Are you easy or hard to live with?

August 25, 2009 3:49pm CST
I have to admit that I am probably classed as hard to live with. I am a nice tidy person, but I value my alone time very highly and in the past used to be quite hard to live around, especially when I was stressed because of university. Being female I also have frequent mood changes as well which probably doesn't help matters! I also have a nasty tendency of encourage the other occupants of the house to leave so I can get it all to myself, though they haven't complained yet and I am not all that forceful in my attempts, more subtle than anything lol! On the other (more nicer) hand if my brother ever has any problems he knows that he can always talk to me, and I pay my rent on time so I guess those points weigh in my favour. Heck actually, maybe because I stay out of the way so much I am ranked as easy to live with because you never actually see me except when I am getting food or drying the pots lol! Well what about you, do you think you are easy or hard to live with, and why? Thank you for the responses, Dranz
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@kevinll (967)
• China
26 Aug 09
It is not easy to live. I felt longly sometimes. I have a lot of tired things to deal with but i can not say. I only face them by myself. It is difficult for me to face hard things. However no problem i will deal with them easily.
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@breepeace (3024)
• Canada
25 Aug 09
I think I'm fairly difficult to live with. I'm not a clean freak, but a really disorderly house does tend to stress me out, so I will generally just clean it myself. However, if my roommates are the type of people who just take that for granted and never pitch in, it poses a problem very quickly since I will only do it for so long before becoming resentful. I also value my alone time, and am a homebody, but I'm not always lucky enough to get roommates who are out a lot. Both of my current ones are kind of homebodies, too. I wish I had the means to have my own place, but it's far too expensive to do that right now.
26 Aug 09
Wow some of things you said here really resonated with me. I too like to keep a clean house though I really really hate cleaning whenever my brother is around, I used to resent him in the past as well because he was always in the house and I could never seem to get rid of him so just couldn't relax. I hope circumstances allow you to get your own place sometime in the future. Many thanks for the response, Dranz PS: I don't think you would be too bad to live with, cleaning and staying out of trouble, perfect lol :)
@letsee77 (227)
• United States
25 Aug 09
I think I'm easy to live with, if you even realize I'm there in the first place. Lol. I'm very quite and keep to myself a great percent of the time.
26 Aug 09
By being quiet and keeping yourself to yourself most of the time I think you are one of the most perfect people to live with, definitely in my view anyway. I like people who don't impose on others, and just get on with things themselves. Fantastic :) Thanks for the response, Dranz
@dawnald (84070)
• Shingle Springs, California
25 Aug 09
I'm easy to live with as long as you do things my way and leave me alone. Just kidding.... The truth is, if I like you, I'm very easy going about a lot of things. If you annoy me, watch out. Generally it takes a lot to annoy me.
26 Aug 09
LOL What a fantastic way to answer, I just love it. It actually probably describes the way I am as well, though until now I hadn't come to see things in that manner and try not to be too forceful as this isn't my house, but when I do have my own place I bet I will exactly like that, rules and everything lol. Many thanks for the response :) Dranz
@kykidd (6818)
• United States
25 Aug 09
Yes, it sounds like you would be an easy person to live with. I myself, think I am fairly easy to live with as well. I pick up after myself, because I like to keep things tidy. I however, am not a complete clean freak either. So if you leave something in the sink and you don't get it washed until tomorrow, I probably won't go nuts on you. LOL I have been around people who are complete slobs, and people who are clean freaks. That is how I know I am not either....thank goodness. They can both be hard to live with.
26 Aug 09
Wow I don't imagine I could live with either a slob or a clean freak so kudos to you for managing that lol. Both would drive me nuts and visa versa I imagine. That is probably why I strive to not be either as well, but to be nice and calm, keeping the floor tidy and yet ignoring the dust until the annual spring clean lol. Many thanks for the response, and for saying I would be easy to live with :) Dranz
@mama_bear (1121)
• Canada
26 Aug 09
according to my sister who i live with and with others that i have house shared with, i am easy to live with. i keep to myself, i mind my own business, i offer advice when it is requested, i provide company if need be, i love to cook so i am forever making meals, i clean up after myself, and clean when the place is a mess whether i have made the mess or not, i conserve resources like water and electricity and in a pinch i do bouncer duty should unwelcome unwanted visitors make an appearance *yes i mean you marketing people* i am also calm under pressure, am not easily lured into arguments and from time to time play peacemaker.
• United States
26 Aug 09
Just like you I love my space. I need it in order to have a good day. I love being around husband but I am glad we have more than one TV and living spaces. I would say I am in the middle of being hard to live with and easy. I like to be neat and everything in order. I like to conserve energy and food. don't like to be wasteful and I hate to see other people that way. I tend to nag a little bit and gripe about things that are not going my way. I told my husband when we got ingaged that I wasn't the easiest person to live with and he see's that now. But I have to hand it to him he adapts well. :o)
• India
26 Aug 09
i would probably classify myself as easy to live with simply because of the fact that i dont have lots of quirks associated with me.... i am not really particular in keeping my stuff in very particular places and do not worry myself much about the issues of order..if there is one thing i am particular about it is in not being a hazard to whoever it is that is there with me... i can be broody at times but it does not take much to bring me out of it... i have a keen sense of humour so if somebody is down i can lift their spirits up... but there is only on thing.. i too am susceptible to mood changes and it will be for very silly reasons like a cold,or a bad hair day or a day where i dont have comfortable clothes to wear...on those days i can be very intolerable and i have enough sense to keep myself out of the way...
