Hogwarts House Habits

What Your Hogwarts House Says About You

Leah Hallwirth, Journalist

Hogwarts Houses, the different houses the students from the Harry Potter series are sorted into, have had many stereotypes created about them through the years. The Pottermore test, found on Wizarding World, is considered the best way for us muggles, non magical people, to get sorted by most accurately. 

No matter what house a person gets sorted into, they will somehow be judged for the sorting hats choice. Due to most of the Slytherins in the Harry Potter series being ‘evil’, many people still hold that cliche to those sorted into Slytherin.

“Slytherins are normally more dark and mysterious than the other houses,” Christian Jones, 12, said.

Like Slytherins, the Ravenclaw house normally values intelligence along with the traits of wit and creativity which makes many consider them a know-it all house. They are normally also considered to keep more to themselves and the work they have to do. 

“Ravenclaws are usually introverts but I’m very extroverted,” Ariel Sully, 12, said.

Opposite from Ravenclaws, Hufflepuffs are normally considered to be more extroverted and value the traits of loyalty, patience, and hard work which many consider traits that make them good friends. Those sorted into this house are always stereotyped as being the friendly house, sometimes co

“Hufflepuffs are normally easy to communicate with, talkative, and have a small group of friends who are all very close,” Chelsea Lyles, 12, said.

Both Hufflepuffs and Gryffindors know the value of hard work but those in Gryffindor are normally expected to be braver than most. All the houses also have some bad characteristics, with Gryffindors they always want to be in charge and sometimes do not have good self control.

“As a Gryffindor, I’m pretty impulsive and I like to be the center of attention,” Anne King, 12, said.

If the stereotypes of the four Hogwarts Houses were put into a modern day high school situation, the Gryffindors would be the students wanting to lead group projects and the student athletes. While athletes can easily be found in all four houses, they are the house considered to be the most competitive and care the most about the Harry Potter sport, quidditch.

“A lot of people compare Gryffindors to jocks and I’m an athlete,” King said.

Going by the cliches, the Ravenclaws would be the opposite from Gryffindors, always focusing on the work and never the play. While there are many Ravenclaws who play for their quidditch team, Cho Chang notably being their seeker, they are always considered to be more worried about their studies rather than winning at sports.

“Taking more AP classes than I should and overwhelming myself with work,” Sully said.

Different from both Gryffindors and Ravenclaws, Hufflepuffs are the house of ‘all the rest’ in the words of their house founder, Helga Hufflepuff. In a high school setting, they would be the students that would be the most well known and friendly, sometimes considered the class clowns who try to put a smile on everyone face. 

“Hufflepuffs are normally goofy, like the class clowns,” Lyles said.

While Hufflepuffs and Slytherins are normally considered to make the best friend pairs, they are completely opposite houses with Hufflepuffs always trying to make friends and Slytherins avoiding it at all costs. While some may try to compare Slytherins to the bullies of the high school world, they would actually be the students trying to secretly one up everyone around them. 

“Slytherins are all very ambitious about wanting to win,” Jones said.

The Hogwarts Houses are something that are fun to be a part of but never fit everyone perfectly. Most people have traits that they can really agree with and some that they cannot. 

“I have a positive look on life and I’m very friendly,” Lyles said, “But I’m not very easy going, I get in my head a lot.”