ESFJ 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

A strange thing about the way humans think is that they want to be a part of a group, but at the same time they want to be unique and special. It is a fine line that each of us find ourselves walking.

One of the things that we do both to feel like we fit in and so that we feel unique is by taking quizzes. We want to know what Myers-Briggs personality type we have. Or which Hogwarts house we would be in.

Or perhaps something completely different.

But whatever it is it is a way for us to learn more about ourselves. How we are unique. How we fit in with other people.

Today I want to share with you something about Hogwarts and your Myers-Briggs personality type that you cannot learn in a single quiz. Today I want to share with you how an ESFJ might act in each of the individual Hogwarts houses.

If you need a refresher on how ESFJs act here is a post that I wrote on them a little while back.

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.

Now that we have gone over that let’s head to Hogwarts to take a look at the ESFJs of each of the houses.

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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

ESFJs are friendly and love people. They fit in with the Hufflepuffs very well.

It often seems like they don’t know what an enemy is. They seem to be friends with everyone that they meet. I would guess that the exception to being friends with an ESFJ is if that person is hurting someone else.

ESFJs are always ready to help people. Of course, there are some things that they are better at helping people with than others. I would say that they are best at offering emotional support.

I don’t quite see them as being on the Quidditch team, although they would always go to cheer their team on.

School and homework is not their favorite, especially when it seems to have to practical use. However, they tend to be very conscientious about getting their work done because they don’t want to let anyone down.

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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 ESFJ in Ravenclaw would love people and learning things.

They would have lots of friends from all of the houses. The ESFJ would always be ready to be there for their friends with emotional support and advice.

ESFJs would often be the ones to get together study groups. Or other group activities for Ravenclaw.

I can’t see them being particularily interested in playing Quidditch. However, they would definitely be there to support their house team and they would often be the ones to get together a party afterwards.

They would do well with their schoolwork, but they would not particularly care for the theory part of it; they would prefer the practical part of learning magic. Also, I feel like their real strength would be their emotional intelligence.

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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’m tempted to skip this one because I am having such a hard time imagining an ESFJ in Slytherin.

However, it is not impossible, so I should come up with a few ideas of how this very rare combination might behave.

I think that the ESFJ would probably end up in this house because they ask the hat to be put in Slytherin because that is where the rest of their family has been put.

They would probably be one of the friendliest Slytherins ever. However, they would know how to manipulate people into getting their own way.

They would probably not play Quidditch preferring to just watch it and cheer on their team.

School and homework would not be their favorite, and there would be times when they just ignore it. They would prefer learning the spells and things to having to write essays.

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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

ESFJs in Gryffindor would love being with people and having safe adventures.

They would have lots of friends, including friends in Slytherin. They would spend a lot of time with their friends.

They are always ready to help their friends and often strangers as well. They hate to see anyone being bullied and will step in to stop it. They will also offer people emotional help and advice.

ESFJs will sometimes play Quidditch as a Chaser, but mainly they would rather be on the side lines cheering for their team.

They usually realize that school and homework is something that they have to do, but they would almost always rather be doing something else.


Writing this about ESFJs has taught me quite a bit more about them. I hope that it has also helped you to learn more about them.

If you have any thoughts about how an ESFJ might act in any of the Hogwarts houses, I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

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