What Your Favorite Hogwarts House Says About You

by Julia Seales

So you've taken the Pottermore sorting hat quiz multiple times, just to make sure it put you in the correct house.Surely you can't be in Ravenclaw... you're a Gryffindor! Or maybe you KNOW you're a classic Hufflepuff, but the darn hat says otherwise. What are you supposed to do with the Slytherin scarf you bought at HP World if all the quizzes say you're 100 percent NOT Slytherin?! Every time a "What Hogwarts house are you?" personality test pops up on whatever site you're browsing, you can't help clicking it, just to see if it'll say something different than what you know to be true.

Because whether you're happy with the sorting that the quizzes give you or not, everyone secretly knows which house they'd ACTUALLY belong to. After all, even Harry Potter himself had some sway over which house he got. If he hadn't thought, "not Slytherin," he might never have been placed in Gryffindor. As Dumbledore says in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, "It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."

So forget whatever the quizzes say. Your true favorite house says a lot more about you than whether you marked that you prefer snakes, badgers, lions, or eagles.

If You Love Hufflepuff...

You're everyone's best friend, because you're just a genuinely nice person. People often call you "down to earth," because you're always approachable, and you're confident in who you are through and through. You're the kind of person who can pull off any outfit, and you couldn't care less about the stigma associated with Hufflepuff, because you know it's J.K. Rowling's favorite house. Plus, the Hufflepuffs stayed to fight in the Battle of Hogwarts, not for glory, but because it was the right thing to do. In addition to all of this, you're really, REALLY good at finding things.

If You Love Ravenclaw...

It pretty much goes without saying that you're incredibly smart, which is what draws you to the house known for intelligence and a love of learning. You have a huge collection of books on your shelves, and probably introduced your friend group to Harry Potter in the first place. Not only are you smart, but you're creative. You couldn't help identifying with Luna Lovegood in the books, because you prefer to march to the beat of your own drum just like she did. People praise you for your unique solutions to any challenge you're faced with, and you often surprise people with how funny you can be.

If You Love Slytherin...

When you picture where you'll be in 10 years, you see images of success and greatness. Not everyone can keep up with your ambition and drive, but those who do become your BFFs, and you're fiercely loyal to them. You're the leader of pretty much every club you join, and you refuse to give up until you achieve your goals. You're accustomed to being misunderstood, which is one of the things which drew you to Slytherin, and you have a soft spot for villains who secretly have a heart of gold. Plus, you <3 Tom Felton.

If You Love Gryffindor...

Whether you grew up reading Harry Potter or just finished the series, you loved it instantly. You related to Harry, Ron, and Hermione the whole way through, and you desperately wish you could've fought beside them. Sometimes your friends say that you were born in the wrong era — or maybe the wrong world — because you're always seeking adventure. Though you can be impulsive at times, and maybe a bit reckless and big-headed (you just love telling people you're a Gryffindor), you always stand up for your friends and you're the first person they turn to when they need a helping hand. You strive to do the right thing in all situations and have a strict moral code, and you're just waiting for the day when someone will tell you that "yer a wizard."

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