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What's your Hogwarts house?

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What's your Hogwarts house?
« on: July 02, 2017, 02:09:17 AM »
Any other Harry Potter fans around here? A new Harry Potter quiz from Time magazine was floating around Facebook last week, and I finally decided to take the plunge and see what house I would be sorted into.

My results are:

Slytherin: 86.9%
Ravenclaw: 8.3%
Hufflepuff: 2.9%
Gryffindor: 2%

I agree with Slytherin, since I would characterize myself as a goal-oriented, disciplined, and resourceful person who has little regard for rules. I even have a pet snake, haha!

I also tried the official Pottermore quiz, which put me into Ravenclaw. I think that quiz had some issues though, because it asked pretty silly questions like "What kind of street would you prefer to walk down?" or "Would you want a pet cat, owl, or toad?"

Ravenclaw is definitely my second most likely house, since I have a lot of curiosity and raw intelligence, plus I tend to be pretty eccentric. However, I think my biggest divergence from Ravenclaw is that I've never considered myself to be academically minded. I always got excellent grades, but in many cases I cared much more about my GPA than about the subject I was learning. I'm more interested in knowledge for its practical uses, i.e. "knowledge is power," rather than for its own sake. My curiosity tends to be pretty easy to satiate, unless the subject is related to some objective or personal interest of mine.

I'm curious what sort of results the people on this forum would get. I seem to recall prior polls about MBTI personality types, where INTJ was overrepresented in the forum population.
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Re: What's your Hogwarts house?
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2017, 03:06:02 AM »
Overwhelmingly Ravenclaw - 70%, Hufflepuff 20%, Gryffindor 9.8% and Slytherin 0.2%

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Re: What's your Hogwarts house?
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2017, 05:38:43 AM »
I'm curious what sort of results the people on this forum would get. I seem to recall prior polls about MBTI personality types, where INTJ was overrepresented in the forum population.

Haha, that was fun! Ravenclaw - 51.2%, Hufflepuff - 46.3%, Gryffindor - 2.5%, Slytherin - 0%

For MBTI, yes, this forum skews heavily INTJ: https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/welcome-to-the-forum/myers-briggs-type-indicator/. INFJ here, though borderline F/T, which seems to be mirrored in the Ravenclaw/Hufflepuff breakdown :)

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Re: What's your Hogwarts house?
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2017, 08:31:03 AM »
Ravenclaw, which is where I would have put myself.
Ravenclaw - 65.4%, Hufflepuff 31.6%, Gryffindor 3.1% and Slytherin 0%

Of course those sliding scales are only so accurate, you can (or at least I can) always think of some situation where the response would be wildly different.

ETA to add I see people are putting their M-B too - I usually test out INTJ.
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Re: What's your Hogwarts house?
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2017, 10:21:34 AM »
Ravenclaw 70.6%, Hufflepuff 28.6%, Gryffindor 0.5%, Slytherin 0.3%

Wow Herbert Derp - you are major Slytherin. Interesting.
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Re: What's your Hogwarts house?
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2017, 05:37:08 PM »
Wow, so many Ravenclaws! It's interesting, given all the INTJs on this forum, I'd think there would be some more Slytherins here. I feel that the INTJ personality tends to lend itself towards either Ravenclaw or Slytherin.

Among those who've posted so far, I see high percentages for Ravenclaw with secondary traits in Hufflepuff. Thinking about it, it makes sense given that this is a forum about early retirement.

Most early retirement seekers are clearly very intelligent, rational, and methodical, yet not afraid to think differently, which explains the high correlation with Ravenclaw. People with high Slytherin traits should be more ambitious, and therefore may be less likely to seek out early retirement. People with Hufflepuff traits ought to be less ambitious and more satisfied with what they've got, which lends itself well to exiting the rat race.

