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The Captain’s Pod produces a unique and stimulating series of podcasts that spread good feelz and geeky fun! Listeners (A.K.A. “Shipmates”) experience real human connection through in-depth personal stories and content created specifically to help them learn about their inner-self and how to begin making changes for the better to their mental and emotional state. The crew of The Captain's Pod host various programs on topics such as Highly Sensitive Persons, ENFP and INFJ Myers-Briggs Personality Types (MBTI), Introverts and Introversion, suicide prevention, positive thought, anti-bullying, and low self-esteem. Sometimes we are just letting our geek flag fly, other times we are there to remind you that it's OK to cry! Ready for geeky fun with all the feelz? Become a shipmate! Strap in and blast off with The Captain's Pod!






In/Ex Adventures #23 - After the Breakup & Modern Dating

In this modern dating world are people as disposable as the outdated technology? Being in a relationship is hard, and there are a lot of reasons why two people might choose to go their separate ways. In this episode, Michelle and The Captain discuss what ENFPs and INFJs do after a break up, as well as shed some light on their own relationship ups and downs. If you sometimes feel like relationships are just too much work, or if you are tired of people giving up on you at the slightest sign of...

Duration: 01:02:16

HSP SOS #38 Aging & The Highly Sensitive

No one escapes getting older, but how does aging impact HSPs differently than non-HSPs? Michelle and The Captain share Dr. Elaine Aron's view on why highly sensitive persons are more in-tune with the aging process, as well as discuss their own perspectives on aging. Resources: "HSPs and The Accumulation of Birthdays" Dr. Elaine Aron "3 Tips on Combating Ageism From and Anti-Aging...

Duration: 00:50:49

HSP SOS #37 - Addiction & Highly Sensitive Persons

Addiction is not an easy topic to talk about, but it is an important one. On this episode, Michelle Lynn and The Captain start a conversation about the possible connection between sensitivity and addiction, as well as explore why addiction is a highly sensitive persons topic. If you have struggled with addiction, or someone you know has struggled with addiction, please take a moment to be a part of this important discussion. It's not about judging or educating. It's just about taking the...

Duration: 00:48:59

IN/EX Adventures #22 - Introvert Vs. Extrovert Sense of Humor

By now we all know that you MUST have a sense of humor when you are in an introvert/extrovert relationship! Are you an INFJ like Michelle that often misses jokes, because as an INFJ you don't always get the obvious? Are you an ENFP like The Captain that frequently says "Why you making fun of me?" Michelle's idea of a compliment is telling Cap, "You look fancy... like you are getting ready to park cars" and "You look nice like a douche at the bar." Fortunately Cap's thoughts are elsewhere...

Duration: 00:44:11

IN/EX Adventures #21 - The NF Male

Michelle and The Captain discuss men who have the iNtuitve Feeling trait in their Myers-Briggs Personality type. These NF males want you to know that they are not the stereotypical "Sensitive Ponytail Man" or "Emo-dude" that should be kept in the friend zone! We're fighting male stereotypes and sensitive man misconceptions on In/Ex #21! -------- Resources- Heidi Priebe "14 Intuitive Feeling Men Explain What They Wish The World Knew About NF...

Duration: 00:39:57

HSP SOS #36 - Keeping Passion Positive

Are you an extremely passionate person? Do you go "all in" on the projects, activities, and topics that interest you? On this episode of HSP SOS, Michelle and The Captain discuss how highly sensitive people demonstrate an intense passion for their interests and talk about how this truly is an amazing gift. They also dive into what happens when a passion starts to become an obsession, as well as share some helpful tips on how HSPs can pursue their passion without it leading to...

Duration: 00:57:29

In/Ex Adventures #20 - Romance Styles of INFJ & ENFP

It's a "Valentine's Day Adventure" on this episode! The Captain and Michelle discuss what to get your significant other based on their INFJ or ENFP personality type and dive into Romance Styles for introverts and extroverts. They also discuss the "Love Language" for this infamous MBTI pairing. What's most important? Quality time? Words of affirmation? How about physical touch? They answer all of these questions and more with personal stories from their own adventures! It's In/Ex Adventures...

Duration: 00:52:06

In/Ex Adventures #19 - INFJ and ENFP Connection

We've spent quite a bit of time laughing about our differences, but on this show we are looking at why ENFP and INFJ are actually perfect for each other! We go over 20 checkpoints to determine if what you have really is an ENFP/INFJ connection! Article: "Why the ENFP and INFJ are Perfect for Each Other" by Andrea Lawrence -------- Take the Myers-Briggs Personality Indicator test...

Duration: 00:53:16

HSP SOS #35 - Highly Sensitive & Hormonal

Are you feeling hormonal? As a highly sensitive person, that's the last thing you want to be accused of, but is it possible that HSPs are more sensitive to hormonal changes in their bodies than non-HSPs? On this episode of HSP SOS, Michelle and The Captain discuss how hormones might impact HSPs at different stages of their lives, and this isn't just a conversation for the ladies. The highly sensitive men out there might be surprised by the discussion of male hormone cycles and something...

