Alright, dearies! I'm Frost, a RB around here in AI if you don't already know, and I'm an active user. Upon seeing how many people have struggles with a whole host of things involving character design, including color design, personalities, histories, and face claims, I have decided to create this blog to try and provide the help that I feel like DARP's been lacking for so many years!
Personality Writing 101
Alright, girlies and guys, today, we're going into how to write a personality 101. Before we start, let's go over the minimum basics for each age in a forum, alright? Children aged 5-9 have the minimum of two seven-sentence paragraphs for personality and three seven-sentence paragraphs of history. Anyone older also has those requirements, but there's more to work with than with children.
Personalities and Children
So, without further ado, let's launch into the first topic of my lecture: Writing personalities for children. I bet thoughts have crossed your mind as like HOW do I write a five-year-old's simple personality in 14 sentences? It's virtually impossible! Well, here I come to tell you that it's not impossible. It appears hard at first, and believe me, overcoming that thought of something being impossible is the first challenge. Children are a LOT more complicated than what they appear. They appear to be easy to describe..? (laughs sarcastically) Yeah, right. The years that you start writing their forums, they are going through so many changes psychologically that it's impossible to accurately track them.
So, what my best advice is to look at the parenting styles and the parents' personalities, then go from there. The parents influence the child the most during the years of life before they start to develop independency around the age of 7-8. Going from the parents and the environment that the kid has grown up in, plus any other life experiences they already have experienced in their first five years of life, bam, you have probably seven sentences right there. Then, things start to get interesting... Children have faint hints of characteristics that they'll grow into from the first few months of their lives, so you need to figure them out and how their upbringing impacts those natural characteristics of theirs. Bam, another paragraph. Simple as can be.
And that's how you write an amazing child personality, while leaving enough open for them to develop until their second forum at the age of 9-10. Any questions, leave them down below in the comments!
Personalities and Students/Adults
Now here is where things start to get a bit complicated. The character's growing, developing maturity, and getting more life experiences, so you need to figure out how each experience has impacted them. I'd recommend focusing on maybe one-two main events that like really shaped their personalities. BUT be sure to leave plenty to develop in RPs! I've learned that quite a bit, truth be told. Writing personalities gets easy if you look into their MBTI, Zodiac, hopeful house placing, and wand/patronus mixture. ALSO look at their history! They still pick up traits from their parents/environment. Bam, two paragraphs right there. Easy as can be, right? And that concludes my lecture on how to write a personality that will make anyone ooh and ah over your character.
History Writing 101
Now, without much ado again, let's dive into the good ways to write a history. Yes, I've been writing for a long time, and I have had lots of practice for writing histories, but I can promise you after this little lecture, you'll be writing histories like a pro. Now, let's dive straight in. It's quite simple, but there's one rule I ALWAYS follow when writing histories: DO NOT TELL. SHOW. You'll see why that rule's important later on.
Okay, so histories seem really hard without the right inspiration, right? WRONG! Histories are easy if you have a basic idea. Pick your characters' parents, do a randomizer for where they met/when they met, and then how they met. Bam two-three, maybe four, sentences easily. Then go into small details of their wedding/years before the children came along, and then end that paragraph with the birth of the children. Bam, one seven-sentence paragraph finished. See how easy that is?
Then the next paragraph should focus only on the children growing up, magical sign with age clearly stated, and reasoning and outcome of first sign. Like how did everyone react? Did they get punished, etc? Don't tell us, show us in your word choice. Bam, second paragraph finished. If you do it with enough details, you'll get a perfect seven-sentence paragraph.
And finally, the third paragraph is when it gets complicated. So you've written 14 sentences, and you're loving your character so far... BUT you start to lose ideas around your third paragraph. Here's a tip: focus on your character's interactions with other yearmates/school years if they're not a first-year, and how they reacted to getting their hogwarts letter, going shopping, etc. How does their family react to their letter? How do they react to seeing Diagon Alley? Getting a wand? Think about it... and I can guarantee you you'll get 21 sentences easily. You can add as much as you want during this process, but this is just my method when I'm writing histories.
And now, onto our next topic in our lecture! Drum-roll please!
So I found these amazing resources on tumblr, and after gaining their permission, I created a guide of various traits of all four Hogwarts houses, plus how each MBTI type fits into each house. The list is enclosed underneath, and it is organized in an easy way, but if you're looking for something, you can use command+f and search the section you're looking for.
- Essentially, Hufflepuffs see the world and their people as ultimately good, and only the darkness of the inevitable turning them away from what they think is right. Because of this, they tend to treat everyone fairly and with sympathy, trying to put themselves in the other person’s shoes before judging them, if they judge them at all. Hufflepuffs are almost always maternal or paternal types, ready to take care of anyone who may come to them. They are dedicated to what they do, and are very focused on making sure everything is done properly, leaving no room for error. Mostly, Hufflepuffs think what they do is right, and Ravenclaws who doubt them may annoy them, but Hufflepuffs hate conflict, so they tend to ignore their irritation. Hufflepuffs are very passive aggressive, doing little things subconsciously when someone makes them angry. This is usually the farthest they will go so far as revenge, as they rarely want to participate in any form of violence. Hufflepuffs are healers in nature, wishing to care to the needs of others. Many nurses, cooks, teachers or counselors are Hufflepuffs.
- Hufflepuffs, generally, are pacifists. They have an extreme dislike for conflict, and would rather solve things through words and common sense, rather than resort to violence. They are the children of nature, and feel a strong connection to it, spiritually. They feel a much stronger connection to animals and the Earth, rather than other people. This is why they oppose of violence so much, because in the long run, it hurts these factors more than it does anything else, and to them, this upsets the balance of nature. They believe strongly in ultimate beauty, within the world, within the soul and within the universe. They are easily upset, though they will rarely show it, as they feel like this would cause unneeded stress and drama to others. They value everyone else above themselves, and rarely wish harm on any. At their worst, Hufflepuffs are a force to be reckoned with, as if they were mother nature herself, they are stronger when scorned, do not take them for shrinking violets due to their nice demeanor.
- Hufflepuffs are very likable in that they have many positive traits. They are kind and giving, healers in their nature. They wish only the best for everyone, and are often optimists. They are not necessarily social butterflies to the degree a Gryffindor may be, but once they begin to be comfortable in a setting, they are warm and generally happy in their circle of friends.
- They are also very loyal and strong, though they may not be straightforward and blunt. They tend to be good emotional absorbents, meaning they can take it all that you are feeling, positive and negative, and understand it. This can go one of two ways. If a Hufflepuff likes you, which generally they will give you the benefit of the doubt, they will be empathetic and try to use this to help you. If, for some reason, you betray or upset a Hufflepuff, do not think they will just go sulk, this is simply how their darker and more negative side comes out. They know all your strengths and weaknesses, and they kept them in storage in their kindness, but once you’ve ripped away their good nature, they will use them against you, picking at that scab on your mind. Never, ever think a Hufflepuff is weak, nor underestimate them. You will regret the repercussions.
- Another negative trait of Hufflepuffs can be their habitual tendency to try and be what they think others need them to be. They will try and form themselves to what they think someone wants them to be in order for the other person or peoples to be happy. This is not something they should try, as expression and their free spirit is what makes the Hufflepuff who they truly are.
- A very common star or sun sign for a Hufflepuff is generally Cancer, as both have the qualities of peacemakers and healers. They love people and taking care of them. They combine well in this manner because they have no conflicting feelings about their empathy, they just want to do onto others as they would want done onto them. Pisces is also very common among Hufflepuffs, as both are more reserved, but full of creativity and imagination.
- Hufflepuffs tend to hobbies that make them feel as though they are making the world a better place, in some form or another. This varies greatly, it can be something as large as volunteer work or helping care for children or animals, and other times it can be something that they, as an individual, see as bettering the world. This means it could be gardening, drawing, writing, the possibilities of hobbies and talents for Hufflepuffs are endless. It is a matter of what branch of nature and Earth they connect with as an individual, and what brings out their true spirit.