Personally, I find the idea of having the financial freedom to live my life in whatever way I want to be a very ambitious goal. Surely, having the power to be the master of one's own life, to pursue whatever interests you, to be beholden to no one, to live wherever you want, for as long as you want, to wake and sleep as you please--it's hard to find a more lofty goal to strive for! But maybe the other Slytherins don't agree?

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Re: What's your Hogwarts house?
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2017, 06:23:37 PM »
I came out as Slytherin but I identify with Hufflepuff.

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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2017, 07:54:58 PM »
Ravenclaw 50%, Hufflepuff 40%

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« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2017, 08:14:05 PM »
Ravenclaw 48.7%
Hufflepuff 28.2%
Gryffindor 23.1%
Slytherin 0.0%

weird.  I think it's broken.
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Re: What's your Hogwarts house?
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2017, 08:56:42 PM »
I answered the poll before talking the quiz but my result was exactly as expected. 2/3 Ravenclaw 1/3 Hufflepuff.  It's something I've thought about a lot while reading the books. And yes I'm an INTJ.

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Re: What's your Hogwarts house?
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2017, 10:34:04 PM »
Also Ravenclaw first, Hufflepuff second, I got a whopping 3% for the other two. I think the questions about deceit and manipulation were more for Slytherin in this quiz, where ambition and intelligence went towards Ravenclaw. I've taken others (LOVE Harry Potter!!), And I'm usually Ravenclaw, but the Hufflepuff threw me. I think it's because I answered that I don't think I'm more important than anyone else (what I really believe- everyone has a job to do and one life to live). And yes, I'm also INTJ.

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Re: What's your Hogwarts house?
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2017, 10:49:42 PM »
So are Gryffindors bravely stupid and Hufflepuffs are secondary traits?

Looks like the quiz is highly skewed - eg most of the population are Ravenclaw-like with a bit of Slytherin thrown in.

Anyone want to play with it and see if they can come up with Gryffindor as their main trait?

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« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2017, 11:40:36 PM »
76% Ravenclaw
13% Hufflepuff
6% Sylythern
4% Gryffindor

Odd that they expect one to face fears regardless of rational analysis of success chances. For those who M- B i am ENTJ. INTJ is aming the rarest personality types, so interesting they are attracted to this site.  Not suprising as FIRE is a bit i introverted and analytical cause.
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Re: What's your Hogwarts house?
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2017, 11:47:13 PM »
Hufflepuff 55%

Also, not an INTJ. ENFP all the way!
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Re: What's your Hogwarts house?
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2017, 02:36:18 AM »
Confirmed/tested INTJ here, and DD tells me - she is steeped in the HP lore - that i am definitely in Ravenclaw. But I shall sit the quiz, to check.
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Re: What's your Hogwarts house?
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2017, 02:47:18 AM »
Hufflepuff: 51.3%
Ravenclaw: 47.6%
Gryffindor: 1.1%
Slytherin:  0%

Interesting. I've always thought of myself as a natural Ravenclaw, but I've also been actively trying to develop Hufflepuff traits - I guess it's working! (INTJ here too)

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Re: What's your Hogwarts house?
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2017, 10:16:45 AM »
Ravenclaw: 59.5%
Hufflepuff: 28.2%
Gryffindor: 12.3%
Slytherin: 0%

I haven't read any of the books and the movies don't really give me enough to figure out if that seems correct. I'm anothe INTJ so the breakdown seems to match what everyone else is seeing.

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Re: What's your Hogwarts house?
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2017, 10:21:17 AM »

Anyone want to play with it and see if they can come up with Gryffindor as their main trait?

Easy enough. Took it again and answered 7 to all the questions about doing things that scare or worry you or are dangerous. Threw in some manipulative tendencies, 5 or 6 on those questions, and got 63.6% Gryffindor and 17.1% Slytherin.

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Re: What's your Hogwarts house?
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2017, 12:23:56 PM »
70.2% Gryffindor.

