There Are 10 Types Of Taylor Swift Fans. Which One Are You?

There Are 10 Types Of Taylor Swift Fans. Which One Are You?

Don't join the bandwagon y'all.
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When "...Ready For It" and "Look What You Made Me Do" were released, so many different types of Taylor Swift fans finally came out of their respective shells. We see those who love Taylor more than life itself, and those who really could care less. Where do you fall on the spectrum?

1. The Loyal Follower

This is where my roommate and I fall. We may not like her new phase the first go around, but after listening to it in the car seven times, we understand it and relate to it.

2. The Obsessed Super fan

This fan doesn’t even take time to get used to Taylor's new style. They LOVE TAYLOR SWIFT. Period. Even if they don’t really like her new style, they are die hard T-Swizzle groupies, and they won’t let you forget it.

3. The Bandwagon Fan

This fan likes Taylor when everyone else likes Taylor. Is she topping the charts? The bandwagon fan says, “Taylor Swift is the best artist of our generation; I’ve always believed in her.” Does she have one too many boyfriends for the media’s taste? “That slut. I never liked her music anyway.”

4. The Hipster Fan

To the hipster fan, everything Taylor does is overrated and overhyped. As far as they’re concerned, Taylor has never done an original thing in her whole life. You HAVE to listen to the new Glass Animals song though. So underrated.

5. The Secret Fan

These fans are wannabe bandwagon fans. They pretend to only like Taylor’s chart toppers so that “the bros” don’t make fun of them, but in reality, they are just as in love with Taylor as the loyal followers. When they find a fellow secret fan, all bets are off; instant best friends.

6. The Doppelganger

These girls swear they are JUST LIKE TAYLOR. From their boy drama to their sassy blonde hair, they love songwriting and think they can sing as well, if not better, than Swift herself. To prove it, they will play as many open mics and impromptu jam sessions as it takes.

7. The Country Music Fan

These Taylor Swift fans hated OG Taylor when she first entered the music scene, saying that her sound was nowhere near authentic country. Now, however, they beg for the old Taylor, assuring you that they liked her when she was country, but now she’s the worst. Don’t worry though, they listen to her songs and will sing along when no one is around.

8. The Defensive Fan

Almost a mirror image of the bandwagoner, the defensive fan only likes Taylor Swift when she’s being assaulted by the media. If anyone says something bad about Taylor, they are the first to give you a feminist rant about girl power, but when it comes down to it they’ve heard about four of her songs.

9. The Mom Fan

This fan loves that their daughter(s) have a strong, independent role model to look up to. They have been to at least seven concerts, several of them backstage, all for the good of their children. These moms moonlight as Loyal Followers, however, and love to blast Taylor Swift even when the kids aren’t around.

10. The Seasonal Fan

The fan that only loves Taylor for one stage of her music. They pick a specific album or two and claim it as “their Taylor,” then religiously listen to that album. These fans are good to have as friends because they may listen to some throwbacks that us loyal followers don’t hear as often.

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What Your Hogwarts House Says About You

Get yourself sorted and find out where you belong in the world of witchcraft and wizardry.
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Sorting at Hogwarts is a big deal. Being sorted into a house is essentially being placed into a family while you are away from home learning about witchcraft and wizardry. Your house is made up of the people you will live with, go to classes with, play Quidditch with and everything in between. You basically spend 24/7 with them. Your Hogwarts house is your home away from home.

When you get sorted into a house, it is based on your personality traits. The people in your house are typically like-minded people who display the same characteristics as you.

When you’re a first year at Hogwarts, the minute you set foot in the castle you are swept into the Great Hall to have the ancient Sorting Hat placed on your head. This Sorting Hat decides which “family” you’ll be spending your seven years with.

For some, it is very obvious which house they will be in, due to certain personality traits they possess. For others, they may exemplify traits that fit a multitude of houses and are uncertain where they may end up.

To find out where you belong, you can take the official "Harry Potter" Sorting Hat quiz at Pottermore.com. For all you muggles out there, these are the characteristics that the houses possess and what your house says about you:

Gryffindor: The house of the brave, loyal, courageous, adventurous, daring and chivalrous. Those who stand up for others are typically Gryffindors. Brave-hearted is the most well-known Gryffindor characteristic, and Gryffindors are also known for having a lot of nerve.

Gryffindors are people who hold a multitude of qualities alongside the ones listed, making them a very well-rounded house. People who are Gryffindors are often people who could fit nicely into another house but choose to tell the sorting hat they want Gryffindor (there's that bravery). "Do what is right" is the motto Gryffindors go by.

Being a Gryffindor means that you're probably the adventurous and courageous friend, and you are usually known for doing what is right.

Ravenclaw: The house is known for their wisdom, intelligence, creativity, cleverness and knowledge. Those who value brains over brawn can be found here. Ravenclaws often tend to be quite quirky as well. "Do what is wise" is the motto they strive to follow.

Though Ravenclaws can be know-it-alls sometimes, they most likely do know what the wisest decision is.

If you are known for being the quirky friend, the smartest in the group or just great at making wise decisions, you're definitely a Ravenclaw.

Hufflepuff: This house values hard work, dedication, fair play, patience, and loyalty. Hufflepuff’s are known for being just and true. "Do what is nice" is their motto.

Hufflepuff is known as the “nice house” and believes strongly in sparing peoples feelings and being kind. This is not to say that Hufflepuffs aren't smart or courageous. Hufflepuffs just enjoy making others happy and tend to be more patient towards people.

If you ever find that you are too nice for your own good and cannot bear to hurt someone’s feelings, congratulations, you are a Hufflepuff.

Slytherin: This is the house of the cunning, prideful, resourceful, ambitious, intelligent, and determined. Slytherin's love to be in charge and crave leadership. "Do what is necessary" is the motto of this house.

Slytherin is a fairly well-rounded house, similar to the other houses. They are loyal to those that are loyal to them just as Gryffindors are and are intelligent as Ravenclaws.

Slytherin house as a whole is not evil, despite how many dark wizards come out of this house. That is merely based on the choices of those wizards (so if your friend is a Slytherin, don’t judge, it doesn’t mean they are mean people). Slytherins do, however, have a tendency to be arrogant or prideful. This is most likely due to the fact that everyone in Slytherin is exceedingly proud to be there.

What Hogwarts house you’re in says a lot about the person you are, the traits you possess and how you may act in some situations. But in the end, your house is really just your home that is always there for you. Always.


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