Below are some few types of roommates:
The thoughtless roommates: This is the person who leaves their stuff scattered around the room and never cleans or tidies up after themselves. First, remember that he or she is not deliberately trying to annoy you. However, you need to discuss this or nothing will change. When you do that, don’t come across as being angry and accusatory. Instead, stay casual, warm and friendly. Also, ask if there’s anything you can do to make life easier for them.
The “borrower”: This is the person who takes your stuff, and treats your belongings as if they’re also theirs. This can range from something small like a few slices of bread to something more important like your clothes or bike. Clearly, this is NOT OK and needs an open discussion so that everyone is clear as to what the boundaries are.
The explosive roommate: Often, this type of person seems calm and tolerant — then suddenly blows up over fairly minor things. Yet, we come from different backgrounds — and each person is unique — so different stuff annoys us or becomes an irritant. Here, a frank honest, discussion will often do the trick so that tension doesn’t build, and spoil a good relationship.
The irresponsible roommate: This individual is unreliable and doesn’t seem to care about the impact of their actions. For example, they break stuff and just leave it, or forget to pay the bills. They never see it as their problem, and they just don’t seem to care. This person needs confronting in a firm, respectful way. And if things stay the same — don’t ever share with them again!
The ghost roommate: This is the person who is rarely around. They often have a busy life or else they travel with their job. They’re rarely problematic — so be glad that they’re so easy — and enjoy your time together when they happen to be there.
IN NEXT BLOG, WE WILL SHARE HOW TO DEAL WITH DIFFERENT KIND OF ROOMMATES/FLATMATES.