• Kenya
26 Aug 09
Am not easy to live with i love the company of me and me alone. i a friend is to visit i dont enjoy company beyond three people it makes me feel unplaced. i dont like question. and high voice it really changes my mode.
@rosepedal64 (4191)
• United States
26 Aug 09
I am an easy person to get along with. My heart goes out to every body. I try to lend a hand and give help whenever I can. I have gotten into some messes for helping a little too much. My hubby says that I let people rule me. I don't know if I would go that far. I like to help out people.
@Hatley (164257)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Aug 09
hi dcLensherr hatley here.oh I think I am fairly easy to live'with as I usually give in to the others demand if its reasonable but I am a loner and am not much on small talk so maybe thats not so easy onmy 'roomate after all. I guess Im just in the middle as she can always depend on me if she needs my help and I try to help others here if they need it.I live in a assistedliving retirement center as we were homeless and my son didnt want me his 82 year old mom on the street so I am here and hes in a gov.paid apartment with three other guys who were also without jobs. I am also a female with an absent roomate whose in the hospital now having surgery.
@magickat (382)
26 Aug 09
I've had a few different housemates over the years and all have considered me pretty easy to live with. I'm fairly easy going and not a neat-freak, so usually things are OK. i don't like things to be left in a tip for a long time, but a day or two over the weekend of not washing up or whatever does not bother me. I recently moved in with my boyfriend and it's working out well. We both do our share of the chores and the place is pretty tidy. Obviously everyone has annoying habits or silly little things that annoy them, but a bit of give and take can go a long way.
• United States
26 Aug 09
Living with my husband I am a hard person to live with. Mainly because I am very neat person and he is a very messy person. Although this isn't a value issue, it is an issue for petty bickering. He is always making messes and annoying me with his bad habits. I try not to nag because I know what I married, but a lot of the habits I look at as lazy. Like his constent glass collection on his night stand. He brings a glass up every night, and he never brings them down. He can have 10 glasses collecting at a time. They can start to grow mold, and not get clean when they go through the dishwasher. I refuse to bring them down. He is a grown man. He responsible for himself. I am not his mother. Anyway for only this reason I am difficult in his eyes to live with. But I don't think I ask for too much.
@bingchen (1126)
• China
26 Aug 09
i found that i am hard to live with,because i met many questions that i deal with them myself,as female the pressure is very hard and the lower salary is only enough to my life,but i must learn to live and don't tell anybody what i live,somebody only see that i always smile every day and feel that my life is very well,hard life is not neccisary to talk to other people,pitiful tears could not help me anything,this only embody my weakness,so i learn to face this difficulty and keep my heart quite and finally i can deal with it.the hard life is not bored at first,i believe that the people who can overcome this can become the strong men in your life.
• China
26 Aug 09
I think I am a person quite easy to live with.
@seawall (19)
• China
26 Aug 09
sometimes it is. not always. overall,i am good man. (my english is very poor,so embarrassed)
@vandana7 (72133)
• India
26 Aug 09
I love peace and quiet (though I make it a point to fill it with my awfully out of tune singing - he he). Well, I do like neat place. But if it is going to cause fights, I'd rather put up with untidiness. :-) Cooking - I am terrible. But I excel in some dishes so I can always be depended to do them right in hour of need. :-) Thankfully - there are at least 10 such dishes. :-) So if u have a guest each day of the week, then they do get to taste a variety. :-) Other than this, I am not very good at mixing. I mean, I dont really enjoy shopping, going out for movies, and other stuff, which I find most people enjoy. So I would be a very bad company for such crowd! I dont have siblings, but my friends do tell me I am good. I am not too sure. But well, they tell me I am good so I will take their words. he he. I really dont know if they crib behind me. My biggest drawbacks would be love to sing any time, and long baths. :-) Oh! I forgot. I dont like interference in my personal life. I will most certainly not appreciate that.
• India
26 Aug 09
Hai I admit that I am alwaya a hard person in my office No other way execept this I could not able to serive my official life. But nI am very very lighter with my family
• United States
26 Aug 09
I would most definately rank hard to live with and mainly because I am SO emotional. I am really only super hard to live with around that time of month and only because I have PMDD which is pretty much like PMS times 1000. Actually before doctors discovered PMDD they would prescribe women with these symptoms as having the bi-polar disorder. Until they realized the women were only bi-polar around that time! But anyways, yeah especially for my boyfriend and I horrible to live with around that time. I'm irritable, sensitive, and then at the small bit of conflict I become so overwhelmed with emotions I can't think straight and usually end up making the situation so much worse. And my mood is super unstable too. So unfortunately I know I would be classed as hard to live with. But I am lucky enough to have an amazing boyfriend who loves me enough to put up with me. :)
@bigplay (212)
• United States
26 Aug 09
I'm very easy to get along with, most of my life people have gotton along with me, i try to as nice as i can.