- Hufflepuffs have many acquaintances, rather than a large circle of friends. They get along with most people from a distance, and they prefer it this way. They have no need to get close to people, because their sense and observation of everything around them shows them what a person feels, what they are thinking, and they don’t need to talk to them to understand their view points. They are perfectly comfortable knowing many people but only having a few close, true friends. In this case, they are often the type of friends who will drive you home when you’re drunk, or bring you something of you don’t feel well. They love random acts of kindness toward their closest friends, because they bring out the motherly side in them. Due to their avoidance of conflict, friendships for Hufflepuffs can last for a long time.
- Intimate relationships for a Hufflepuff can be a difficult thing. That is because, as much as they don’t want to admit it, they avoid the real world, and that includes the struggles of trying to keep a stable romance with someone. They don’t want to argue, even when it may sometimes be necessary, they don’t want to now where the relationship is going, they just want to know that it goes, and be happy with it in this way. This causes them to have commitment problems, because while they are very nurturing, they tend to view people more as projects or children, rather than as a partner, which can be a majour souring component in a relationship.
- Hufflepuffs are, above all else, obsessively avoidant. This can get to the point of a disorder, because it can affect their daily lives. They may miss opportunities because of how much order they want to keep around them, and by making sure everything is as perfect as they want it to be. If something is out of place, they feel dangerously uncomfortable, and wish they could remedy it, but feel absolutely helpless as to how. They also may have what could be considered to some as odd ways of thinking, or eccentric, which is common in both them and Ravenclaws. There is nothing wrong with this and it isn’t necessarily a disorder of any kind, they just have unique perceptions on things that others may not see or understand.
- Hufflepuffs are very spiritual, whether they believe in any form of God or deity or not. They can just be spiritual within their own mind and heart, and this works just find for them as well. Whatever it is they may believe, they are incredibly comfortable with it, and are just as comfortable with you thinking what you think. They are not one to argue, and believe in all paths to God and/or spiritual wholeness.
- There will be no attempts here to try and sort any house into any particular political party, but simply how they act within parties. Hufflepuffs rarely travel toward politics, as they have no need for them. The thought of debate is lost on them, as they can’t see what is wrong with everyone having their own opinion and way of life, and leaving it at that. They see politics simply as a waste of time and energy, though when it comes to specific issues, they will gladly vote on what they think is right.
- Common career and occupational choices among Hufflepuffs are ones where their inner healer shines through. They are often nurses, caretakers, or other things in the medical field. The more intuitive Hufflepuff may also branch toward Psychology or Sociology, because their excelled ability with empathy is great for this field. They also often appreciate the arts, often poetry and drawing or painting.
- The ideal environment for a Hufflepuff is one where they feel full wholeness and correctness, as everything needs to fit in their order. They are intellectual and spiritual nomads, looking for this place, and when they find it, they know it immediately, and stay there. Literally speaking, the environment they tend toward is usually on the softer side, often cold and snowy or at times rainy, something calming yet equally beautiful.
- Hufflepuffs view themselves as good people, and that is as simply as they put it. They try not to look into the negative aspects of their self, as when they do they tend to feel put down, like they are unworthy of where they have gotten in life. So they focus on the positive, and see themselves as happy and proper people in society.
- The life mission of a Hufflepuff is to help others, kill with kindness, and ultimately, reach a state of nirvana.
- The average typology for a Hufflepuff is ESFP (Extrovert-Sensing-Feeling-Perceptive). This varies for everyone, of course, but by Hufflepuffs love people, and tend to feel everything around them, and connect to it deeply.
- ENFP: These folks are some of the more social you will meet of Hufflepuffs, as well as some of the kindest. They are nice to just about everyone, and will rarely snap or say something rude without copious amounts of provoking first. Even then these Badgers are very spiritual, and great believers in karma. They try to be cordial even to those who are horrible to them, because they believe they will have good fortune in return. They are also very emotional, but rarely show it, instead only showing the brighter sides of their personality. They would be most likely to show only their deeper aspects around their closest friends, which they can make many of.
- INFP: This is a common type for a Hufflepuff, because it is the type that is known as the Healer, and Hufflepuffs as well, are somewhat natural healers. These people are a bit more shy and reserved, but with large amounts of empathy. They want to help others the best they can, and usually they are best at opening up out of their shell through this, their true colours showing when a person is in need. They have a good sense of the emotions of others, detecting what a person truly means even when it is not said aloud. They are good at keeping secrets, and tend to feel their emotions through others rather than through themselves.
- ENFJ: These people are expressive and full of life, every interest and opinion they have being fully expressed through them. Despite this they are not overbearing, but rather they have a sort of comfortable aura around them that pulls others in, making you want them to teach you what they know. They are social creatures, too, and are happy to do his. ENFJ is the Teacher, and this shines thoroughly through these Hufflepuffs. They want to share everything they know with the world, and allow others to see what beauty they see.
- INFJ: INFJ Hufflepuffs are very similar to ENFJ Hufflepuffs in their ideas, but they are a bit less strongly expressed. Instead they are more drawn into themselves, and what they know is a part of them. They actually have very many Ravenclaw aspects to them as well, but what makes them Hufflepuffs is how patiently they work out each of their goals, and how their hardworking traits cause them to succeed at everything to the best of their ability. They generally have only a few close friends, because they like to be friends with those they feel enlighten them further, and they have a strong judging criteria for this.
- ESTJ: ESTJ Hufflepuffs and INFP Hufflepuffs, despite their completely opposite types, have some similarities. They are both very people oriented, and willing to help out in anyway they can. The main difference here is the tactics they use. ESTJs are much more blunt in their ways, and more traditional. They think before they act, and they look into how a person would react before they help them. If they think they will react badly, they are hesitant to help, because conflict is to them a dirty word. They just want to be social, happy, and enjoy their life.
- ISTJ: The main talent of these Hufflepuffs is their attention to detail. They are great at observation, but they also have the ability to observe and analyze at the same time, almost in a psychological manner. They do this to people around them, rarely speaking up about it but taking note of it for later. They have strong minds in every sense of the word, and are deeply logical. They can at times be extremely grounded into reality, as they just can’t get enough of trying to figure out the universe around them. Their down-to-earth personality can also make them very responsible and reliable if need be, and they thrive in this fact.
- ESFJ: This is the most emotional of all types for Hufflepuff, as well as one of their common signs. They have deep individual emotions as well as strongly feeling the emotions of those who are around them. They are social creatures but they can also have deep highs and lows due to this aspect, and when they start to feel in the latter of these moods they will often find some place to be secluded and alone. They feel the need to have the company of others most of the time, though, as being completely and entirely alone is one of their worst fears.
- ISFJ: Deeply into the needs of others, ISFJ Hufflepuffs are very intrinsically motivated, feeling the need to always do what is best, simply because it is the right thing to do. They are also deeply into nostalgia, and like to make sure their decision is always the best in order to have good memories to reflect back on later in life. They do the same with relationships, judging people thoroughly before getting close to them. They are terrified of being hurt, so they want to make sure they will not have bad thoughts to look back on with friends or lovers.
- ENTP: These Hufflepuffs are incredibly creative and eccentric, seeing the world in ways others usually do not. ENTP is called the Inventor, and this is very much shown within the Hufflepuff house. They are hardworkers who come up with unique projects, and are tedious in making sure everything is right in accomplishing their ideas. They are also patient and level-headed, giving them the ability to make many mistakes and keep on going. They haven’t failed, they have only found 10,000 ways that it doesn’t work. They don’t ever allow the thoughts of others get them down.
- INTP: Hufflepuffs of this type are somewhat similar to ENTPs in the way that they have the greatest amount of patience you could find in a person. They also have very interesting ways of thinking, and their introversion allows them to show this strongly, as they are not affected by the judgments of others. Their opinions and thoughts are their own, and they love to express themselves in a way that shows people this. Though they are more expressive in their thoughts than their feelings, INTPs still can have dramatic highs and lows in their mood, and this is brought on by their own thoughts, which bothers them greatly.
