Exploring 1/3 Investigator Martyr Profile in Human Design

Let’s dive into the 1/3 investigator martyr profile in human design. The 1/3 Investigator Martyr in human design is here to gain knowledge through research and investigation and then experiment with that knowledge in order to move it forward. The 1/3 investigator martyr profile in human design is characterized by a deep thirst for knowledge and experimentation. Today we explore how the 1/3 profile in human design establishes a solid foundation for themselves by balancing research and experimentation. You’ll learn about the challenges 1/3 investigator martyr face, including imposter syndrome and a fear of experimentation, and how they can overcome them to become experts in their field. 

A Human Design 1/3 Investigator Martyr Profile Affirmation

Your inner thirst for knowledge and discovery through experimentation and exploration ignites evolution to the foundation that the human experience is built upon. Honor your yearning for knowledge and balance that yearning by getting your hands into your explorations. You are here to move your research forward and discover something new. You oscillate back and forth between research and experiments. The power of your research and experimentation is here to change the game in order for you to live your highest expression. Balance your yearning to research with your desire to experiment and experience.

Explaining the 1/3 Investigator Martyr Profile in Human Design

Let’s dive into the 1/3 Investigator Martyr. I am fortunate enough to have a lot of 1/3 Investigator Martyrs in my world, and I always feel really honored about that because this profile 1/3 selects people to learn from when they believe the person is an experts. This profile, the 1/3 investigator Martyr is in the lower hexagram. So that means it’s a personal profile. They doesn’t necessarily need anybody else. The 1/3 Investigator Martyrs really have this thirst for knowledge. They’ll work with people because they believe that they can learn from them so that they can gain more expertise.

The 1/3 Investigator Martyrs are really here to become experts. They’re here to have sort of this in niche expertise. These are not typically people who are jack of all trades. They’re people with a very specific niche set of knowledge that they’ve really worked hard to develop and, I say worked hard in air quotes. They’ve spent a lot of time researching, and they’ve spent a lot of time experimenting. But it’s important to understand that for a 1/3 Investigator Martyr to actually step into alignment with their profile, they first and foremost really have to have their basic needs met.

human design profile  The investigator martyr profile has to feel sort of secure. They have to feel safe. I always think of this sort of as the Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. The 1/3 Investigator Martyr has to sort of have those first two levels of the Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs met in order for them to step into a place where they feel safe to actually go and research and investigate and do their thing.

Once they have established a foundation, they eat up all this knowledge, right, they will then move into this place where they take that knowledge, and they experiment with it. They test it.  In an optimal expression, they oscillate back and forth. They take this knowledge they say, okay, let’s go experiment with this. Let’s go see if we can kind of push this knowledge forward.

It’s important to understand that a 1/3 Investigator Martyr, they move from this place where they sort of feel weak or not confident around the information that they have. There’s always a little bit of this on ease until they move into this position of strength and the niched expertise.

The Themes of the 1/3 Investigator Martyr

The themes here are moving from not safe to safe and weakness to strength for that first-line investigator. For that third line, Martyr it’s like bonds broken to bonds made, and rejection to allegiance.

It is important to remember that as a 1/3 Investigator Martyr, these are people who have an inwardly focused process, right? You can learn more about profile basics here. They don’t necessarily need other people in order to live out their life. You can learn more about profile basics here. They’re focused mostly on themselves; they’re focused mostly on their process.

The 1/3 Martyr Investigator in Human Design and Authority

I always like to say a 1/3 Investigator Martyr in particular, is like I’d always rather have too much information than not enough. The reality is, once these people have a sense of security, they are self-providers, they are independent, and they are absolutely empathetic. They always “try to be creative.” They’re open to learning from others so that they can move into this position of authority because that’s really what the 1/3 Investigator Martyr strives to do.

The 1/3 Investigator Martyr wants to move into this position of I’m the authority, I’m the expert in this space because they’re really here to establish a foundation, or I always like to say they’re sort of here to establish the industry standard for what is expected. They not only have the research, but they have also tested it and poked holes in it.

When we have the one, the researcher and the three, the experimenter, when those two lines come together to create the profile, the one is on that mind side, and the mind makes sense of the world through investigation, through the acquisition of knowledge. And then the researcher, that researcher, that investigator needs that foundation in order for them to feel secure, in order for them to move into this expertise or this expert role where they can actually build that foundation.

While the third line in the body side and the subconscious side, is the experimenter. They want to go out and get into the world and experience all that life has to offer. And they really want to kind of learn by fire, right? They want to get their hands on things.

The 1/3 Investigator Martyr Profile in the Real World

My 1/3 Investigator Martyr manifestor son is always like, I can’t wait to get my hands on this. I just can’t wait to get my hands dirty. And inevitably, in true third-line fashion, he always bumps into something or somebody bumps into him. But the reality is this profile is here to do both research and experimentation. I always think of this as like sort of the scientist. Like the scientist has done all their research, they’ve done all their homework, they have all this knowledge and then they move into the lab to test this knowledge, to see if it’s true. They do some experiments, and then they go back to that baseline of knowledge, and then they discern, is this knowledge legitimate?

These are people who are constantly trying to poke holes in things. They are trying to make sure that there is this sense of security and a solid foundation. Because it is only when that foundation, that solid foundation, is developed, can the 1/3 Investigator Martyr truly steps into their expertise.

The challenge that’s really always, ever-present for a 1/3 Investigator Martyr is, do I have enough information? Because I see a lot of 1/3 Investigator Martyr. They just like, I need more and more and more and more information. The reality is that, yes, you probably do need more information, and you might need to move into experimentation.

