# 1 is a little soft; I mean, I wouldn't expect acknowledgement EVERY TIME someone enters or leaves, but it'd be nice if you guys occasionally shared a word...
#2: My roomate and I don't share anything except the TV (mine) and the pencil sharpener (his), although occasionally we share food, and a couple times he's shared medicine with me... My roomate and I didn't change our room for 3 weeks either; we were both too lazy.
#3,4 and 5 are really scary he needs to do something about this. I dunno what to tell you to do about this, it's not your problem but geez he's gonna hate college if he doesn't do anything... Maybe he's thinking abotu transferring?
I think it's his personal choice to not have any social life, so I don't think there is anything you should/can do about it.
From reading what you typed, I don't think he's that bad of a roommate.
Sure, you sometimes want your roommate to say hi, but as long as he's not disturbing your social life and/or academic life, I don't think there is any problem there.
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Sounds to me like you have the best roommate ever.
Double word score; your only problem with him is that you are especially social and friendly but he is not. Believe me, it could be way worse. I'd say respect his privacy and introvertedness, as eccentric as it may seem to you, and consider yourself lucky that you didn't get stuck with an a-hole.
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Some of that stuff kind of sounds like me, but not as bad. I can understand him though. I don't feel comfortable meeting new people at all. I usually don't initiate conversation with anyone I don't know really well. I also come home from school and sit in a room with the door closed. With that said, I wouldn't completely ignore my roomate or anything like that (unless he is a d*ck...hey, maybe he thinks you're a d*ck ).
My roommate freshman year sort of ended up that way, I knew him from high school and we got on OK but he had a girl friend who went to another college and pretty much dumped him and kind of crawled into a hole while I learned how to play guitar, got into bands, went out and partied a lot and had tons of wild and crazy adventures. In 1985 I found it highly bizarre that he had a remote control in a dorm room and would just sit on his bed watching TV, since we didn't have the internet or anything useful like that.
Is your roommate's girlfriend hot? Maybe you could slip her some 'promiscuity serum' and liven her AND him up a bit? heh heh heh....