This is a heavy episode as Johnny struggles to get through in describing what is something very personal to him. Narcissism and codependency go together like magnets and can form some of the most interesting and destructive relationships that can be. Listen as either you or someone you know might be stuck in the never ending dance of a codependent relationship and what can be done about it. It's not all sad though as Johnny gives out some great points on finding a road to treating yourself well, self actualization, and true happiness and contentment.
How does maturity relate to self awareness? It is the underlying concept of the entire podcast and the introvert movement. Learning who you are is an often painful and difficult journey, but life is so much better once you discover who you are.
What does personal success mean to you? How do introverts and extroverts differ in their view of personal success?
What are your biggest regrets in life? As an introvert or an extrovert what do you do to deal with them?
We've done regular jobs and now were going to talk about the not so glamorous jobs we've had and what kind of character they build (or take away)
Per listener request, Al and Johnny discuss how introverts and extroverts, as well as intuitive thinkers and others, differ in their dealing with emotions.
Just keep calm and listen to this episode. Al has an over abundance of patience and Johnny does not. The guys talk about knowing when to be patient and when patience is being taken advantage of.
Al and Johnny talk about what it means to be confident and how introverts and extroverts tend to differ in similar situations.
Al and Johnny do what they do and talk about what it takes to be a more prepared person whether you're an introvert or an extrovert.
Al and Johnny discuss how skipping school can pay off but having the right personality type doesn't hurt
Al and Johnny do their best to answer some questions from fans
Parenting can be very energy consuming and patience testing at the best of times, but a mismatch of vertedness between a parent and their child can be especially problematic. Al and Johnny discuss the parent-child dynamic from the parenting side and focus on what to do as a parent when you don't match the vertedness of your child.
Is there such thing as a selfless act? Do people do things just because it is right or because they crave the good feeling? The guys talk about altruism and if it really exists.
Al and Johnny discuss the differences and similarities between empathy and sympathy and what kind of person doesn't have either, also called a ....narcissist
Do you overthink? A lot of us are self diagnosed over thinkers, which come to think of it, isn't a very healthy way to live
So uhhh... how long have you been working at Starbucks? Are you good at small talk or is it super uncomfortable for you? Introverts and extroverts can vary greatly in this but there's some tips for making it a bit less awkward
Both Introverts and Extroverts alike could use some help in getting organized, as it helps clear the mind and the soul. Al and Johnny talk about the psychological cleanse of cleaning your space and organizing, what it means about you, and what message it sends to others.
How has the life of an introvert changed over the past few years. Obviously we are living in a different time and introverts can flourish in ways they never could.
Why does it feel better to have our close friends and family around when we are suffering? How should introverts and extroverts be careful of their natural tendencies in these situations? You guessed it, Al and Johnny discuss just that!
Al is in a bad mood and that's ok, let's talk about relaxing shall we?
Al and Johnny discuss how money can affect happiness. Johnny talks about the idea of a resetting happiness point and how money can have the same effect as a drug. They also discuss how wealthy does not necessarily mean happy and poverty does not always mean depression. A very good look at the idea of motivation and token economy.
The guys talk about one of the most hated events for an introvert: the job interview. Johnny has had a lot more success in the process and explains what he does to land jobs. Whether you're an introvert or an extrovert, charisma will get you far, as will breaking down the wall between you and the interviewer
Al and Johnny discuss a listener request about how to know if an introvert actually likes you. It is difficult since introverts are known for not being outspoken with emotions. A very good episode to help extroverts understand introverts.
One of the biggest reasons that Al and Johnny had for starting a podcast was to talk about those things that give them anxiety. The guys what causes them anxiety and how their friendship was formed around releaving anxiety. An episdoe that both introvert and extroverts can likely relate.
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.