Exploring the 3/5 Martyr Heretic – Experimenter Disrupter Profile in Human Design

The 3/5 profile, the martyr heretic in traditional human design, or as I like to say, the experimenter disruptor. The 3/5 martyr heretic profile in human design is a profile that experiences the world through trial and error while disrupting and challenging the status quo and the way things have always been done. If you don’t have your human design chart you can download it here. 

A Human Design 3/5 Martyr Heretic Profile Affirmation

You are a visionary here to change the way we see the world. You are a well of knowledge and you acquire this knowledge through your experimentations. You are curious, resilient, and have a deep capacity to thrive. You bring a new lens with which we can see the world when you were called upon a gift to humanity, to bring ease into the lives of others, a better way to do things. You are influential, a leader here before your time, but your time will come and you will answer the call and you’ll be seen in all of your power as you disrupt the way things have always been done in order to bring some new, something better to the lives of those around you.

Explaining the 3/5 Martyr Heretic Profile in Human Design

Let’s dive into the 3/5 Martyr Heretic profile in human design. As you may or not may or may not know, I am a 3/5 profile in human design and I have many wonderful 3/5s Martyr Heretic in my life currently. These are people who are here to dance through life bumping into things. They take the long road. The reality is the third line is the transition between the lower hexagram and the upper hexagram. It’s known as the stairs. This is really where we make material in the world. 

The third line martyr in human design doesn’t need others in order to fulfill its destiny. While the fifth line, the heretic in human design is recognized as someone who is here with the capacity to disrupt the way things have always been done to come in when all else has failed and save the day. The fifth line needs other people in order to fulfill their destiny. When these two lines come together to make the Martyr Heretic profile in human design,  they are fearless, and resilient and they change the way that things have always been done in order to pave a new way – something innovative, creative, and influential.

The 3/5 Martyr Heretic profile in human design dances through life with trial and error  and experimentation. They take the long road and they use their power. They my fail more than most but this is simply how they gain wisdom. When it comes to the fifth line magnetism and attractiveness is an important aspect to living in alignment with their human design profile.. 

These are people who are here to experiment in the world and they go through a lot of trial and error. This can lead them to really feel like a failure. The 3/5 Martyr Heretic profile has an experimentation process that they must learn to not identify with. The ⅗ profile may have more failures than most – it is not who they are but how they move throughout the world. 

For me, learning this was one of the biggest aha moments because I was carrying a lot of guilt and shame. For me, learning that I moved through the world with trial and error was a very helpful thing. It allowed me to create this little bit of separation between all of the bumps and bruises and failed experiments and things that I had tried and hadn’t worked out. 

The reality is failure is a part of the third line experience in human design. They’re here to take the long road, the unpaved road, and they do that so that they can gain wisdom for the people in their lives. They bump into things, they learn something new, and then they improve the world around them. I always like to say it’s not a matter of if a third line is going to get tackled when they go out into the world, it’s just a matter of when. 

Then we have the fifth line. The fifth line is that attic. The fifth line is really the highest universalizing power in terms of all of the lines in human design. These are people on who other people project their hopes and dreams and expectations on them. People love to just sit and bask in the aura of a fifth line and particularly a 3/5 because that is the highest expression of the lower trigrams. That fifth line when aligned is magnetic and selfless and attractive and influential when they answer the correct projections. 

The 3/5 Martyr Heretic Profile in Human Design in the Real World

When we bring these two lines together, to form the 3/5 martyr heretic profile in human design they’re harmonic. But there’s a lot of dichotomy that exists because the third line bumps into things and can be labeled a failure and can be projected on as a failure. Then that fifth line, people don’t always get to see the true person.The fifth line heretic lives in the projection field. These are people who can be pessimistic about life and the fact that other people put their stuff onto them all the time. The reality is they are here to get into the field of life. They are here to experience through trial and error, and they’re here to get onto the playing field of life. 

The reality is the 3/5 Martyr Heretic profile are people who have a lot of depth and a lot of wisdom from experience. They can see faster than the other profiles what’s going to work. And they also have this theme of bonds made and broken. They may need to renegotiate their relationships a lot. 

There’s really this idea of, are you with me as a 3/5? Because what they’re here to disrupt is not for everyone. These are resilient people. They challenge the status quo, they disrupt and they see a better way to do things, and they really bring discipline to chaos. 

Unfortunately, not everyone sees them for who they are. As a result, they often have this deep capacity to really be able to handle whatever life throws at them, both the good and the bad. The 3/5 Martyr Heretic profile can sort through those things and they often can pull out some learning and they bring new light and they bring new wisdom to a new way of doing things. The reality is they universalize something. They’re here to bring something together in a new way when every other way has failed. Their message as a 3/5 martyr heretic profile in human design is not what everyone’s ready to hear and that’s really important. 

Honoring your strategy and authority as a 3/5 becomes really important. It becomes really critical because these are people, they’re adaptable, they’re fluid, they’re bendable, they’re resilient, and they thrive in chaos. They see a different way to do things, which is often better, but they have to be kind of called or invited to bring that practicality to the table. Otherwise, they will get burned at the stake.


