Al and Johnny discuss the vertedness of different comedians and what kind of impact that might have on the psychology of their comedy. The guys discuss comedy greats like Steve Martin, Mitch Hedberg, Jim Gaffifan, Brian Regan, and Tracy Morgan.
Al and Johnny discuss some of the psychology behind drinking and what role it plays in their personality. The guys talk about their favorite drinks and they both share a story of when they were arrested. A fun episode created from fan requests.
Introverts are known for being terrible at introductions and first impressions so Johnny tries to clue Al in on how to approach this social aspect of life. Al makes somes painful analogies including comparing conversations to drowning and comparing Johnny to a kid on Halloween.
Al and Johnny talk about the psychology behind obedience and authority and how certain people can be more susceptible. A large part of the discussion is a description of the famous Milgram study on obedience and authority.
Al and Johnny talk about situations in which one is stuck and has to deal with society. It seems like an introvert issue but Johnny reveals that it can be a problem for extroverts as well. The guys stand up for those people who work with the public and talk about how hard it is to deal with the anxiety of those who feel trapped.
Al and Johnny continue their discusssion on fundamental attribution error, talking more abut why and how people tend to misinterpret other's actions. The guys shift from a more definitional and example discussion to practical advice on how to treat others with this psychological awareness.
This one is more exciting than it sounds, and one of our favorite episodes to date. In social psychology, attribution is the process by which individuals explain the causes of behavior and events. The error comes in with the fact that humans have trouble seeing things from other people's perspectives and putting themselves in other's shoes. The guys have discussed the misunderstandings between introverts and extroverts before, but this episode discusses the psychology of why these feelings might cause a rift between people on different ends of the vertedness scale.
What is it that makes studying so hard and what are some mental tricks that can allow both introverts and extroverts to buckle down and stay ahead.
Following in the footsteps of the relationships episode, this one is dedicated to friendships. Al and Johnny explore introvert/extrovert friendships and the psychology of why crossing vertedness is actually a very good idea. The guys find that their similarities, INTJ vs ENTJ, result in a good match despite their introvert vs. extrovert differences.