INFP 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

INFPs don’t like being put into boxes. They may find Myers-Briggs personality types interesting, but they don’t quite like the idea of having to act in a certain way.

The thing is Myers-Briggs is not a box like some people think. It’s more like a loose frame.

Each person is different.

However, each person does have some similarities to other people.

That is where Myers-Briggs personality types come in.

Today I want to talk about just a few of the many ways INFPs are different from each other and I want to do it by imagining how an INFP might act in each of the Hogwarts houses.

If you are interested in finding 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 tend to get the same answer on and it does not require any signing up or anything like that.

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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

The INFP would be someone who would always seem to be lost in art, love, and beauty.

They would like people and have friends, but it would take them a while to open up to those friends in more than a general way. Even after someone has known them for years there is still parts of the INFP that they don’t know.

The INFP likes to help people. They have very high moral standards.

They like Quidditch. They often end up playing as either a Chaser or a Seeker. They like the fact that Quidditch allows them to feel more connected with people.

They enjoy learning new things especially ones that are less usual. A student at Hogwarts who was raised as a Muggle will especially enjoy being at Hogwarts.

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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 INFP in Ravenclaw is rather like Luna Lovegood.

They tend to be slightly distant with other people. They like people. They enjoy being with people – sometimes. They just also need time to be alone. And it takes them time to really get to know someone.

They are creative. They create things.

They have definite moral standings. Their opinions do not change easily.

Quidditch is not something that tends to be big in their lives, but they sometimes do enjoy it.

They love learning things. If it is out of the ordinary that just makes it even better. Tests are really not their thing though, so sometimes they get lower grades than they should simply because tests are not a way of learning that work for them.

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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 almost feel like if an INFP got into this house it would have been because the Sorting Hat mistook them for someone else…

If they were in Slytherin they would probably be way too caught up inside themselves, to the point that they don’t care what happens to people around them.

They would have gotten caught up into this elaborately wrong way of thinking.

And I feel like they might be depressed. I’m sorry I’m not doing a good job with this one. It just goes against everything that I know about INFP for them to be a Slytherin.

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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

This INFP is a quiet Gryffindor who ends up surprising even themselves with how brave they can be.

They would not have a lot of friends, but the few that they do have they are close to. They enjoy being with other people, even though they may not talk much.

They would have a strong moral compass which might end up making them seem like a hero even though they were not trying to.

They enjoy doing art and creating things. They are very creative people.

I feel like they might end up playing Quidditch. They would probably be a Chaser. They would enjoy it because sometimes they can feel as though they are distant from others, and this would give them a chance to be a part of a team.

They would enjoy learning and would often learn random things on their own.

So, those are a few of the different ways that an INFP might behave.

What do you think? Do you have any suggestions on different ways an INFP might act?

13 thoughts on “INFP At Hogwarts

    • I am glad to hear that! Not being a Ravenclaw or an INFP I had to guess quite a bit, so it is good to know that someone from that house and that personality type thinks it sounds fairly accurate. I never thought much about the dorms… but you are right INFPs and many of the other Introverts would probably have trouble with that at times.

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      • I know I would have problems in a dorm, but if the other students didn’t mind me keeping to myself a lot, I think it would be okay (I’ve noticed I enjoy being around people quite a bit, as long as I don’t have to constantly interact). I couldn’t relate to the part about tests because I never had problems with them, but, of course, everyone is different. I think you did a good job, especially since you’re not INFP yourself 🙂

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      • Okay, this is all helpful info since I have not been sure about parts of this, so it’s nice to know that it is fairly accurate and of course it is impossible to be 100% accurate because each person is unique. It’s really helpful to have feedback from an INFP on this page for me. Thanks a lot!

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  1. I’m an INFP in Slytherin and I think you did an alright job with the description, however there are some things I disagree with. I understand that it’s hard to picture an INFP in Slytherin but I’ll try to explain my opinion. I don’t believe there’s anything wrong with not caring about strangers because my needs and wants are more important to me compared to theirs. It’s also common for an INFP to be easily drained from social interaction and that’s why I don’t like to interact or care for people I barely know because I don’t have the enery for it. You also hit the bullseye on the depression aspect and I think INFPs in Slytherin would be more likely to be depressed compared to INFPs in other houses. I deal with depression and other mental health issues. The thing that makes an INFP is not whether or not they care about other people but if they have a set of morals that they will never give up and follow despite any and all logic.

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    • Thanks for the feedback about the INFP in Slytherin, since in Harry Potter there are not many Slytherins that play a real role, they were not easy to describe, so I’m glad that I got at least a part of it correct!

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      • Thanks for the reply. ^^ I don’t really see many discussions about Myers Brigg and Hogwarts houses and when I usually do people classify all INFPs in Hufflepuff. I’m glad that you opened up a discussion about what it would be like for different meshes of personalities and houses outside of the stereotypical thinking. Happy Holidays!


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