Expatronum wonders if the result of the sorting hat is just about numbers, because the number of students per house is very organized. If the Sorting Hat just bases the result in our personality, then surely, one house there would be far more filled with student than the others. But that’s not the case. Currently the houses now have around 98,000 students each. Which is a very even distribution. If numbers are not taken into consideration, there must be a very wide gap in the number of students between houses.
And here’s my opinion.
In a way everyone of us has the characteristics of each house. It’s like how the horoscopes are made. When we read the horoscope for our astrological sign, more often than not, we agree with what it says. Or even when a fortune teller describes you, you’ll be amazed when she describes you correctly. “Wow, how did you know that?” We never realize that the fact is everyone has the same characteristics, just with different levels. Even if you’re not, say, obviously problematic, it’s still there. You still have that little part of you that is problematic.
We are not as different as what we think.
Personally I know that I’m a
1) Ravenclaw – because I’m odd sometimes if not often. I love weird things and I love wisdom. Just Give Me A Book And Leave Me Alone is often the story of my life.
2) Gryffindor – because I’m very persistent and always do my best to get what I want. That’s bravery at its best. This is “war” in real Life.
3) Slytherin – because I have a bad side and although not yet fully recognized, I know that it’s there and I want to explore it. (Even the psychologist Carl Jung believes everyone has this dark side). Not that “bad side” is bad. It’s doing “bad” things without bothering that it’s bad and just focusing on the fact that it’s fun.
4) Hufflepuff – because I am conscious of what is “right” and “wrong” and often do the right thing. Everyone definitely is a puff because everyone has Ego.
I don’t remember any of my answer to the Sorting Hat quiz that made me a Gryffindor. I agree with this: “possibly also referencing in some way either the questions to, or results of, the Wand Quiz” because I remember that my answer to “You pride yourself with____” is Determination, which is very Gryffindor.