I always ask my 1/3 Investigator Martyr this is the question, how do you know when you will have acquired enough information? Because the reality is, the one that first line in this profile will always want more information, but that third line will always want to jump into things. And so there’s definitely this balance here that you have to sort of strike when you have this 1/3 Investigator Martyr profile.

The confidence and strength comes over time for you as a 1/3 Investigator Martyr, as you sort to start to feel security and safety and you start to see yourself as the expert, as you gain more knowledge, as you gain more repetitions, right? I think of this in the coaching world. You have to actually work with clients to gain experience you can’t just read about it.

A lot of 1/3 Investigator Martyr’s will always stay in this place of like, I got to read another book. I got to take another course. But they don’t ever actually go work with clients and apply the thing. They’re just like, I need more textbook knowledge, and I’m not dismissing textbook knowledge. And also, at some point, this third line has to actually move into experimentation in order to actually integrate that knowledge.

The 1/3 Investigator Martyr has this deep desire to move the world forward, to create a better foundation for the world. This profile exists to establish whether or not the foundation is valid or not and whether the hypothesis is true

The Challenges of the 1/3 Investigator Martyr Profile in Human Design

This is not like the people set it and forget it. These are people who are sort of in this constant evolution, and they may feel like their work is never complete because they study, they study, they study, they experiment. They’re like, okay, well, this is true. This is not true, this is not true.

Let me go back and add to this research, right, challenges with this profile because they’re almost in tension with one another, right? Like the ones like, I just want to sit and read a book, and the three is like, let me go belly flop into the pool. There can be a lot of insecurity and impostor syndrome that comes with this.

The 1/3 Investigator Martyr needs uninterrupted alone time so that they can move from this position of weakness into this position of strength and so that they can actually dive into their process. And they really do have to honor the timing of their life as to when they’ve acquired enough knowledge.

I see this a lot with my 1/3 Investigator Martyr son. He’ll be like, I’m going to go read a book on X, whatever it is. Ten he’ll be like, all right, now I’m ready to go do it. He does this a lot with Pokemon. He’ll go research all of the different stuff about a particular Pokemon, and then he’ll leverage that Pokemon in his Nintendo game. I’’m just using that as an example, but I see it play out more and more. There’s sort of this balance where if he has that baseline of knowledge, he can more easily move back and forth.

For example, when he started playing basketball, he’s like, okay, “I want to research all the different techniques in basketball.” He would research it, and then he would go play and then he’d research it, and he’d go play some more. And there was this sort of back and forth that happens very naturally for him.

Many 1/3 Investigator Martyr children were typically scholded because of that third line trial and error, bumping into things, and therefore, as they come into adulthood, that shakes their confidence. That third line kind of bumps into things, has things happen. The 3’rd line doesn’t mean to but it happens..

I notice when the three is on the body side, there tends to be a lot of clumsiness, and it could be clumsiness for the person or clumsiness for the person with someone in their ecosphere. I see this with my 1/3 Investigator Martyr son and my 2/4 son. My 1/3 Investigator Martyr son is constantly bumping into my 2/4 son. He can’t help himself, my 1/3 Investigator Martyr son. That’s how he moves about the world. He moves through in this experimentation, and he moves through in trial and error.

It’s important for you to understand that if you’re a 1/3 Investigator Martyr adult, you may not always feel safe to step into that experimentation. This is often as a result of the fact that you were pushed to do too much too soon.

Early on, you weren’t allowed that research time. Or alternatively, you were, like, punished or scolded or discouraged because you bumped into something or someone. We have this happen in my house. My 1/3 son bumped into his 2/4 brother, and he split his head open.

I notice for adult 1/3 eventually that happens enough times where it leaves you with this residue of, like, “I don’t feel safe to step into the experiment of this, and I feel much safer if I just sit and read the book.” But the reality is, as a 1/3 Investigator Martyr, you have to kind of honor that oscillation of back and forth because that’s what’s optimal for you to step into alignment.

One of the things I always encourage people with a 1/3 Investigator Martyr, regardless of age, is to share. To share. What did you learn? What did you learn from this thing that you just did, whether you were studying or were out on the field of play? Because the reality is, when you ask a 1/3 Investigator Martyr, like, what did you learn from this? It allows them to start to synthesize their research with their explorations.

Particularly for children, this really helps make them feel safe to be able to do both things. As adults, 1/3, as you’re in your deconditioning process, this can also help you, give you that feeling of confidence, help you move from this place of weakness to strength, because you’ll start to see and feel more confidence.

Because the fact that “your failures”, as a third line, are really just experiments where you go, you learn something and you take it back and you move that information forward. You move that body of work forward, and you absolutely develop a better foundation. That is really what the 1/3 investigator martyr profile in human design is are here to do.

 You’re here to step into a position of authority, to be the expert and to really move the foundation forward, to create a more secure foundation for everyone else, right, based on your own research and experimentation. I think one of the things that’s important to remember here is that at its high expression, these are people who are incredibly artful and amazingly empathetic and incredibly creative because they have this potential to discover all of this stuff, because they kind of oscillate back and forth.

At times they may be resistant to advice from other people. They may be stubborn as well. Because they want to do it for themselves. They want to figure it out for themselves. They have to take what they’ve learned and they have to integrate it. you have to have time that is both spent in research and investigation and you have to have time that is both like experimenting out in the world, getting your hands dirty, getting into it, because the reality is, as a 1/3 Investigator Martyr.

You’re here to sort of take charge and provide for yourself. That’s really where you’re going to get your wings and you’re going to build your confidence and your strength.


Questions to ask a 1/3 Martyr Investigator in Human Design:

What did you learn or take away from this?

Tell me about whatever it is you’re researching.

What are you going to try next?

What is it going to take for you in order to feel ready to move forward?

Where in your life might it be time to take action?