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12 Types of Flatmates You Can Expect To Have at Uni

Uni flatmates come in all shapes and sizes, such as the following…

1. The clean freak.

If this person charged for every time they had to clean a messy student flat by themselves, they would be a millionaire. This flatmate cannot stand mess and what they are willing to tolerate while living with a bunch of students varies because they can be either lenient or need any sign of mess to be gone the second it appears. If you live with a clean flatmate, then you probably won’t have to worry about failing inspections. Although don’t take them for granted, because if they have to clean up after you enough times, they’ll eventually snap and decide to stop doing it.

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2. The slob.

There are people who are naïve domestically speaking which is fine because they’ll probably grow out of it, but then there are the flatmates who don’t know how to look after a flat at all. They leave their rubbish all over your kitchen and floor for days and seem to expect someone else in the flat to clean it seemingly without complaint.

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3. The helpless one.

These are the flatmates who can never seem to function without someone’s help, leaving you wondering how they got through life before they moved away from home. Cooking for themselves, doing their own laundry, just doing anything really seems a mystery to them.

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4. The lazy one.

The flatmate who never seems to do anything productive for anyone in the flat. To them, they make a favour sound like you’re asking them to run a marathon.

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5. The one that makes you look bad.

There’s always that one flatmate who loves to make you look bad in front of other people, especially on social media.  Thanks for sharing that video, btw.

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6. The ghost.

You live with a lot of people during uni and all of them have different social attitudes when in the flat, but with this one, there’s rarely a hint of them even being in the flat and it causes you to ask two questions: why are you even paying rent for this place when you’re barely here? And am I sure that I didn’t just hallucinate this person?

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7. The social ambassador.

The exact opposite of the ghost. They will ensure you all get along and do things together if it kills them.

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8. The party person.

This one is similar to the social ambassador. The party person, however, is the one who always likes to have pre-drinks at your place, whether everyone else is happy with this or not.

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9. The one who never sleeps.

Or if they do, it’s at a pretty late hour. You can always hear them chatting or watching TV, but somehow they manage to be up for lectures and seminars at 9am without a problem?

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10. The borrower.

That flatmate who borrows all your stuff without asking you. After a long day of studying, you want to relax at home, grab some food and just generally unwind. Then you enter the living room and see one of your flatmates using your laptop, eating your food or using the things you were going to use to cook like it’s no problem.

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11. The prankster.

A bunch of young people living in a flat, there are probably going to be pranks at one point or another. Depending on your sense of humour, this’ll probably get old fast or you’ll probably laugh about it later. It’ll depend on how frequently it happens but if your flatmates don’t appreciate it then stop because it’ll cause a lot of problems down the line.

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12. And finally, the best friend.

If you’re lucky, you might just end up living with someone who turns out to be your best friend. They are by far the best person to live with, but the worst when it comes to saying goodbye.

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