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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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Episode 118: Are There Different Types of Introverts?

Despite being described as a single spectrum, there is a wide variety of introverts and extroverts. Al and Johnny did a little bit of internet research and found 4 different sub categories of both introverts and extroverts. The guys talk about what sub genre they identify with and what all the types are.

36mins

23 May 2016

Rank #1

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Episode 15: Relationships (part 1)

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.   

26mins

25 May 2015

Rank #2

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Episode 140: Relationship blinders and how to avoid them

Love can cause us to do some crazy things, even if those things aren't always best for us.  Al and Johnny talk about how people seem to ignore those awful traits of somebody they are in a long term relationship with.

32mins

9 Nov 2016

Rank #3

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Episode 139: How to get rid of toxic friends ( fixed :) )

Repeat episode fixed......Have you ever had a friend that you just couldn't take anymore? Have you ever had that friend that seemed to only contact you when they need something? Friends are important but sometimes it's time to unfriend that person who is causing you problems Al and Johnny talk about the how to get rid of toxic friends, and when to be diplomatic and try to make things work

38mins

3 Nov 2016

Rank #4

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Episode 102: Why Am I So Socially Awkward?

Were all socially awkward sometimes, but it takes two to make it that way.  

33mins

28 Mar 2016

Rank #5

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Episode 82: The Big 5 Personality Test

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.

35mins

18 Jan 2016

Rank #6

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Episode 136: How to get your point across to those different than you

Al and Johnny talk about communication, and how differences in people mean we should be better communicators. Introverts and Extraverts are different people and sometimes coming together is like peas and carrots, but other times awareness of the situation is enough to make things that much more easy.

36mins

11 Oct 2016

Rank #7

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Episode 70: Skipping The Small Talk

Sometimes, especially for introverts, small talk can be an annoying thing that's hard to avoid.  Al and Johnny talk about just that, and ways to avoid it when possible.

28mins

7 Dec 2015

Rank #8

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Episode 132: How to sound like you know what you're doing

Al and Johnny discuss the ins and outs of sounding...good

29mins

12 Sep 2016

Rank #9

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Episode 91: Introverts Feeling Like Outsiders with Jenn Granneman

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. 

40mins

18 Feb 2016

Rank #10

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Episode 13: Dysfunctional Families (Part 2)

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

17mins

18 May 2015

Rank #11

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Episode 8: MBTI Series - Sensing or Intuition

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.    

16mins

30 Apr 2015

Rank #12

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Episode 81: Toxic People

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

32mins

14 Jan 2016

Rank #13

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Episode 38: Parenting

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.

30mins

13 Aug 2015

Rank #14

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Episode 73: Quiet Shaming

What are the implications of being quiet shamed and how can our awareness of introversion help people's interactions with each other?

24mins

17 Dec 2015

Rank #15

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Episode 114: How Do You Deal with Negativity?

Negativity affects us all in different ways but when things get us down there's a right way and a wrong way in dealing with them.

35mins

9 May 2016

Rank #16

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Episode 110: Are introverts and Extroverts Real?

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.

45mins

25 Apr 2016

Rank #17

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Episode 77: Flirting

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?

31mins

31 Dec 2015

Rank #18

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Episode 7: Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator Introduction

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.

16mins

27 Apr 2015

Rank #19

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Episode 4: Switching Sides

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

23mins

9 Apr 2015

Rank #20