When Pottermore first became a thing, and you took the Sorting Hat quiz, you may have been disappointed to be sorted into Ravenclaw instead of Gryffindor. However, if you didn't retake the quiz until you got Gryffindor and just accepted Ravenclaw, you probably learned to embrace it. How could you not with such an iconic Ravenclaw such as Luna Lovegood? I mean, arguably, she's the best character in the whole series. (But that's just my opinion)
Or, you may have never taken the Sorting Hat quiz, and you're not quite sure what Hogwarts House you belong to. That's okay! Some of the Harry Potter cast members didn't even know their sorting until just a few years ago. Most of them didn't even belong to the houses that they played in. Nothing was more surprising than when Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) got sorted into Gryffindor. If you haven't seen the video, Click Here to check it out. Some of the results may shock you!
I am a Ravenclaw. I got sorted a few years ago, and I originally got Slytherin, but I knew deep down that I was a Ravenclaw, so I kept taking the quiz until I got the results I wanted which makes me a Slytherin. If you're all for the hybrid House theory, I'm a Slytherclaw.
Being a Ravenclaw means that I know no other House better than my own. I'm not good at sorting my friends or being able to type fictional characters into a Hogwarts House. But, I can tell when someone is a Ravenclaw. Here are a few signs you or your friends belong in Ravenclaw.
1. You're the "smart friend" of the group
You may not be, really, but you like to believe you are. Or, at least, you gloat that you belong to the "smart house." But above all, you value your intelligence, and when you take personality quizzes, that's the trait you always choose.
2. You're creative
You're always coming up with new ideas! Whether it be a new idea for a book or a new painting. You can often be found intensely focused on whatever story you're typing or covered in paint.
3. You're not afraid to be yourself
Just like Luna Lovegood, you don't really care what others think of you. You're not shy when it comes to showing your true colors and being yourself. You'd rather people like you for you, however odd you may be, and not for the act you put on.
4. You're extremely good at solving riddles
I mean, you kinda have to be to get into your own common room! You're an ace when it comes to those weird riddles that no one else gets. You also may enjoy word games or puzzles.
5. You love to read and learn
Of course, there are going to be a few classes that you just can't stand but overall, you love school and love to learn new things. You are never done learning.
You also love to read books; books about anything at all. You can always be found in a library or a bookstore or cuddled up with your favorite novel.
6. You're introverted
Sometimes you just need some alone time. You get easily drained and don't particularly enjoy situations in crowded spaces with a lot of people. You'd much rather be home, alone, with your dog or cat.
7. You enjoy vintage things
You love listening to vinyl instead of streaming music and love watching old movies. (Old meaning 90s and older). You love vintage fashion even if you can't afford that style yourself and find yourself attracted to the historical rather than the modern.
These are just a few things that most Ravenclaws do. Of course, every Ravenclaw is different. Just like its members, it is not cookie-cutter. Ravenclaws are unique, and you should be proud to belong to this house.