The Challenges of the 3/5 Martyr Heretic Profile in Human Design

The 3/5 Martyr Heretic profile are people with innovative ways of doing things. They often have profound discoveries. They have massive growth, and they create great change in the world. But they have to be really careful about who and when they share it because their ideas can seem really radical to other people, and they have to be called in when other things have failed. 

I look at my own business and my life pre-human design, and I would share so much with people who were really ready to hear it. In hindsight, I could see that people weren’t ready to receive those ideas. And now with human design, I wait. I will wait for that invitation. 

Over and over again, I’m coming across on a daily basis these days people who are tired of doing business in a homogenized way, who are tired of the one size fits all approach to building an online business. They really want to revolutionize the way that things are done. Those are the people that are ready to hear my message. But if there’s somebody who’s like, I’m happy in my X, Y, Z way of doing things, I’m happy in my pressure launch way of doing things, they’re not going to be ready to hear my message. And therefore what will happen is they’ll often burn me at the stake because they’re not ready to hear that. 

The reality is, as a 3/5 martyr heretic profile in human design, it’s really important to get very clear on what your values are. What are you willing to be burned at the stake for? Because with this profile, you are going to bump into things. So it’s not a matter of if you, “get burned at the stake”, and that’s Ros language. Think of that as your reputation is going to get bruised, particularly in the business world.

But you’re fearless, right? You’re here to do things in a new way. You have to go through these cycles of experimentation and failures and disappointments so that you can step into your role as a visionary and really help people do extraordinary things. You shine a light on new things. You bring new values and possibilities and beliefs, and you’re often very generous and selfless, and determined. But it’s not a matter of if you’re going to get tackled by life, life is going to tackle you. 

Oftentimes you’re going to dust yourself up and keep going. You have this grittiness about you. You have this resilience, resilience and this capacity to endure and explore and learn and discover. The reality is you will eventually get burned at the stakes so establishing core values for you is a really important thing for those who are 3/5s. This can help you discern if this is the right person for me. Is this the right person to have in my life? Is this the right person to support my business? Because you’re clear on what your values are. 

I think that’s where it can get muddy for 3/5 martyr heretic profile in human design. I know for me, I’ve gotten really clear on my core values and it has changed the game for me. The thing here is that some of the challenges that are present (and there are many), but they’re going to get labeled. You’re going to get labeled as a failure as a 3/5, yet that’s how you move about the world. You’re also going to get projected on, people are going to never actually truly see you. You may need to actually repeat yourself multiple times. I highly recommend as a 3/5 that you reframe your relationship with failure, particularly because many 3/5s are shamed early on for their mistakes.

The 3/5 martyr heretic profile can often feel unworthy or feel like they’re not enough. But the reality is, as a 3/5, you’re here to move about the world through trial and error. It’s not who you are. It’s how you experience the world. Learning to dance with that is really important. Give yourself and those in your life, the heads up, I need lots of space and grace. You may also find, like many 3/5s that I’ve worked with, you’re often stripped of your innocence really early. They get blamed for things they’re projected on. They take on more responsibility before they’re ready, and they often carry those wounds into adulthood. Learning to reclaim your power and your capacity as a 3/5 becomes really important. 

The other piece that’s important to understand is that most people never truly see the whole of a 3/5. They’re deep. They’re a well of experience. They have a lot of awareness. They’re curious. They have a lot of wisdom. 

For the 3/5 martyr heretic profile in human design to really live at their highest expression and embrace that power and answer the correct calls. They have to be really clear on what their values are. What are they willing to go out into the world and get burned at the state for? What are they willing to go out into the world and experiment with?

Because they will get tackled on the field of life, and they’re here to be on the field.. You’re here as a 3/5 to be in the field of life. You’re here to get down, lock arms with people and experience stuff. You’re here to lead out in front, to blaze the trail. The reality is not everybody’s going to see that because they’re too busy projecting on you.

They’re too busy basking in the aura of you and projecting their own hopes and dreams, their own expectations on you. Being really clear about what you’re willing to get out into the field of life for and to fight for becomes really important. 

Questions that you can ask the 3/5 Martyr Heretic Profile in Human Design

  • What did you learn from your experience? 
  • Is this something that you’re actually willing to come in and save the day on? 
  • Is this your fight? 
  • Is it worth fighting for? 
  • Have you established your core values or principles? 
  • Where are you labeling yourself a failure? 
  • What is the lesson you will take with you from this experience? 
  • What is a better way to do X? 
  • Am I actually willing to be burned at the stake for this? 
  • Who is part of my community? 
  • Who is with me? 
  • Am I being labeled and projected on? 
  • Or is this something that I actually want to do? 
  • Where might I be giving my own power away? 
  • And am I doing something I believe in, or because I think I should or because so and so said I’m good at it? 
  • Am I owning my role as a leader and a visionary?