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Fern-hunting parties became popular, allowing young women to get outside in a seemingly innocuous pursuit with less rigid oversight and chaperoning than they saw in parlors and drawing rooms. They may have even had the occasional romantic meetup with a similarly fern-impassioned beau. — Bree


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Now that he had walked up to them, he couldn't exactly whirl around and get going. That would be rude. And was not, presumably, how straight men seduced their future wives.

Cassius Lestrange in Eyes on the Screen


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Hogwarts House Sorting
~The Sorting Ceremony

At Hogwarts, you'll find yourself in one of four houses — Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin. Each house varies certain traits above all others. On their first day at the castle, students are placed beneath the Sorting Hat, which sifts through their minds and figures out which house is best suited to them. Personality, values, and even preference are all taken into account as the hat works to sort you into...

Gryffindor — Bravery. Chivalry. Daring.
Hufflepuff — Hard Work. Loyalty. Patience.
Ravenclaw — Curiosity. Intelligence. Wit.
Slytherin — Ambition. Resourcefulness. Cunning.

~Myers-Briggs Type Indicators

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment is a psychometric questionnaire designed to measure psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions. They are loosely based off of the research that Carl Jung (a Swiss psychiatrist and the founder of analytical psychology) produced. You (as yourself or your character!) can take a free MBTI test on sites like 16 Personalities.

There are four categories, each dealing with a different part of the personality. The first Favorite World- do you prefer to focus on the outer world or on your own inner world? The second category is Information - do you prefer to focus on the basic information you take in or do you prefer to interpret and add meaning? The third is Decision Making - When making decisions, do you prefer to first look at logic and consistency or first look at the people and special circumstances? Lastly, the fourth category is Structure - in dealing with the outside world, do you prefer to get things decided or do you prefer to stay open to new information and options?

Favorite World: I for Introverted, or E for Extroverted
Information: S for Sensing, or N for iNtuition
Decision Making: T for Thinking, of F for Feeling
Structure: J for Judging, P for Perceiving

Favorite World

Introverted:

— Seen as "reflective" or "reserved."
— Feel comfortable being alone and likes things they can do on their own.
— Prefer to know just a few people well.
— Sometimes spend too much time reflecting and don't move into action quickly enough.
— Sometimes forget to check with the outside world to see if ideas really fit the experience.

Extroverted:
— Seen as "outgoing" or as a "people person."
— Feel comfortable in groups and like working in them.
— Has a wide range of friends and knows lots of people.
— Sometimes jump too quickly into an activity and don't allow enough time to think it over.
— Before starting a project, they sometimes forget to stop and get clear on what they want to do and why.

Information

Sensing:

— Remember events as snapshots of what actually happened.
— Solve problems by working through facts until they understand the problem.
— Pragmatic and look to the "bottom line."
— Start with facts and then form a big picture.
— Trust experience first and trust words and symbols less.
— Sometimes pay so much attention to facts, either present or past, that they miss new possibilities.

Intuition:
— Remember events by what they read "between the lines" about their meaning.
— Solve problems by leaping between different ideas and possibilities.
— Interested in doing things that are new and different.
— Like to see the big picture, then to find out the facts.
— Trust impressions, symbols, and metaphors more than what they actually experienced.
— Sometimes they think so much about new possibilities that they never look at how to make them a reality.

Decision-Making

Thinking:

— Enjoy technical and scientific fields where logic is important.
— Notice inconsistencies.
— Look for logical explanations or solutions to most everything.
— Make decisions with their head and want to be fair.
— Believe telling the truth is more important than being tactful.
— Sometimes they miss or don't value the "people" part of a situation.
— Can be seen as too task-oriented, uncaring, or indifferent.

Feeling:
— Have a people or communications orientation.
— Concerned with harmony and nervous when it is missing.
— Look for what is important to others and express concern for others.
— Make decisions with their heart and want to be compassionate.
— Believe being tactful is more important than telling the "cold" truth; Sometimes miss seeing or communicating the "hard truth" of situations.
— Sometimes experienced by others as too idealistic, mushy, or indirect.

Structure

Judging:

— Like to have things decided.
— Appear to be task oriented.
— Like to make lists of things to do.
— Like to get my work done before playing.
— Plan work to avoid rushing just before a deadline.
— Sometimes focus so much on the goal that they miss new information.

Perceiving:
— Like to stay open to respond to whatever happens.
— Appear to be loose and casual and like to keep plans to a minimum.
— Like to approach work as play or mix work and play.
— Work in bursts of energy.
— Stimulated by an approaching deadline.
— Sometimes stay open to new information so long that they miss making decisions when they are needed.

When the preference for each category is decided, you come up with a four letter combination i.e. ISTJ (Introverted Sensing Thinking Judging) or ENFP (Extroverted iNtuition Feeling Perceiving.) There are sixteen different possible personality types. Some overlap each other with only slight tweaks in personality details, while others are polar opposites.

~Personality Type vs. House

So let's put all of that together—which personality types align best with which houses? The following breakdown combines results conjured up by Te, Kayte, and two random online blogs, putting forth the results on which there was agreement. Remember that the below is just a guideline, and that a character's thoughts and choices are, ultimately, the deciding factor on which house they might find themselves in.

ISTJ
Introverted. Sensing. Thinking. Judging.
These individuals are best suited to Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw.
ISTP
Introverted. Sensing. Thinking. Perceiving.
These individuals are best suited to Ravenclaw or Gryffindor.
ESTP
Extroverted. Sensing. Thinking. Perceiving.
These individuals are best suited to Gryffindor, Slytherin, or Ravenclaw.
ESTJ
Extroverted. Sensing. Thinking. Judging.
These individuals are best suited to Slytherin.
ISFJ
Introverted. Sensing. Feeling. Judging.
These individuals are best suited to Hufflepuff.
ISFP
Introverted. Sensing. Feeling. Perceiving.
These individuals are best suited to Gryffindor or Hufflepuff.
ESFP
Extroverted. Sensing. Feeling. Perceiving.
These individuals are best suited to Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, or Slytherin.
ESFJ
Extroverted. Sensing. Feeling. Judging
These individuals are best suited to Hufflepuff or Slytherin.
INFJ
Introverted. Intuition. Feeling. Judging.
These individuals are best suited to Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff.
INFP
Introverted. Intuition. Feeling. Perceiving.
These individuals are best suited to Gryffindor or Hufflepuff.
ENFP
Extroverted. Intuition. Feeling. Perceiving.
These individuals are best suited to Hufflepuff or Gryffindor.
ENFJ
Extroverted. Intuition. Feeling. Judging
These individuals are best suited to Gryffindor.
INTJ
Introverted. Intuition. Thinking. Judging.
These individuals are best suited to Slytherin or Ravenclaw.
INTP
Introverted. Intuition. Thinking. Perceiving.
These individuals are best suited to Ravenclaw.
ENTP
Extroverted. Intuition. Thinking. Perceiving.
These individuals are best suited to Gryffindor, Slytherin, or Ravenclaw.
ENTJ
Extroverted. Intuition. Thinking. Perceiving.
These individuals are best suited to Ravenclaw or Slytherin.
Documentation written by Te & Kayte exclusively for Charming.
Many thanks to the following sources:
Meyers-Briggs
16 Personalities