You can be a curious mix of projections, denial, and self illusion.
But far from seducing others into your world, you almost need to seduce yourself into emerging into the outside world.
The solitary person of the second line collides with the outgoing fantasies of the fifth.
Here, you are led by the hand of the more conscious fifth-line element, putting yourself and projections out there, providing leadership, teaching, and fascinating imagery.
Then, come the end of the day, your reclusive side pulls you into social retreat.
In your professional life, you'll propose great schemes or projects, and even embark on them, but solitude will make you question your progress or involvement.
Your naturalness can have some difficulty with your illusory, somewhat make believe tendency, meaning you're not quite sure where you stand somewhere between natural and fake.
Consequently, whereas 5/1s thrive on the projections of others, you become wary of how you are perceived and become concerned about how naturally you may or may not come across.
This can lead to a tiptoeing around the edges of social interaction.
Only when it feels conducive, and when you feel relaxed enough to engage, will the projected grandeur of the fifth line show its face and start spinning its stories and weaving its mystery.
Inwardly, though, there is the underlying fear that the bubble you live in could pop at any moment.
I would release your concerns about others' opinions of you because no one is truly going to get you on the intrinsic level you desire.
The feedback seeking projections of the second line and the outward projections of the fifth make that highly improbable.
What this means is that you walk through life being almost anything and anyone in any scenario, as long as you don't swallow the make believe yourself.
The opinions of others do not and cannot form a reliable barometer for you.
If we were in conversation, there would be an enchanting presence and a truth seeking to come out from behind the projections.
You would be the consummate actor, sparkling with your communication style.
And then I'd momentarily turn around, then look back to ask you something else, and you'd be gone.
The gold dust would have left to spread its mark elsewhere, while wondering about the impression it had left with me.
Illusive and elusive by nature!
You can pull a rabbit out of a hat without thinking and put in an impressive performance that is capable of stopping people in their tracks.
You can hold the stage, captivate an audience, and leave your mark on all that you do but also be the performer who retreats from the stage having left everyone applauding.
Accept the adulation, but don't believe that your act is who you really are.
It is an impossible dilemma for a 5/2 profile, because you need life to be truthful, so no wonder there is so much angst within.
This truth requires you to acknowledge your brilliance and objectivity, but also your need for relaxation and fun.
You are someone who needs to be exposed to every nuance of life.
And when you feel in touch with others' lives, you are able to universalize concepts and issues that have relevance and practicality.
We all make mistakes, and for you there is always an inner discussion going on between guilt and forgiveness mainly forgiving yourself for your perceived shortcomings.
Self-forgiveness will provide a healing release when genuinely embraced, so bring forgiveness, bring your teachings, and make an impact on the world around you.
Relationships with a 5/2 : 5/2 profiles can provide the perfect partners, playing whatever role you want them to be.
A delicate mix between extrovert and introvert, they'll take you to the sparkling parties but find a balance with cozy nights at home.
In many respects it is like living with a performer who forgets to leave a particular role at the door.
The 5/2 will lead and orchestrate many things central to the relationship and be a great problem solver and confidante.
One on one relations need to be tight and mutually appreciative for 5/2s but, as with all fifth line profiles, it is notoriously hard to get really close to them.
Still, there are great prospects for a happy-ever-after of sweet nothings.
If you allow them to lead you by the hand and you respect their need for solitude, you can enjoy an enlivening, versatile relationship and a jolly good ride through life.
So embrace their uncertain nature and keep providing the reassurance that everything is on the right track, and a keep you on your toes, unpredictable, but fun relationship will provide you with much fulfillment.
Compatibility: Your ideal match is with other 5/2s and 2/5s, but away from that synergy you find easy relations with 2/4 and 3/5 profiles.
~ Chetan Parkyn - Human Design: Discover the Person You Were Born to Be.