, et cetera). Just follow your Authority in doing what you do and don’t initiate.

The invitation, the correct entry into anything, is the key. The feeling of being recognized, appreciated, heard, and seen. Is it there? Great. If not, you may stop talking in mid-sentence and save yourself yet one more disappointment of not being understood.

Your openness can be energetically exhausting, so it is important to have your own space to relax. The same advice regarding sleeping applies to you as to everyone else with an undefined Sacral: go to bed as soon as you begin to feel tired and if possible, sleep alone (see Manifestors for details).

While the natural role (and instinct) of the Projector is to “manage, guide and direct others,” the Projector can only do so effectively when others want to be managed, guided, and directed! Projectors are the eternal students of humanity and system masters. You need to have a system through which you can relate and understand life.

As mentioned at the beginning, most people don’t like to be given advice or told what to do if they haven’t first asked for that advice or guidance. Projectors who are not using their energy—and their inherent wisdom—correctly are often perceived as:

  • Pushy
  • Bossy
  • Nosy
  • Annoying or irritating
  • Bitter
  •  Ignored and literally not heard when they speak

Projectors who use their energy CORRECTLY are respected and sought-after for their knowledge, talent, and guidance.

Emotional Theme

The BEST approach for a Projector is to wait to be asked or invited before sharing their advice, opinion, feedback, guidance, or direction. When someone asks, that is an indication that he or she wants the guidance and inherent wisdom of that Projector. (Even if that person is completely unaware that they are asking a Projector, that person is unconsciously reacting to the Projector’s energetic configuration). That person will then hear and appreciate the value of the Projector’s input because they were open to receiving it.

The NEXT BEST approach for the Projector is to at least wait for some recognition and an opening in which to speak. Make eye contact and wait to sense an opportunity to speak without barging into a conversation or seeming pushy or overbearing. When using this NEXT BEST approach, the most effective way for a Projector to begin is to say something like:

I have some experience that may be helpful to you, would it be all right if I share it with you?
• I have some insights about that, may I tell you about them?
• Perhaps I could be of help, would you mind if I try?

You still may not get the response that is a clear invitation, but this at least gives the Projector a tiny opening to moving their powerful wisdom out into the world.


Projectors in relationships need recognition and attention. It all starts at the very beginning of the relationship. Correct relationships for Projectors have to start with an invitation. Projectors need to be invited into a relationship to make the energy flow work. Once a Projector is invited into a relationship, they can simply enjoy being in the relationship. The right initiating energy sets the tone for the relationship.

If you’re a Projector in love, you need to be with your partner, but you also need alone time to maintain and sustain your energy. You may even find that you feel better when you sleep alone in your own aura. Because, as a Projector, you experience sexual energy from outside of yourself and often in a variable way, you may find that it feels like your partner controls or limits that aspect of your relationship. Conversely, you may also find that sometimes you simply don’t have the energy for sex or intimacy. This is probably not personal or a function of the relationship, just simply a sign that you need some alone time for regeneration and renewal.

If you love a Projector, when you are the recipient of a Projector’s incorrect use of their energy and wisdom, it is easy to feel irritated, turned off, and even repelled. This is normal. Even Projectors can feel turned off and repelled by other Projectors! However, you will miss the wisdom and advice that may very well benefit you. Now that you understand a little about Projectors, the best thing YOU can do is:

• Recognize that their intention is to be helpful.
• Recognize that they are inherently wise and usually have valuable input.
• Recognize that they are simply not using their energy correctly.
• Don’t take it personally.
• If you’re so inclined, give them attention and energy.
• Invite them to share their ideas with you.
• If you just want to get away from them, get out of their aura for a while and then ask for their opinion or guidance the next time you see them—before they offer it.

Projectors have a life purpose of managing and guiding others in their process of creation. Projectors are inherently intuitive and wise about others. A Projector can watch Manifestors, Generators, and Manifesting Generators and instantly be conscious of what needs to happen to make their impact more effective and easier. This is a natural and intricate part of the Projector personality. If you watch young children Projectors, they manage their parents and their peers with great awareness as well as clarity. This can often earn them the reputation of being “bossy,” controlling, or a “know it all.”

The reason this inherent wisdom is constantly misunderstood is because collectively we don’t know how to make the most of the energy of the Projectors.

Projector Children

Projector children need to show their value over and over and over again. The greatest gift you can give your Projector is a sense of their own inner wisdom and value. Projector children need to be taught to wait for recognition. The child also needs to learn to trust that when her she is quiet and waiting for the right people who truly value who they are, the Projector can then freely share what it is they know and have to offer. 

Projector children need invitations and, as a parent, you may need to facilitate invitations for them. You may even need to help them find jobs and opportunities for your teens because it can be very challenging (and incorrect) for Projectors to go out and find work.

Projectors don’t have the same quality of energy as other Types. That means it isn’t always easy for them to do chores that require lots of physical work, like mowing the yard. Find chores that suit the Projector nature. Your Projector children will thrive if you give them the opportunity to organize and manage your family.

Your Projector child may find that “regular” life is taxing and exhausting. You might need to slow down your life and find ways for your Projector to replenish their energy on a weekly basis. For instance, it’s not healthy for the Projector child to be deeply committed to lots of after-school activities. Sports and physical activities may be limited for the Projector, and they may tire more easily than other children.


The Projector Strategy is to wait to be invited into the big opportunities in life. These big invitations come infrequently, every two to three years. Big opportunities are things like love, marriage, moving, getting a new job, etc. In between the big invitations, Projectors don’t have to wait for small things such as going to a movie or going out to eat. Projectors don’t need to wait for anything except big invitations; waiting for those is an important part of helping the Projector find the place in life where they are valued and loved for who they really are.