- ENTJ: This is a rather rare type for a Hufflepuff, but it can happen. These are the more blunt, somewhat cold of personalities, and they have the same Hufflepuff instinct to help others, but they show it in a completely different way These are the types more likely to go for guardian type pursuits, such as something in law enforcement. They are strong and dedicated but also stubborn with an almost black and white view of the world, seeing everything as either good or bad. They can block their emotions out at times, because they feel they get in the way when they are working.
- INTJ: The main goal of an INTJ Hufflepuff is knowledge, and it is through this that they show their personality. They are one of the shy types and rarely choose to talk to others, but the pen is mightier than the sword, and they show their soul through this ideal. They are fantastic writers, philosophers, and thinkers. They want to share their thoughts with the world, they just don’t want their personal life to be noticed as much, so they tend to shy away from the public eye.
- ESTP: If you were looking for a good radio personality or talk show host, an ESTP Hufflepuff would be your go-to guy. They are full of life and fun, and they speak their mind to a point where no thought of theirs ever hides from their lips. They are friendly to most, though their spitfire personality can cause others to be sometimes offended by what they have to say. The thought of purposely insulting someone hurts them a bit, as they would never do it, so if you tell them that they’ve hurt your feelings, they will usually apologize as much as they can, and try to make it up to you. All they want out of life is to feel it, and they want the same for others.
- ISTP: Virtuosos, ISTP Hufflepuffs know how to work with what they have in their arsenal. They are compassionate above all else, and this reflects their whole life. They are very loyal friends, very committed lovers, and very hard workers. They are the type that many people would want to associate themselves with, because there is just something about the aura around them that inspires you, and makes you feel like you are a better person. They are not the type to let their emotions get the best of them, because they are too grounded into what they want and obtaining it. Stress is not something they very easily know.
- ESFP: A bit of an unlikely type for a Hufflepuff, these people are somewhat overly dramatic. They have a strong outer personality, but they also have an active imagination and often make a bit of a personal fable for themselves. They tend to want their lives to be a fairytale, and see themselves as the prince or the princess, waiting for their knight in shining armor. This can bother others at times, but there is no harm meant by it. They often think that others feel this way, and when they realize they do not, they are unsure what to make of it.
- ISFP: Hufflepuffs of this type are very observant, noticing all of their surroundings. People, nature, things of the unknown, they take note of all of them and try their best to figure out how they function in the big jigsaw puzzle of life. They are not the most social individuals, but they do enjoy putting themselves in public places, where they can discover new things, as this is their main drive in life.
- Intelligent and insightful, Ravenclaws are not ones to classify people under any certain category. Instead they often ponder on humanity, what is good, what is evil and why we should classify people as one or the other. Ravenclaws are very philosophical, and often you may see them simply staring off into space, but this is not in some brainless manner, in fact they are exploring the gears of their mind and trying to figure out how the world works. Ravenclaws are focused on their work, but they often don’t need effort. They tend to pick up on every detail and remember it without even trying, something that others may be skeptical of or be jealous of. This can give some a sense of superiority and the idea they should tell everyone the right way to do something, which can easily make others, especially nervous Hufflepuffs or emotional Gryffindors, very irritated. Ravenclaws are very analytic, and this can be very good or very bad. For the kind-hearted this will be a way to help others, for the dark they can use this to twist and manipulate. Ravenclaws are not every emotional, instead they tend to put up a wall and not let anyone in except for perhaps their closest friends or family. Instead they pick at the minds of others, trying to figure out how they work and to see if they themselves are different, or just the same as everyone else. Psychologists, professors and investigators are often Ravenclaws.
- It is quite common for Ravenclaws to hide their true selves in public. This makes them quite the mystery to the untrained eye, a curious puzzle that some may want to figure out, and with good reason. Ravenclaw is the virtuoso of the houses in Hogwarts, as they are filled with those who excel in many intellectual and artistic aspects of life. Ravenclaws are incredibly focused in every sense of the word, as they focus on the details of whatever their passion may be, and they also see the big picture well enough to know they should focus on all parts of their lives in order to achieve success. Ravenclaws are observant and curious, often preferring to watch people from a distance, rather than interact.
- The most positive trait of a Ravenclaw is very often their intellect. As well as general knowledge of most things, they also tend to specialize and focus their interests, and can become like walking encyclopedias of specific areas of study or hobbies. They can get lost in this world of their own curiosities, perfectly content to stay in their own mind.
- As well as this, Ravenclaws are often very easy to please, so long as they are alone. This is because they can please themselves, and they hold very high standards for others, as if they should be able to read their mind. So, when a person does not do as a Ravenclaw expects them to, they can become annoyed or bitter, thinking lower of the individual. They can be incredibly judgmental in this manner, though some more than others. Ravenclaws are fantastic at hiding their emotions, and can seem perfectly kind and sweet to you, when in all reality they do not care for you at all.
- Another trait of Ravenclaws that may be considered less than favourable is that though they are brilliant in designated areas, they can at times lack common or social sense.They do not understand very simple things at times, simply because they do not believe they have the time for them, nor do they care. They are just fine with this, but others around them may not be.
- An incredibly common sign for a Ravenclaw is Virgo, as they both thrive for perfection and order. This doesn’t mean they are control freaks or absolute nuts about having everything a certain way, they just are very independent in wanting things how they want it, and if it isn’t that way, they can stress out easily. Sagittarius is very common among Ravenclaws as well, as they tend to be observant and imaginative.
- The virtuoso aspect of Ravenclaws mean they have a wide array of hobbies quite often, though they tend toward things that challenge their mind, rather than athletic ventures. This means they enjoy writing, fiction or non-fiction, reading, drawing or other forms of design, and musical instruments, that being only a taste. A gentler Ravenclaw may also enjoy caring for animals.
- Ravenclaws make as good as friends as any, and can be loyal in their friendships. However, if you are looking for someone jumping at any and all opportunities to spend time with you or have fun in big groups, then you are not looking for a Ravenclaw. They feel uncomfortable in large crowds, and much prefer to have a few close friends, ones that enhance them mentally and challenge them to be better. They may find most of their friends in their field of work or study, as then they feel more relaxed as if they have more in common with an individual. They are not ones to start fights or cause drama, they just enjoy having a few people to rely on when need be, and lend a helping hand for if they have to.
- Getting a Ravenclaw into a relationship can be a difficult task, as they are not the romantic types. Before they think about diving into a relationship, they will often weigh their options of whether or not one will fit into their life, or whether or not the person fits into their mold of what they have mapped out for themselves. They are strict in this tactic, so much so that their evaluation for lovers is only beaten by Slytherins. If a Ravenclaw finds you worthy of their time, they may not be very affectionate at first, but you must give them time to warm their heart and believe you are part of them, and as this progresses they will become sweeter with you, and airy in their love.
- Ravenclaws can be rigid perfectionists, and need everything to be a certain way, almost to the point of obsessive compulsion. In fact, many of them may think if they don’t do something they way they believe it should be done, something terrible and life-altering could happen. They also can have very eccentric or strange ways of thinking compared to their more social counterparts, as they rarely give into peer pressure, and therefore express themselves as they see fit, though this is in no way a fault. The more feeling Ravenclaw may be prone to depression, as they feel they are cut off from the world, not seeing that it is in their nature to be independent and that they are happy this way, so instead they think there is something wrong with them and they divulge into sadness. Often they do not know how to remedy this themselves, so if you are close friends with a Ravenclaw and they seem down, it is best to reassure them they are a unique and beautiful soul. Other than friends, the outlets they may use to cure their depression are other worlds, such as novels or movies.
- Ravenclaws often can one of two extremes with religious views, the first being that they can be incredibly and deeply spiritual. This can be for any religion of course, though they tend to lean toward ones that involve the universe as a whole, rather than one all powerful God, as that idea to them seems highly unlikely. The other path a Ravenclaw often goes down is that of science, believing everything happens due to actions and reactions, that there is no higher power, and that the Earth is the way it is due to science, and we can easily find ways to explain everything in the world if we try.
