Published on Jul 6th 2021
Slytherin house is full of shrewd and ambitious characters. But who are you most similar to? In the last in our short series of house-themed articles, we take a look at which notable Slytherin matches your personality.

If you’re a nerd and proud… you’re like Scorpius Malfoy

Are you somebody that is happiest when learning something new? Do you spend most of your time with your nose in a book? Are you unafraid to be your geeky self – even when others don’t appreciate it? If this sounds anything like you, you’re like Scorpius Malfoy.

Scorpius was one Slytherin that was not ashamed or scared to embrace his nerdy side. He took pride in his schoolwork, enjoyed reading and was ambitious when it came to his magical knowledge. If anything, studying hard seemed to be Scorpius’s happy place. His best friend (and fellow Slytherin) Albus recognised this and said that a good way to distract Scorpius from difficult emotional issues was to take him to the library. And despite Albus’s gentle teasing, Scorpius never pretended to anything other than his excellent boffin self – and neither should you.

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If you’re prepared to do what is right rather than what is easy… you’re like Leta Lestrange

Leta Lestrange was by no means perfect. She had a history of lashing out at those who wronged her, and she didn’t always seem to be a great friend for Newt. However, while Leta was flawed, she ultimately stood up to protect those she loved. During Crimes of Grindelwald, when she realised that Newt and Theseus were in peril, she caused a distraction to aid in their escape. It worked – but she ended up paying the ultimate price and was engulfed in Grindelwald’s flames.

If you’re someone who has had to make some difficult decisions to protect those you care about, then you’re like Leta Lestrange. While it might be nice to have an easy life – your conscience wouldn’t allow it and you’re a stronger person for it.

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If you’re sarcasm savant… you’re like Severus Snape

When you think of the surly Head of Slytherin, you’d be forgiven for not immediately realising that Snape possessed a sense of humour – and it is true that he was often sour, unpleasant and a bully. However, sometimes Snape’s loathing of the world slipped into some excellent deadpan humour. Who can forget the time he replied to Umbridge questioning his teaching history with the perfect, sardonic ‘obviously’? Or the many sarcastic comments he made throughout Harry’s time at Hogwarts (his reaction to Harry’s terrible answer about ghosts and Inferi was particularly amusing).

If you’re someone that doesn’t buy into the idea that sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, has been known to make some side-splittingly sharp-tongued remarks and has a knack for finding a quip for any situation, then you share some traits with Snape.

If family matters more to you than anything else… you’re like Narcissa Malfoy

Narcissa Malfoy was hardly someone you would consider to be a good person. She colluded with the Death Eaters and Voldemort, was a bigot and believed in pure-blood superiority. Yet there was one thing she valued above all else, and that was her family. During the Battle of Hogwarts, Narcissa lied to Voldemort and told him Harry was dead – so that she could return to try and find her son. Her motivation was not to do the right thing or to protect Harry (though she arguably saved his life), but to reunite her family. To lie to someone as powerful as Voldemort is not a small feat. Narcissa’s love for her family outweighed any sympathy she had with Voldemort’s cause and was her utmost priority.

If you’re someone who would do anything for their family, then you’re like Narcissa. There is nothing more important to you than the safety and well-being of those closest to you. Even if you don’t agree with all the choices they have made, you will still support them no matter what – because that is what you believe families should do.

If you are a fan of the finer things in life… you’re like Horace Slughorn

Do you always have one eye on the latest sought-after trends? Do you enjoy your home comforts and little treats? Do you have an eye for collecting precious things? Are you more likely to pick something valuable over something sentimental? Then we reckon you’re most like Horace Slughorn.

The former Head of Slytherin was a complicated fellow, but he definitely had a taste for the finer things in life. Whether it was a box of crystallised pineapple, a bottle of oak-matured mead, a hamper sent from Honeydukes every birthday, or free tickets to see the Holyhead Harpies play – Slughorn was never happier than when he was collecting a new and exciting treasure or gift. So, if you’re a fan of materialistic things and think there is nothing wrong in enjoying life’s little luxuries, you’ll find that you two have a lot in common.

If love is what motivates you… you’re like Andromeda Tonks

Andromeda Tonks may be the sister of Narcissa and Bellatrix – but their personalities are worlds apart. Where her sister Bellatrix was often fuelled by rage and hate, Andromeda’s motivation was love. It was love that motivated her to turn her back on her prejudiced family, knowing that they would disown her for marrying Muggle-born Ted Tonks. It was love that drove her to be an ally to the Order of the Phoenix during the second wizarding war – because her daughter Nymphadora was involved. And despite losing both her husband and child, she loved her Grandson Teddy fiercely and raised him single-handedly.

If you’re someone that would move heaven and earth in the name of love, then you’re similar to Andromeda. We can imagine that you’re the kind of person who believes that love is the most powerful force in the world and would move across an ocean to be with the person they hold most dear.

Not a Slytherin? Don’t worry – you can find out which Gryffindor, Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff you are most like in our other house-themed articles.

Which Gryffindor are you most like?

Which Ravenclaw are you most like?

Which Hufflepuff are you most like?


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