Yesterday, my office attended The Referral Summit. There was definitely some interesting stuff and at the end of the conference, we were split into our DISC profiles. If you’ve ever gone through this, then you know that DISC stands for Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and Conscientiousness; or as our speaker put it, Go-Getter, Promoter, Nurturer, and Examiner. Or as I put it, Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin… No joke, all I could think the whole time was “yup, that’s a total Puff trait” or “geeze, get over it Gryffindor!” Which leads me to wonder… did Jo Rowling ever took this class or one just like it? Did she go through DISC profiling and think “Hmmm, this would make a really cool book some day.” Then, maybe, when she saw that adorable little boy with the adorably round glasses she said “AHA! Now I can use those DISC profiles“?? Who knows. All I know is that it makes way more sense why Gryffindors can totally rub me the wrong way at first. (And I don’t mean the false Gryffs. You know, the ones that saw the HP movies and oh emm gee must go get swag from Hot Topic and they’re going to buy Gryffindor gear because Harry was a Gryff and you know, they must be too. Okay, never mind. Those people totally rub me the wrong way too. But now I’m getting way off topic…)
The whole conference just completely verified my Hogwarts sorting. If you haven’t read Harry Potter (seriously, have you been living under a rock?) or are just unfamiliar with the houses/need a refresher, here are the house traits sung by the Sorting Hat throughout the years (and as you may/may not know, since Harry missed quite a few sorting ceremonies, we missed the songs those years as well):
Gryffindor – brave at heart, daring, have nerve, chivalrous, bold
Ravenclaw – wise, witty, love learning, fair, clever, intelligent
Hufflepuff – just, loyal, patient, true, unafraid of toil, sweet, hard working, usually accepting or non-judgemental
Slytherin – real friends, cunning, shrewd, ambitious, value pure ancestry (though we all know there were plenty of halfbloods)
I don’t know why this really fascinated me. And I don’t really know why I couldn’t think about anything other than Hogwarts while I was listening to our speaker. Has this ever happened to you, when a fandom just completely encompasses your life and relates to everything around you? Or is it just me? Maybe it’s just me but you know, there’s nothing I’d rather be than a Potterhead.
If you care to find out your Hogwarts house, check out Pottermore.com. Jo has helped them implement a pretty cool personality test that will get you correctly sorted. While you’re at it, feel free to add me: JinxHex6745.