- Though they are not usually outspoken, Ravenclaws adore debate. They love the idea of an intellectual back and forth firing contest, to see what others think compared to what they do. They will not talk to extremists about things who are ignorant in their ways, but want a mature, intelligent conversation about what is going on in the world. If you give this to them, they will be very pleased in having talked to you, and it is people like you that give them a spark of interest in the world of politics, not politicians.
- Common career and occupational choices among Ravenclaws are those in which they can enrich themselves while keeping others informed. The more social Ravenclaw may tend toward psychiatry or psychology, counseling, or teaching. The more logically driven one may tend toward forensic sciences, mathematics or architecture. Many Ravenclaws also adore the world of literature, and enjoy writing of all kinds.
- The ideal environment for a Ravenclaw is one where they feel like they are being productive, because if they are not working, they feel as though they are wasting their mind, and are therefore useless. They like challenges, and they like to feel like they are always going. Literally speaking, an environment which a Ravenclaw may like is on the chillier or moderate side, with little to no rain, as they feel the clouds of storms can cloud their thinking as well.
- Ravenclaws often see themselves as the unique minds of the world, and have complete confidence in their individuality. They see themselves as somewhat superior to others, but are often kind about it and try not to boast about their own accomplishments. They seem themselves as success in the making.
- The life of a Ravenclaw is their mission, they want to spread the words and images of their mind, show all that could be, and add more colour to the world.
- The average typology for a Ravenclaw is INTP (Introvert-Intuitive-Thinking-Perceptive). This varies for everyone, of course, but by nature Ravenclaws are quiet, watching things and thinking over what they mean and how they work, rather than jumping right into the action.
- ENFP: Of all the types, Luna Lovegood would probably most suitably fit into this one. Champion Ravenclaws are flowing and colourful, living their life with such enthusiasm that it can be inspiring or sometimes strange to others. They have a very optimistic view on the world, and have many creative outlets that they wish to inspire others with. They are some of the friendliest Ravenclaws within the house.
- INFP: This is a very common type among Ravenclaws, and they are some of the most intuitive and considerate within the house. They often watch others, saying nothing, but modestly offering to lend a useful hand when they are needed. They are not very social, but tend to have a few very close friends. These people they are very loyal to, and willing to do things they would not normally do if they need it.
- ENFJ: Ravenclaws within this type have the need to share their intellectual talent with others around them. Others feel naturally inclined to ask them for advice, and in return they are happy to share their wisdom. They have a natural intelligence about them, and this works seamlessly with their need to lead others on the path they wish to be on. They are some of the most social of Ravenclaws, and one of the most common extraverted types within it.
- INFJ: Counselor Ravenclaws are among the most considerate individuals within the house, wanting to help others to the best of their ability. They tend to be quite shy, but given a chance to be close to a person, they want to do their best to make sure that person is comfortable and pleased. If someone they feel close to is in pain, they tend to feel this as well, which provides them with such discomfort that they compulsively need to do something about it.
- ESTJ: Those within this type are very well what one may consider a textbook Ravenclaw, as they tend to be very particular in their methods. They are extremely intelligent, and this coincides with their sharp focus on life. They are responsible for themselves, making sure to do what needs to be done and having no hesitation in the matter. They expect others to be this way as well, and may often get bothered by those who behave in a way they see as unconventional. Despite this, they are also the strongest social group within the house, and enjoy giving wisdom and insight to others.
- ISTJ: One of the most common types within the house of Ravenclaw, people within this type are extremely patient and meticulous. They notice the smallest details within their materials, and this causes them to be both excellent students and employees. Dedicated and responsible, they crave things which can give them the satisfaction of doing. That is to say, if they are not being held responsible for something, they feel stagnate. Inspectors in the Ravenclaw house are not often outspoken people, instead focusing on other things, giving them quite the stoic appearance.
- ESFJ: While not too average a type, Provider Ravenclaws are some of the sweetest individuals in existence. They have both a social and intellectual wisdom about them, and they use this to help others in their community. They feel it their duty to do this, because they are quite aware of their intelligence. While not boastful about it, they feel this was a gift given to them by nature, and therefore they must use it to make the lives of others more convenient.
- ISFJ: Protector Ravenclaws are very much into the mind set of tradition, and they tend to hold many things sacred. They are deeply into history, and think things must be preserved for future generations to know of. When someone disrespects these things, they can feel personally offended, and pull away from this person quickly. They are not the most social of people, much more into the material than the social aspect of life. To some, they may appear snobby or stand-offish.
- ENTP: Ravenclaws within this type are very innovative and interactive with others. They like to lend a hand in most situations, giving a fresh perspective on an old problem. They are incredibly great at doing this as well, as they have a strong creative nature about them, which can often rub off on others.
- INTP: Architect Ravenclaws are great philosophers and theorists, thinking of the world in their own unique way and rarely letting others influence it. They try to figure out how things work on their own, and they want to solve problems that no one else has seemed to be able to. Their mission in life is to try and make the world a better place, and they do this through their bright intellect.
- ENTJ: ENTJ Ravenclaws are natural strategists, who would be great at the game of Risk. They are great at mapping everything out, either literally or mentally, and deciding what their best course of action is. This intellectual skill makes them fantastic leaders, and they have the instinctive nature to fulfill this role. To some they may come off as blunt and stubborn.
- INTJ: These Eagles are absolutely brilliant and master scholars at what they do. They are sharply focused on their goals to the point of obsession, and they can fall into their hobbies or work to the point they will seclude themselves from others. They have little to no need for relationships with others, since they are so dedicated. It is only if they take a moment to step away from this that they may feel a sense of loneliness.
- ESTP: The true creative nature of the Ravenclaw tends to shine through this type. Creative by nature, these people are extremely innovative, seeing the world through their own very unique perceptive. Not generally affected by the opinions of others, the true freedom of the Ravenclaw flies through in these individuals, which allows them to be incredibly successful in life. They are very balanced, maintaining a good sense of self while being quite social as well.
- ISTP: Ravenclaws in this type have incredibly technical minds, tending to see things as puzzles. To them, the world is one large machine, functioning through many smaller parts that need to come together perfectly. Their drive in life is to help keep these functions in tact. This means they tend to make great mechanics, mathematicians, and artists.
- ESFP: Performer Ravenclaws are among some of the most successful of their type, as their creativeness plus their showmanship makes them the life of the party. They can light a room, and they are very well aware of this, so they use it to their advantage. They enjoy being seen as an entertainment, and thrive off of making others happy. The most social of Ravenclaws, they are strongly affected by their peers, because they want to be seen as likable, though they are also aware that what others think should not bother them. This causes confliction, and they can become easily frustrated.
- ISFP: The artists of the world, Composer Ravenclaws are very in tune with themselves and things around them, making them very creative beings. No matter what their medium, they see a science within their artistry, taking it apart molecule by molecule in their minds and them putting it together as they see fit. They have little need for social interaction, and tend to keep to themselves, having one or two close friends.
- True Gryffindors have a very strong sense of what is right and what is wrong, and this is a part of what gives them such strong opinions. Depending on the person, this may be taken to a Borderline degree, and they may see people as either good or evil, not in between and no chance of redemption for those on the darker sides of things. Alternately, Gryffindors may see all people as being initially good, and only making the wrong choices take the down the wrong road. Both of these behaviours are why Gryffindors and Slytherins can easily clash. Gryffindors are usually incredibly intelligent, but they tend to be slackers, more focused on getting a taste of something new than sticking to responsibility. This can be their downfall from success, or quite the opposite, bringing them a rise up into something they love. Once they find their true place in the world, Gryffindors will often use their accomplishments to the benefit of others in some form or fashion. Actors, singers and athletes can often be classified as Gryffindors. Despite their good intentions, they can also quite often be ill-tempered and overly emotional, which is their Achilles’ Heel in most instances. A darker Gryffindor may become out of control because of this, hurting those they love or holding a grudge for many years.
