Any other INFPs living in a family full of extroverts?
How does it make you feel/how do you cope?
I currently live with my mom, stepdad, and little sister, all who are extraverts (although my stepdad's E/I can be rather questionable).
I find that one good thing about having an extroverted family is that they're always on the go, which leaves the house empty and me happy But on the flipside, when they're all stick at home, it can drive me batshit CRAZY. A lot of times their intrusive loudness can put me in a somber/irritable mood where I'll usually withdraw and retreat to my room. Sometimes I'll have the tendency to snap at or be sarcastic towards them when they aren't really doing anything wrong, which later makes me feel like shit. I often fear that they think I hate them since I always take off for my room after dinner and don't really sit and talk with them. Which isn't the case at all, I love them, I just can't take the chaos.
I try to make up for it by consoling my mom or letting her vent to me when she's upset, and spending time with my little sister (who's 11 and most likely an ENFP like our mom) when everyone else is busy. It's actually pretty nice to be the only one in the house who's calm in a crisis, especially when my mom and sister clash or when my mom's having something of a breakdown. When my mom and sister argue it's full of angry emotional shouting and misunderstanding eachother (my mom has a tendency to get aggrivated very quickly and start shouting, resulting in my sister crying). I try to pull my mom to the side, figure out what happened, then give her the best advice I can think of to help her understand my sister. Most often I end up consoling my mom over her worries or after she's had a fight with my stepdad. Although not the most practical person myself, I try to explain the emotions and logic of the situation, and suprisingly enough, she'll actually take my advice sometimes! :O
Sorry for getting carried away XD;; Your turn!