Last month, I took a Meyers-Briggs personality quiz.
I got ISFP.
And not only am I not sure how accurate that is, I also have no idea what to do with this information.
Really, I don’t have much interest in Meyers-Briggs. I know that there are many people who love it all over the place and some authors even sort their characters by it but honestly… it’s not for me.
I am not a Harry Potter fan.
Mainly because I have not read the books or watched the movies (and I think that’s kinda crucial in this instance).
There are various concepts about HP that I adore, though– school in a castle, owls, and fantasy critters, for example.
And like any good fangirl of any series, I have taken the Hogwarts House quiz to see which house I would end up in. (Admit it, fans, you do this with as many series as have groups, factions, who-is-your-Greek-god-parent etc.) (Also, if anyone wants to know, I am Erudite/Amity in Divergent quizzes. You may all call me a traitor now, but I’m not apologizing and I will just give you cookies and love.)
Turns out, I am a Hufflepuff.
For anyone who doesn’t know, Hufflepuffs are loyal and just. That is what they represent. And it’s quite a nice thing to be a part of.
(Of course, just because you are sorted into one House doesn’t mean you don’t have traits of others. I took a quiz that shows how much preference to all the Houses you have and I’m also very much Ravenclaw.)
Already, you can probably tell how awesome I think this is compared to Meyers-Briggs.
I have also sorted my characters of LASER into their Houses. Mentally for the most part.
It was a bit of an eye opener.
My main character is either Slytherin or Gryffindor (I’m not sure which).
So, as I was thinking which Houses they would belong in, I got thinking about my villain. (No name for spoiler’s sake, sorry.) Where does he belong?
I thought he might actually be Hufflepuff and then Slytherin.
Which was surprising. Thinking about my villains motives, could he actually be Hufflepuff? Thinking about his scheme, was he Slytherin?
I took the sorting quiz again, this time as my villain.
I was right.
I find it very interesting that my villain belongs in the House that is most made fun of and has a cutesy sort of name.
And yet. It makes a lot of sense that he was sorted into this House. Loyalty and justice are very dominant in his character.
I wish I could just fangirl here and tell you guys why this works so well for him. But I can’t. Spoilers.
And I also find it interesting that he ended up in the same House I did. Completely unintentionally. Which just goes to show you that every character takes away something from their author and that little pieces of the author’s soul get embedded into stories.
Have any of you ever sorted your characters into Hogwarts Houses, Meyers-Briggs, or any other personality thing and find out something interesting about your characters? Let me know in the comments!