Al has come down with a bad bug, so he is forced to Skype in from his room and the guys talk about the paradoxical joys of being sick. Introverts get their 'me' time while the extraverts get to enjoy their sympathy.
Al and Johnny go through the science of introversion and extraversion and what the research says. Most people don't realize that introvert's brains are physically different than an extravert's brain. Also, they look at the genes that say your vertedness is actually a part of your DNA.
Al and Johnny talk about insecurity and what kind of steps they've taken in their lives to overcome it.
As we get older and go through different life events, our personalities might tend to shift down the spectrum one way or the other. Some people migrate towards the ambivert category while others become more extreme in their vertedness. The guys discuss what things can cause these changes.
Al and Johnny talk about the psychological advantages and disadvantages of freedom vs. routine.
Al and Johnny talk about what it says about our personalities when we look at how we take compliments.
Etiquette and manners are things that many people are taught to revile because these things are a sign of elitism. But manners are rules based on common sense and many of us who fear being socially awkward use them to guide social interactions.
Best selling author and friend of the podcast Amy Morin returns for a discussion on mental toughness and strength in times of stress.