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What Your Sign Says About Your Living Situation

Cosmopolitan logo Cosmopolitan 16/05/2017 Carina Hsieh

What Your Sign Says About the Type of Roomie You Are © Getty What Your Sign Says About the Type of Roomie You Are Living with other people is pretty much an unavoidable part of your 20s at this point. Whether you moved in with your bestie from childhood, your parents, or Craigslist strangers, the dynamics of cohabitation can either be great or miserable. While it seems like everyone's had at least one roommate horror story, how do you tell if you're the nightmare roomie? Read on to find out how your star sign affects your ability to live with others:

Aquarius: The One Who Needs a Lot of "Me Time"

Always the independent one, your roomies are hella thankful they don't ever have to get after to you to clean up or do your part. You've got this adulting thing down. As a good listener, you're always there to help your housemates out with their respective dramas, although this can sometimes backfire when you become such a good ear that people sometimes forget you need space and time to decompress yourself.

Once you find your ideal roomies though, you're happy as a clam. Sure, you like being independent, but on your terms. Left alone for too long and you get cabin fever rather easily.

The Thing You Bring to a Home: Good taste in books and advice.

Most Likely to P*** Everyone Off By: Not emerging from your room for a week at a time. "Did we do something wrong?" your roomies ask. "No," you reply, taking the Ben & Jerry's back to your room and shutting the door.

Pisces: The One Who's Chill to a Fault

You have to be careful not to live with people who take advantage of your kindness, Pisces. Yeah, it's OK to get all the toilet paper and paper towels this time around, but your roomies need to step it up and understand that you're not a one-woman Costco for everything.

When you find the right roomies however, your home becomes a zone of creativity and projects. Your artistic eye and gentle demeanour make everyone feel safe to explore their creativity and passions. You're also great at living alone too. Other people might get antsy or lonely, but not you, Pisces. The times you live alone are some of your most productive times.

The Thing You Bring to a Home: Good music and collaboration. 

Most Likely to P*** Everyone Off By: TBH, you'll p*** yourself off first once you realise you're being taken advantage of at every corner.

Aries: The Leader of the Pack

A natural-born leader, everyone in your shared space looks to you to set the tone and house rules for everything. Someone's gotta call the super? Everyone looks at you. Someone's gotta call the landlord? Everyone looks at you. Someone's gotta find a fix for the mouse problem? Yup, you guessed it, you again!

You always ask for what you want and don't waste any time letting people know what you expect of them. Your roommates might sometimes get annoyed with this but they have no idea how hard it is living with someone who doesn't know how to communicate about the simple things.

The Thing You Bring to a Home: Organisation and leadership.

Most Likely to P*** Everyone Off By: Asking everyone to do the dishes. (It's that or bugs! Which do you prefer?)

Taurus: The DIY Queen

Never met a DIY you didn't like. Your Pinterest account is highly poppin' and your roommates are always stoked to know you'll have a full toolkit and many craft bins to raid should they need. It makes sense when you think about it - your DIY proclivities combine the best of your "take the reins" attitude and your need to work with your hands.

You rarely have blow-ups with your roomies because you're so patient; it takes someone really hotheaded to get you upset about the little things. On the other hand, because you are normally so stable, blow-ups tend to be big if you have them. That very same patience you have turns into stubbornness pretty quick if no one diffuses the situation, and fast.

The Thing You Bring to a Home: Literally aaaall the decor and practical stuff, like a level and hammer. You're also honestly shocked that other people your age don't have stud finders. 

Most Likely to P*** Everyone Off By: Getting glitter everywhere, including inside the couch cushions and the microwave.

Gemini: The Constant Redecorator

When it comes to your home, you have so many different ideas of what you want. So many, in fact, that it can be hard for you to actually follow through and buy anything. You've gone through at least two leases without nailing anything into the walls (you always figured you'd do it the next week until you remembered you were moving out in a week.)

This can be super annoying for your housemates because it's not like you don't have an opinion on things either. But if you find your people, you'll all soon come to understand that as long as someone else puts their foot down and makes the executive decision, you'll come around eventually.

The Thing You Bring to a Home: Opinions, lots of 'em.

Most Likely to P*** Everyone Off By: Not deciding on a cable package until month three of your year-long lease. 

Cancer: The Emotional One

You're usually BFFs with your roommates at one point or another. You can't help it! You're just that friendly. You've got an air of nonjudgmental support about you that makes everyone feel comfortable opening up to. You view your home as a safe space for letting it all out and want your housemates to feel as comfortable openly crying in the communal areas as you do.

Your roomies love that you're always around to be a shoulder of support and a fountain of advice, but sometimes you wish people asked you how you felt. Not like you'd keep it in anyway, but still, it'd be nice if they asked.

