Misconceptions of Hufflepuffs

Hufflepuffs, I think, are the least discussed house in the Harry Potter universe. The majority of people only know that they exist, that Cedric Digory hailed from there, and probably respond the same way as AVPM Dumbledore did shown above. But what to we assume of them that may not be so?

Hufflepuffs are Cowards

Quite the contrary, actually. Their loyalty will make them courageous when they need to be. They will fight when they need to, it just may not be their first choice of action.

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Hufflepuffs are Shy

They can be as social and charismatic as a Gryffindor when they want to be. Hufflepuffs are full of pride and make friends across all houses, and are great people to be around.

Hufflepuffs are Socially Awkward

Socially awkward and shy are different, because shy means it’s difficult to meet people while socially awkward means all social situations are uncomfortable. Again, that’s not a house specific thing. Hufflepuffs can be very social, it is part of their loyalty.

Hufflepuffs are Friends with Everyone

Hold on, I said they can be social with anyone and are loyal, but they do choose the people they are loyal to. Being nice does not equal friendship and loyalty necessarily. Plus being friends with everyone would be a pretty big burden.

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Are you a Hufflepuff? What do you love about your house? Leave a comment for me!

Go check out the Ravenclaw, Slytherin, and Gryffindor posts as well.

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18 thoughts on “Misconceptions of Hufflepuffs

  1. Hahaha omg I love this post because I’m a Harry Potter freak. Honestly…I’m a good person and (somewhat) brave so I think I would be Gryffindor? Although I can’t see myself fighting trolls and three headed dogs so maybe I’d be a Ravenclaw? Idk!!!! lol. My fiancé says he will only accept being Slytherin ha.

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  2. Love this post!! I’m a proud Hufflepuff since Pottermore sorted me there in 2012 and I love my House. Not only I can totally relate with the description of Hufflepuffs, I also love that the common room looks like a hobbit hole, since I’m totally a Hobbit! 🙂

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  3. I’m not a Hufflepuff. They’re nice, but sometimes too nice. I agree that they’re the least talked about, but that’s why they’re so easy to make assumptions about.

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  4. Love this. Hufflepuffs are definitely under-represented in the books. I’m not classed as a Hufflepuff, but I imagine a lot of my friends would be because most of them are loyal and generous and super kind

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  5. I agree this house is almost never talked about. Additionally, Hufflepuff’s common room is the only room Harry never visited and it is protected by some pretty awesome settings. Hufflepuffs are brave and can be braver than the other houses but their reasons are because they have to be brave and it is the right thing to do. They don’t worry so much about if they will become famous for those actions. I’m really social although there are times I am uncomfortable in new situations. I try to make the best of it and I make selective friends. 🙂

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  6. I’m Gryffindor, but definitely think Hufflepuffs are awesome and underrepresented for sure. There are some great Hufflepuffs in the book – Pamona Sprout, Hannah Abbott, Cedric Diggory (obvs), Ernie Macmillan, and the Fat Friar. I always wished we could’ve seen more of their common room in the books – it sounded so great!

    Also, I don’t think Gryffindors do things just to “become famous.” I think that’s a common misconception some people think about us, but really it’s because we can be short-tempered, hot headed, stubborn, and don’t do well with sitting around doing nothing if we think there’s some injustice going on. That doesn’t always make us the “bravest,” but we can be brave as a result and we’re not as self-obsessed as people tend to assume either.

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  7. They are definitely the least talked about house. I’m a Slytherin. I just always associated Hufflepuffs as being friendly and sweet 🙂

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  8. I’m a Hufflepuff and my favorite thing about us is that we are loyal and kind. It appears as if we give our trust wholeheartedly upon first meeting, which can be a bit naive but I think we are quick to learn whose company we enjoy and whose we don’t. I’d like to believe that our common room is a positive environment and that we encourage people (not just Hufflepuffs) on their strengths instead of picking on their {for lack of better word} weaknesses.

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  9. Hufflepuff and proud!!! I always think of Badger from Wind & the Willows being a Hufflepuff, a little gruff, maybe a bit solitary but solid, loyal, and the one you go to for advice.

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  10. I’m a Hufflepuff too! I used to think it was fitting for the misconceptions at first. It seemed to be the miscellaneous house that anyone could get into. My friends would make fun of me for saying I couldn’t make up my mind on a more popular house. As I’ve gotten older I find there’s so much more to Hufflepuff house than people know. I’ve befriended so many other Hufflepuffs too! We’re just a great group of people to be around! 🙂

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  11. I’m a proud Hufflepuff. I take a while to open up but once I like you sorry but your stuck with me. I’m not shy I’d say reserved but only at first. I think us Hufflepuffs can get a bad rep as push overs but cool posts like this definitely help the cause! Thanks x

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