Aug. 8th, 2011

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I wish pottermore would hurry up and open. Why have the Magical Quill contest and then make us wait even longer? Why not just have the contest when you were ready to let people in to the beta site?

I think I'll be in Slytherin house. I'll be really surprised if I'm not. I'm more like a Slytheraven (Slytherin + Ravenclaw), I guess. I've always seen those two houses as very close, except Slytherin acknowledges that some of us have what we often see as unfavorable qualities- cunning skill in relation to a desire for power with a little bit of ruthlessness thrown in, plus the willingness to manipulate people or events when necessary. It's a Slytherin that recognizes these qualities within themselves, acknowledges them, and embraces them as an integral part of who they are. That's the way I see it anyway.

None of those things have to be a bad thing at all. They can be good or morally ambiguous but they don't always have to be straight up bad. Those qualities and abilities have their uses and can be used for good. I could write an essay on how those things can be good but I shouldn't have to. Their usefulness should be obvious. Those qualities are basically describing "ambition." Cunning, a desire for power (to be in charge), and the willingness to work for it no matter what.

I have those qualities and use those skills but those obviously aren't the only things that define me. I like to think I'm sweet and kind hearted, care for others, and I'm a dreamer. I'm an optimist, while being a realist. I'm loyal and I love with all my heart. I'm not perfect but I try to do the right thing. I'm emotional, not cold and calculating. OK maybe the calculating bit is true but I'm not a cold person.

But as you can see, it's easy for those Slytherin qualities to overpower everything else and become twisted and cruel. I think that's why many of the bad wizards and witches were from Slytherin. The qualities must be balanced out and can't entirely define who you are. However, again I think a Slytherin is defined by the acknowledgement of those qualities within oneself.

I'll be kind of disappointed if I'm not in Slytherin.

What house do you think you belong in and why?
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Your result for The Sorting Hat: A Comprehensive Harry Potter Personality Assessment [Test/Quiz]...


52% Ravenclaw, 40% Hufflepuff, 60% Slytherin and 48% Gryffindor!

Or perhaps in Slytherin

You'll make your real friends,

Those cunning folks use any means

To achieve their ends.

          Slytherin's cardinal traits are ambition, cunning and determination. Like the Gryffindor House, Slytherins are emotionally volatile. In contrast, however, Slytherins are much less dominant and assertive, and less extraverted in general. Rather than expressing these emotions outwardly, Slytherins direct them inward or act in a passive aggressive manner. Both Gryffindor and Slytherin are much more driven to succeed than the other two houses: Gryffindor out of pride and Slytherin out of ambition.

          Slytherins are also much more pragmatic than the other houses and more adept at manipulating people. A key trait would be a low level of agreeableness: Slytherins are more pessimistic, more distrustful than most, and more likely to attribute negative motivations to people. So although Slytherins experience a wide range of emotions, due to their distrustful views of people and skeptical worldview, they are less expressive and more likely to appear cold or distant unless provoked.          

          A Slytherin's ambitious nature comes out in different ways depending on what is important to the individual person. It could lead them to try to achieve top marks (if intellect and schooling is important to them) but it could also be directed at social settings or towards athletic endeavors.

Take The Sorting Hat: A Comprehensive Harry Potter Personality Assessment [Test/Quiz] at HelloQuizzy


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