When you need support from your friends, here’s what to expect based on their Hogwarts house.
Whether it’s a big passion project, or figuring out a personal funk, it’s useful to know what kind of support you need.
Do you want advice or support? Once you’re clear, consider your friends’ Hogwarts houses when seeking it.
If you have to ask a Hufflepuff for Slytherin kind of support, keep in mind their tendency to help in their way, and be clear on what you need from them.
For hands-on help, look to Hufflepuffs and Ravenclaws.
You can’t do everything on your own. When you need to delegate, Hufflepuffs and Ravenclaws will happily oblige.
HUFFLEPUFFS will want to get involved behind the scenes.
They will help you stuff party favour bags or fold programmes for your play. They will help you pack boxes when you’re moving. Hufflepuffs believe that labour is love, and want in on the action.
When Justin Finch-Fletchly felt vulnerable, his fellow Hufflepuffs formed into a physical barrier to guard him from the Heir of Slytheirn!
RAVENCLAWS will want to help you figure stuff out.
Count on them for bottomless brainstorms, when you feel stuck or confused. They will help you identify options, and will deliver you pages of notes and stacks of library books to aid you. They will give you extensive feedback, and are eager for the excuse to do some research for you.
Ravenclaws are always seeking explanations. Luna often offers diagnoses for her friends’ problems with magical creatures’ interference, such as wrackspurts.
For unconditional support and confidence, look to Gryffindors and Slytherins.
If you’re not looking for a helping hand so much as someone to tell you you’re great, Gryffindors and Slytherins have got your back.
GRYFFINDORS will be your loudest cheerleaders.
If you have something to promote, count on us to help spread the word. We can’t wait to brag about our awesome friends. We love the sound of our own voices anyway, so give us a message to share! If you’re looking to fill seats at your event, your Gryffindor friends will come, and bring all their friends as well.
Lee Jordan is the spokesperson for all Quidditch matches, and can’t help but bring his Gryffindor bias. Often, Professor McGonagall doesn’t even bother to neutralise him because, well, she’s a Gryffindor too!
SLYTHERINS will provide the ultimate pep talk.
They are your ‘real friends’, according to the Sorting Hat, and will take your side even when you’re wrong. They will defend and motivate you because they believe you’re excellent – or they wouldn’t waste time being friends with you! A Slytherin enemy is a force to be reckoned with, but a Slytherin friend is an invaluable supporter.
For Slytherins, emotional support is no joke. Let’s face it. Crabbe and Goyle aren’t useful for much, but their presence is what counts for Draco.
What is your Hogwarts house? Does it align with how you most often support your friends?
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