Apr 18, 2019
Enneagram Fives, or the Observers, operate from a withdrawing stance and value their privacy. Their unconscious strategy consists of collecting knowledge and information to defend against what feels like an overwhelming, unpredictable, chaotic world. They build walls around themselves and retreat into their mental realm for a lot of internal processing. And though they may appear detached there is actually a lot of vulnerability beneath the surface. The challenge for a Five is to not over-rely on their intellect but rather learn to connect with the heart by bringing their feeling up to the same level of their intellect.
In today’s episode, songwriter, author, and activist, Dan Haseltine opens up to Ian and shows us how the powerful intellect of an Enneagram 5 can successfully blend with their connection to the emotional space.
Dan is a songwriter, founder, author, speaker, advocate; He is best known as lead vocalist for Christian alternative folk rock group Jars of Clay. Haseltine has performed vocals, piano, accordion, percussion and most recently, melodica, while with Jars of Clay. He has had different artistic titles, including songwriter, producer, film composer, music supervisor, and art designer.
Haseltine is also the founder of the non-profit organization, Blood:Water Mission, where he currently sits as part of the board of directors. He is a regular writer and speaker about worship music, HIV/AIDS in Africa, social justice and church reform. Haseltine is also a regular columnist for Relevant Magazine, and has contributed articles to Moody, CCM Magazine, Christianity Today, World Vision, Campus Life and Beliefnet.
Founded by the multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning band, Jars of Clay and activist Jena Lee Nardella, Blood:Water began as a call to personalize the HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa. Blood: Water is an agency that partners with Africa grassroots organizations to address the water and HIV/AID crises. They provide technical, financial, and organizational support to strengthen their reach and effectiveness to the communities they serve.
He is married to Katie Haseltine and together they have two children, Noah and Max.