I still honestly can't make up my mind whether I really am an extrovert because of this, but I do get physically exhausted if I socialise too much.
For example last week my friend came to my house for my birthday on tuesday, and didn't leave until the following monday (this monday), with her 4 kids, so that's now me, my 3 kids, her, her 4 kids and my brother all in my house for that many days.
I was desperate for time alone, by the time she left on monday I didn't even want to answer the phone to anyone. I have been physically exhausted and withdrawn since then, and if it wasn't for the fact that I know she is very lonely, I wouldn't be heading back to hers from this friday for another 9 days because she tells me she is really low and doesn't want to be alone.
This is taxing me so badly, I really need some down time, I have been unable to function properly since she left. I feel brain dead, I feel like I need to recharge, something that introverts need to do right?
If you asked me how I would cope on a deserted island, part of me is crazy drawn to that hermit lifestyle and I know I would be fine with it (as long as I had internet connection haha).
Even if we removed all the kids from the equation, at a weeks company I would feel maxed out and would need to be alone or else I get snappy, rude, abrupt, basically everything I usually am not.
Again something I read happens to introverts.
So do other ENxP types suffer from this need to shut the world out after too much socialising?