The 10 Kinds Of People You’ll Meet At University
- July 6, 2018
- Posted by: Administrator
- Category: Entertainment
“It is the best of times, it is the worse of times.” Mark Twain said this. I don’t necessarily think he had university in mind when he said these words, but trust me, if Mark Twain went to university in Pakistan, he would say this only.
This is the definite guide to the archetypes of students you will meet in university. May you know them and stay away from some of them. Check out advice on how to handle them all.
1. The Leech
This people should come with a warning label: Beware, yahan khatra hai! They put in zero effort by themselves. They will constantly bug you to give you their assignments and homework but will pinky promise that they wont copy, but they end up copying. They will be the ones who will be trying to see your quiz paper and come to you when you are revising for your exams and say, Yaar parha do na .
Advice: Stay away! There is a warning label for a reason.
2. The Gap Year Tragedy
They are the ones who tried really hard to get in with their old batch mates but couldnt. Now, they are with you, older and sadder. They try to make the best of both the worlds, hanging out with old friends and new ones but arent always successful. They are always the dadi ama of the group who recalls tales from their school times. The only thing not so tragic about them would be how their old friends have already taken the courses beforehand so they are the most informed on how to deal with university.
Advice: Befriend them! They are your connection to the seniors.
3. The Sociable Slacker
You can never seem to understand why this person comes to university if they arent even attending class. You can never understand how they get no in trouble even though they have thousands of absences. You can even call this person the waster due to their remarkable ability to waste time and rarely do anything productive. Usually very sociable and can be found at any kind of gathering or event- because, well, its not like they have any work to do. This kind of student will be friends with everyone.
Advice: Be friends with this person but not best friends with, because when you need help in your classes, you know who you cant turn to.
4. Extra Curriculars ka Ashiq
You can easily spot these people at event launches, MUNS and charitable or artsy functions. They will be over zealous about participation and maintaining the decorum of those events and respective societies. When you would glance at their CV, you will see hundreds of hours of community service and what not.
Advice: Keep them close to you, they can help you get into societies which would look good on your CV for the future.
5. The Lovers
I think these people completely miss the point of university. In the first week they have found the person they want to spend their life with and for the next four years makes them the sole purpose of their life. Boo and Janu are the most frequent words used by them.
Advice: If you arent one of them then stay away, otherwise you will spend your university days hearing about their cute romantic notions or being the mediator to solve their super ugly fights.
6. The Gym/Sports Freak
This student lives in his/her gym clothes, flexes their muscles at every opportunity they can get, and will make you feel guilty for eating a whole plate of biryani on your own. They would be an active part of the sports society with some tournament or another.
Advice: If you love food and cant exercise then stay away! Otherwise be ready for taunts and an influx of lazy gym memes.
7. The Good Smart One
This is the kind of student you strive to be. They follow a meticulous study routine and will be done with their assignments two days before submission day. However, they are those who will teach you when you need it. You would usually find these people in the library and your first thought would be that they are so boring, but once you get to know them, you start to love them.
Advice: Definitely yes! One of the best people you will meet.
8. The Bad Smart One
This person is the secret swot aka someone who secretly studies. They will give you the impression that they havent done anything but they would be done with everything. While you might be just starting to study, they would be done with revision for the second time. This category of student is extremely sharp and well-timed.
Advice: Yes, but be wary.
9. The Politician
This kind of person is most likely to be seen standing up for elections or at most campaigning. Will have strong point of views on all aspects of life and would love to debate to prove his point. Enjoys voicing their opinions, listening to others and then explaining to them why they are, in fact, wrong. They are goal-oriented and would stick to them no matter the costs. They are extremely friendly, if of course, you arent their competitors. They want to improve the life of students on campus.
Advice: Be friends with them, but make sure you arent in their bad books.
10. The Fashionistas
These are the kind of students who think that university is an open call for a fashion show. You have trouble waking up for 8 am classes while theyd be done with two hours of hair and makeup clad in the latest sapphire kurti.
Advice: Befriend them, youd get great fashion advice.
By: Mahnoor Bawaney
Cover Image: Via theverge.com