I saw two people in robes playing Quidditch the other day. Either that, or they were nerdy monks playing cricket.
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Re: What's your Hogwarts house?
« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2017, 12:31:23 PM »
I got 60% ravenclaw, 30% hufflepuff and 8% griffindor. INTP here. Not really surprised that Ravenclaw is dominating in this group.

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Re: What's your Hogwarts house?
« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2017, 05:52:14 PM »

Anyone want to play with it and see if they can come up with Gryffindor as their main trait?

Easy enough. Took it again and answered 7 to all the questions about doing things that scare or worry you or are dangerous. Threw in some manipulative tendencies, 5 or 6 on those questions, and got 63.6% Gryffindor and 17.1% Slytherin.

So Gryffindor house members are more likely to win Darwin awards!

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« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2017, 06:45:31 PM »


^^^^ Quidditch-implement.

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Re: What's your Hogwarts house?
« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2017, 08:42:46 AM »
Hufflepuff and proud <3

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Re: What's your Hogwarts house?
« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2017, 08:55:45 AM »
INTJ here. I scored:

Ravenclaw 75%
Hufflepuff 19%
Griffindor 6%
Slytherin <1%

I have also never read the Harry Potter books, thus I have no opinion regarding the outcome.
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Re: What's your Hogwarts house?
« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2017, 08:56:17 AM »
Hufflepuff:  66.4%
Ravenclaw:  28.1%
Gryffindor:  5.5%
Slytherin:  0%

Previous to the quiz, while reading the books and watching some of the movies, I've identified as Hufflepuff.

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Re: What's your Hogwarts house?
« Reply #25 on: July 05, 2017, 09:37:25 AM »
Apparently I'm schizoid.

Gryffindor: 38.3%
Hufflepuff: 31.2%
Ravenclaw: 30%
Slytherin: 0.6%

I expected a lot more Slytherin.

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« Reply #26 on: July 05, 2017, 04:24:32 PM »
Apparently I'm schizoid.

Gryffindor: 38.3%
Hufflepuff: 31.2%
Ravenclaw: 30%

Yup, too much Gryffindor I reckon. Gryffindor house ain't healthy.

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Re: What's your Hogwarts house?
« Reply #27 on: July 05, 2017, 05:23:21 PM »
Ravenclaw
48%
Gryffindor
28.1%
Hufflepuff
23.9%
Slytherin
0%

INTJ here. They did say this quiz was related to the Big 5 personality test (OCEAN) so I would imagine the Harry Potter fans would be able to pick out which traits get you into each house.

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« Reply #28 on: July 05, 2017, 05:48:14 PM »
Apparently I'm schizoid.

Gryffindor: 38.3%
Hufflepuff: 31.2%
Ravenclaw: 30%
Slytherin: 0.6%

I expected a lot more Slytherin.

The poor sorting hat.
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Re: What's your Hogwarts house?
« Reply #29 on: July 05, 2017, 05:52:08 PM »
Interesting. It's been quite awhile since I read the series. I can see how this would relate to MBTI.

Ravenclaw
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Slytherin
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Hufflepuff
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« Reply #30 on: July 05, 2017, 06:53:53 PM »
Ravenclaw
 73.2%

Hufflepuff
 26.7%

Slytherin
 0.1%

Gryffindor
 0%


I thought I'd be a but more evenly hufflepuff, but if sorted as child I would have surely been a Ravenclaw. I se great value in the hufflepuffs though.

I'm very confused by the extra questions. Did they mean a literal fistfight? Or a war of words, for instance?  When they ask if it's OK to hurt someone to protect my country, is that as an individual or military action? I needed more context.

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« Reply #31 on: July 05, 2017, 08:13:33 PM »
100% Muggle

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Re: What's your Hogwarts house?
« Reply #32 on: July 05, 2017, 08:18:25 PM »
Gryffindor: 52.2%
Ravenclaw: 32.2%
Hufflepuff: 12.8%
Slytherin: 2.8%

No surprises there. I have always had a great affinity for Gryffindor and I was sorted into that house on Pottermore years ago.

