The Manifesting Generator in the Human Design System is distinguished in the bodygraph by a defined Sacral center and the Throat center defined with a motor center in Single Definition (either to the Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, or Root.) The split between Generators and Manifesting Generators is approximately half and half of the population, where 70% have a defined Sacral center. Before we get into it, if you are a Manifesting Generator, I highly recommend you read my Generator blog before reading this one. It will give you a clearer understanding of the Generator and the Sacral center.
So as you probably guessed, the Manifesting Generator is a half and half synthesis of the two types. The defined sacral is the Generator, while the Manifestor is the motor energy to the Throat. The strategy then for Manifesting Generators is also a synthesis of the Strategies of both types. If we look at the Yin/Yang binary, which is Yin below and Yang above moving to Yang Yang, we still need to adhere to Yin at the bottom, which tells us to "wait" before Yang "responds." So the Generator Strategy of "wait to respond" is still primary. Once you are in and committed, things begin to manifest very quickly for you, and you begin to behave a lot more like a Manifestor. If your engagements and commitments are not correct for you, then it typically results in a trail of devastation and disappointment. When you are following your Strategy and Authority, you bring expansion and efficiency wherever you decide to commit your vast energy.
The best advice I can give to you as a Manifesting Generator is to test the water before you jump into the pool, try it before you buy it, look in the room before you walk through the door, 30 day free trials and money-back guarantees are the best, you get what I'm saying. Before you commit your energy, be very discerning whether it is the right decision for you but the kicker is that you don't know until you try it out first. You need to - test - the decision before you fully commit. Do not be too rash or impulsive before signing yourself into something you cannot get out of, even if you have a Sacral authority. Let yourself open doors. I always envision Manifesting Generators with one foot in the door and one foot out. Clarity will follow with exposure to the elements of the decision. If it's a new job, see if you can apprentice or intern before signing any long-term contracts. These simple implementations will make a significant impact on your life. This - trial period - is considered the intermediary space between the Yin/Yang binaries of the Generator and the Manifestor. That moment of clarity is when you make things happen as a Manifestor.
Once in the Yang/Yang binary of the Manifestor is where actions begin to build on themselves in a compounding way. Inner conviction is the key here. Manifesting Generators become the most overworked and overly busy of all five types. They are prone to burnout, frustration, and anger because of this. The Sacral is still demanding correct external stimuli as a healthy outlet for your energy that leaves you feeling satisfied at the end of the day. Therefore the signature feelings are very much of the Generator; Satisfaction and Frustration. Your primary existential question in life is - who am I? - as a Generator then - whom do I impact? - as a Manifestor. Before you have any real impact, you must first discover what truly satisfies you in life. That is your first foot in the door or your launchpad. The battle for you is that you are conflicted between what projects you are committing your energy to versus what projects you want to initiate. A balance between both aspects of you is vital for your overall wellbeing. In the workplace, you need to be in a position where you can have creative freedom.
Manifesting Generators can come across as very frustrating and fickle to others. Their - moment of truth - is not always appreciated. Such as with a child who wants to play at the park but then throws a tantrum upon arrival. Most of the time, the parent will force the child to do it regardless because they are afraid of being manipulated. Of course, boundaries are important, especially for children and Manifrstors. However, this force is subtle conditioning to act for the sake of appeasing others. You could also say it is conditioning around being a Generator, that is, to follow through with your commitments. The non-Sacral types, being the minority, experience this conditioning field the most.
Gut Response -> test action -> moment of truth. Do not overthink or let others interfere in your process. You will end up confused about what to do. To give you an analogy: the Manifestor is out the door halfway down the road, the Generator is waiting patiently and preparing for the long haul, while the Manifesting Generator is pacing around the room angsty and fidgety. Upon clarity, the Manifesting Generator is off and away in a blaze of glory, and the Generator collects essentials and sets sail at an even steady pace.
You should have a pretty good idea of the Manifesting Generator type if you made it this far. But I would also recommend that you read my blog on Manifestors for a deeper understanding of the Manifestor component of your design itself and the workings of Throat center. If you found this blog insightful and helpful, share it with someone you feel would benefit. If you are interested in having a Human Design reading, contact us.