Going into my first year of college, one of my biggest fears was being paired with a roommate. Was she going to be nice? Is she going to clean up after herself? How will she respond to me? If you’re about to go to college, here are 10 types of roommates you’ll encounter. My roommate was like Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games. She was very self-conscious about her surroundings and her beliefs. If you didn’t follow the rules, she’d likely be upset. If you encounter an ideologist, follow rules that are important to them. You don’t want to get into trouble with that person.
A common roommate you might encounter is Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean, otherwise known as the Drunkard. This person constantly keeps alcohol in their possession. They’re never afraid to have a good time, whether it be a Friday night or a Tuesday afternoon before class. Be responsible if your roommate is the Drunkard, and don’t feel bad about staying away.
Depending on the community you live in, you might encounter Sheldon Cooper from Big Bang Theory, or the annoying genius. This roommates has vast knowledge of every topic under the sun, and they’re not afraid to let you know that. Be careful when you talk to the annoying genius, because your conversation might not end for a while.
No matter what happens with your roommate, make sure you focus on yourself while in college. Want to know more about what to expect? Here are 16 students you’ll meet in college.