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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Jun 25, 2015

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.

Jun 22, 2015

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.

Jun 18, 2015

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.

Jun 15, 2015

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. 

Jun 11, 2015

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.

Jun 8, 2015

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.

Jun 4, 2015

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.

Jun 1, 2015

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.

May 28, 2015

The guys continue their discussion on relationships and the different dynamics of matches between introverts and extroverts and what kind of problems can arise. Also discussed is the psychology of symiotic relationships between introverts and extroverts.

May 25, 2015

Al and Johnny discuss the psychology of relationships from the perspective of the Myers Briggs personality type.  They talk about the classis introvert and extrovert puzzle piece relationship as well as the benefits and drawbacks to introvert introvert and extrovert extrovert relationships.   

May 21, 2015

There is a discussion of video games and how both introverts and extroverts can enjoy gaming. Al relates his experiences with games like Grand Theft Auto and Clash of Clans while Johnny talks about his love of Call of Duty with friends. A psychological breakdown ensues on how both introverts and extroverts experience the same activity in different ways while recharging for completely different reasons.

May 18, 2015

Al and Johnny continue their discussion on dysfuntional families and their role in shaping people's extrovert or introvert tendencies.

May 14, 2015

Intro Extro discusses a sensitive topic, dysfunctional families and the way introverts and extroverts deal with family issues.  Several topics are discussed in terms of psychological effects and the great debate of nature versus nurture and what effect that might play on the development of your personality and your Myers Briggs personality type.

May 11, 2015

Al and Johnny look at different personality quirks that irk in the area of transportation and road trips.  One of our favorite episodes so far, we take a look at what effect your introverted or extroverted dominance plays in traveling

May 7, 2015

The final episode dedicated to the Myers Briggs personality indicator, looking at the judging versus perceiving function.  The J or P spectrum means a lot more than simply being structured or unstructured.   

May 4, 2015

Continuing with the Myers Briggs Personality Type series we go into the third spectrum which deals with how people make decision in their world.  Are you a T or an F? Do you make decisions b ased on logical conclusions or do you care more about the harmony of the group?

Apr 30, 2015

Continuation of the Meyers Briggs Personality Type Indicator Series, Al and Johnny discuss the sensing or intuition spectrum, which examines how people take in information.    

Apr 27, 2015

An introduction to the series on the Myers-Briggs personality test and what it can tell about you.  The next few episodes will go through each spectrum and what they mean.  In the end you should be able to pick out which one you are and learn a little about how it categorizes the different personalities.  The MBTI has been around for a while and is the de facto personality test for companies and schools, and people can get pretty obsessed with it when learning about themselves and others in the wild wild world of psychology.

Apr 20, 2015

The guys discuss a variety of famous people who live(d) in the public eye but were very introverted. The list includes: J.K. Rawling, Bill Gates, Steve Martin, Marylin Monroe, Heath Ledger, Harrison Ford, Grace Helbig, Martyn Littlewood and Daniel Hardcastle (Nerdcubed).

Apr 13, 2015

Al and Johnny discuss their feelings on Sin City based on their relative introverted and extroverted ways and what's so appealing to both of them. 

Apr 9, 2015

A discussion of times when the hosts acted different from their normal introvert / extrovert nature and how they survived throught these occasions.

Mar 31, 2015

Al and Johnny discuss the psychology behind the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Test and how introverts and extroverts have to go against their prefered type depending on the social situation.

Mar 28, 2015

Al and Johnny discuss the idea of treating others the way you want to be treated, and how the Golden Rule does not always apply when dealing with others. Sometimes the psychology of being nice does not fit when introverts deal with extroverts and vice versa.

Mar 23, 2015

Al, a strongly introverted psychologist, and Johnny, a strongly extroverted computer engineer, come together to discuss how they best enjoy their lives despite their mismatched work-to-energy styles.

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