Hello, and thank you for taking the time to read this post. I've been reading threads on personality cafe for awhile now, and decided to join so I could connect with you all. I really don't know other INFP's, but my husband is INFJ/INTJ (he likes to say that he is INFJ with me and INTJ with everyone else lol). The reason for starting this thread, is I am an unemployed, depressed INFP. From what I've read, my situation doesn't seem to be that unique among INFP's. I graduated from college in 2014, and since then have been jumping from job to job, each one making me more miserable than the last. I studied Studio Art/Graphic Design in college, but have been unable to find a job in graphic design past an internship. I tried freelance for awhile, but it really didn't go so well and I need a consistent paycheck. My husband is getting out of the military in a year, which we are both happy about, but I really need a job as we have a lot of debt and we don't know what's going to happen with him finding work.
Besides the internship, the other jobs I've taken include customer service working in food service, receptionist, and as a rep for direct tv. These jobs have all been totally wrong for me, but of all of the hundreds of applications I've put in I really haven't gotten any better options. I did get a couple graphic design opportunities while trying to make it as a freelancer, and I regret not taking those now, as I might would have a good job now. I interviewed for a few really good jobs, but they always said they were choosing someone with more experience. I worked so hard in college and also worked two part time jobs as an art editor and graphic artist while going through college. I'm so sad that I can't find anything.
I don't know what to do, I've still been applying for graphic design jobs, because I'm not qualified to do much else. The opportunities are scarce and I'm worried that I won't be able to get a job in my field because it's been so long since I graduated. I'm wondering if I should try to go back to school, but that would just add on more debt. And I don't want to go back to a customer service job. I quit all those jobs because they made me so unhappy, I used to nearly cry every day. I just wanted to die, I know that's dramatic but I was that upset, all the time. In most cases my husband had to talk me into quitting still, because I really do hate quitting anything. I'm still depressed now because I feel like there's just not a place for me, at least not in this city. I feel like no one wants what I have to offer. What should I do?? Any advice would be greatly appreciated whether it's for career, or just being able to cope in the real world as an INFP!