Projectors are not here to manage and guide everyone. They have their own group of people or “tribe” who waits to be managed by them. To find their “people,” Projectors have to be recognized or invited into sharing their wisdom.

In a society where we are taught to go out and make life happen, waiting for recognition and invitations from others can feel like a painful and agonizingly slow process. Because Projectors are often trained to act differently than their true nature, they can get very busy pushing people to see and recognize them. They often miss the true invitations that come their way because they’re too busy doing what they’ve been trained that they “need” to or “should” by others.


Pushing and forcing will never have a positive outcome for Projectors. In fact, pushing and forcing will always have the opposite effect and lead to burnout. The more a Projector attempts to push, force, or struggle their way into being “seen” or recognized, the more invisible they become.

Not only that, Projectors have a very finite amount of energy, and are not meant to work in the traditional way work is designed. If pushed into situations that don’t recognize inherent, intuitive gifts, or involves hard physical labor, Projectors will burnout.

Projectors can’t make life work for them if they follow the standard definitions of what it takes to be successful in life, although Projectors can be powerful and very successful. (For example, President Obama and President Kennedy are both Projectors.)

When Projectors push or force, they push people away rather than attracting them. Because working hard isn’t really an option for the limited energy of the Projector, no matter how hard they try, the Projector can often feel that life isn’t “fair” and become bitter.

Projectors must go to bed and relax before they’re tired. The nature of how energy works requires the discharge of energy that was stored through the day.

In addition, because very few Projectors are taught how to properly access energy, of all the groups, they can often be the most challenged when it comes to abundance.


There are two key factors in creating abundance for the Projector. First of all, the most important thing that a Projector has to master is their own sense of worth and value. A Projector has to wait to be recognized by the right people, the people who value and see them for the gifts they bear. If a Projector is not sitting and waiting for the right people because they question their own value, it makes them bitter, and ultimately causes them to “waste” their wisdom and energy on people who don’t value who they are.

Projectors who value themselves enough to wait for the right people to give them invitations are powerfully compelling and frequently turn invitations away. A Projector who values themselves is an abundance magnet.

Secondly, when a Projector learns to trust the abundant trajectory of the Universe and can wait comfortably for the right invitation to arrive, they conserve their precious energy and feel vibrant, vital, and ready for the invitations when they manifest. Burned out Projectors, on the other hand, sometimes turn down good invitations if they’ve wasted their energy pursuing what’s not right for them.

When a Projector is living their wealth theme, they are serving as “midwives” to the world. They guide, coach, and nurture others into fulfilling their roles as initiators and builders. Projectors truly tend to the template of the evolution of the world in every aspect. When Projectors are serving in this capacity, they are strong and powerful blessings to the world around them. They are then magnets for abundant opportunities.

When Projectors first learn their Strategy of waiting for invitations, they often have to dramatically align their current life. Sometimes Projectors have to maintain their “day job” because they need the money. It can be tricky to keep the traditional flow of income and to simultaneously shift to waiting for the right thing to arrive.

It is important for Projectors to do whatever they can do to stay out of the bitterness (the emotional theme of the Projector). While they’re waiting, Projectors need to stay in their joy and follow their bliss. It’s not unusual for Projectors to take a deep dive into what brings them joy only to find that their next invitation is deeply aligned with the joy they’ve been pursuing!

Projectors are gifted at knowing others, not so good at knowing themselves. Sometimes Projectors will benefit from having a good friend with whom they can talk not because they need advice, but because they have to see their decisions in the context of someone else for them to know what is right for them. Talking helps a Projector “see” themselves and can be crucial to help them get clarity before making a big decision.

Self-care, rest, restoration, and working on self-worth and value are the most important things Projectors can do to activate their abundance blueprint. When Projectors feel energized and valuable, they transform, not only their loved ones and themselves, but ultimately the world around them. The truth is that Projectors need more attention and energy from other people than any of the other Types.

Spiritual Themes

Projectors truly serve as the “midwives” of the future. They have a deep inner sense of what’s possible for the world and know how to direct the necessary energy to bring the non-tangible into form.

They are energy wizards and are, on an unconscious level, constantly realigning and managing the energy flow of the world. This work goes way beyond the tangible physical work of the Generator and Manifestor Types. This is energy, and the Projector keeps the energy grid of creation in place.

Projectors often report being “tired all the time” even when they do “nothing.” A Projector is never doing “nothing.” They are in a constant state of holding together the energy grid of the world. Because Projectors know energy so well, they are often involved in energy healing and service-based professions. They are natural healers and helpers.

Many Projectors are magnetic, charismatic recipients of amazing invitations. Ringo Starr is a Projector. He was literally “invited” to join The Beatles after one of the original band members left the band. Other famous Projectors include Barak Obama, Nelson Mandela, Queen Elizabeth II, Mick Jagger, Osho, Woody Allen, Barbara Streisand, Liz Taylor, Lance Armstrong, Abraham Lincoln, Leonardo da Vinci, Fidel Castro, Shirley MacLaine, James Joyce, Brad Pitt, John F. Kennedy, Hugh Hefner, Karl Marx, and Marilyn Monroe, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Chris Brown.

Affirmations for the Projector:

I am a powerful resource for the world. My intuition, my insights, my awareness and my knowledge help manage and guide the energy of the world, and the next phase of growth and evolution on the planet. What I have to offer the world is so powerful, necessary and valuable, that I recognize that I am carrying the seeds of evolution within my being. I wait for the right opportunities that reflect the value of what I carry and bring into the world. When the opportunity is correct and I am valued, I share my knowledge and wisdom and facilitate the work necessary to build the next phase of the human story. In between opportunities, I rest and replenish my energy so that I’m ready to serve when I am called again.

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