I was in the 9th grade the first time that I picked up a Harry Potter book. Okay, wait. I think I was actually in the 6th grade the first time I literally picked up a Harry Potter BOOK but I didn’t read it until 9th grade. I remember I was in my English class and I had finished my assignments so I walked to the back of my teacher’s classroom and I saw that she had the first Harry Potter book on her bookshelf. I opened it, started reading and fell in love! I think she also had the 2nd book but she didn’t have the 3rd book and I remember feeling a bit shy and embarrassed to go to the school library to check out the 3rd book. I told my friend in math class, who had a crush on me, and he went to the library one day and he checked out the book for me! I sat behind him and I still remember he turned around and told me he had a surprise for me and it was Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! That has to be one of the nicest things anyone has ever done for me, lol.
So throughout my high school years I always figured I would be in Hufflepuff. I sort of thought of the Hogwarts houses like this:
Gryffindor: tough, brave, loud, extroverted
Slytherin: evil, confident, loud
Ravenclaw: smart, determined, intelligent
Hufflepuff: everyone else
I didn’t think of myself as any of those things listed next to Gryffindor, Slytherin or Ravenclaw so I threw myself into Hufflepuff thinking they were just the leftovers… sorry Hufflepuff, I know better now! When I discovered Pottermore and took the Sorting Hat quiz I surprised to find out that I had landed myself into the Slytherin house. I couldn’t believe it but I suppose it did make sense; I was very much all about me, I was ambitious in wanting a perfect romantic relationship, I knew exactly what I wanted and I worked hard to make it happen. I also described myself as someone with a black heart who didn’t care about anyone else except for myself and my boyfriend. So yeah, I was pretty Slytherin and proud of it for years.
A few years ago I remember taking another Pottermore Sorting Hat quiz and I was shocked when I got Ravenclaw. I was so shocked and honestly disappointed that I never told anyone about it because I wanted to be a Slytherin forever. I took the quiz again and I was very happy that I landed back in Slytherin. Last month I took the Sorting Hat quiz again… twice! The first time I got Hufflepuff and I was beyond shocked that I had to re-take it. The second quiz resulted in a big blue background telling me I was sorted in Ravenclaw. I was so confused and had an identity crisis! But something happened for the first time last month when I got my results; I truly started to wonder if I really belonged in Slytherin. See, I no longer describe myself as someone with a black heart, I now care about other people’s happiness and I want everyone to live a peaceful life. I am also single now so it’s funny how I turned into a caring person the minute that I no longer had a romantic partner. Perhaps I was always so focused on them that I neglected everyone else in my life…
Anyways! The point is I no longer think I am a Slytherin. *insert shocked emoji* I read an article online that says the house we are ultimately sorted into is the house with qualities that we admire the most. Supposedly that is why Hermione got sorted into Gryffindor (rather than Ravenclaw) because even though she is very bookish and intelligent she admires friendship and bravery over books and intelligence.
Here are the official descriptions of each house:
Gryffindor values bravery, daring, nerve, and chivalry.
Hufflepuff values hard work, dedication, patience, loyalty, and fair play.
Ravenclaw values intelligence, knowledge, and wit.
Slytherin house values ambition, cunning and resourcefulness.
So if we get sorted into the house with qualities that we admire the most, rather than it being based solely on the qualities that we have, then I think I would ultimately get sorted into Hufflepuff because I admire those qualities more than the rest. I definitely love to read like a Ravenclaw and I do love learning about new things but I wish I was a good, hard worker with patience and I admire people with hard work ethic and patience. I think I’m definitely loyal and dedicated when I care about something, though. So basically, I’ve concluded that Hufflepuff is definitely my house. I’ve only gotten the Hufflepuff result once but… *shrugs* I think that’s where I belong and it feels right to say that I am a Hufflepuff. With a little bit of Ravenclaw. So then maybe Ravenpuff!?
What house would you sort yourself in?