ISTP At Hogwarts

There lived four wizards of renown,
Whose names are still well known:
Bold Gryffindor, from wild moor,
Fair Ravenclaw, from glen,
Sweet Hufflepuff, from valley broad,
Shrewd Slytherin, from fen.
They shared a wish, a hope, a dream,
They hatched a daring plan
To educate young sorcerers
Thus Hogwarts School began.
Now each of these four founders
Formed their own house, for each
Did value different virtues.
-J.K. Rowlings, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

I am so excited to be back for week two of our Myers-Briggs at Hogwarts series! Today we are going to talk about how the ISTP would act at Hogwarts. Although because of their hands on and rational approach to things they might have a bit of trouble with the magic.

Before we get started I would just like to give you a link to a post that I wrote on ISTPs, so if you wish to refresh your memory on how the ISTP acts.

So, now that that is taken care of let’s dive in!

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You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true,
And unafraid of toil.
– J.K. Rowlings, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

ISTP as a Hufflepuff would be practical and friendly. They might not have a lot of close friends and they might have trouble asking for help, but they would be generally liked. They would be happy to share what they know with those around them.

They would be curious about how things work, but at the same time they might not be particularly interested what they are learning in their classes. Preferring to study what interests them.

ISTPs like to build stuff and doing stuff that is more hands-on, so their favorite classes might be Potions or Herbology.

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Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw, 
if you’ve a ready mind, 
Where those of wit and learning, 
Will always find their kind.
– J.K. Rowlings, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

An ISTP Ravenclaw would love to learn new things. However, they might have a difficult time just sitting and reading which is something that one imagines Ravenclaws would do a lot.

They would enjoy potions and classes that were more hands on.

They might take apart different magical things just to try to figure out how they work, and then put them back together working even better than before.

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Or perhaps in Slytherin,
You’ll make your real friends,
These cunning folks use any means
To achieve their ends.
– J.K. Rowlings, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

ISTPs as Slytherins would be focused. They would know what they want to do and they would get it done.

They would have few friends, but those few they would be very close to. They help others with stuff, although mainly other Slytherins.

They don’t mind being different from the other Slytherins. They have friends in the other houses.

They tend to spend a lot of time learning things, but not usually in traditional ways.

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You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry,
Set Gryffindors apart
– J.K. Rowlings, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

As a Gryffindor the ISTP would be practical and yet rather reckless. They would throw themselves into things. They would be happy to help others, but would rarely helped for help from others.

It’s likely that they would be on the Quidditch team, and they may have modified their broomstick so that it works even better than it used to.

They would be curious. It’s likely that they know many of the secret passages around the school, and they would always be on the lookout for new secret passages.

Despite the fact that they would be quiet, and often withdraw, they would have lots of friends in multiple houses.


I hope that this has helped you to understand ISTPs better. And also helped to figure out some of the minor Harry Potter character’s Myer-Briggs’ personality types.

If you have anything else to add about how an ISTP would act in each of the different Hogwarts Houses I’d love to hear about it. Please, share it in the comments below!

 

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