Human Design - 2/4 Personality Profile



There is so much knowledge contained within the Human Design System. It is designed to teach and show us important aspects of ourselves, helping us dive deeper into our truth. It can shed light on the shadow aspects of our personality, as well as our inner strengths and natural abilities.


Personality Profile in Human Design shows us our conscious, personality side (who we know and probably think ourselves to be) and our unconscious design side (a side of ourselves that we don't have conscious access too, but that creates forward momentum in our lives. Other people can see this side of us more than we probably can.)


The 2/4 Hermit Opportunist profile brings two polar opposites into the picture. The 2 - Hermit, on the conscious side, is a personality that thrives in their own space and energy. The hermit is someone who benefits greatly from creating a safe and sacred space that they can be left alone to be in their own muse. In order to process, learn, and grow from experiences in life, they must create this alone time for themselves. If they spend to much time being social or over extending themselves, they will end up fatigued, frustrated, and overwhelmed. Without sufficient alone time, hermits can feel burdened by the people, places, and situations they encounter. In order to truly integrate and decompress, they must find time within their schedule to honor the hermit; allowing as much alone time as possible to find clarity along their life path. They can also use their designated alone time to be creative and follow their passions in life.


The hermit is a naturally talented and gifted individual (whether they know it or not.) They are also very modest and typically cannot see their unique talents or gifts unless they are reflected back at them by the people in their lives. This is one reason why it is so important for the hermit to only surround themselves with others who encourage them and see them for who they truly are. As they connect with like minded individuals and continue down their path of truth, their social network will "call them out" of their hermit nature by reflecting back at them their natural abilities. This encourages the hermit to embrace their hidden genius.


The 4 - Opportunist, on the unconscious side, is the social networker. This can sometimes cause tension between the 2 - Hermit personality, and the 4 - Social Networker design. On the surface, the hermit wants to be left alone in its own space to do its own thing... But underneath, they have a strong desire to make a contribution to the world and be a part of a community. They are here to externalize something, to bring something unique and inspiring into this world. The opportunist desires to connect with others that they resonate with on a deep level. They may spend a lot of their lives in and out of a variety of different friend groups, relationships, careers, and social environments, seeking one in which they can fully express their special talents and gifts (that stem from the 2 personality.)