Splotters! Do I have something interesting for you or what? A professor at a university in Ireland was researching the Harry Potter phenomenon and found that there are four different categories that Harry Potter fans fall into, and that these categories match the personalities of the four Hogwarts houses.
Think of which house you’d be in, and then click to see if Professor Brown got your fan-style right. You might be surprised at what you find out. (Or do it the other way around: think about what type of fan you are and use that to see which house you’d fit into best.)
Gryffindor: Quick readers. Interested in getting the next and newest book as soon as possible; once it’s done, they move on to the next, new thing.
Hufflepuff: Slow and steady readers. Love the Harry Potter books and will re-read them over and over again. Loyal to Harry even now that the series is over.
Ravenclaw: Enjoy the magical world but view the stories themselves with skepticism. Use the books as a jumping off point for their own creative endeavors.
Slytherin: Don’t particularly care one way or the other about the books. Prefer the movies, but will read the books if there’s some other reason to do so.
Or, as Professor Brown puts it, “Only the Hufflepuffs are totally loyal to Harry. The Gryffindors are already moving on to other things; the Slytherins never really liked him anyway, and the Ravenclaws are too busy writing their own fan fiction.”
What do you think? Where do you fall? (If you’re curious, I’m soooooo Ravenclaw I once told Nancy that I wanted J. K. Rowling to stop messing with my characters.)
— Carly H., STACKS Staffer