- The traits stated for Gryffindors are bravery, chivalry and nerve. This stands very true deep into their heart, and their curse in life is that they really would die for something they truly love, or do anything they could to be sure they are safe. However, Gryffindors vary in their way of showing this passion. Some are up front, kind and caring though at times coming onto very strong. This is a loveable thing, though, and these are the Gryffindors that often are popular, having many friends and admirers. Then, there are the others, who are a bit rough around the edges. It doesn’t change what is in their heart, it simply means that they are more opinionated than most, and somewhere in their past someone told them that being as emotional as they are is a bad thing, so they hide it. They try to keep their emotions at bay and just show how strong they are, how incapable they are of breaking. These are the Gryffindors that put up a wall, and if you can connect with them, this wall falls easily.
- The most positive of traits in Gryffindors are their purity. This doesn’t mean that they are all around perfect and good, it just means they have high moral standards, and instinctively want to do the right thing. Whether the right thing is really the right thing, that is left up to debate, but it is what feels correct to them, and it works for them. The positive aspects of this instinct are their bravery and strong will, because Gryffindors are often doers, not thinkers. They will not sit and weigh the aspects of what is best for them, they only understand a need and wish to fulfill it, no matter the costs.
- Gryffindors are, of course, undoubtedly loyal, and this is another positive aspect of them. They are not the type of people to give up on you and run away when the going gets rough, they will stick with you until the very end. If you are in a hard place and need someone to carry you through it, a Gryffindor is ideal to befriend. That said, this can also greatly reflect a negative part of them, as their need to stick with others and help them can cause them to forget themselves. A Gryffindor can only forget their own needs for a certain amount of time, before the lion begins to get restless, and the inner growing roar of their emotions begins to pool into their stomach. Gryffindors are probably the most emotional of all of the houses, so they need an outlet, and if they can’t get one, their impulsive attitude can back up on them, and they will lash out, doing and saying things they will later regret.
- Gryffindors have a tendency to put their foot in their mouth, because they do not often think before they speak. Their intentions are not often to truly hurt another person, they are just the type of people the get caught in the moment, in the web of the environment, and this can cause them to do things they don’t really intend. Their regrets hurt them very often, because once they have time to actually think about them, their emotions take hold and their guilt is nearly unbearable. This is why lions often go nonstop, to make sure they don’t have to feel those unwanted feelings.
- A very common star or sun sign for a Gryffindor is, you guessed it, a Leo. This is because the lions work well together, forming a family in your inner workings, in casing your heart in a shield of love, bravery and friendship. For more driven Gryffindors, Aries is also a common sign, as well as Aquarius and Sagittarius.
- Gryffindors are unstoppable forces, generally very active in their ways. Adventure becomes them, and they are always looking for new and interesting ways to feel free and beautiful. They are often the first ones to give a go at more risky forms of fun, such as sky diving or rock climbing. They are also the most athletic of all the houses, especially when it comes to team sports, as they love the idea of collaboration and working together toward a common goal. The sports they very often tend to are basketball, baseball/softball, and volleyball. Other non-athletic hobbies that are common for Gryffindors are non-fiction writing (sometimes for publication, such as journalism), scary movie marathons and meddling into some household science.
- Gryffindors can make some of the best friends, while simultaneously making some of the worst. They are, at their best, loyal and loving, willing to do anything for you. Friendship is a very important matter to them, as they consider their friends to be part of their family, and expect the very same in return. So, when they feel betrayed, it hits them hard, and their impulsive attributes can cause them to do things they don’t mean. They are the type to spread rumours that are untrue when they are hurt, or tell secrets you entrusted them with, simply so you can feel as hurt as they do. Though they may often judge Slytherins for it, Gryffindors are just as well adjusted to the ideal of an eye for an eye. They make fun friends, but keep watch of what you say, you may regret it later.
- The way a Gryffindor behaves in a romantic relationship is very similar to the way they behave in a friendship, but it is toned down slightly, rather than increased, as they hold friends above romance. They are often committed when happy, and will hold you high on their pedestal, loving you with all their heart. If you hurt them, they may lash out in a moment of emotional heartbreak, but once they calm down they will apologize and love you all the same, if you will have them. The problem with relationships with Gryffindors is that they are incredibly independent in their mindset, and do not think highly of the idea of sharing, which is ideal in a relationship. They also do not value romance as their number one priority, so if you want someone who is there for you and nothing more, it ain’t them, babe.
- Gryffindors can have a tendency to be unconsciously narcissistic, thinking they are superior and putting others down, whilst consistently patting themselves on the back. They are also very prone to black and white (borderline) thinking, simply believing what they believe, and coldly opposing of any opinions that are not their own. Gryffindors are more likely to have attention span problems, as they do not always find academics to their liking, and may space out thinking of things that concern them, rather than paying attention to what they need to know. Gryffindors are rarely prone to depression but when they begin to feel down, they become incredibly dependent, almost to the stage of being clingy toward their friends. If you know a Gryffindor acting like this, reassure them that they are loved and special, and ask them what is bothering them. If they are allowed to vent, their mood will improve tenfold.
- Since Gryffindors are so strongly tied to their family, it is common for them to believe whatever it is they are raised into. Most people do this, but Gryffindors often stick with it, rather than moving along to their own path. They feel if they don’t stick to what they were told as a child to believe, they are betraying their family somehow, which sounds to them like first-degree murder. If they have doubts about the beliefs they were raised into, they will not voice them, simply settling into an agnostic view and staying comfortable in that manner, not choosing what to believe or not believe.
- There will be no attempts here to try and sort any house into any particular political party, but simply how they act within parties. Gryffindors tend to be very political, as their views are incredibly strong and politics are an outlet for them to voice themselves. In fact, it is quite often that politicians are Gryffindors, as they feel comfortable with the debate and social media of it all. Regardless, Gryffindors thrive off of the controversy, and will argue with you for hours if you allow them to, and their opinion will never waver, though they may make you reconsider yours. They just like to watch you quiver, and make it known what they think.
- Common career and occupational choices among Gryffindors are the ones that they can have socialization in, while remaining strong and adventurous in their mind. This means they can often move into fields either political, athletic, medial or sometimes, in law. Gryffindors unknowingly work among Slytherins quite often, because they work the best with one another, because they are naturally competitive with each other. They fuel each other’s fire, and the snake’s ambition keeps the lion’s blood pumping and this is how they work best. The more passive Gryffindor may also tend toward writing of the non-fiction or journalism category, because it is still an outlet for them to get their thoughts out there and keep others informed.
- The ideal environment for a Gryffindor is one where there are many people of many kinds, ones they can work off of and therefore work to the best of their ability. They like places that feel like home, as while they do love adventure, they also need a security blanket. As far as literal environment, Gryffindors tend to warmer places, as it keeps their blood pumping and fuels their inner strength. They may tend toward cities, big or small, in hot to moderate dry places.
- How Gryffindors think they see themselves and how they truly see themselves are two very different things. Gryffindors believe they are down-to-Earth, average Joes who want nothing more than to go through life and have fun. In reality, they view themselves as power houses, with a superiority complex on the side. They thrive off of the opinions of others, however, so they rarely take their self-view into account.
- The life mission of a Gryffindor is simply this: To make a difference, to be molded into history, and have plenty of fun midst the process.
- The average typology for a Gryffindor is ESFJ (Extrovert-Sensing-Feeling-Judging). This varies for everyone, of course, but by nature Gryffindors are often outgoing and social, with high empathy levels and moral standards. They love others, but also hold themselves above the rest without realizing it.
- ENFP: These people are often very strongly opinonated, as most Gryffindors are, and they tend to make their judgments based not upon what they see, but what they feel. First impressions are everything for them, and within these moments they decide whether or not they trust you. Since they are not as stubboringly judging as ENFJs would be, they will not immediately cast you out if they have a bad feeling about you, in fact they will buzz around you trying to see why they feel that way, and whether or not they can change it. They are incredibly emotional, and more often than not they wear their hearts on their sleeves, and they feel more empathy toward how others feel than themselves. This is why they act the way they act, if they do not try to see some kind of good in everyone, it hurts them as an individual, more than it hurts the other person.
