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Hogwarts Houses

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Broward chapter.

A lot of psychologists have not only used the Myres Briggs test, the Enneagram test, the Zodiac signs, and as well as the traditional evaluation of getting to know the person in depth. Now ever since the Harry Potter saga has made a huge impact of a whole generation, the Hogwarts Houses have been broken down into different qualities of a person and now therefore psychologists have been using this concept for a great while! Let’s break it down according to each house!

Gryffindor – The Brave at Heart

They are: Experience – oriented, honest, practical, blunt, passionate, playful, funny, prone to living in the moment and not taking themselves seriously, trusting, idealistic, stubborn and loath to back down, prone to procrastination, and wary of manipulators and liars.

They are not (necessarily): Irresponsible – Gryffindors display a strong tendency to “own” their mistakes.

Remember: Gryffindors tend to have a strong moral center and are unafraid to act on their morals or to seize opportunities to make changes.

Hufflepuff – Where they are Just and Loyal

They are: Hard – working, determined, tenacious, loyal, honest, genuine, well – rounded, fair and just, open – minded, giving, good – hearted, accepting, compassionate, passionate, practical, patient, and dependable.

They are not (necessarily): Unemotional, although they have a tendency to not flaunt their emotions.

Remember: A Hufflepuff’s loyalty is not free, it is selective and based on fairness, but will likely be prominent throughout the application.

Ravenclaw – Those of Wit and Learning

They are: Analytical, intelligent, practical yet impractical, (absent – minded professor types), curious, inquisitive, creative, witty, wise, observers, more often than participants interested in understanding things, resigned cynics, fond of intellectual discussion, introspective, independent, self – entertaining, and fond of learning for the sake of learning.

They are not (necessarily): Unemtional (consider Cho Chang), wordy (consider rambling vs. concise language), good at school (Ravenclaws are good at what they are interested in, but need to have that interest).

Remember: Just because an applicant is smart does not mean they are a Ravenclaw – consider Snape, Hermione, Lily, and Percy.

Slytherin – Those of Great Ambition

They are: Ambitious, driven, focused on goals, determined, prepared, subtle, perfectionistic, adaptable, realistic, big on cost/benefit analysis, self – reliant, charming, bold and assertive, ruthless and able to separate their idea of themselves from what they do, and able to use their intelligence as a tool to achieve their goals.

They are not (necessarily): Disloyal (however, their loyalty is highly selective) or disregarding of the opinions of others (in fact, Slytherins love positive attention and thrive on praise).

Remember: Slytherins are not gratuitously mean, in fact, they treat people with respect because they care about the impression they give.

I'm Miss. Congeniality of Broward College North Campus, Events Coordinator of the Psychology Club at Broward College North Campus, new president of Her Campus Broward, I work for Student Services at Broward College North Campus, and I just like to get involved in many great activities that benefit my personal growth.