The 2/4 Profile in Human Design - The Hermit Opportunist

The HD Your Biz® Show - Human Design for Business with Jamie Palmer

Apr 28 2023 • 16 mins

On today's episode of the HD Your Biz Podcast - Human Design for Business I continue the deep dive into the 12 profiles series in human design. Today's episode the 2/4 profile in human design known as the hermit opportunist. This is profile that loves spending time alone in an envirornement that nourishes them. The 2/4 is naturally talented but can't explain their process.

This is one of the projected profiles and the 2/4 need others to recognize them for their talents in order to get clear on what they are good at while honoring their strategy and authority. .These are people who oscilate between nourishement and depletion and these themes are a key for the 2/4 to discern when they are aligned. They are here to step out into the world and transform others.

If you want to dive deeper into human design I invite you to explore the HD Wild Program.

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The two four profile known as the hermit opportunist in traditional human design, or as I like to say, the introvert Mayor, you are a gift to the world with your innate talents here to make an impact and transform the world. You balance your yearning to be alone with your desire to thrive in community. You are a powerful, vibrant force to be reckoned with. Once you answer the call of the other, [00:00:30] you are here to simply be no explaining, just be it is in this being, this transformation, this stepping into your power. You impact others simply by allowing them to watch you do things in your own way and on your own terms. You are a gift to the world. Okay, so let's dive into the two four. I have the privilege and honor [00:01:00] of raising a two four son, and let me just tell you, it is a delight.

Speaker 1:        So when we come to the two four profile, these are people who are going to oscillate between introvert and extrovert, okay? They are people who I always like to say almost live in their own little forced bubble. If you're familiar with Star Wars, I think of it as they have a forced bubble around them and they just like to be in their own [00:01:30] little bubble. They're happy to just be in their house and do their own thing, and that's there too. And then this four comes along, and the four is this place where it wants to influence. It needs a network. And so there's sort of this tension that exists in this profile of, I'm going to go be alone. I'm going to do my own thing, or I am going to go be with the people. And the reality is two fours are very naturally talented.

They just [00:02:00] sort of know things and they often can't explain how they learned it or where it came from. And it just, they know how to do it is really, these are the people who in school never study for a test and still get straight. And I see this in my own son. He's six and we homeschool and I haven't pressured, pressured, pressured in order to read and write. And then all of a sudden the other day [00:02:30] he's reading a book to me and I'm like, where did you learn how to do that? I know we've been doing letters and stuff, but it's just so different than my other son. That's a one three. These are people, they're naturally talented that they're just good at that stuff. But the two is what known as a projected profile. And the two is sort of the first floor in the hexagram

House, if you're familiar [00:03:00] with that metaphor. And so people can see in and see what that two is doing. And these are people who need other people to help them recognize what they're really talented at about. And that's really where strategy and authority comes in a lot for the two, four. And they're here to impact people on a really personal level. They're here to help other people transform. And again, with that fourth line, that fourth line, that network is critical success. And these are people who need [00:03:30] to balance that time with people time alone. And it's not optimal for these people to have to explain, well, I did this step and this step and this step and this step. They're not going to be able to explain their process. They're like, I just did this thing.

They're also pretty democratic. They don't like to rock the boat. And their confidence in their security comes over time through people recognizing them for their gifts. And [00:04:00] the themes here that I think is important to notice is that second line, it moves from sort of depletion, depletion to nourishment and then back again. And then it also is like, I'm shy, withdrawn, I'm bold. I'm going to advance. And then on the fourth line side, it's like I'm dependent. You're not a confidant or you're a benefactor and you're a confidant. So those are the themes that we have here [00:04:30] with this two for profile. The reality is when we have a two for, these are people who need other people in order to help them figure out what they're good at. Because one, they take their gifts for granted. But the reality is when someone recognizes a second line for their gifts and with their own strategy and authority, they determine this is the right thing for me to go and [00:05:00] do.

Magic happens. And so it's important to understand that these are people who are going to, they call 'em away in traditional human design, but these are people who will just sit and be in their own process for long periods of time. And then someone will, I always like to joke, they meddle with that second line. They come in and they meddle. I'm like, oh, you're so good at blah, blah, blah. Can you come help me do x? And the two's like, I guess. So I don't [00:05:30] see what the big deal is because they're just in their own process. That's just how they operate. And so it's important to understand that the two's, it's almost aloof. It's not going to see what the big deal is about the thing you're asking them to do. And these is a profile that exists in dichotomy. They thrive in alone time as a two.

Their environment is [00:06:00] so key to them. If they don't feel good in their environment, if their environment is depleting them, they won't be able to recharge and get to that place of nourishment. And that's a really important theme to remember for the two four profile. Notice when you are feeling depleted as a two four, and notice where you're feeling nourished because those two things sort of need to dance together in order for you to be aligned to your design. [00:06:30] Because it's important to understand that this is someone who is naturally talented. They aren't necessarily going to need schooling in the traditional sense of the wor word. And that's not to say studying and tweaking and honing their skills isn't going to benefit them, but they're going to need other people to recognize them and then honor their strategy and authority to discern which tools they want to dig deeper into or which niches they want to dig deeper.

[00:07:00] Because traditional studying or digging deeper into a topic is only going to amplify their, they're already sort of talented self. But the reality is like SEC two, four people, second lines in general, two, four people are not easily motivated. They are not necessarily motivated in the traditional sense in the world. And I have experienced this over and over in my six years of being a two four [00:07:30] mom with my son, all those things that you typically do to potty train or to whatever, don't work with my two four child. He had to come to the conclusion one day like, Hey, I want to be potty trained. So that's really how this two four works. And the reality is these are people who are not going to be able to see their own gifts. They need other people [00:08:00] to recognize that. And they often will take their gifts for granted, this comes easy to me, it's no big deal.