The Thing You Bring to a Home: Emotional support.

Most Likely to P*** Everyone Off By: Bringing a guy home twice in one week and then being paranoid you're being a bad roomie. No one cares that much but the bigger a deal you make of it, the more annoying it is. 

Leo: The Party Animal

Highly sociable and charismatic, everyone knows a party or pregame at your house sets the standard for the rest of the night. You always have a lot of people over and are a great hostess (seriously, you should write a party-planning book).

This constant revolving door of guests can make your roomies a little exhausted if they're not on your level socially ... but, if they are, it's all good. Enjoy these cohabiting years, Leo, because not everyone will be able to keep up the same social energy as you forever.

The Thing You Bring to a Home: The party!

Most Likely to P*** Everyone Off By: Not cleaning up after the party! (You were tired.) 

Virgo: The Self-Sacrificing One

You're often the first to apologise in a roomie conflict just because you don't want to live in a toxic place. You work way too hard every day to come home to drama. Your roomies might not realise it, but you're the backbone of the home. You're more than likely the one who set up the cable, the Wi-Fi, the gas, or at least reminded everyone else till they followed through.

You're a homebody so you like your home to be a sanctuary. It drives you low-key nuts when people don't clean up after themselves, or worse, when everyone makes you clean up (by not doing it) and then doesn't say thank you. Is it so bad to wanna be appreciated?

The Thing You Bring to a Home: Lack of ego, structure.

Most Likely to P*** Everyone Off By: Organising everyone's mess in an attempt to tidy up and in the process throwing out that one important receipt your roomie totally needed to return those boots to Zara. But in your defense, it was lying there crumpled on the kitchen table for weeks!

Libra: The Mediator

Switzerland! You're always the neutral party in any conflict, trying to show both sides a different perspective. You're very fair and never one to hold a grudge unless someone really deserves it. Sometimes (and I say this with love) that comes across as being passive-aggressive. On one hand, you might think that leaving a Post-it note lets someone process things on their own time, on the other, some (I said "some") will translate this as being passive-aggressive.

Your good taste and maturity are a joy to live with and all your roomies know how lucky they are to live with you. Your green thumb is also super impressive and your apartment more than likely has a bunch of cute plants. If it doesn't, go and buy some - you'll probably be shocked to discover this secret talent.

The Thing You Bring to a Home: Miracle-Gro, teamwork.

Most Likely to P*** Everyone Off By: Hiding from the other roommates in an effort to avoid conflict.

Scorpio: The Assertive One

Assertive Scorpios are a blessing and a curse to have as a roommate - it all depends on who they're living with. If you're living with people who are also in touch with their emotions, this can be great. If you're living with people who aren't so much, it can get tricky. Scorpios aren't afraid to say what's on their mind and let people know just how much the dirty plate that's been on the counter for a week has been bothering them.

While people who run from conflict might not vibe with this, it can also be really cathartic to live with a Scorpio because stuff doesn't build up and turn to hard resentment. It's all laid out in the open, all the time, from the get-go.

The Thing You Bring to a Home: Transparency.

Most Likely to P*** Everyone Off By: Calling out everything and everyone.

Sagittarius: The One With the Netflix Login

You're generous but tend to overpromise stuff. You don't need to do this, dear Sag! Your roomies love you regardless of your parent's premium cable package plan. Your roomies love that coming home means they get to enjoy your hilarious personality. What better feeling than knowing they've got a built-in support system to vent to who also happens to do a spot-on impression of all the real housewives.

You're fearless in a way that freaks nonconfrontational people out. You'll say what's on your mind no matter what the consequences. Sure, it feels great in the moment but there are definitely times when you've wished you had played your cards a little closer to the chest.

The Thing You Bring to a Home: Grand plans and access to your parents' Netflix account and maybe one day, you'll get that Hulu account and and and maybe that HBO plug and and a -

Most Likely to P*** Everyone Off By: Volunteering to call the super about that leaky faucet and then never getting around to it. No one was expecting you to do it, so it's annoying to you'd say you would and then bail. 

Capricorn: The Mom

As the de-facto housemother of any given living situation, your roomies are always grateful to know you're right around the corner with Gatorade and ibuprofen when they come home wasted from partying too hard.

You take care of everyone and never ask for anything in return. You can't help it! You're very traditional in the sense that if you see somebody who needs help, you reach out and give it to them. You can't just sit idly by and watch someone struggle. You're responsible and have your ish, like, fully together.

The Thing You Bring to a Home: Responsibility and a grown-up rug that isn't plastic.

Most Likely to P*** Everyone Off By: Asking their roomies to use a coaster.

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