11 Things That Happen When You're An Introvert With An Extrovert Roommate

11 Things That Happen When You're An Introvert With An Extrovert Roommate

Just saying, I still loved all you guys, even as you were draining my life-force.
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I love hiding away in my room cuddled under the covers without no one else to bother me. However, I do love discussing things. Class discussion is one of my favorite activities to do in class, especially when it's about a book. But there are some who just seem to love to talk, to go out, to go out to parties to meet new people and talk to those people in addition to all of their friends who came with them. That's when I hide under the covers. But when your roommate is one of these people, like my past three roommates have been, there is almost no escaping the threat of the extrovert.


1. They love to talk. A lot.

Not all extroverts are especially talkative, but when some of them start, get comfortable and get ready to listen.


2. They want to go out, again.

So far all three of my extroverted roommates have had, on average, one meal off campus every week. Or they have had the whim to go shopping, or to go to Starbucks. Or they want to go out after coming back from hanging out. Even when I had a car, I only left campus when I had to. I don't understand it.


3. Campus Events? Always.

Sometimes I feel like a bad friend when I don't go to my friend's recitals or plays. On the other hand, my current roommate has been to one my friend's plays twice. Sometimes I just have to consider my roommate as someone who shows up for me.



4. What time are you getting back?

At like 12:00 AM or 1:00 AM, either is good. Why? Because it's the weekend. During the weekend, I like to go to bed at 9:30 PM. Why? Because it's the weekend.




5. Energy Source Danger.

After late parties, my current roommate can't sleep because she's so energized from all the people she has seen. I am cranky, and tired, and am already snoozing.


6. Constant phone activity.

Buzz. Nope, not my phone. It's her phone. Buzz. It's either her mom, her boyfriend, her dad, her brother, her friend from back home, her friend from Florida, or her cousin. If not all of them at once. Buzz.


7. She's talking to me now.

My earbuds are in and I am writing this article, but she explaining everything to me or talking about something that's happened or that she saw on social media. I half-listen, nod my head, and say "yes" when she asks me if I am paying attention.


8. Snapchat Attack!

I get every snapchat she takes. Ever. Or her story is a short film of all the crazy things she can do in a short period of time.



9. They are willing to say anything.

Maybe the others have seemed like complaints, but extroverts can be really relaxing to introverts when they just say whatever they need to say. Introverts can overthink, so having an open roommate can really help keep things straight.


10. "You've Told Me That, Twice."

When it's been a good day, she'll tell you something she's told you already. While it can get annoying, it's an effective way to tell that she's doing okay. And an effective reminder sometimes.


11. Summer time communication is probably a must.

Most of my friends in high school were introverts as well. So I never got into the habit of talking to my friends over the summer. But if to don't talk to your extrovert, you might find them a bit salty when you go back to school.

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5 Perks Of Having A Long-Distance Best Friend

The best kind of long-distance relationship.
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Sometimes, people get annoyed when girls refer to multiple people as their "best friend," but they don't understand. We have different types of best friends. There's the going out together best friend, the see each other everyday best friend and the constant, low maintenance best friend.

While I'm lucky enough to have two out of the three at the same school as me, my "low maintenance" best friend goes to college six hours from Baton Rouge.

This type of friend is special because no matter how long you go without talking or seeing each other, you're always insanely close. Even though I miss her daily, having a long-distance best friend has its perks. Here are just a few of them...

1. Getting to see each other is a special event.

Sometimes when you see someone all the time, you take that person and their friendship for granted. When you don't get to see one of your favorite people very often, the times when you're together are truly appreciated.

2. You always have someone to give unbiased advice.

This person knows you best, but they probably don't know the people you're telling them about, so they can give you better advice than anyone else.

3. You always have someone to text and FaceTime.

While there may be hundreds of miles between you, they're also just a phone call away. You know they'll always be there for you even when they can't physically be there.

4. You can plan fun trips to visit each other.

When you can visit each other, you get to meet the people you've heard so much about and experience all the places they love. You get to have your own college experience and, sometimes, theirs, too.

5. You know they will always be a part of your life.

If you can survive going to school in different states, you've both proven that your friendship will last forever. You both care enough to make time for the other in the midst of exams, social events, and homework.

The long-distance best friend is a forever friend. While I wish I could see mine more, I wouldn't trade her for anything.

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14 Things You Relate To If You Grew Up WithOUT Any Cousins

*GASP* "What, you really don't have any cousins?"

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It always shocks every person who hears me state that I do not have any cousins. For some reason, this is just hard for people to really believe when it's actually not something impossible. I think we are all just so used to large families that it sounds weird when people say that they have no cousins. Yet, it is definitely a potential reality, and actually impossible if each of your parents is the only child to your grandparents.

Here are 14 things that you can relate to if you grew up without any cousins.

1. Nobody believes you when you say that you don't have any cousins

I'm serious, for the tenth time.

2. Your grandparents spoil you

With no other grandchildren to worry about, it's pretty easy to do.

3. You don't understand when people say that cousins are your first best friends

My best friend was my first best friend.

4. You and your siblings are always the youngest people at family events

This was simultaneosuly a good thing and a bad thing.

5. You get all of the attention at holidays

Since you're the youngest one around, then distant relatives are always doting over you.

6. Everything you do is deemed awesome by your extended family because there is nobody to compete with

It's much easier to be praised when you aren't being compared to someone similar to your age.

7. You don't know how to hold babies

You're never around them so why would you?

8. Family photos are pretty easy to coordinate

The less people, the easier.

9. Other family members spoil you just because 

Afterall, you are the only kid around...

10. The family will make comments regarding the potential for you to have a cousin as a justification for why they aren't doing something for you

When you hear, "I can't buy you too much because someday your aunt is going to have kids and I will have to do the same for them" you cringe and just had to know that all of the attention wouldn't last forever.

11. Birthdays are always a big deal

A perk of not having very many to remember.

12. If your parents' siblings own pets, then you refer to the animal as your cousin

Cat cousins, dog cousins, lizard cousins, and fish cousins can be pretty cool, actually.

13. Sometimes you dream of marrying into a big family

This is to ensure that your kids do grow up with cousins.

14. You appreciate the closeness of your tight-knit fam

Maybe the only thing you would miss if you had a big family is the opportunity to develop such close bonds with the few relatives that you do have.

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