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The House Appreciation Series: Hufflepuff

The Final of a Four Part Series Featuring the Best of Each Hogwarts House

Here is the FINAL house in my four-part series... HUFFLEPUFF! As I'm sure you have figured out by now, Hufflepuff is my house. However, it hasn't been my house for very long. 

Back in December of 2018, I took the version of the sorting quiz that uses the exact Pottermore questions and gives you your house percentages. My results were 34/32/29/5—Hufflepuff/Gryffindor/Ravenclaw/Slytherin. My results threw me off because I had only ever been sorted into Gryffindor and Ravenclaw. While it was only by 2%, this quiz said I was a Hufflepuff. 

The Ravenclaw roots in me came out when I decided to take every available version of the sorting quiz ever created. I took quiz after quiz after quiz. While I did get Gryffindor some and even one Ravenclaw, I got Hufflepuff the most. I ended my journey of self-rediscovery by creating a new Pottermore account and was sorted into... Hufflepuff! It was at this point that I started to rethink what actually felt like my house and I realized that at this point in my life, I relate to Hufflepuff traits more than any other. I had been a bit detached from Gryffindor traits for a while, but it took my new results to reassure me that I had definitely changed. 

Hufflepuff used to be the house that no one wanted. The "leftover" house. A good bit of this reputation came from the Sorting Hat in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. While the other house founders stated specific qualities in students that they wanted to bring to their house, sweet Helga Hufflepuff had something different in mind. 

Said Hufflepuff, "I’ll teach the lot, and treat them just the same."

However, in the past several years, Hufflepuff has slowly risen to become the house that everyone loves—whether they are in it or not. J.K. Rowling herself has said that Hufflepuff is actually her favorite house, and she is a Gryffindor. 

Newt Scamander has helped enormously in the task of creating Puff pride. Both Eddie Redmayne and his character are Hufflepuffs and fans across the globe adore both of them. It is refreshing to see a movie series with a Hufflepuff hero representing our beloved house. 

The best parts of Hufflepuff house: Newt Scamander, cozy common room, Cedric Diggory, and our reputation for producing the fewest dark wizards out of every house.  

Fact: Human beings cannot be sorted into the following four categories: brave, cunning, clever, and kind. It just isn't possible. Which means there is much more to your everyday Hufflepuff than kindness.

What I would add to this list: Hufflepuffs are fierce

Hufflepuffs are known for being loyal, hard-working, and just. Yet these qualities are much more complex than they appear. Hufflepuffs are die-for-you loyal and will remain loyal until the trust in you is broken. They work hard not only for themselves but also for others and their hard work goes far above and beyond a small favor. They will fight for justice until justice is achieved because Hufflepuffs cannot be at peace when injustice is present. All of these facts can be summed up in one statement: Hufflepuffs are fierce. You don't want to even consider messing with a Hufflepuff—or a Hufflepuff's friends. 

BONUS: I believe that if Queenie Goldstein had been a Hogwarts student, she would have been a Hufflepuff. She continues to see the good in everyone until they prove differently and she will always fight for love. 

If you are a Hufflepuff or love a Hufflepuff, give this article a tip and a share! Thank you for joining me in this special house appreciation series. Check out the first three parts in the series below and also take a look at my page if you're interested in more wizarding world articles. 

Find my articles for the first three houses here:

Gryffindor

Slytherin

Ravenclaw

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