I also happen to be an INTJ.

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« Reply #33 on: July 05, 2017, 08:40:33 PM »
70.2% Gryffindor.

I saw two people in robes playing Quidditch the other day. Either that, or they were nerdy monks playing cricket.

Wait, only 2, and wearing robes?  Not head bands?

Ah, I see, they were playing Quidditch, not quidditch.  Two of my sons play quidditch, one pretty seriously.  He was up in Ottawa this weekend for Canada Day Fantasy, and posts on FB say they won.  I don't think it was his usual team, though, or at least not entirely.

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« Reply #34 on: July 06, 2017, 07:30:45 AM »
Ravenclaw 57.1%
Hufflepuff 41.9%
Gryffindor 0.9%
Slytherin 0%

INFP/INFJ, depending on the test.

Weird to see Ravenclaw over Hufflepuff. Usually I get Hufflepuff. Also I'm in Ravenclaw because of my work ethic and shrewdness? Yeah, no.
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« Reply #35 on: July 06, 2017, 05:20:17 PM »
70.2% Gryffindor.

I saw two people in robes playing Quidditch the other day. Either that, or they were nerdy monks playing cricket.

Wait, only 2, and wearing robes?  Not head bands?

Ah, I see, they were playing Quidditch, not quidditch.  Two of my sons play quidditch, one pretty seriously.  He was up in Ottawa this weekend for Canada Day Fantasy, and posts on FB say they won.  I don't think it was his usual team, though, or at least not entirely.

Yup, it looked like they were practicing.

Either way, an English sport.

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« Reply #38 on: July 07, 2017, 04:42:00 PM »
Why the Hogwarts Sorting Hat is a bad idea.

The Hat itself questions whether or not it's a good idea. One of the songs he says that he has to sort you but he wonders if it's wrong

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« Reply #39 on: July 07, 2017, 05:33:02 PM »
I got
Hufflepuff 49.5%
Ravenclaw 48.4%
Gryffindor 2.1%
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« Reply #40 on: July 08, 2017, 03:24:17 AM »
Why the Hogwarts Sorting Hat is a bad idea.

The Hat itself questions whether or not it's a good idea. One of the songs he says that he has to sort you but he wonders if it's wrong

Also, Harry asks to not be in Slytherin even though the hat thinks he could fit in there and it agrees.

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« Reply #41 on: July 08, 2017, 04:53:06 AM »
Why the Hogwarts Sorting Hat is a bad idea.

The Hat itself questions whether or not it's a good idea. One of the songs he says that he has to sort you but he wonders if it's wrong

Also, Harry asks to not be in Slytherin even though the hat thinks he could fit in there and it agrees.
I can't remember - did the book ever answer where the hat came from? Seems like an intentionally created magical object of extreme durability which likely took a wizard of considerable skill to create.
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« Reply #42 on: July 08, 2017, 06:01:33 AM »
I'm a Hufflepuff and I was sorted into that House by both the Sorting Hat at Harry Potter: The Exhibition and the Pottermore website. My wife is a Slytherin. That's a pretty good combination, because I'm very good at being industrious and friendly and helpful and she's good at showing me how to be more ambitious and assertive. We make things happen.

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« Reply #43 on: July 08, 2017, 07:32:50 AM »
Ravenclaw 47.7%

Hufflepuff 26.5%

Gryffindor 25.7%

Slytherin 0%
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Re: What's your Hogwarts house?
« Reply #44 on: July 08, 2017, 09:00:43 AM »
Why the Hogwarts Sorting Hat is a bad idea.

The Hat itself questions whether or not it's a good idea. One of the songs he says that he has to sort you but he wonders if it's wrong

Also, Harry asks to not be in Slytherin even though the hat thinks he could fit in there and it agrees.

