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My Pottermore House Sorting Story

This is a bit of a random post but I really love hearing about which Hogwarts houses people identify with. So, I thought it might be fun to share my house sorting story with you guys! I did this a few years ago so forgive me if I am a bit off with specifics of the test! I just re-did the test and it seems to have been changed a bit from my initial experience.

I did this test a few years ago when I excitedly learned from a friend that it existed. I went into this test hoping for a Slytherin sorting and expecting that result.  Imagine my surprise when I was sorted into Gryffindor.

Don’t get me wrong I think it is a wonderful house, but I am not a brave person. For example, I often find myself reading  books and becoming annoyed when the protagonist decides to get into a situation that is at all dangerous…Which I realize is sort of necessary for an interesting story, but I digress.

If I were to choose a secondary house to be in I imagined that I would be in Ravenclaw. I adore their common room (I mean they have their own library!) and I am very much a nerd. However, I am terrible with riddles and probably wouldn’t be even able to get into the common room, which would be quite sad.

Anyway back to the point, my friend messaged me asking whether I had been sorted into Slytherin as I expected. So I googled the answers to each question to ensure a Slytherin sorting. As I recall it was my favourite nature landscape which determined my original sorting. I think I may have chosen a Forrest rather then the Sea as my preference (but this might be incorrect).  So I changed this aspect of my test and was finally sorted into Slytherin.

Once I was satisfied with my results, I told my friend what had happened and she replied that my story was incredibly Slytherin-ish. I realized that she may be right and started laughing. So now I feel quite comfortable calling myself a Slytherin when I am asked.

Also, as I said I just re-took the test to refresh my memory and I was actually sorted into Slytherin on my first attempt!

As an aside, I would also love to be in Hufflepuff if only for a Badger mascot and the fact that in French it is delightfully called Poufsouffle !

If you guys have taken this test please let me know where you were sorted and if you agree with the results !


19 thoughts on “My Pottermore House Sorting Story”

  1. I was sorted into Ravenclaw, which was great because for as long as I can remember I have identified myself as being in Ravenclaw. I love the common room! All the books, and the starry ceiling. It just looks perfect for me 🙂

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  2. I was sorted into Gryffindor which wasn’t a surprise, and the house I would be if I wasn’t Gryffindor is Ravenclaw, which also was not a surprise.

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  3. I was sorted into Slytherin when I first took it years ago and I was devastated! 😂 I really wanted to be Gryffindor even though I have absolutely no Gryffindor traits. I went and took it again. Slytherin! I have now embraced Slytherin and I have hardcore house pride! 😂💚

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  4. Your friend’s right; that’s incredibly Slytherin of you. You should be proud. xD You’ve earned that house.

    I’ve always said that I would never have gone to Hogwarts in the first place. Durmstrang is where it’s at, and I would’ve relocated specifically for the opportunity to go there lol. Which I think makes some people assume that I should be in Slytherin, but really, whenever I take the test, I’m a Ravenclaw. What can I say? Though, when I have a choice online with sortings, I’m always a Hufflepuff because I feel so bad for that cute little house because it’s so unloved lol.

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    1. Thank you! 😀

      That’s a cool way to think about it. Durmstrang seems to be the most badass of the magical schools, so good choice!

      I saw a comment in a thread a while ago which said something to the effect of, ‘Helga Hufflepuff was a genius, she made a house for the normal students to chill out with one another while the other houses fight amongst themselves”. Which I thought was pretty true lol.

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      1. Ha, I like that! It makes sense. xD Hufflepuffs are probably mostly forgotten because they’re so normal, in a school full of abnormal people. Though, to be fair, if I were normal, I’d be thankful to have a house away from the rest of the crazies, so there’s something to be said for that haha.

        Hufflepuffs will probably inherit the Earth, once the Gryffindors and Slytherins have destroyed each other and the Ravenclaws have left to colonize Mars. xD

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  5. What a great Slytherin sorting story indeed. Lol.
    I was convinced I would have been a Ravenclaw but Pottermore decided I’m Hufflepuff; or as you’ve wonderfully pointed out…. Poufsouffle. I’m liking it. 😉

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  6. I’m a Hufflepuff, and I’m that much happier about it after learning the French word. 😂😂😂

    Did you also take the patronus quiz on Pottermore? That’s a fun one! I’m a fox terrier. ☺️


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