What is a Manifestor in Human Design?

An introduction to the Manifestor type

Ana Saldamando
3 min readApr 21, 2021


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Instead of asking “What’s your sign?” certain circles are now asking “What’s your design?” More specifically, what’s your type?

There are 5 types in Human Design — Manifestor, Generator, Manifesting Generator, Projector, and Reflector — determined by your birth date, time, and location (similar to calculating your sign in astrology).

Here’s what you need to know about Manifestors, our society’s fire starters.

The Manifestor: make sh*t happen

Most of us are “conditioned” (a big concept in Human Design) by society to just do it and go after what we want. But according to Human Design, this approach only works for a small segment of the population: Manifestors.

The Manifestor type makes up around 9% of the world’s population. Manifestors are here to make a tremendous impact (hence why there aren’t a lot of them). They’re here to initiate action, spark a movement, or bring into existence new ideas or ways of doing things.

Manifestors need a lot of freedom and control. Never tell a Manifestor what to do, which can be tough if you’re a parent or employer of one. If you’re a freedom-loving Manifestor, your strategy is to inform: to tell those around you what you’re going to do before you take off to do it!

For Manifestors this may feel unnatural and like asking for permission but really your strategy is a way for you to avoid some of the natural resistance others have to you because of your “closed” aura. Giving those around you a heads-up before you go off to do your thing will actually make your life and relationships a lot more harmonious and peaceful.

For example, if you’re a Manifestor and want to leave a friend’s party by all means, leave! But first tell (aka inform) the host or hostess that you’re splitting instead of doing the ole Irish goodbye, which may be more your inclination. This’ll keep you on good terms with your friend.

The Manifestor energy operates in surges, and rest and solitude are essential. If you’re a Manifestor know that when you rest, the next inspiration will come. Trust your urges and follow them. You are designed to make the…



Ana Saldamando

Writings for the spiritually curious, skeptics, and believers. Mostly, Human Design. anasaldamando.com