Are you a 3/6 profile in Human Design? This post is intended to be a high-level guide to the 3/6 profile. It is important to mention that there is nothing you need to do with this information. There is no action for you to take. If this information resonates with you, these aspects are things to recognize, accept and celebrate about yourself. You may choose to live in the flow of these characteristics instead of resisting them.
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What is “Profile” in Human Design?
- In Human Design, the personality or “profile” is represented as a 2-number combination (e.g., 3/5) and can be seen as an archetype for life.
- A profile is “the costume” we wear
- Our profile breaks down the way others see you, the way you see yourself, your path to wisdom, the way you interact with others, and the way you show up in life.
3/6 Profile – The 2 Number Combination in your Human Design chart
3 = the Experimenter, priest, or Martyr
- The themes of the “3” aspect are all about trial and error, mutation, and adaptation
6 = the Sage, Buddha, or Role Model
- The theme of the “6” aspect is the administrator, the optimist, and the peacemaker
3/6 Profile in Human Design
Experience life in three phases
- The 1st 30 years of life will entail deep involvement in the experience of life. This will be a time where they make one discovery after another and experience lots of trial and error. This process may cause them to close down their heart for fear of failure and hurt. They may also experience mental exhaustion and anxiety, especially during their first 30 years of life. The Saturn return is very important for the 3/6
- The 2nd stage (age 30 – 50) is when the 3/6 will take a break, and find some stability so they can observe life rather than be learning through the discovery process. During this time they will settle, gain wisdom, and perhaps find a soul mate.
- In the 3rd stage (after age 50) of life, the 3/6 will re-engage with life discovery and share their gifts from a place of balanced wisdom.
Dances with learning through experience and perfectionism
- The 3/6 does a dance with learning through experience and perfectionism. On the one hand, they are designed to gather experiences and discover what doesn’t work. But there is another aspect of the 3/6 that judges life in terms of what is perfect or not.
- When the 3/6 identifies perfection, they associate it with being trustworthy and safe. Because nothing is ever truly perfect, seeking perfection can be both the strength and Achilles Heal for the 3/6 profile.
Perfection as a gift and exercise in patience
- Perfection is a huge fixation for the 3/6 and therefore acceptance of how things are is a necessary practice for them.
- On the one hand, they understand they need to learn about perfectionism through trial and error but on the other hand, they just want life to be perfect.
- When they focus on perfectionism, it can put stress on relationships especially when they can’t meet the 3/6 high standards or expectations.
Time alone is necessary
- Time alone is important for the 3/6 even when they appear to have it all under control.
- The 3/6 also experiences a dichotomy between wanting to live life to the full and just wanted stability. Sometimes they just want to sit, observe and just chill out. They want to be adventurers but they also just want to be the wise, relaxed, and mature sage who just wants to retreat to the mountaintop.
A theme of indecision
- The 3/6 may find that indecision and “fence-sitting” can be a theme in their life.
- They should embrace their contrasts and forgive themselves for the mistakes they make.
- It is important that the 3/6 reframes the mistakes they make as the potential for wisdom.
- Levels 1, 2 and 3 Human Design Training by Jenna Zoe at myhumandesign.com
- The Definitive Book of Human Design: The Science of Differentiation by Lynda Bunnell and Ra Uru Hu
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