Top 10 Signs You’re a Hufflepuff



Top 10 Signs You're a Hufflepuff

VOICE OVER: Emily Brayton WRITTEN BY: Savannah Sher
You don't need the Sorting Hat to spot these signs you're a Hufflepuff.
Helga Hufflepuff said she’d take the lot and teach them just the same... does that mean you? Welcome to MsMojo and today we're counting down our picks for the Top 10 Signs You're a Hufflepuff.

For this list, we’re looking at all the qualities that define a Hufflepuff so you can decide if you think it’s the house you belong to.

#10: You're the Mom of the Group

No matter how old you are or whether you actually have children or not, one of the first things that will signal that you belong in Hufflepuff is if you’re the “mom” of your friend group. Hufflepuffs are incredibly caring and like looking out for others, which can often display itself in a distinctly maternal fashion. When your friends are all out drinking, do you end up being the designated driver to make sure everyone gets home safely? Then Hufflepuff might just be the house for you. They also enjoy other typical “mom” pursuits like tidying and homemaking.

#9: You're Affectionate

While some of the other houses (looking at you Ravenclaw and Slytherin) may be more stoic, Hufflepuffs have no problem displaying physical or emotional affection to those around them. Whether or not they know someone well, they’ll wrap them in a big hug when they meet them, or if they seem a bit down. Hufflepuffs aren’t shy when it comes to cuddling, willing to snuggle up on the couch with someone even if it’s not their romantic partner. So, if you never hesitate to show how big your heart is, it sounds like you’re a Puff.

#8: You Believe in Fairness

Remember at the end of “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” when Harry and Cedric arrive at the end of the maze together in the third task and Cedric tries to insist that Harry take the win? Or when he offers Harry a clue about the second task? He’s displaying one of the biggest Hufflepuff traits, which is a belief in fairness. They always want everyone to be on even footing so that we all have equal opportunities. Believing in equality is also a part of this, so if that’s a cause important to you in the real world, we’re guessing this is the house you belong in.

#7: You're Modest

Speaking of Cedric, he often exemplifies Hufflepuff in another way: his modesty. Though he’s one of the most popular students in school because of his good looks, academic success, and Quidditch skills, he’s always humble about it. He’s definitely not one to brag, even when he’s selected as the Hogwarts champion for the Triwizard Tournament. In the real world, if you’re someone who doesn’t like to boast about your accomplishments, Hufflepuff is almost surely the house for you. But listen up, Hufflepuffs, sometimes it’s not so bad to be proud of what you’ve done!

#6: You’re Loyal

Interestingly, loyalty is a quality associated with several of the Hogwarts houses, although it displays itself very differently. In Slytherins for example, it can mean a blind loyalty to a cause or group, regardless of morality. In Hufflepuffs, however, it usually shows by them always being there for their friends and putting loyalty to others over any self-interest. Loyalty is one of the key qualities highlighted by the Sorting Hat when describing Hufflepuffs. Though you may not encounter as many dramatic Wizarding World situations in your real life, you might still display your loyalty by keeping secrets for friends, and always prioritizing your loved ones over new people.

#5: You're Accepting

Considering Hufflepuff has been characterized, rightly or wrongly, as being the catch-all house for those who don’t quite belong anywhere else, it should come as no surprise that the people who are sorted into it are pretty accepting. They certainly don’t discriminate, and welcome all with open arms, regardless of their parentage, wealthy, status, or even magical ability. Real world Hufflepuffs show this by encouraging diversity and accepting the flaws in the people they know, never judging anyone for circumstances outside of their control. There’s a reason why Hufflepuffs are considered to be the kindest students around.

#4: You Love to Eat

One of the most lighthearted and commonly cited qualities of a Hufflepuff is their love of food. In fact, the Hufflepuff common room is actually beside the kitchens at Hogwarts. Hufflepuffs are probably the first students to arrive in the Great Hall for breakfast (as well as lunch and dinner). Real world Hufflepuffs love anything to do with food, and while they certainly like consuming it, they get even more pleasure from preparing meals for their loved ones, especially if it means an opportunity to get people together. Hufflepuffs do have to be careful, though, because if they don’t consider their waistlines it’s easy to go overboard...

#3: You're a Hard Worker

The Sorting Hat says that Hufflepuffs are “unafraid of toil.” So yes, this means they work hard, but so do students of all the other houses. What sets Hufflepuffs apart is their ability to do the somewhat mundane and grueling work that tends to not be very exciting. Gryffindors and Slytherins will strive to get the best grades and ace their exams, but it’s all a means to an end. For Hufflepuffs, studying and other pursuits that are usually considered boring can be pleasurable, be it gardening, chopping vegetables, or cleaning.

#2: You Hate Conflict

Do you often find yourself mediating fights between your friends? Are you always the one shouting, “can’t we all just get along,” when the going gets rough? Then we wouldn’t be surprised if the Sorting Hat would put you in Hufflepuff. That’s because people from this house really can’t stand conflict, and they’ll do pretty much anything they can to avoid it. In fact, this can almost become a negative quality because they’ll skip important confrontations with the people around them in an effort to keep the peace. Sometimes it’s okay to speak your mind, Hufflepuffs!

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions:

You Root for the Underdog

You're Good at Finding Things

#1: You Get Along with Everyone

One of the last things that Hufflepuffs are is competitive, which means that it’s very easy for them to get along well with people. At Hogwarts, they’re never really expecting to win the Quidditch Cup, so they don’t inspire any rivalries with other houses. While the students from Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin can be kind of insular, there’s nothing a Hufflepuff loves more than bridging gaps between groups and having a wide array of friends. If you’re a social butterfly who is always happy to meet new people, no matter their background or how different they may be from you, you definitely belong in the Puffs.
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