I was always certain which Hogwarts house I belonged to, but then when I thought a little harder about it, I wasn’t that certain anymore. Even the result of the Pottermore test was against my beliefs. According to Pottermore, I was a Gryffindor. I have never ever thought of myself as a Gryffindor.
For once and for all I wanted to know my house, so I did another test, one that actually gives you how well you fit with a house in percentages. My results were: 61% Ravenclaw, 53% Hufflepuff, 43% Slytherin and 33% Gryffindor! So it turns out I was right all along, I am not a Gryffindor. But I fit quite well with the other houses. It also gives this fancy graph:
You can find the test here.
I can’t help but wonder whether J.K. Rowling has studied personality, because the four houses represent four very distinct personality types. The houses have their own personality traits, which are tendencies to behave in a certain way that remain constant over time.
There are many personality theories in psychology but one of the most well-known, beside the Briggs-Meyer personality types and the introvertism-extravertism spectrum, is the Five-Factor Model. This model proposes five trait categories: openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism (it spells OCEAN, I didn’t even knew that!).
I am now going to see if I can fit the model to the four houses. Let’s first repeat the traits of the houses.
- Gryffindors are known to be brave, chivalrous, daring, confident, valiant, and courageous.
- Hufflepuffs are know to be loyal, tolerating, patient, hard working, friendly, and dedicated.
- Ravenclaws are known to be wise, intellectual, clever, sharp-minded, logical and creative.
- Slytherins are known to be cunning, determined, ambitious, resourceful, innovative and accomplished.
As you see these traits do not fit perfectly in the model, but I’m going to try to fit it anyway.
As you can see in my table, there are some traits that are more important in each of the houses (I coloured these). I had a bit trouble fitting Slytherin in the model, but I tried my best. And to see whether this model will give me a better result I tried another test. The results of this test were that I score relatively high on openness, conscientiousness, and agreeableness, and I score relatively low on extraversion and neuroticism. Funny, these are actually exactly the results I expected to have.
I’m now going to do some weird math to score my traits (+1 for each trait that matches, -1 for each trait that doesn’t match, and double for each major trait)
So what can I conclude: I am a Ravenclaw. Just like I secretly expected to be and like the other test said as well. But there are also major differences. My model shows that I am not at all a Slytherin, and that I am slightly fitting in Gryffindor and Hufflepuff. I knew about the Hufflepuff thing, but I just did all this because I thought I wasn’t a Gryffindor! Maybe I should accept that I am a little bit Gryffindor on the inside.
Sorting hat, you sorted me wrong, I am a proud Ravenclaw (or maybe a Huffleclaw!). Sorry fellow Gryffindrafts, I don’t actually belong there, but consider me your secret weapon 🙂 (I’m still super proud to be a Gryffindraft though)
Also I think the fact that I took all this trouble just to find out what house I belong to proves that I belong in Ravenclaw lol
What is your Hogwarts house? Have you tried my model? If there’s anything I can improve, please let me know!