I feel like I am becoming more introverted of late. I feel edgy and drained after conversations about my feelings, and I crave lots of solitude. Not only do I crave it, I literally need it to preserve calmness and a reasonable sense of stability. I've never been one to talk much in group conversations, but now I find myself becoming increasingly silent in these situations, (especially when my parents are around for some reason.) I have four or five close friends that I talk to on a regular basis, but my desire to talk much to most of them is dropping. Occasionally I almost resent simple questions like "How have you been doing?" "What are you up to?" or "What are you thinking about?" unless they are from someone I really feel like talking to.
So, NFs, what is the deal with this? Just a phase? Have you ever experienced times when your introversion (if you are an introvert) is more strongly expressed than usual? Do you find it healthier to fight the tendency or to go with the psychological flow? Is this something to be concerned about?
Some background for perspective: I'm 22, facing some major decisions, and I don't believe the problem (if it is a problem) I'm describing is depression, tho I might not know if it was.