ESFP 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 think at some point just about everyone who has read the Harry Potter books has wished that they could go to Hogwarts. Most of us have probably taken quizzes to see which house we belong in (possibly coming up with very conflicting results). And if we are into Myers-Briggs we have probably looked up which Myers-Briggs personality types are in which house and what different character’s Myers-Briggs personality types are.

I have been guilty of all of these things.

After having a conversation with my siblings we thought it be fun for me to write about how the different Myers-Briggs personality types would act in the different Hogwarts houses, so here I am writing about that.

Today we are going to talk about how the ESFP would act in each of the houses. If you want to go over what an ESFP acts like not necessarily at Hogwarts, here is an article I wrote on that.

Also, if you want to find out your Myers-Briggs personality type, this test is very accurate and free. Then if you want to find out your Hogwarts house, here is one that I usually get the same answer on.

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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

Friendly, popular, and playful, the Hufflepuff ESFP is friends with almost everyone at Hogwarts. They are the kind of person who is on the Quidditch team and several clubs.

Schoolwork is definitely not their favorite. They would rather be with people.

They enjoy being the center of attention, but at the same time are extremely aware of those around them and their emotions.

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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

In this house it might be a bit hard to find an ESFP, or easy depending on how one looks at it. It might be hard because this is not a house that you will normally find them in, but it will be easy because the ones who are in Ravenclaw will definitely make themselves known.

They would be playful, ever living in the moment. They would not be ones who would spend a lot of time studying, but they would be smart.

The ESFP would have a lot of friends in all of the houses, but they would be a bit more reserved than if they were in Hufflepuff.

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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

This ESFP would go out of their way to be at the center of attention. They would be popular in their house and out of it. They would always find a way to be at the center of things.

They would at least try out for the Quidditch team.

The ESFP would always be busy.

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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

The ESFP Gryffindor is popular, reckless, and friendly. They have friends in random places.

They get into fights more often than they would like because of their constant desire to defend others.

It is likely that they would be on the Quidditch team. They spend most of their time with others, and studying is almost always done in a group.


This is the third in the series of Myers-Briggs at Hogwarts. I hope that this is helping you to learn more about the Myers-Briggs personality theory and also what the different characters’ personality types are. I’m actually planning to read start reading through the entire series again in the next few days, so I’ll definitely be paying more attention to the the personality types this time.

If you have any more thoughts about how an ESFP would act in the different Hogwarts houses, I would love to hear about them!

7 thoughts on “ESFP At Hogwarts

  1. I think an ESFP who’s in Ravenclaw will actually enjoy learning for learning itself. They won’t like test. They’d much prefer to learn about things they like (usually, useful things that can be use in real life).
    In general, ESFP are smart and creative individual. They just need to stop and think for a moment, that’s all. And seriously, quit being reckless. 😀 No matter how you look at it, ESFP is best fitted in Gryffindor.
    Oh, and may I ask what type are you, Molvik?

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    • I agree with ESFPs being most suited to Gryffindor in general. One of the reasons that I am writing this though is because the different Myers-Briggs personality types often end up getting stereotyped, and I wanted to show that there can be a wide range of behavior even within a single personality type.
      Your point about how an ESFP would act in Ravenclaw seems like it would be very accurate. Thank you for sharing that!
      I’m an INFJ. Also, if you don’t mind me asking what is your type?

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  2. Hi! I’m an ESFP (I’m gonna say sorry ‘cause I’m from América Latina so… my english isn’t that good you know, hehe)

    So I really like the way you wrote this, because you didn’t say things like “ESFP can’t be in Ravenclaw because they are not that smart” I mean, I’m in Ravenclaw and I’m an ESFP too

    And that’s true! I don’t really spend a lot of time studying, but I was the best student in my class when I was in High School and I’m still being pretty smart in College (keeping my good grades) also I usually like to help people to reach good grades too, making studying groups to make sure that everyone has an opportunity to pass the class

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