Professor Flitwick was one of the warmest and most welcoming teachers at Hogwarts. He truly seemed to want the best for all his students and was great at motivating them in a positive way. Unlike some of the other Professors at school, he wasn’t averse to giving praise when it was due or when he felt like a pupil needed a little boost. Who can forget when he sneakily told Hermione that she had scored 112 percent in her exam to try and stop her from worrying that she had done badly? Snape would never do that…
We reckon that you’re like the cheery Charms teacher if you’re someone who takes great pleasure in helping others to achieve their goals. Whether that’s supporting a friend while they prep for a job interview, encouraging someone to keep up their new hobby or just reminding your loved ones that they’re awesome and can do anything – you and Flitwick are like two peas in a pod.
Are you an avid sports fan? Do you play for a team (whether it be football, rugby or even tiddlywinks)? Have you been a diehard supporter of your local club since you were a tiny tot? Do you spend lots of time practising and now have quite the reputation? Then you’re like Cho Chang.
Cho may have been known for her relationships with Harry Potter and Cedric Diggory, but it was her sporting ability that we should have been focussing on. Not only was she a long-term supporter of the Tutshill Tornados and an excellent member of the Ravenclaw Quidditch team – but she was also a Seeker that truly gave Harry a run for his money. When they faced each other on the pitch (in Prisoner of Azkaban), Harry only beat her because his Firebolt was faster than Cho’s Comet. We know we can’t help but be impressed by this rather sporty Ravenclaw…
Ollivander is an incredibly talented wizard – there’s no doubt about that. His wands are legendary and his knowledge of them unparalleled. Yet he remains a secretive fellow. Harry certainly never got quite the handle on who he truly was (and could never fully figure out whether he liked him or not). Though in a lot of ways it makes sense that Ollivander had such an enigmatic air about him, given his profession, as wandcraft is a rather mysterious calling. So, if you’re someone who likes to keep an air of mystery about you, doesn’t give away your secrets easily and keeps their feelings close to their chest, then you’re most like Ollivander.
Luna is probably best known for being quite eccentric – and while that is true – one of her other defining personality traits was her empathy. Luna was perceptive and could read people. She knew if someone was struggling and made sure that she was there for them. Like when she gently explained Thestrals to Harry and made him feel less alone. Or how she encouraged Harry to produce a Patronus during the Battle of Hogwarts and took on the role of teacher. Or how she comforted Hermione after Ron and Lavender became a couple – and these are just a handful (out of many) examples.
You’re just like the brilliant Luna if you feel things very deeply, but you can also understand and share the feelings of another. We can imagine that you’re the type of person who friends and family turn to when they are going through a hard time. You’re always there to help celebrate or commiserate an important event and are known for being a rock for those you love.
Gilderoy Lockhart certainly didn’t ever underestimate himself. He knew he was exceptionally good looking, good at Memory Charms, famous and beloved by plenty of witches and wizards – and he didn’t feel bad about it. In fact, he embraced it and didn’t try to act humble or downplay who he was. Gilderoy Lockhart believed he was special and seemed to live a pretty happy life as a result.
If you’re someone who knows they are excellent and has no qualms with promoting yourself, then you’re like Gilderoy Lockhart. We can imagine you’re the type of person with a strong following on social media, who believes in the power of positive thinking and is completely confident that they are a gift to the world.
Do you own a collection of bangles and beads to rival any jewellery store? Do you wear swishy skirts and voluminous trousers in varying prints and colours? Do you love candles, incense, crystals and wind chimes? Then you’re most like Sybill Trelawney.
Trelawney may have been best known for her slightly dodgy Seer skills, but she also knew how to live that boho life. Her appearance may have seemed eccentric, but it was a carefully crafted image – from the many shawls she layered upon herself, to her classroom which was draped in scarves and filled with sweet aromas. So, if you’re a fan of the free-spirit vibe, you’re in good company.
Not a Ravenclaw? Don’t worry – we will be taking a look at all the Hogwarts houses. Remember to keep an eye out for next week’s article which is all about those loyal Hufflepuffs.