Soooo I moved into my apt for school today and have 3 roommates. So far they seem really nice, but we haven’t really clicked. They all know each other, and I don’t know any of them so it’s sort of feels…awkward. I’m also pretty introverted/ambiverted–not shy or socially anxious, but being around people a lot drains my energy after awhile, even though I like talking.
So I guess…how do you survive with roommates as an introvert? I don’t want them to think I’m rude or unfriendly but sometimes I don’t feel like talking, and sometimes I want to be alone. I’ve met all of them and chatted with each a little bit and we talked about how we might decorate our apt, but that’s pretty much it. They all hang out together and I would rather hang out by myself (for now) since I don’t know them well and I’m super exhausted from this past wk.
Be up front with them! It helps so much if you just lay it out how it is! More than likely they will love that you felt comfortable enough to tell them that your an introvert! Being up front might help you and them in the long run.