Today I want to chat about Hogwart Houses and how sometimes expectations vs reality can lead to a minor identity crisis - for some people. *ahem* Brace yourselves though, because I have a lot of ground to cover!
I mean, before Pottermore, I never questioned that I belonged in Ravenclaw. I've been extremely bookish since I was 5 years old and I was always at the top of my class in school. The bottom line is, I never once got sorted into Ravenclaw and my OCD tendencies led to different sortings, so I felt like I could never be sure where my home at Hogwarts really was. Sure, I got Gryffindor the most, but I also got Hufflepuff quite a bit...and even Slytherin.
Recently, I found out that JKR had spoken out on Hybrid Houses and it got me thinking how I'm clearly a Hybrid! Those who know me in real life wouldn't be surprised by THAT in the least. So I found a bunch of online quizzes to that effect and took them all.
Basically all the combination of Houses exist. The way to combine them is that first you have your dominant (primary) House and then your secondary House, which gives you your Hybrid House. Here are the possible options:
Gryfferin, Gryffinclaw, Gryffinpuff, Hufflerin, Huffleclaw, Huffledor, Ravendor, Ravenpuff, Raverin, Slytherclaw, Slytherdor, Slytherpuff.
In my case, I'd obviously be a GryffinPuff right? Since Pottermore sorted me the most in Gryffindor with Hufflepuff coming in second. Well, after taking (and let's face it retaking) the quizzes, I was sorted into GryffinPuff and Gryffinclaw equally. The tie-breaker is that one time I got HuffleClaw...which might not seem like I tie-breaker but since Hufflepuff came up first, I counted it as such.
with the runner up being GryffinClaw
So I guess I do have Ravenclaw traits...I just have more Gryffindor and Hufflepuff in me. And you know what? I'm more than ok with that now! I've always had a soft spot for Hufflepuffs and let's be honest, being sorted into Gryffindor is THE DREAM. I just never knew I had it in me ♥