Duration: 00:49:25

HSP SOS #34 - Emotional Balance

Are you in control of your emotions, or are your emotions in control of you? On this episode of HSP SOS, Michelle and The Captain discuss Dr. Elaine Aron's definition of emotional regulation, as well as the reasons why highly sensitive people can have a more difficult time processing and handling their emotions. Listen in as these two talk about the consequences of allowing oneself to get emotionally out of balance, and hear ten ways that HSPs can start better regulating their emotions to...

Duration: 00:54:37

In/Ex Adventures #18 - Biggest Fears of INFJ & ENFP

Being that it's Halloween time and we've been thinking about things that are scary, Michelle and The Captain dive into the biggest fears of INFJ and ENFP. This is no horror movie! It's an in-depth look into whats holding each of them back and what they need to let go of in order to grow. It's In/Ex #18! 10 Things that Terrify INFJ and ENFP's: ENFP…/10-things-terrify-enfps-acco…/ INFJ…/10-things-that-terrify-infjs…/ What Each...

Duration: 00:55:21

In/Ex Adventures #17 - "7 Hard Life Lessons for an INFJ"

In this very emotional episode, Michelle dives into her article "Superman Vs. A Rainbow" also known as "7 Life Lessons for an INFJ." She discusses the role that her INFJ personality type has played in the downfalls of past relationships and how taking a step back can give one some perspective of past mistakes and lessons for moving forward into potential future happiness. Read Michelle's Article...

Duration: 00:58:58

HSP SOS #33 - Low Self Esteem in HSPs

In her book The Undervalued Self, Dr. Elaine Aron explains how highly sensitive people often struggle with low self-esteem more so than non-HSPs. In this episode of HSP SOS, Michelle and The Captain discuss low self-esteem attacks, why HSPs suffer from LSE more than others, as well as highlight the work of Dr. Marilyn J. Sorensen, a leading expert in the area of low self-esteem. They share their results from Sorensen's low self-esteem assessment, and even provide some quick tips on how...

Duration: 00:57:20

HSP SOS #32 - HSP/ HSP Relationships: Double the Love or Double the Trouble

Is it really better to be in a relationship with another highly sensitive person? Does doubling the sensitivity double the love? On this episode of HSP SOS, Michelle and The Captain discuss Dr. Elaine Aron's research on the benefits and pitfalls of two HSPs being in a relationship together. Some useful tips for couples trying to maintain a happy and healthy relationship. Resources 53 Questions to Ask That Will Change Your Relationship ...

Duration: 01:04:55

In/Ex Adventures #16 - Alcohol and Excess

We're back! After a trip to Vegas and an adventure with Absinthe, INFJ Michelle and ENFP The Captain discuss which beverage best represents their Myers-Briggs Personality type and also how Introverts and Extroverts act in a party environment! Michelle discusses having to schedule her drinking excursions while The Captain makes impromptu parties happen! They discuss the pressure on ENFP's in social situations to be entertaining and then wondering if people only like them when they are...

Duration: 00:36:42

HSP SOS #31 - Perfecting Perfection

Have you ever been called a perfectionist? Do you worry endlessly about getting things right? In this episode of HSP SOS, Michelle and the Captain talk about why highly sensitive people have a tendency to exhibit traits of perfectionism. They also discuss healthy types of perfectionism vs. destructive forms and share their personal perspectives on their own perfectionistic qualities. It's possible that you aren't as bad as you believe, or as ridiculous as others have made you feel, in...

Duration: 00:56:17

In/Ex Adventures #15 - In a Rut! Inferior Functions of ENFP and INFJ

What happens when we are in a rut and our BAD sides come out? What's the cause of these ruts in the first place? Michelle and The Captain talk about the inferior functions of their Myers-Briggs Personality Types - ENFP and INFJ. They discuss a little distraction vs too much, cutting out manipulative people and toxic relationships and Michelle questions The Captain's "manly man" skills! Cap takes a disco nap... and a disco shower, and while he states he is the "shake-making champion" of the...

Duration: 00:53:00

HSP SOS #30 - Fear and Arousal in Highly Sensitive Persons

How big of a role does fear play in your life? On this episode, Michelle and The Captain discuss the difference between fear and arousal in highly sensitive persons, as well as why forcing introverts and HSPs to face their fears isn't always successful. We share some of our own personal strategies for handling perceived dangers, real dangers, and the manufactured fears of the media. If you find yourself constantly questioning whether to protect yourself or open yourself up, this is an...

Duration: 00:53:21

In/Ex Adventures #14 - Introvert Anxiety vs. Extrovert Anxiety

INFJ Says: "Too Much input!" ENFP says: "Stop making fun of me!" The Captain and Michellelook at anxiety symptoms for INFJ and ENFP by first recognizing triggers, patterns of behavior when stressed and anxious, how to re-balance, and what you learn from the stressful experience. How to get out of that funk or lighten the load for your significant other! It's In/Ex #14! "Patterns of Anxiety by MBTI Behavior- Escaping the Grip"...

Duration: 00:33:43

HSP SOS #29 - "I Feel Lonely"

Do you often feel alone? Has the feeling of loneliness become a reoccurring part of your life? On this episode of HSP SOS, Michelle and The Captain discuss common misconceptions about loneliness, Dr. Elaine Aron's description of feeling alone, the latest research and science behind loneliness, as well as how loneliness can be especially challenging for a highly sensitive person and what can be done about it. Resources: "This Will Completely Change How You Think About Loneliness" Christie...

Duration: 00:31:04

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