- INFP: Like ENFP’s, these Gryffindors also rely highly on their intuition at first glance. The majour difference between them is that INFP’s can be much more drawn within themselves, and therefore not as empathetic toward the feelings of others. This means they can make their judgments, and they will try and see the good in others, but very often it is not an extreme mission to them. They will try their best to see the light in you, but if they can’t do it, then they will carry on with their lives and go onto whatever other ideas they have. These are the more inwardly adventurous Gryffindors, meaning rather than running out to do things, they would rather have individual hobbies or jobs they work toward, and in this they enjoy themselves greatly.
- ENFJ: This is one of the most common types for Gryffindors, as it enhances most of their characteristics. These people are strongly emotional and believe themselves to be involved in everything personally. They are friendly, and when they make their true friendships they remain loyal and true in them, and have mentally given themselves an unbreakable vow to stay true to the people they care about. They expect others to this is as well, so when they have someone betray them, they are quite taken aback, and their emotions can jumble and cloud their judgment, a very bad thing for them, as their judgment is what can carry them along so smoothly in their life. Harry Potter himself is most likely an ENFJ.
- INFJ: Out of all possibly types, INFJ is probably the one that Hermione Granger would probably fit best in. These people are brilliant planners, and for every plan they have that fails (which is incredibly rare), they have five more behind it. They are great observers, and can often see a lot of things that others may miss, especially extraverted Gryffindors that may be looking too much into the social aspects ofa situation. INFJ Gryffindors are much better at holding their emotions back when it is needed, however they are strongly feeling. They will often overlook what they feel to help others until they are alone, and then they will give themselves time to consider their own situation, and let their emotions run.
- ESTJ: These individuals are hyperaware of the people around them, and are also very socially-oriented. They are big picture thinkers, trying to figure out how their actions or the actions of others can affect everyone as a community, rather than it would affect them. They will always say what is on their mind, rather you like it or not, and this can make them come off as blunt and rude. This is not their intention, they just want for every individual to realize they are not the only person in the world, and learn to think about others before they act. ESTJ Gryffindors can just seem a bit hypocritical at times, because they themselves do not acknowledge the feelings of others before expressing their opinion
- ISTJ: Similar to ESTJs in the way they tend to look at thinks in the form of the big picture, ISTJs have a tendency to walk blindly into a situation. This is because, despite their thinking traits, they have selective thinking. They focus on whatever their judgment and senses tell them they need to pay attention to, and they work with that within their thought process to figure out what course of action they should take. This can lead them to be impulsive, even though they believe they have been perfectly thorough in their examination. An example of a Gryffindor ISTJ would most likely be Seamus Finnigan.
- ESFJ: This type is most likely the one in which most of the Weasleys would fall, most notably, Ron. ESFJ Gryffindors are deadly loyal people, and they pick their friends easily and without hesitation. Their quick judgment and sensibility allow them to decide almost immediately who they like, and in this way they are good at deciding who they will want to stick with throughout life. They often put other people before themselves, most especially their friends, and are quick to defend anyone who the believe deserves it. Of course, even with their extreme need to be there for others, in lies a bit of selfishness, and at times if they help without believing they get anything in return, their high emotional scale can backfire, and their temper can fly off.
- ISFJ: ESFJ and ISFJ Gryffindors are almost identical in their behaviours, except for one thing. ISFJs are immediately more hesistant in getting close to others, because they are unsure of what the results could be. They will immediately judge and analyze others to see if they are trustworthy, because the worst thing imaginable for them is to be betrayed by someone they thought cared about them. They are like this in every aspect of their lives, and will usually put their feet in to test the water before jumping in. An ESFJ that has been hurt one too many times can quickly mold themselves into an ISFJ, to make sure they don’t get hurt again.
- ENTP: These individual are sharp, and large seekers of fun. They are always trying to look for the brighter side of life, and their thinking ability as well as their outstanding perception can allow them to find it in almost anything. They are very friendly, but can be a bit naive as they are not often trying to look into the minds of others. These people are more focused on the rest of the world, what adventure they can find and where, and this is where intuition comes in, not in a human sense but in a sense of how they can make the most of life. They are often very happy people, as they do not let the opinions of others get in the way. They are only truly upset when they have to stop their ongoing motion.
- INTP: These people are a bit more mellow than your average Lion, as they tend to prefer their own company to the company of others. They can be kind to people who try to talk to them, sure, but really they would much rather you leave them alone. They are adventurous not outwardly but intellctually, wanting to challenge their mind at a constant rate. So they are often found doing something they find stimulating, rather it be reading, writing, taking extra classes, anything they find can broaden their horizions and make them a more well developed individual. This is their drive, and what makes them happy. They are much less emotional than other Gryffindors, so long as you leave them be to work with their own flow.
- ENTJ: Gryffindors with this type live their life as if it is a mission. They have everything single aspect of it planned out, every goal they have, every action they must take to get to that goal, and what comes after it. They are so strongly ambitious they they are highly close to being Slytherins, but what keeps them as a Gryffindor is their extreme need for justice in any situation. They have a stong sense of right and wrong, and if they believe in something they stick to their guns. ENTJ Gryffindors would make fantastic attorneys, if they ever chose to go into the field of law.
- INTJ: Similar to INTPs in the way that they are not as emotionally attached as your average Gryffindor, INTJs are very business-like in their behaviours. They still have aspects of loyalty, but rather than having this to the people around them, they are loyal to themselves. They know what they want, and they will stick to that. They have no problem telling you that you are in their way, or that you are wrong, and they can often come off as blunt. They could care less if you believe them to be rude, because they have the nerve to push through it, and in the end they are strong, and that is what is important to them.
- ESTP: ESTP Gryffindors are not individually emotional, but instead are large into knowing or sensing what others are thinking. In Hogwarts, they would be excellent at Divination, as they almost have a sixth sense in knowing what others are thinking, due to their emotional range combining with ESP, and addition of the thinking traits. They do not keep what they percieve about others to themselves, instead they use it to help. ESTP Gryffindors would make brilliant psychiatrists, as they can catch on quickly and have the ability to talk through with another person what is wrong, and what can help.
- ISTP: These Gryffindors are hyperaware of their own self, and are completely comfortable in this aspect. They know what is going on within them, or at least they believe they do, and this gives them much self-assurance and confidence. The addition of a large amount of nerve causes them to go for whatever it is they desire, and do not take their introversion as a sign that they are shy, as they certainly or not. The reason they are more strongly expressed as introverts rather than extraverts is because of how self-aware they are, and that they often to not care so much about how others percieve them due to this.
- ESFP: The most emotional of any Gryffindor, these people are incredibly sensitive. They are sweet and not as hard-headed or outspoken as most Lions, but they are incredibly close to anyone they care about. They have an overabundance of love, and if someone they consider a friend or family is hurt in anyway, they take part of the pain for them, and feel it just as much. They care for everything, and are willing to go out of their way to help anyone they believe needs it. Their pureness is their curse, as it can put them in situations that they would rather not be in, as the emotions of it take toll on them hard.
- ISFP: A good nickname for these could be “energy absorbers” because they tend to take in whatever is around them. The combination of SFP in them allows them to understand the deeper aspects of everything, not just other people, and due to their introversion rather than express this as their own emotions, they store it up for further reference, when they may need it. This makes them great observers with a phenomenal memory, and this helps them in many parts of life.
- Slytherins have a more cynical view on the world, and believe that there is darkness in the hearts of all, some are just unwilling to accept it. They think anyone who doesn’t realize this is naive or perhaps even stupid, and because of this they can easily clash with Gryffindors or laugh at Hufflepuffs. This said, Slytherins are absolutely in no way evil, some are actually very good. They simply have a drive that carries their life, and if you get in their way you better watch out. Slytherins have an almost bloodthirsty craving for success, and if they don’t think they can achieve this then they can easily fall into a darker place of self-loathing and take this out on others. Love and accomplishment are the two things that mean the most to them, and they do not understand that the need for the latter can drive away the former, and when the feeling of pride fades or they fail at something, their possible lack of something dear and close to them can hit, and when it hits it hits hard. Slytherins are very emotional, however unlike Gryffindors they very rarely show it. Instead they bottle it up, using it in other ways, some of which may be artistic. Slytherins can very easily connect to art or music. Slytherins usually pick one subject they feel for and stick with it, rather than focusing on them all. This can be an issue academically, and some Slytherins may even drop out of school, but despite this their ambition will drive them to doing something they love, or they will have a downward spiral into depression. Lawyers, doctors and artists are often Slytherins.
