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Introvert/Extrovert

Introvert Extrovert is an examination of the psychology of personality in with the mission of helping people better understand themselves and each other, with the ultimate goal of self actualization and personal growth. Family, relationships, friendships and the absurdity of the human condition are forefront while different personality tests such as Myers Briggs are referenced from many philosophy points of view.
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Mar 17, 2016

Going deep into an issue can be rewarding but sometimes we should stop and take a look inside ourselves to strengthen our weaknesses

Mar 14, 2016

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.

Mar 10, 2016

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.

Mar 7, 2016

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.

Mar 3, 2016

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.

Feb 29, 2016

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.

Feb 25, 2016

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.

Feb 22, 2016

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.

Feb 18, 2016

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. 

Feb 15, 2016

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

Feb 11, 2016

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.

Feb 8, 2016

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.

Feb 4, 2016

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...  

Feb 1, 2016

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.

Jan 28, 2016

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.

 

 

Jan 25, 2016

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.

Jan 21, 2016

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. 

Jan 18, 2016

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.

Jan 14, 2016

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

Jan 11, 2016

Al and Johnny discuss ways of dealing with fear and what kinds of situations to avoid coming from the introvert or extrovert side.

Jan 7, 2016

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?

Jan 4, 2016

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?   

 

Dec 31, 2015

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?

Dec 28, 2015

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. 

Dec 24, 2015

Al and Johnny discuss what it means to spend time with family during Christmas, including the weird feeling of buying gifts for cold relationships.  Also they discuss the hectic world of Christmas shopping as an introvert or extrovert

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