Are you somebody that doesn’t like to follow orders? Are you confident with a will of iron? Then you’re probably a lot like Harry’s (sometimes reckless) godfather Sirius Black. A rebel since his school days, Sirius had an excellent knack for choosing to ignore the rules which got in his way – though quite often for noble reasons. From becoming an unregistered Animagus to keep his fellow Marauder Remus company, to risking his life to visit Harry during the Triwizard Tournament, Sirius’s resolve to do what he believed to be right was unwavering. Even the walls of Azkaban couldn’t stop him when he found out where Peter Pettigrew was – now that’s determination.
If you have ever been described as stubborn or found yourself in hot water for bending the rules a little bit… at least you’re in good company.
Molly Weasley may not have been a member of the first Order of the Phoenix but she was certainly a welcome addition to the second. With her nurturing nature and excellent magical ability, she managed to turn the headquarters at Grimmauld Place into somewhere remotely habitable. She was also unafraid to love. We will always remember the way she unquestioningly made Harry a member of the Weasley family and became the mother figure he so desperately needed.
However, Molly was not purely sweetness and light and could be as fierce as a Hungarian Horntail. Who can forget her phenomenal defeat of Bellatrix Lestrange? Or the way she kept her many children (and others) in line? She certainly was not a witch to be messed with. So, if you’re someone who cares deeply but is unafraid to fight for a better world for those they love, we think you’re most like Molly Weasley.
Remus Lupin was certainly many things (the words clever, kind and principled spring to mind) but one key element to his personality was that he always stood up for the underdog. Remus was an outsider who was shunned and treated terribly by a large portion of the wizarding community because he was a werewolf. However, rather than allowing it to turn him into a bitter and resentful man, he instead channelled it into trying to make sure that nobody else was made to feel small. One example of this is when he was a professor at Hogwarts and wouldn’t allow Snape to belittle Neville’s ability. Instead he asked Neville to help him demonstrate how to successfully banish a Boggart and probably helped to raise his self-esteem in the process.
It takes real strength to be able to stand up for those who sometimes can’t do it themselves and we can imagine how hard that is for someone who can be a bit introverted. But if you’re a quiet person who doesn’t tolerate bullies, then your personality is similar to Remus Lupin’s.
Dumbledore’s mind was certainly incredible, and you’d be pressed to find anyone else with that level of knowledge or with that many interests. Who else could discover the twelve uses of dragon’s blood, come up with the Mirror or Erised obstacle, be skilled at speaking Mermish and have time for tenpin bowling? Albus’s mind worked in a way that not many could understand, and his imagination had no bounds. Maybe this sounds similar to you? Are you someone who is often struck with a brilliant thought when doing something completely off the wall? Do you have a reputation for being a little eccentric or for thinking differently to those around you? If this has struck a chord, then you and Albus Dumbledore have a lot in common.
Alastor Moody was one of the most fearless Aurors to exist. He had dealt with all kinds of dark and horrible things – including being kidnapped and held hostage in a trunk for a year. While his bravery never diminished, there is no doubt that he often expected (and was always prepared) for the worst eventuality. While that may seem rather pessimistic, Moody was astute enough to know that failing to prepare meant preparing to fail. What is even more impressive is that despite always thinking the worst would happen, Moody never backed down or ran away from a difficult situation.
That strength is a rare quality, and if you are someone who doesn’t back down from a challenge, is prepared for every eventuality and doesn’t allow the expectation of something bad happening stop you, then you and Mad-Eye Moody are cut from the same cloth.
Do you love to experiment with your look? Can you find joy and warmth in dark times? Do people say that you’re a riot and a hoot? If this sounds like you, we believe your personality matches that of Nymphadora Tonks. From the moment she burst into Privet Drive with her pink hair and devil-may-care attitude, Tonks was a breath of fresh air. Though she had a very serious job and was married to quite a serious man, she also knew how to appreciate the lighter moments in life. Whether she was rocking bubble-gum or violet coloured hair, regaling the youngsters with her tales of mischief or simply trying to make someone laugh, she certainly lit up a room – and if this sounds anything like you we think you’re pretty awesome too.
When a crisis occurs who do people turn to? You? Great – we think this make you like Kingsley Shacklebolt.
Kingsley was a man who certainly had a reputation for being reliable and capable. In fact, his presence was so reassuring even the wizard-hating Vernon Dursley took to him in a way he hadn’t taken to any other wizard (he even said he was the best). From impressing the Muggle Prime Minister with his work ethic to being a well-respected Minister for Magic, Kingsley was always in control, reliable and a worthy leader. If you can take charge of a situation without ruffling feathers or becoming domineering, then you’re like Kingsley.
Sometimes things are not black and white or good and evil – as Sirius Black would say, ‘We’ve all got both light and dark inside us’. Sometimes we might do the right thing for the wrong reasons and the wrong thing for the right reasons – and nobody embodies this sentiment quite like Severus Snape.
Snape is a character that can’t be pinned down and there is evidence of right and wrong in almost all the decisions he makes. On the one hand, he seemed to despise Harry with a passion and enjoyed tormenting him. On the other, he risked and eventually sacrificed his life so that Harry could defeat Voldemort. His motivations are not always obvious, and his actions can be surprising – his undying love for Lily was certainly something you didn’t expect. If you’re someone who can see the shades of grey in a situation and believes that nuance is important we think you share some personality traits with Snape (though not his passion for the Dark Arts).