But they're also just happy to stay in their sphere and they're happy to wait and just exist. And then somebody comes in as I always like to say, metals in their forest bubble and then pulls them out. I think it's important to note that these are people who [00:08:30] are often called out by friends, and the two is a projected profile. And that call or that recognition often comes from a friendship, somebody that they're friends with because they feel that two four will feel safe to step out into the world. They'll feel safe to share their talents with other people, because otherwise they wouldn't.

And the reality is that two four is here to share their knowledge. They're here to influence others, but they're not [00:09:00] here to stay out with people all the time because they will become depleted and then they will become dependent on other people. And so it's really important for two fours to pay attention to the places where they might be overly dependent on people or where they might begin to feel depleted and where they feel nourish. And the reality is the two just wants to be left alone to do their own thing. They don't necessarily [00:09:30] want to go out and be with the people. They don't want to go out and have to explain their process. And the reality is they're not really here to explain their process. And I often get asked a lot, well, what does that look like in business? And when we think I think about a two foreign in business, I always think of it as the person who goes on stage and talks about their story and their experiences.

And as a result of sharing that story, there's so many lessons [00:10:00] that the people in the audience, and then they walk off stage and they're like, I don't see what the big deal was. And everyone's like, wow, that was so amazing, yada, yada, yada. Alternatively, this is, I think of the two four, a lot of Twitch streaming. Let me watch this person do this thing, whether that's Twitch streaming or let me watch, watch me build a funnel. Watch me build a website. That is very much how the two four works. It's like, witness me doing [00:10:30] this thing. Don't make me explain it. Witness me doing this thing. And then the transformation for you will follow. And it's really important to understand that these are people who can radically change the lives of other people. And there's really, they often can't put a finger on this force that comes to life when they're kind of put in front of a lot of people.

So that's where making sure you're answering [00:11:00] the correct recognition and projection as a two four becomes really important. You have to follow your strategy and authority because if you answer the wrong call, then you're going to be left depleted. And the reality is, as a two, four, you're powerful. You're brilliant. You have the ability to have a massive impact in the world, and you just have to remember to honor that strategy and authority above all else. And the reality is, [00:11:30] these are also people who establish really special connections with other people. They're sort of a safe space. They're confidants for people, and they really help other people nourish themselves simply by taking care of themselves first. I think in terms of challenges, this profile doesn't exist in harmony with

Itself. Two wants to hermit, the four wants to network. And so these are people who can become overwhelmed, exhausted. [00:12:00] They can get involved in really unhealthy situations. They can be in this depletion, they can stay too long in their own environment, which also depletes them. They can kind of get in a cycle of stuck of just being alone, which is also not correct for them. There's a balance here that has to be struck. And it doesn't mean a 50 50 balance. It could be 80% of the time I'm home, her hermiting in 20%. I'm out with the people. [00:12:30] But the reality is they have to understand that they need to be paying attention to that nourishment depletion cycle or that benefit benefactor dependent cycle. I think the other piece to keep in mind here is two, four kids are not the kids who are going to leave the house at 18.

They aren't per typ typically. Again, there's caveats to that again and again, again, but [00:13:00] these are kids who can be dependent for long periods of time, typically longer than other children in comparison or other profiles. And the reality is though, these are kids who will be the people who tend up taking care of their parents. And oftentimes well-meaning parents push to four children to go into soccer or go into this thing or go into that thing. And I remember in my H household, we [00:13:30] did soccer last season, and my little two, four poor guy, he was on a soccer team with three to five year olds. And you could just see his frustration with the three-year-olds on the soccer team who were picking up the balls. And he came over to me and he goes, mom, I just want to go home. And I was like, I could totally see he was completely depleted from that experience.

And there were several times throughout the season where it was just like the coach would be like, [00:14:00] Easton, you know, want to go in? And he'd be like, Nope. And that's, but that's the thing. The two for it isn't always going to want to go out and get on the playing field. So it's important to understand as a two for adults that you don't, you're not going to be motivated in the traditional sense of the world or the word, and you are naturally talented. So you really have to learn to cultivate [00:14:30] those gifts that you have and really tweak and hone that and own the fact that you're not here to explain your process. You're here to just do it in your own way. And the reality is that you don't need to explain in an a relationship where you feel nourished and you're a confidant and the person's a benefactor, don't have to explain the way in which you do things as a two, four people simply witness your process and they watch you and they gain deep wisdom and they impact, [00:15:00] and there's a big impact.

And as a result, an evolution or a transformation follows. So when we think of the two four, some of the questions that you can ask are, what am I here to do? How do I know what is correct for me? Do I have a place where I can go that feels like a sanctuary? Am I nourishing myself during my alone time? Or am I caught in a cycle of the not self? Do I have a friend or family member I can rely on? Have [00:15:30] someone share with you as a two, four, what your gifts and talents are. Are you balancing some time alone with time with others? Are you overwhelmed and exhausted? Are you depleting your own resource resources because you're spending too much time alone? Or are you depleting your resources because you're spending too much time with people? And lastly, have I set up a sanctuary for myself? That is the [00:16:00] two four profile, the introvert mayor, as I like to say. So thank you so much for tuning in. I hope you have a fantastic day.