Published on Jul 20th 2022
Ok, the Dursleys were (on the whole) terrible people. But if you had to choose, which one would you be friends with? We’ve had a think and come up with some ideas based on your personality.

If you are willing to change your mind… you’d be friends with Dudley

For the most part, Dudley Dursley was nothing more than a spoilt, bullying, brute of a boy. However, after the incident with the Dementors in Order of the Phoenix, things changed a little bit. Dudley seemed to have a bit of a wakeup call and, dare we say it, grew as a person. He went from hating Harry to telling him that he didn’t think he was a waste of space and even left a cup of tea outside his room. We even know that in later life he and Harry hung out a little bit. While these changes don’t suddenly make him a good person – we can’t help but think he was at least trying to be a better one. If you’re someone who can relate to the process Dudley went through, then we think you’d be his friend. Whether you’re someone who was known to be mean in the past or you just weren’t keen on the person you were, you managed to catch yourself before it got too late. You have done some serious reflecting on who you want to be and (like Dudley) have made changes for the better. We think the two of you would encourage one another and would help to keep each other accountable.

If you are a whiz at organisation… you’d be friends with Petunia

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who kept their house as shipshape and shiny as Petunia Dursley. From the kitchen to the living room to the garden, everything had its place, and everything was as neat and tidy as it could possibly be. In fact, 4 Privet Drive was clinical in its cleanliness. If you’re someone who finds this appealing, then we think you’d be friends with Petunia Dursley. We imagine that you’re the type of person who does their washing up straightaway and breaks out in hives at the thought of dust. You find inner peace when coming up with new ways to organise your home and you live by the mantra ‘tidy home, tidy mind’. You and Petunia would instantly bond over your hatred of mess and would spend your time swapping tips on how to keep your home a perfect and pristine little sanctuary.

If you pride yourself on being ‘normal’… you’d be friends with Vernon

Are you the type of person that can’t stand eccentricity? Do you like things to be straightforward, uncomplicated and free from silly, fluffy nonsense? Then we think you’d most likely be friends with Vernon Dursley. Vernon prided himself on how ordinary he was. He had a good job, nice house, decent car and a wife and child that fit perfectly into their allotted roles. He hated anything that disrupted this perfect idyll he had created for himself – including his magical nephew, Harry. As someone who thrives on order, likes to keep life in a neat little box and hates surprises, we think you two would make a perfect pair. You would have ordinary conversations about drills, the weather and moustache maintenance and would eschew anything that could even be considered remotely unusual or odd.


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