Oh, fellow roommates. They can be either the best or the worst part of your college or life experience, depending on your luck. So if you’ve seen some comedy or sitcom featuring college graduates, you’re probably a little afraid of who you may be living with. So, for those who will start college by next fall, here are ten types of roommates that you might come across when chasing your degree down. When you’re still in college, you’re probably all too familiar with any of these. And if you’re a working adult, during your college days, you’ll recall your past days.
1. The Night Owl
Sleep is for the weak — or for people who really want to excel at school or in college for first rank, according to the night owl roommates. Now, I know plenty of night owls that seem never to sleep and are still top students (and great people all around). I don’t talk to people who only happen to be nocturnal. I’m thinking about those roommates who love playing entire concerts or yelling at a video game or making ramen at 3 a.m. You know, some that tend to think that if they don’t need to sleep, there’s nobody else, either. If you live with an inconsiderate night owl, I’d recommend investing in earplugs.
2. The Health-Conscious Roommate:
This is the roommate who eats healthily and also exercises. They’re very health-conscious and always make sure they stay fit. Having a health-conscious roommate also means getting good food in your room when you need it, and getting a work-out buddy when you want to work out daily. Although they might encourage you to eat the granola bars they just purchased, this roommate may be overbearing, particularly if they try to convince you to follow their lifestyle. If you’re not on a strict diet, this is the kind of roommate who most definitely won’t be able to go out with you to eat at a fast-food restaurant because they’re going to point out all the bad food you’re consuming.
3. The Messy One:
For this roommate type your room can never be clean. This person spends much of his time doing whatever hobby his interest has piqued much. The hobby may be playing video games, reading, writing, sleeping, binging TV shows. You probably won’t get anything done, because if you don’t clean the house, you could still have dirty clothes, shoes, and other things all over your floor. If there are any dirty dishes, you’ll probably be the one to wash them, even though they’re not yours. You might also end up making orders for them, like picking up their groceries when you get your own.Do not allow the roommate to take advantage of you. Though you could profit from getting a lazy roommate by sharing lazy weekends in.
4. The Party Animal
This roommate comes in at 2 a.m. Trying and struggling to collapse in the kitchen following a late night out. With this roommate, you wonder if they’re really enrolled in classes, or if their classroom is the dance floor.
5. Privacy, Kind Of Roommate:
Only keep on inviting people to this one. Wait for their college friends, school mates, distant relatives, or even random strangers to end up at your door and crash for the night. Don’t be shocked to see them there, even in your roommate’s absence, making themselves at home. Imagine this: you’ve had a particularly bad day at work or college and come home to find about a dozen people, some are swinging to loud music, others are busy making out, completely oblivious of the fact that they’re pouring food onto your pillow. Ugh .. NOT should you! Asking them to quiet down or show them the door does not get you anywhere other than a hundred cold shoulders and stinky eyes worth a week.
6. The Best Mate
Not every roommate is evil, of course. All of them are really completely fantastic. You’re likely to be casual friends with your roommate, chances are, and if you’re lucky, you could end up with a new best life pal. And you’re set for the rest of your college career once you’ve found this great roommate. For two years now, I had the same roommates and I am lucky enough to find some of my best friends. When you connect with your friend, with the world, everything just feels good.
7. The Borrower
90% of you are confident your roommate doesn’t own anything. Rather, what they need is to borrow. Small talk normally reads, “Oh, can I borrow your textbook / econ/ [insert necessity]?,” followed by a tentative “ok, something.”
8. Silent One
You won’t get one from these rooms people, if you want salutation when you come home from the school. The Silent One looks perfectly good before you know that you never heard it say a single word. You’re going to go as you want and say nothing. If you’re lucky you get out of them a smirk or an awkward smile, but don’t expect anything.
9. The Lover kind of roommate
If you have neighbors nearby that always shake walls, that’s bad enough. If your colleague doesn’t understand how much Public displays of affection is too much, then that’s even worse. You would better hope your roommate will keep this to himself, because he has a significant other or always wants to be frisky, but you won’t always be generous. Don’t be surprised if you walk out of your bed because your roommate is “concerned.”
10. And the Nudist
Don’t turn around too soon or you’ll get a good glimpse of your roommate’s … everything. This one wants to make it stand out and nothing you can do about it. After all, it is his / her place too. Build yourself up.
There are several types of optimistic as well as destructive roommates. Yet note when you are in school/college so at some stage everybody will stay with a roommate. Hopefully, these easy suggestions would help you get through your encounter with your roommate. Good luck and continue searching down the hall for the single room … Now! Right today!
Author: Vedant Borole