The argument in that article is pretty nuanced, going into growth mindset, personality changes, etc.  It's really not solved by a "well you can have some influence with the hat" thing.  :)
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« Reply #45 on: July 08, 2017, 09:57:10 AM »
Why the Hogwarts Sorting Hat is a bad idea.

The Hat itself questions whether or not it's a good idea. One of the songs he says that he has to sort you but he wonders if it's wrong

Also, Harry asks to not be in Slytherin even though the hat thinks he could fit in there and it agrees.

The argument in that article is pretty nuanced, going into growth mindset, personality changes, etc.  It's really not solved by a "well you can have some influence with the hat" thing.  :)

I did read the article, but even as a child I took that to mean "You can be in whichever house you want to be", which with my grown-up mind I translate into having a growth mindset. As I mentioned upthread, I was a classic Ravenclaw but have been working on developing Hufflepuff traits - and yes, I have been thinking of it like that! You just never know how children are going to take stuff like that in books. I've always kind of thought you could switch houses - like if someone wanted to be more academic they could switch to Ravenclaw - though it's only just occurred to me that no one ever did!

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« Reply #46 on: July 08, 2017, 03:16:37 PM »
Not only were you locked into a house, it was very rare you'd even get a different house than your lineage.
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« Reply #47 on: July 08, 2017, 10:05:38 PM »
Why the Hogwarts Sorting Hat is a bad idea.

The Hat itself questions whether or not it's a good idea. One of the songs he says that he has to sort you but he wonders if it's wrong

Also, Harry asks to not be in Slytherin even though the hat thinks he could fit in there and it agrees.

The argument in that article is pretty nuanced, going into growth mindset, personality changes, etc.  It's really not solved by a "well you can have some influence with the hat" thing.  :)

I did read the article, but even as a child I took that to mean "You can be in whichever house you want to be", which with my grown-up mind I translate into having a growth mindset. As I mentioned upthread, I was a classic Ravenclaw but have been working on developing Hufflepuff traits - and yes, I have been thinking of it like that! You just never know how children are going to take stuff like that in books. I've always kind of thought you could switch houses - like if someone wanted to be more academic they could switch to Ravenclaw - though it's only just occurred to me that no one ever did!

Besides who the characters mainly spent their time with, I'm not sure the houses really served any other purpose in HP. There's some backstory on why the sorting hat places students where they go (Gryfindor valued the bravest, Slytherin the purest blood and ambition, Ravenclaw valued cleverness, and Hufflepuff valued all the same), but the literary purpose of the sorting hat is to provide internal conflict for Harry, a societal conflict in the Slytherin house, and the foils, Draco and Snape.

I fully appreciate the growth-mindset, especially as a teacher. Without a growth-mindset, teachers go 'well this kid can never learn this!' instead of 'what can I do to help this child grow so they can learn the material?' I don't really think that's what JK Rowling was thinking about when she wrote HP, though;)

After my first posting, I went back and retook the Meyer-Briggs assessment again. Interestingly enough, I'm now INFJ instead of INTJ- proof of growth-mindset at work, I suppose.

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Re: What's your Hogwarts house?
« Reply #48 on: July 09, 2017, 01:45:22 AM »
Not only were you locked into a house, it was very rare you'd even get a different house than your lineage.

Fair point, but who's to say that's nature or nurture (what you're told to want)? :) Anyway, my main point is that people read different things into books and I don't think we need to worry about children obsessing about a fixed mindset because of the sorting hat because you just don't know how they're going to take it.

On a tangent, it's like whether or not Ma Ingalls was racist. As a child that totally passed me by. I just thought she was shy! Re-reading it, she really doesn't like them injuns. But that doesn't mean we should ban Little House in case it makes children racist.

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Re: What's your Hogwarts house?
« Reply #49 on: July 09, 2017, 04:15:40 AM »
Ravenclaw 70.4%

Hufflepuff 24.5%

Gryffindor 5.1%

Slytherin 0%