Hogwarts: A Pottermore Resorting

If you didn’t know, when Pottermore was first released I had a mild identity crisis. For years and years and YEARS I sorted myself (with the help of countless sorting quizzes) into Hufflepuff. Fast forward to September 2011 (OMG IT WAS THAT LONG AGO?!?!?) where young Anna sat at her computer and took the Pottermore Sorting Quiz for the first time and got sorted into…



I was completely and utterly confused. Of all the houses, Gryffindor was the last I’d sorted myself into. I wasn’t courageous, or really all that determined of a person. The Scarlet and Gold colors baffled me to the point that I couldn’t figure out how it happened. I nearly considered taking the quiz again and seeing if I got a different answer. But I didn’t. I had faith in JK and her quiz, so I tried to embrace it.

In the years that have past since being sorted into Gryffindor, I have noticed that I do actually have a lot more Gryffindor traits than I originally thought. In looking through some of the Gryffindor traits, I can see where I could be considered among the Lions.

Jump to 2016, where Pottermore launches their new sorting quiz (months ago). I was legitimately terrified to take this quiz. What if I didn’t get Gryffindor again? Would this send me into another identity crisis (most likely)? But I plucked up my courage (GO GO GRYFFINDOR!), and went through the steps. Once again, I got a bogus question at the end of “Left or Right?”…. That’s it. Not referring to any other question, just pick one.

I held my breath as the screen turned… Yellow and Black….



What in the actual HELL?!?

So now I’m having a whole different identity crisis. Just because I was (re)sorted into Hufflepuff, that doesn’t nullify my Gryffindor-ness.

After a couple days to think it over and over analyze the results (like you do). Here is what I’ve decided, at some point everyone embodies a different Hogwarts house, while going through High School you may have identified as a Ravenclaw, later in life you could identify more with a different house. Your Hogwarts house is a catalyst to show you what you as a person truly value.

For 2011 me, Pottermore was trying to tell me was that I needed to embrace my dormant Gryffindorness. I’ve always been the person that you have to shove out the door that she is convinced is closed to her, but being sorted into Gryffindor had given me a strange pride in myself that I didn’t really have before.

Now in 2016, I think that Pottermore is telling me to embrace my Hufflepuff side, to be hard working, dedicated, passionate and dependable.  To take a step back sometimes and analyze the situation in all fairness.

Gryffindor and Hufflepuffs share a lot of the same attributes. Basically, I will interpret this new sorting to mean that I am now a full-fledged GryffinPuff. I have always referred to myself as such, and now it’s official.

(P.S. Additionally, I have been sorted into Ilvermorny’s Pukwudgie house… whatever that means?)

Have you taken either of these sorting quizzes? What did you get?

  • MagicCatJenny

    Oh my goodness, this is what I’ve been worried about! I think I might make a video about it. I got sorted into Gryffindor in 2011 as well but I felt pretty good about it. I’m scared to re-take it in the new Pottermore since I’ve had to defend my Gryffindor-ness to my friends (who all think I’m Hufflepuff) so if I am truly not Gryffindor now…I don’t know…Ugg, should I just do it?

    • You should totally just do it. I had to convince myself of my Gryffindor ness when I was first sorted, but have since embraced it. Even being resorted into Hufflepuff just makes you a bad-ass GryffinPuff (like me!) and we can be GryffinPuffs together! <3

      • MagicCatJenny

        Update! So I went to finally go get resorted and so I signed up for a new Pottermore account, then it asked me for my old Pottermore username (which I had on file). Boom! It imported my old house and wand. So I’m still a Gryffindor! Did they give you that option when you re-signed up?

        • It did give me that option, but I wanted to see if I would get Gryffindor twice in a row… I did not. XD

  • I totally get what you mean about having an identity crisis! I’ve always identified as a Ravenclaw and thankfully I was sorted there on Pottermore as well (twice) but I agree with the theory that we’re all a combination of two houses. I’m predominately Ravenclaw but I definitely have some Slytherin tendencies as well. In the Ilvermony houses, I was sorted into Thunderbird which blows my mind because I am the least adventurous person but I can’t wait to find out more information about all the houses overall!

    • I’m hoping they release more info about the Ilvermorny houses as Fantastic Beasts comes out. Until then, I’ll just have to settle for being the “heart of a witch or wizard”.

  • I feel you, it was the same for me! Just by reading the books and various websites I had sorted myself into Ravenclaw, and then the first version of Pottermore came along and sorted me into… Slytherin? Wut? I was so sure I was a Ravenclaw it sort of shocked me, haha! But then I read up on Slytherin and decided it actually suited me just fine. Many of the house’s aspects sounded pretty cool to be honest, so I happily accepted my life as a Slytherin.
    Then “new Pottermore” came out and I took the quiz again and got Ravenclaw.
    Now I’m so conflicted! On one hand I got the house I always wanted and felt connected to (yay!) but on the other hand I really like Slytherin now and don’t know if I want to give it up. Guess that makes me a Slytherclaw 🙂

    Btw, have you read the new stuff about Ilvermorny, the US wizarding school? Now you can get sorted into one of their houses too on Pottermore.

    • My best friend is also a Slytherclaw (self proclaimed, she got sorted twice into Slytherin though). It makes you rethink yourself in a very strange way.

      I have been sorted into my house for Ilvermorny, but I just don’t have the same emotional connection to it as I did with Hogwarts. I’m a Pukwudgie, and it sounds kind of cool when I research it, but since I don’t know anything about it in the canon, I just am unsure how to feel about it.

  • I’ve always been a Hufflepuff, no matter what I take. Lolz. Though I always thought I’d be a Slytherin, because I’m a HUGE bitch. 😉 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

    • I’m sure there are plenty of people in all the houses that are that way. 😉

  • Gwen Stacy

    Everyone, for the most part, is two houses! I am a Slytherpuff. Full time Slytherin to the core though. But all my friends are Hufflepuffs I find them to be particularly amazing people. I am also a Pukwudgie…not sure how I feel about Ilvermorny houses to be honest.

  • Danielle Knapp

    I do think that we can change houses as we grow and change, but I can definitely see how it might cause an identity crisis 🙂

  • I kept my old Pottermore account because I was actually afraid I wouldn’t be a Hufflepuff anymore and finding out I am a Horned Serpent now is strange enough!

    • I considered keeping my old house, but I wanted to see if I was still the Gryffindor which I so embraced.