ISFJ 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’ve been reading the Harry Potter books and I’ve noticed that just the fact that one has a certain Myers-Briggs personality type does not define which house that person is in. Of course, there are some houses that a certain Myers-Briggs personality type is more likely to land in then others.

However, the Hogwarts houses seem to focus on values as well as upon a person’s actions.

This means that any Myers-Briggs type could end up in any of the houses.

Today I would like to talk about how I think that an ISFJ might act in each of the Hogwarts houses. If you want a refresher on how an ISFJ acts in general here is a post that I wrote on that a little while ago.

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.

I think that that is everything that we needed to go over before we start talking about houses themselves and how an ISFJ might act in them. Since that is the case let’s get started!

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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

ISFJs are kind, helpful, and loyal, all of these are traits that are traditionally found in Hufflepuff.

They would do well in this house. It would be a safe haven for them.

They would have quite a lot of friends, both from inside their own house and from the other houses. The ISFJ would end up helping their friends a lot, sometimes their friends might not even realize how much the ISFJ is there for them until something happens and the ISFJ is not able to be there. This absence would not be the ISFJs fault though because they want to be there for their friends whenever anything is going on.

They would probably decide against trying out for the Quidditch team, but if for some reason they did join the Quidditch team they would probably be a Chaser.

The ISFJ would probably do well with their schoolwork and such, although, at least parts of it, would not be their favorite thing to do.

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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

The ISFJ in this house will be a very necessary member. (Not that we don’t need every Myers-Briggs personality type in every house, but hopefully the ISFJ will be able to help to keep them from doing something too crazy although that may not always work.)

They will know a lot of the people both in their house and in the other houses. They will like these people and these people will like them, but the ISFJ will not consider them close friends. The ISFJ often will have only a few close friends that they can talk to about just about anything.

They probably do not play Quidditch, but if they do they are probably a Chaser.

Doing well with school is very important to them. They often find their work interesting, but even when they do not they still try to do a good job on it.

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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

I think that if an ISFJ was in this house their whole family would also be in it. This is not exactly a likely house for them to be in, but if they wanted to be in it the Sorting Hat would take that into consideration.

The ISFJ would be the one who has friends outside of Slytherin, and makes sure that certain people in their house do not go around treating the Muggleborns too badly. They might even have friends in Gryffindor.

They might be on the Quidditch team, if so I feel like they would be a Chaser. I know I have said that about every single Hogwarts house so far, but I feel like this is the most likely role they would play on a team.

The ISFJ would normally be pretty good with their school related things, but they might be a bit more relaxed about it than the ISFJs in the other houses.

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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 ISFJ is sometimes called the Defender, and I think that this house might bring that side out in them a bit more. I feel like they would often be the ones standing up for the students who are younger than them, or even the students that are their age or older.

Here in this house in particular they would seem more extroverted than they actually are. They would have lots of friends. Some of their friends in Slytherin. But even though they would have lots of friends, there would only be a few that they would feel really close to.

They might be on the Quidditch team. And here again I think that the most likely role they would play would be a Chaser.

If they did not do Quidditch it seems likely that they would be involved with some of the clubs. Or even if they did do Quidditch they might be involved with some of the clubs.

They would want to do well with school. They would probably find much of it interesting. Also, they would try not to break the school rules, but if they had to choose between breaking rules and helping a friend, they would choose the friend every time.

Though Neville Longbottom is an ISFJ Gryffindor, and I cannot see him in this description. So, even within the houses there can be a large difference of personality.


I am really enjoying writing these. They force me to think about the different Myers-Briggs personality types in a way that I have not thought of them before. And I can’t believe how much I am learning from writing these.

I hope that you are learning more about the different Myers-Briggs types as well.

There has definitely been things that I have missed as I have been going over this personality type, although at the moment I am not quite sure what it is. If you have any ideas about how an ISFJ would act in any of the Hogwarts houses I would love to hear about it in the comments!

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