- First, it should be pointed out that, despite the unfair reputation they are often given, Slytherins are not, in any way, naturally evil. Evil comes in many forms and that includes in the forms of all the Hogwarts houses, not just one. Slytherins are just hungry in their ambition, self-confident, and driven. They do not let emotions or obligations get in their way, because once they set goals, they full intend to go for them, no matter what is in their path. So they don’t truly mean to hurt people when they do, they are just incredibly blunt and straightforward, a trait that can be seen as shocking to the more emotional houses. In short, Slytherins are strong and beautiful in this strength, as they hold their ground and refuse to be nothing in the world.
- The most positive pieces of a Slytherin are their determination and will. They are strong-minded, and you cannot take them down with your words. They can do bad all on their own, they do not need your approval or consent, therefore your opinion makes nothing to them. They take pride in their accomplishments, often making new goals along with their general long-term ideals, so they are always setting rewards for themselves and making sure they feel successful in life.
- Slytherins can have a roaring self-confidence, which to some can be seen as a bad thing, but really helps them in life quite often. They are powerhouses and they are good at it, which means they are great at persuasion and sweet talking their way into something that they want. This is a great trait, because it means they do not have to resolve to brute force and argument, which they have no problem with initiating either. They can cause conflict and offend others easily, though this is often not intended, they are just blunt and rather apathetic to the views of others, and do not think of what they say in this manner.
- Oddly, the positive traits of a Slytherin are also their downfall. This is because they have extreme highs and lows, caused by their own doing. Others cannot put them down, but they can quickly hurt themselves, thinking of everything they have ever done wrong and suddenly thinking themselves a failure, and to some degree panicking over it. Sometimes their barriers can come down and they aren’t sure how to react to things, like a scared child, and in these times they need a friend, not to be pushed away, though during these times they may also lash out.
- An incredibly common sign for a Slytherin is Libra, as both are great in the art of smooth talking and weighing all their options to figure out what is the best for them. Both can often be very materialistic, though they can be equally kind when they want to be. A sign seen in the more social, and at times even more ambitious Slytherin may be Gemini.
- Any hobbies a Slytherin takes up has to be one they consider useful, because if they feel they are wasting their time, they get angry with themselves very quickly. So often they take up hobbies more so as back-up plans than enjoyment, things that if need be could be a good career along the road. This could include things such as sports, usually rougher ones such as football or rugby, graphic or web design, and writing of novels.
- Quite often, Slytherins can go in and out of friendships, not really retaining them, because friends aren’t always part of their plans. They tend toward a few close friends, and these friends they are incredibly loyal to, and some of the people they care about most in their life. Slytherins can come off as cold and uncaring, but never underestimate the love they have for their family and friends, it is strong and relentless. They are not the type to spread rumours about you, because if they were to do something like that, they would much rather do it to strangers, not people they would rather not hurt. If a Slytherin does hurt you and they realize it, they have a hard time saying they are sorry, because apologizing to them is a sign of weakness. When they try to talk to you as much as possible and seem much more polite, it is usually a sign they are sorry for whatever it is they have done.
- A relationship with a Slytherin is a bit like a forest fire, hard to control and even harder to extinguish. They can be incredibly passionate when they want to be, and like to heat things up and experiment, as their sex appeal means a lot to them, even when they aren’t comfortable discussing it. Just as they can do this however, if you upset them, their emotions can go off like the flipping of a switch, and they can detach from the relationship completely, acting like they never cared about you at all. A Slytherin scorned is not something you want, as romance is just a silly game to them, one that any moment can be destroyed if you say the wrong thing.
- Slytherins can be narcissistic at times, and generally cold to the feelings of others, instead focusing on their own needs and ideals. They can put others down this way, though it is often not as intentional as you may think it is, it simply comes as a second instinct to them to be this way. They can also be perfectionists by nature, getting incredibly frustrated and hurt when things do not go the way they expected them too. They hid their emotions so well it is almost scary, but when it comes down to it they are the second most emotional house there is, and can therefore be prone to extreme highs or lows, and at times even depression. They can be very avoidant to situations which may engage their sympathies.
- Slytherins are the most agnostic in their views of all the houses. This is because they believe whatever it is they believe, but they very rarely dwell on it, and they could care less what others believe either. They are more into the general idea of the human race and how they act as a whole, rather than sides of good or evil, that does not interest them in the slightest. As they see it everyone is down a specific path, and they are along to have fun in the duration of the ride.
- Some Slytherins have no interest in politics whatsoever, but those that do love debate, and are very venomous in their nature when it gets down to it. They are prone to arguing, though they will listen to what you have to say, you will rarely change their mind. Instead, you will probably often find them to be very convincing, and you may be reevaluating your own thoughts by the time they are through with you.
- Common career and occupational choices among Slytherins are those that are very prestigious or those that are looked well upon, because they expect only the best for themselves. They may want to be surgeons, doctors, attorneys, or journalists. The more artistic of Slytherins may also enjoy acting, singing, or dancing.
- The ideal environment for a Slytherin is the one in which they feel they are at the top of their game, and in which they are saying what goes on around them. They have a deep need to be independent as well as superior, so they like to climb their way to the top of the food chain. Literally speaking, Slytherins may tend toward warmer, more humid areas.
- Slytherins have two perceptions about themselves, depending on their mood. The first is that they are a fantastic, accomplished person, ready to take charge and be the best they can be. The second opinion, when they start to put themselves down or are in a low place, is that they are rude individuals who are lonely at heart.
- The mission of a Slytherin is to do what it is they do best, make their name known, and show pride in where it is they come from.
- The average typology for a Slytherin is INTJ (Introvert-Intuitive-Thinking-Judging). This varies for everyone, of course, but by nature Slytherins are goal-oriented, very good at keeping themselves away from the feelings of others, and strong in their mindset.
- ENFP: Slytherins in this type have a strong enthusiasm which carries them through life. They seem to be full of energy constantly, and never stop moving. They tend toward social aspects of life, and the impact they have on others is what tends to drive them throughout their days.
- INFP: Healer Slytherins are extremely loyal, and a bit like quiet soldiers. They are dedicated to whatever it is that they choose to do, but they don’t want to be advocates about it. They would rather wait until they have to show their loyalty, and they will do anything in their power. They can appear distant at times, because they tend to avoid too much interaction. They can become attached to others easily, and if they do this they will feel overwhelmed by obligation.
- ENFJ: Teacher Slytherins seem to have the keen ability to motivate others simply by their nature. They have a strong air of confidence, and this makes those around them quite positive. They enjoy having this ability, because having such strong influence gives them a very great sense of satisfaction. They are friendly and fun-loving, but they also tend to have a bit of a paternal instinct, trying to help others who are making questionable decisions.
- INFJ: Slytherins within this type are ideal observers, watching those around them and taking in everything they do and say. They can learn very much about a person through these methods, and if is requested, help a person through a trial through the information gathered. They are brilliant listeners, but tend to be extremely quiet compared to other snakes.
- ESTJ: Slytherins within the Supervisor frame of mine are among the most driven individuals there are in the world. No matter what it is they are doing, they have always planned ten steps ahead from their current location. They dream big, and they have a burning desire to make a name for themselves. Usually, this involves a strong social factor, and these are the Slytherins which you would see going for important positions in the political world, or trying to be actively involved in a cause they feel close to. Contrary to the stereotype the snake is often given, these folks have big hearts.
- ISTJ: Individuals within this type do not outwardly show the same ambition and vigor as do Slytherins of other types. They tend to keep things within themselves, not feeling it necessary for others to know what they are thinking. Despite this, they are mentally some of the most enthusiastic Slytherins that there are. While not being too showy about it, these are often the people that contribute the most to group occasions, as they have a strong need to prove what they can do. That’s not to say impressing others with their abilities, but assuring themselves, as their confidence is everything to them.
