Being selected for a house at Hogwarts is quite the big deal. It’s called sorting, and is very important because when you’re at Hogwarts, away from your family and loved ones, your house becomes your only support system.
Now, the question is – which house would you end up in if you were to be sorted at Hogwarts? Well, that’s what we are here to find out. Let’s explore the common traits associated with each house.
There are a number of positive words that can be associated with Gryffindor – daring, chivalrous, adventurous, loyal, and brave are just a few. Bravery is the most significant Gryffindor trait. So, if all those terms have been used to describe you at any point in time, there’s a good chance you would end up in Gryffindor. But these aren’t the only qualities of a member of Gryffindor. There are many others, which is why it’s the most well-rounded house at Hogwarts. In fact, the people who get sorted into Gryffindor are more than qualified to get into any of the other houses. The Gryffindor motto is “Do what is right.”
Like Gryffindor, Ravenclaw is another group that can be mostly described using positive terms. The house is known for creativity, intelligence, wisdom, knowledge, and general cleverness. This group epitomizes “brains over brawn.” But, with great intelligence comes quirkiness and that is true for many of the house’s members. “Do what is wise,” is the motto and, more often than not, that’s exactly what the members do. In fact, some of them are so smart and right that it gets annoying after a point. Dealing with know-it-alls isn’t always a pleasant experience. Nevertheless, it doesn’t make them any less right.
Hufflepuff is all about virtues such as fairness, loyalty, patience, dedication, and hard work. The members of Hufflepuff are what we in the actual world would refer to as the “salt of the earth.” The house’s motto is “Do what is nice,” and the members truly live by it. In fact, they’re so nice that they often keep the truth away from people if they believe that it would hurt them. However, that doesn’t mean they are willing to risk what’s right in the name of kindness. Hufflepuffs are smart, and they know when to prioritize what’s right over what’s kind. The goal of a typical Hufflepuff member is to spread joy and happiness around.
So, are you known as the nice one in your circles? Well, you’re a Hufflepuff then.
Finally, we come to the most misunderstood house of them all – Slytherin. Slytherin is described using terms that most would deem positive under normal circumstances. Pride, intelligence, resourcefulness, determination, and ambition are good qualities to possess as long as they can be regulated and controlled. However, the house does end up inviting a few bad apples due to the very same virtues it extols. Pride can often turn into narcissism, ambition can turn into tyranny, intelligence can be used to manipulate, and resourcefulness can turn into exploitation.
So, with Slytherin, it can be a hit or a miss. But, members are individuals at the end of the day, and one narcissistic or manipulative member isn’t reflective of the entire house.