I'm an incoming freshman and just met my roommate for the first time today. I'm pretty open minded but two things turned me off immediately. The first thing: her handshake was so wimpy. She didn't even grab my full hand. The second thing: She seems very shy. I'm someone who's both introverted and extroverted and one of the things I want to do is a lot of campus activities. I imagined myself doing these things the most with the person I'm obviously rooming with, but I was hoping it would be someone much more outgoing.
I plan on waiting it out two weeks and see how I like her. The only thing is how does the person get notified that you are wanting to switch roommates? What is the likelihood that I would even be able to find a new roommate?
*I should also note that I chose the type of dorm that has essentially 7 other roommates, but like I mentioned you room with the one other person and share the other space with them and the other people.
If anyone could offer any advice I would really appreciate it! :- ) Thank you! I don't mean to sound so judgmental right off the bat, I'm just stressing because I feel like your roommate is a big start to making new friends and adjusting.
Most Helpful Guy
It's so unimportant that you're stressing makes no sense. You will find who you will find. You may not ever get along with your roommate and if you don't your life won't crash.1
Most Helpful Girl
I don't like shaking hands so I give wimpy handshakes or just tell the person I don't wanna shake their hand. I come off as an unsociable bitch but when asked to go out or participate in something I'm there!! Lol. I keep to myself until asked if I wanna do this or that. I don't believe in being annoying, clingy and a nuisance to people.0