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I’ve seen a lot of Hufflepuffs come up in my various social media feeds. Next would be Ravenclaw followed by Slytherin. Finally is Gryphondor of which I have seen zero. But this is also not surprising.
Most people would be Hufflepuffs when you think about it.
Look at the actual questions you answered. You probably hung close to the middle on most of them. Three, four, or fives mostly. Hufflepuffs are the average person. They would probably account for thirty five to forty percent of the English wizarding world. Possibly more. They are the rank and file, the npc’s if you will of the stories.
This isn’t a bad thing. We can’t all be the center of everything in the grand scheme of things. It also doesn’t mean that you can’t do great things.
While Hufflepuff is the norm Gryffindor is the ideal. It would also be the smallest house as the sorting hat would only choose those who were most likely to get close to the house ideals while still exemplifying the ideals of another house. Ron is a Gryffinpuff, Hermione is a Gryffinclaw, and Harry, well hes some amalgamation of Gryffindor and Slytherin. Neville is quite possibly the only true Gryffindor we see in the whole series. True heroes are rare folks and that is what Gryffindor exemplifies. Just about 1 in 10 would wear the red and gold.
Ravenclaw would be the second most populous house.
Ravenclaws are the thinkers and dreamers. The designers and researchers. Almost as large as Hufflepuff the Ravenclaws would be around thirty percent. They are the brain to the Hufflepuffs body. Ravenclaws need to find or create as much as Hufflepuffs need to be and Gryffindors need to hero.
Finally we have Slytherin
Numbering only slightly more than their heroic cousins Slytherin would account for about fifteen percent of wizards and witches. The only reason being that it is easier to sink to our basic desires then rise to our loftiest ideals. Still, Slytherin are not inherently evil. They are driven and tenacious coupled with a willingness to win which makes morality an even more slippery slope for them than it already is. They are true adherents to the end justifies the means. Nietzsche and Machiavelli would love them.
So there you have it Hufflepuffs, you’re in the majority followed closely by Ravenclaw. Its us weirdo outliers in Gryffindor and Slytherin that are the true oddballs.
And which am I you ask?
That depends on whether you feel like I’m trying to make the masses feel good about their house or placating you with false praise to ensure that you stay sheepish and controllable.