Discovering Your Hogwarts House

Hogwarts Houses BirminghamHarry Potter is still really popular in Birmingham, AL. If you are into Harry Potter or our curious in what Hogwarts house you would be in, then there are a lot of groups that meet that would love to help you find out. For those not familiar the houses are Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw, and Hufflepuff.

Gryffindor Traits

This is the Hogwarts house of the main characters in the Harry Potter Books and Movies, so a lot of people want to be in this house. The primary qualities of this house are courage, bravery, daring, and chivalry. Sometimes individuals in this house act recklessly at times because they are too confident in their abilities. Remember, there have been great witches and wizards throughout history that have come from every house. Just because Gryffindor is highly featured in the Harry Potter series, does not mean that being sorted into a different house is a bad thing!

Slytherin Traits

This Hogwarts house is seen as the bad or evil house as a lot of the villains are a part of this house. However, if you are in this house, then it doesn’t mean you are evil. Typically people in this house display cunning, resourcefulness, and ambition. This can be mixed with other qualities, and they can be brave, but they generally don’t run head first into a challenge. Instead, they think thru it and use others to solve the problem for them. Remember, being sorted into Slytherin does not mean that you are bad; many Slytherins actually fought against Voldemort.

Ravenclaw Traits

This Hogwarts house is the brainy or artsy house. The main qualities are intelligence, wit, wisdom, creativity, originality, individuality, and acceptance. Instead of fighting a challenge with force, someone in this house will think through it even more than a Slytherin. A Ravenclaw will look at history and find the solution that worked then. They are also unique and don’t mind being different. If you remember Harry buying his wand from Mr. Ollivander, then you saw an example of a Ravenclaw as that was Ollivander’s house.

Hufflepuff Traits

This Hogwarts house is the kind hearted people. While other houses can have kindness, this is the main trait of this house. Other traits are hard work, dedication, patience, and loyalty. This makes this house inclusive to everyone. A Hufflepuff may not excel at anything specific, but no matter what they work hard and never give up. One very famous Hufflepuff that many have come to love recently is Newt Scamander from “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” Newt proved this theory that Hufflepuffs are kind hearted as he cared for a variety of fantastic beasts.

With these descriptions, you probably have a good idea what house you are in. If you don’t, then you can visit Pottermore, a website dedicated to the Harry Potter Universe that allows you to take a quiz and then actually be “sorted” into your house just like Hogwarts students are. You may be surprised what you get since most people have traits that can fall into multiple houses.