These Pottermore stats literally go against every house stereotype ever
- Gryffindor chivalry tends towards the cliquish and protective, and to most of them the highest expression of bravery is to fight for what’s right and to stick up for ones’ friends and family—all else is empty thrill-seeking. Living up to the ideals of daring and boldness gives them the courage to seek out new friends anywhere they go, and approach strangers fearlessly.
- Hufflepuffs are ‘dilligent and steadfast’—i.e, tenacious bastards who won’t ever back down from a challenge. They won’t stop until the job is done, and if the job is beating you hollow, god help you.
- Ravenclaws don’t just value knowledge, they delight in the pursuit of it, and love to search things out. They’re oriented around seeking and collecting behaviors, and get a rush from the challenges of uncovering what’s hidden. Hide something from a Ravenclaw and watch them tear a tower apart brick by brick to get at it.
- Slytherins are very results-oriented, (‘these cunning folk use any means to achieve their ends’) and so giving gifts— literal tokens of esteem, attaching an objective value to your regard— just makes sense to them as a way to display their sincerity. Empty statements and trite declarations don’t impress Slytherins, jaded as they are to lies and glib politicking— if you mean what you say, you’ll be expected prove it, like they do.