Hi! I'm an INFP with two close ENFJ friends. We've been extremely close for over a decade, but lately I've started noticing a few things that I need help with.
As an INFP, I need my alone time, or I get snippy and exhausted. My ENFJs are always wanting to talk and talk non-stop, and while I'm interested lately I've been so tired that I can't really keep up - I just need to sit and listen and think for a while, and I don't know how to let them see this. I start out smiling and answering, but trying not to facilitate further conversation as I run out of energy. I try to send them signals, and eventually end up making my replies shorter and more uninterested to let them know that I'm just not up for it as I get mentally exhausted, but they don't get the message. I'm worried about hurting their feelings, but at the same time the way that they end up treating me like I'm moody and fragile is really rather hurtful.
I'm not very good with talking about feelings and emotions, so how do I let them see this? Please help me!