1/4 Profile – Investigator Opportunist

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In this article, I am going to explain the 1/4 profile of the 12 profiles that exist in the Human Design System – the Investigating Opportunist.

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1/4 Profile – Investigator Opportunist

While the 1/3 profile is busy questioning everything to find the mistakes within a system/concept/authority to point out what works and what doesn’t, it is the need of the ¼ profile to find a good and functioning foundation that they can externalize to their network and to influence others in their environment/surroundings.

These people must have something in their lives that works and that they can externalize.

They are not configured genetically like the 1/3 profile to challenge authorities and to question systems and concepts, so they will rarely challenge their parents in their childhood and later on in their lives other authorities.

Their genetic command is so to speak: „Find something you’re good at, build yourself a solid foundation and communicate it to the outside world so that you can influence people naturally in your environment and your network.“

The 4 in the ¼ profile always wants to influence other people, whom they know and who are in their close network. They are always on the look-out for others who are open to their influence.

The primary function of a 1/4 profile is to convey a system/concept, not to find mistakes within it and to correct them. This is the function/task of the 1/3 profile. And if the ¼ profile tries to convey something to the other and they put it off as nonsense, the ¼ profile will pull away, but will neither change nor reject the concept they were conveying.

As always in Human Design, it’s crucial that also someone with a 1/4 profile follows their internal strategy and authority to find the concept that’s right for them – to convey it to the right people. Right means not in a moral context of right or wrong, but „right“ or „correct“ for this person in their uniqueness, so they can naturally live out their purpose.

When someone with a 1/4 profile is being guided by their mind to find the right foundation and the right people for them to convey something to, they will feel exhausted and burnt out. But if they follow their genetic strategy and authority, they will find their right foundation for externalizing, and they’ll also pull the right people into their life, who will be influenced by their transmission/sharing in a right and enriching manner.

(These are general statements about this profile, precise statements and how the profile expresses itself in the life of an individual can only be made, when the profile is being considered in the general context of the particular Human Design chart. If you’d like to understand and also live your Profile and your Human Desing more deeply, click HERE!)

Further profiles:

1/3 Profil – Investigator Martyr

1/4 Profil – Investigator Opportunist

2/4 Profil – Hermit Opportunist

2/5 Profile – Hermit Heretic

3/5 Profile – Martyr Heretic

3/6 Profile – Martyr Role Model

4/6 Profile – Opportunist Role Model

4/1 Profile – Opportunist Investigator

5/1 Profile – Heretic Investigator

5/2 Profile- Heretic Hermit

6/2 Profile – Role Model Hermit

6/3 Profile – Role Model Martyr


Angelina Fabian

The ¼ profile finds the right foundation through investigation for itself in life that it subsequently can externalize in his network. As for each profile, the key is strategy and authority for a person with the ¼ profile, so he finds the right foundation for himself and thus the right people, to whom he can convey this foundation to influence them naturally.

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