Roommate Avoidance Challenge: People around all the time. What’s an introvert to do?
Even if you’re lucky enough to have a cool roommate, sometimes you just want to be alone, so a few roommate avoidance tactics can be handy tools to have.
One roommate avoidance tactic: Hide. Try the study lounge, kitchen, lobby — maybe even a friend’s room. Sometimes a roommate can pretend to be asleep.
You may discover that the library is a wonderful place to find quiet and solitude.
Alternatively, you can be alone in a crowd — take your laptop to a crowded coffee shop, for example, or ditch the electronics and bury your head in a book.
Of course, if you want to really get crazy, you could ask your roommate if you could have a little time by yourself. You can use some of the helpful College Roommate tips for getting along.
For some college freshmen, this is the first time sharing a room with another person and it can be a big adjustment. Best college roommate advice: Be up-front and honest — in a caring way — with the person you are living with, and be willing to compromise.
Learning to share a small space is one of many adjustments a new college student will have to make. It’s a good idea to spend some time thinking about this, along with making lists of things to buy for the dorm.