ESTJ 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

Personality fascinates us. That is why the Myers-Briggs personality theory was come up with. That is why so many other personality theories have also been brought up.

We want people to be able to fit neatly into these theory.

We want to be able to look at someone and be able to say ‘Oh, you’re an ESTJ! That means that you must be in Slytherin!’

However, that is not the case. It is not as easy as we might like to be able to understand people. It is not possible just to look at someone’s Myers-Briggs personality type and tell which Hogwarts house they would be in. If we could do that then we would not need the Sorting Hat.

Each person is different even if they do have the same Myers-Briggs personality type. I’ve found that a good way to look at some of the ways that one Myers-Briggs type can be different is to look at how they might act in each of the Hogwarts houses.

Today I would like to take a closer look at the ESTJ. If you need a refresher in their general behavior according to how this type is suppose to act here is a post that 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.

Now, let’s look at just a few of the ways that different ESTJs might be different from each other.

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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

An ESTJ in Hufflepuff is not the first place that one would think of them being, but in fact this can work surprisingly well.

The ESTJ would be very duty bound. They are not afraid of doing what needs to be done, but it has to be the right thing. They would rather work as a part of a team.

They can be a bit blunt. However, they have a lot of friends. They want to do what is right. They are ready to help their friends with whatever they are going through.

The ESTJ would enjoy being on the Quidditch team. They enjoy working with others. They are probably involved in quite a few clubs.

School and homework is something that they may not enjoy, but they get it done. It is something that needs to be done. And the ESTJ is nothing if not dutiful.

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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

ESTJs in Ravenclaw want to learn in order to do what they feel is right.

Life is very black and white for them. There is always a right and a wrong way for something to be done.

They don’t have many close friends, although they do have a wide circle of friends.

They are the leader in many clubs. They don’t mind being in charge since they want to make sure that someone who knows what they are doing is in charge.

Quidditch is not really their thing. There’s a chance that they are involved in it, but most of the time they feel that there are better things for them to be spending their time doing.

Learning is very important to them. If they do not learn they will not be able to do the right thing. They usually manage to turn their homework in early and always seem to be on top of things.

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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

An ESTJ in Slytherin is more ambitious. They tend to be even more of a leader in things.

For the ESTJ there is one right way to do things and they are the ones that they that way. They will follow their beliefs in every situation.

They tend to be a leader in their group. They are the one that makes sure that they all get to their classes on time.

They enjoy playing Quidditch. They might be the Keeper. They are often the team captain. They feel more comfortable being in charge.

They would also be involved in quite a lot of other clubs, usually as the leader.

The ESTJ would always make sure that they do their schoolwork even if they don’t find it interesting because it would be the right thing to do.

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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

Here the ESTJ has a very strict sense of right and wrong. One of the things that they feel very strongly about is bullying, they will protect anyone weaker than themselves.

They protect anyone who needs to be protected and some who don’t need to be.

The ESTJ has a wide circle of friends. They spend most of their time with them. They are willing to protect their friends no matter what except if it involves breaking rules. They are the one who ends up having to keep all of their friends in line. They tend to have to be the ‘mother.’

They often end up playing Quidditch. Often as a Chaser.

They enjoy being with people and so are involved in a lot of clubs, often as the leader.

The ESTJ always gets their schoolwork done. They often end up doing with a group since they find that more interesting.


I hope that this has helped you to see a bit more how differently ESTJs can act. I know that it has helped me to do that.

If you have anymore ideas of how an ESTJ might act in any of the Hogwarts houses I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

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