- ESFJ: Slytherins in this type could be easily considered a textbook activist. They have strong hearts and their drive is much more a emotional tug than a needful one, so they tend to find something they connect to, and dedicate themselves to it. Environmentalists, charity organizers, many of these people are what you could consider to be an ESFJ Slytherin. While social and kind, they can at times also seem to come off too strong for the liking of others, though they rarely comprehend why this is.
- ISFJ: Perhaps one of the most common types within Slytherin house, these individuals are extremely loyal to their blood. Their protective aspects shine through what they believe to be theirs, as they will fight tooth and nail to keep it. Within the world of Hogwarts, this could be shown through the family ties within Slytherin house, as these are individuals that will do whatever is asked of them by family, no questions asked. This makes them come off as very impulsive, and tends to give them a strong black and white moral standing.
- ENTP: ENTP Slytherins tend to be a bit like salesmen, always thinking of a new approach to something, and using this to their advantage. They have a strong desire to influence others, and this is quite often what leads them into new opportunities themselves. They are very social, and want to have a large circle of acquaintances which they can persuade.
- INTP: Slytherins of this type are extremely intelligent, and like to express their thoughts to those around them. They have many theories on the world, and they want them to be known so that they can be used in the future. They have the strong intuition that they are bound to make a difference, whether it be for one person, for themselves, or for the entire universe. They are certain that they are bound for greatness.
- ENTJ: Many of the Slytherins which are considered to be “evil” could very well fit into this type. The ambition of these individuals is strong, and they have the ability to look at a situation so keenly that they know exactly what to do and when to do it. They have sharp tongues, and this give them extra ability to get what they want. They can sometimes overlook the needs of others in the middle of their mission, and this is what can at times make them misunderstood.
- INTJ: Slytherins within this type are extremely intellectual, and radiating with confidence. They tend to have great talent, and they are aware of it, to such a degree that to some they seem to be very egotistical. They can have a bluntness to them and a dry sense of humour. This makes them appear a bit unfriendly to others, but they rarely let this affect them in anyway.
- ESTP: Common in Slytherin house people within this type have a influential nature and a wicked tongue. They have the natural ability to be persuasive, and tend to have many friends or admirers due to this. Brilliant with words, making their point is not difficult for them, and this makes them great salespeople or workers within the field of law. They are very social, and have a way of making people feel comfortable around them. They are simultaneously independent, however, and can pull away if need be
- ISTP: These Crafters, rather than speaking of actual physical tools, tend to use their own mind as their weapon of choice. They are strongly invested in their own needs, not so much selfishness, they just feel the need to take care of themselves, no matter what may entail. They will analyze every situation, opportunity, and relationship in their life, and come to the conclusion of what path would be the best for them. They are extremely self-assured, and this can come off as cockiness to some.
- ESFP: Slytherins of this type thrive off of what could be described as cut throat competition. They have a strong need to be at the top of the world and in the center of attention, and they are quite willing to go to extremes to get it. They are incredibly self-confident, and want to show off the talent that they know they have. To some this may come off as annoying or pushy, but Slytherin Performers often try to shrug this off. They feel that one blow to their confidence could sabotage them.
- ISFP: Composer Slytherins practically have the ability to pick up the world, pick it apart and take what they want, and then put it back down again. They are great at seeing the big picture, but picking out the small details they want from it. They have their own way of working and methods some may find eccentric. This makes little difference to them, as they tend to be absorbed in their own minds.
Finding a Model
Now comes the tricky part... You want an amazing model for your character, right? But all the good ones are taken you respond... Not quite, dears. You see, if you type in underused face claim tumblr help, I can promise you that you will get quite a lot of results. I use listal, IMDB, Tumblr, and dead wikis to help me find models, and you'll get very creative when it comes to finding models. However, there's some models that are hard to find, like males and child models, right? No need to look further! Below are handy links for both that I use quite a bit.
Male Faceclaim Help
I can guarantee you most faceclaim masterlists have a sortable table on the side? Just filter for males, the age-range you're looking for, and you'll get quite a bit of results. I personally use...
- Eternal Roleplay's Gif Hunt Masterlist for all my male face-claim needs. She also does model suggestions/family collages. They all have gifs, so if you're looking for one, I'd recommend looking here. They vary in size from 500xsomething px all the way down to icons, plus sorted out in text. I can guarantee you will find something you'll love.
- DDLovato's GH masterlist is also another good one. She does mainly 245xsomething px gifs and smaller, so you basically have both covered. Having any other suggestions, comment them down below!
Child Faceclaim Help
Now here we come into the part that things start getting tricky. Finding a child faceclaim, right? Well... I have quite a lot of tips for that one. I use a variety of sites to find children faceclaims, including pinterest, listal, google, IMDB, tumblr, and anywhere else I find.
- Masterlist of females aged 0-16 by their birthdate. It may be in spanish, but it's quite easy to understand. However, there's some models in there that are on our banned list, so double-check the one you choose!
- Child FC Masterlist now this one is one that I use A LOT. It has filters to sort them by age and gender, and each child has a tag linked to the main blog connected to all of their gif hunts. You can see now why I like this site so much.
- Child Gifs I also use this one quite a bit, again like the Seeker one above, they don't have the banned models, so you have to double-check before using a gif. BUT they're still active, and taking requests to this day! All of their gifs come in 245xsomething px.
- Fashion Kids in Russian They have one in English, but the russian one has a LOT more options. They provide virtually everything about the kids, including videos/image galleries/hair and eye color/and actual age, so I'd highly recommend this one for finding good child models.
Color Scheme Help
So, colors and fonts. Those trip up users quite a bit because they seem to go perfectly, but in all actuality, don't work well together. My best advice for color design is to go with trial and error. Yes, me, the perfectionist Frost, advertising trial-and-error? What heresy! (laughs) But even then, I can provide quite a few handy links for choosing colors that work together.
- Canva's combination home is the one I use probably the most. They have basically color combos of any shade, and have a collection of about 99 pages with like 15-20 on each one page. Yeah, there's a lot of options.
- Cloford's 500+ colors I also use this one when I'm feeling more creative for colors. They have RGB, hex codes, colors plus arranged in color-order so it makes it easy to pick and choose.
- Palette generator I use this one for pages such as Brocky's v5, the one with the image background to choose colors that will complment the page and background. Very handy.
- Coolors Generator This is another handy link, with a five-color generator controlled by your space bar. They also have an app, but it requires to be bought.
Finally, finally, we're coming to the end of this long-arse blog with a last section addressing Patroni and Wands. Now, I'm not gonna mince words, but I will go into detail for each. So without much ado, let's get to the ending of this blog.
So, the patronus, a complicated spell that can only be produced by those of pure heart. I have seen dark wizards being able to produce Patroni, which doesn't make any sense. Severus Snape was the only known dark wizard that could still produce a patronus and even he was noted for being unique in that trait. All I'm saying. Also, everyone having corporeal Patroni? Again, no. Some people could only produce a mist. It doesn't matter either way, both protects their user. But, sometimes we have trouble picking a patronus, right? Well... look no farther because, presenting to you: Patron-a-bum's Patronus guide! This has saved my arse too many times to count.
- Also, one more handy site... Due to Mugglenet going down, and they had an amazing Patronus guide, so I gained their permission to copy their patronuses over into my sandbox if you want more of a variety. Here's the link: Mugglenet's Patronus List.
Final section... I'm bloody exhausted. But anyways, wands are basically as individual as their owners. They produce different effects for each person that holds them, and for that, they are so different in a variety of topics. This topic can also cause trouble for occasion for users, so I decided to include it. Included are two links covering wand woods and cores... both from pottermore, so without much ado, here they are: Wand Woods and Wand Cores
Now, with all that typed up, I'm calling it a day. It's taken me too long to write this, and I am done for right now. If you feel like I'm missing something, comment down below. If you want to appreciate my hard work, leave a comment below, and if you want me to add something either owl me or comment down below! Thanks for listening!