Do other INFJs have a tendency to disappear off the face of the Earth for periods of time? I'm honestly not sure why INFJs are known as "the most extroverted introvert" because I truly can not describe in words how easily I am drained by social interaction. I will want to spend time with someone, but I can't help but feel mentally fatigued and lethargic when around even introverted types at times. I actually feel like the most introverted introvert. I feel bad because I do not want to hurt anyone's feelings by ignoring/avoiding them. I usually do end up hurting someone because of the fact that I don't always answer every text message or phone call I receive. I try to, but it makes me feel like all of the life is being sucked out of me, even though I do very much enjoy building relationships with people. Do other INFJs have this issue as well? This is especially evident when around depressed people. I will want more than anything in the world to help them and make them feel better, but after awhile, it feels like I haven't slept in a month. Then, I myself become depressed by worrying about them. I've disappeared from heavily draining people for months at a time, and the only people who have understood this behavior were an INTP and an ISFJ. I think I give people mixed signals because I can range from distant and aloof to warm and bubbly. I wish I could stop this because it hurts people, but I have an uncontrollable desire to be a hermit sometimes. Perhaps this is because INFJs are so in tune with the emotional energies of everyone around us. Maybe constantly reading/evaluating people's true feelings quickly diminishes our energy. All I know is, I need human interaction just like everyone else does, but I can not handle it in large doses. Even introverts find me to be reclusive. My question is, can anyone relate to this?