Quoted from Hal Bahr at Soul Journey Design:
2nd line is in deep reverie and relationship with the divine this is
why it doesn't appreciate getting interrupted. The 2nd line indicates a
time where one is only just finding out there are other people around so
here is another reason for shyness. The newness of it all. The 2nd line
doesn't touch the ground and doesn't touch the base of the top trigram
so it is protected and isolated a bit which leads it to being very
innocent, natural, and perhaps not well in touch with what is happening
around it or noticing when it is being observed. It is very much
involved in its own internal quest of discovery.
that quest it is trying to figure out what relationship is. It is the
3rd line which begins to move with this through the experimentation
process. Referring to what you've put in your question i would say that
it is not productive to lump this with narrow definition like "they
don't know what they are doing." In fact the 2nd line is always in the
process of discovery and if one is discovering something it can be quite
annoying to be interrupted or asked to explain yourself. Things are
still in an early stage of growth and may not benefit by being explained
away before they have matured a bit. 2nd lines need to play and can
become stuck and unhappy if they don't play enough.
have never seen 2nd lines as anything "humbug" and I wonder where you
picked up such a biased and loaded explanation. Innocence, appreciation
for, and simply noticing what the other brings you and most of all
PLAYFULNESS are more 2nd line things. Humbug or a kind of bitterness
can creep in over time if the person with these channels does not honor
Hal Bahr also teaches Human Design through weekly conference calls.
'Keynote: The natural
Where the theme of the 1st line is receptivity and takes things in, the
theme of the 2nd line is creativity, so, it takes nothing in. The 2nd line
is the 'Natural' – it is just doing its thing. The 2nd line is quite
happy in its own company and really doesn't want to be interrupted by
the other. The 2nd line is a projection line – but more like a movie
projector than the Projector "Type".
2nd lines project themselves as a creative force so when other people
see them they think they are seeing this creative force. They don't
actually see the person. The 2nd line is shy and its internal dynamic is
along the lines of "Leave me alone, I'm just doing - but I don't know
how". It is this quality that makes them reluctant to be called out by
the other, because they have no idea whether or not they may appear
either amazing or ludicrous. This is the line of the Hermit.'
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