So I rent out the extra bedroom in my place and I’ve been doing this for about 3 years. For some of you, that may not sound like a long time, but it’s been long enough that I can get a pretty good idea if a living situation is going to work out or not. One of the red flags I’ve noticed for someone I don’t want to live with, is just straight paranoia. “You’re a stranger” or “Why do you want to friend me on social media?” or accepting my phone number, but not giving me theirs (This is after we’ve met. I only do extended stay, and I meet everyone beforehand). Has anyone else experienced these signs of paranoia with incoming guests and referenced this behavior to being a potentially poor living situation? Alot of the women that room with me are close to my age and have never lived with strangers before. One out of 5 in my experience have this sense of paranoia, while the other 4/5 are pretty chill.
So my question is, has anyone else experienced this as being a red flag? Do you let it subside or just not engage with them?
Also, what are some other red flags you look for in potential guests?