Going deep into an issue can be rewarding but sometimes we should stop and take a look inside ourselves to strengthen our weaknesses
A lot of people joke around about obsessive compulsive disorder but for many people living with it is not a joke. Al and Johnny talk about OCD, the research on it and what it means for introverts and extroverts.
An introvert tradition, but an extrovert getaway, movies are a reflection of who we are. Movies play big roles in our lives and also shape the people we become as well as our social behavior patterns and beliefs.
Social media has become a necessity for many people but there are many downsides to this mass communication tool. Studies have shown links to depression, loneliness, and feelings that are general associated with being antisocial. Al and Johnny look at the up and down sides of social media and explain why one can take part and end up feeling even less connected.
Known as the grandfather of all personality tests in Western Society, the MMPI tests a huge variety of aspects of personality (all of them considered to be negative for a soldier). Most all of todays personality inventories were based on sub-sections of this 550+ question test. The guys break down each aspect and what it measures.
Whether you're stuck at a party or event, sometimes it can be good to have an exit strategy to avoid that guilt that comes with leaving on your own terms.
Al and Johnny took a trip to the mall and...well...had some things to say about it. Interesting things happened and introvert and extroverted roles were switched up.
Masturdating, the act of taking oneself out on the town to better know oneself, has been shown to aid in mental health. Introverts should feel more natural with this alone time, so this is an opportunity for extroverts to take note.
Jenn Granneman of Introvert, Dear comes on the podcast for her 3rd appearance to discuss her recent article on introverts feeling like the consummate outsider. The guys go over the article with Jenn and they discuss how extroverts can overlook introverts and how introverts have some traits that make them alienate themselves.
It's everyone's favorite holiday that either reminds them of their special someone or, well, not having one. But this holiday which has become a corporate money making machine once started out as something meant truly for love in the romantic circles of Chaucer
There is on old saying describing a person with general knowledge as "a Jack of all Trades but a Master of None." Al and Johnny talk about the extrovert tendency towards being a Jack of all Trades and the introvert tendency towards the Master of one trade. They also talk about finding a middle ground and the strength and weaknesses of each tendency.
One of the biggest issues why there is so much anxiety involved with being an introvert is this underlying fear of omission (fear of missing out). Extroverts go out and are a part of so many things and it makes introverts feel like they are missing out on something. Al and Johnny discuss the desire of being involved while being simultaneously exhausted by it.
Lying is something that we all do to some degree, but the reasons we lie are different. The hosts talk about times they have lied, all the different reasons behind it, and Al demonstrates his ability to carry an accent. It gets a little weird...
We're all somewhere on the spectrum of vertedness and most identify as either an introvert or extrovert but a certain percentage fall very close to the center. There's a lot of proven benefits to being an ambivert including being well rounded, being more flexible, and even making more money at jobs. Al and Johnny discuss those individuals who are naturally in the middle ground.
Dealing with exes can be something dreadful, or something surprisingly pleasant. Whether we broke up with someone or we're the one being broken up with, there's one thing to keep in mind: it is not mandatory to hate your ex.
Our hosts have talked a lot about narcissism and wanted to know if their obsession with it meant that they were actually narcissists. They found a psychological test that measures tendencies associated with narcissism (Narcissistic Personality Inventory), and discuss their results and what it means about them. Whole lot of backpedaling on this episode.
Introverts would be considered more likely to be agoraphobics but there's more to it than that. Agoraphobia, once considered a sub of anxiety and panic disorder, can have many triggers from different areas.
The big five personality test, also known as the five factor model, is a widely examined personality test that looks to incorporate decades of research into a few questions. It has been studied and scrutinized for years and can help people learn a lot about their temperaments. The extroversion scale is the one area brought over from Myers Briggs.
Recognizing toxic people and dispelling of them before they ruin your life is a very important skill that usually happens after its too late. Al and Johnny discuss the characteristics of them and what to do if you or a close person to you is dealing with one
Al and Johnny discuss ways of dealing with fear and what kinds of situations to avoid coming from the introvert or extrovert side.
On the hold extroverts like to stick out more than introverts right? Well what about the times when introverts want to stick out? Whats the best way to approach it?
Al and Johnny discuss the famous Stanford Prison Experiment where a simple test of students playing prisoners and guards was unexpectedly cut short as it became too real. What kinds of things did the experiment teach us about ourselves?
Flirting as an introvert and an extrovert can be approached in very different ways, and have very different results. Can an extrovert come across as overly confident? Can introverts spend too much time letting opportunities pass them by? At what point does flirting cross the line?
Kelly O'Laughlin from the Highly Sensitive Person Podcast joins us to talk about HSP's and gives some great perspectives on what it's like to be highly sensitive.