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19 Reasons Everyone Should Want To Be A Hufflepuff

Why would you want to be a show-offy Gryffindor or a snobby Ravenclaw when you could be a super chill Hufflepuff and a decent human being?

Every Potter fan knows that Hufflepuffs get a bad rep.

Being afraid of Friday the 13th is such a Hufflepuff thing to do.

If you're a Hufflepuff, you have to put up with a lot of haters.

Overheard somebody say that Hufflepuff was a stupid house & genuinely got offended. #hufflepuffpride #everydayimhuffling

And disappointments.

Having the least amount of House points by 4 million points #HufflepuffProblems

1. But really, Hufflepuff is the best house by far. In the wizarding world and the Muggle world alike, Hufflepuffs are the only ones who aren't dickheads.

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They're the ones you should choose for your friends, your coworkers, and, of course, your lovers.

2. Case in point: Cedric Diggory.

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A Hufflepuff treats their friends (and lovers) right. A Hufflepuff is really, really good looking, but doesn't let it get to their head.

3. Like when people started sporting "Potter Stinks" badges during the Triwizard Tournament, Cedric asked his friends to stop wearing them.

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Because he was a good guy and a true Hufflepuff. He had thick, wavy hair, and a heart of gold.

4. In Harry's fifth year, the Sorting Hat gave some history of the founding of the different houses at Hogwarts. It said a lot about the Hufflepuff philosophy:

Said Slytherin, "We'll teach just those
Whose ancestry's purest."
Said Ravenclaw, "We'll teach those whose
Intelligence is surest."

Said Gryffindor, "We'll teach all those
With brave deeds to their name."
Said Hufflepuff, "I'll teach the lot
And treat them just the same."

"I'll teach the lot and treat them just the same." Look at that: treating people the same. Isn't that the dream? That isn't embrassing: it's democratic.

It's the popular kid who picks the snot-nosed weirdo for their team in P.E. and makes sure they feel included, even though they know it'll be a ballache. That's real courage.

5. Oh, and this is how the Hufflepuff basement common room is imagined on Pottermore:

WHO in their right mind would not want that as a common room? So green, so airy, so welcoming, so not full of assholes – because it's the only common room that hasn't had an intruder in over 500 years.

6. Also, the common room is right by the kitchens, which of course would get you snacking privileges.

Privileges you'd share with your fellow houses, because you're a giver, not a taker.

7. Tonks was in Hufflepuff.

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Was she boring? Was she sad? Was she pathetic?

No, she was cooler and more fun than any of us. Just imagine what she must have gotten up to in that leafy common room.

8. Also, J.K. Rowling's agent is a Hufflepuff.

.@NeilBlairTBP is also a Hufflepuff. I had him tested.

Of course she'd trust all her hard work with someone from the most loyal of houses.

9. Needless to say, Hogwarts co-founder Helga Hufflepuff was a total #bosswitch.

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Her chocolate frog card says she was "loyal and charming" and "particularly famous for her dexterity at food-related charms."

I REPEAT: "food-related charms"

10. Speaking of boss witches, Hannah Abbott is another badass Hufflepuff who fought in Dumbledore's Army. Oh...and she also happened to end up with Neville "Definitely Would" Longbottom.

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Only a Hufflepuff could tame that man.

11. Hufflepuff has produced the fewest Dark wizards out of any of the houses.

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Because Hufflepuffs aren't power-hungry fascist fools.

12. Anyone who thinks Hufflepuffs aren't tough has never met a badger.

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Why don't people respect the badger? As fellow Hufflepuff John Green reminds us, people should fear the badger.

13. Also, nobody smoulders like a Hufflepuff.

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When a Slytherin smoulders, it's because they're thinking something evil. When a Gryffindor smoulders, it's because they're not getting enough attention. When a Ravenclaw smoulders, it's because they're being judgemental.

When a Hufflepuff smoulders, it's because of the injustices of the world.

14. The Fat Friar is obviously the best house ghost.

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Who would want the Bloody Baron floating around all day? And the Grey Lady is way too dramatic, and Nearly Headless Nick can get a bit needy at times.

The Fat Friar just wants to party.

15. Professor Sprout probably grows weed, and she probably shares it with those in need.

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According to Pottermore, "She is the Head of Herbology at Hogwarts and brings interesting plants, including ones that dance and talk, to the Hufflepuff common room, possibly the reason why Hufflepuffs are generally good at herbology."

16. J.K. Rowling once said this in an interview: / Via Scholastic Inc /

"In many, many ways, Hufflepuff if my favourite house."

17. She explained in that interview how impressive it was that the Hufflepuffs stayed to fight the Battle of Hogwarts:

The Hufflepuffs virtually to a person stay, as do the Gryffindors. Now, the Gryffindors comprise a lot of foolhardy and show-offy people. That's just the way it is. I'm a Gryffindor I'm allowed to say it. You know, there's bravery and there's also showboating, and sometimes the two go together. The Hufflepuffs stayed for a different reason. They weren't trying to show off, they weren't being reckless. That's the essence of Hufflepuff House.

The essence of Hufflepuff House is that they're brave, but don't need a medal for it. They just are.

18. J.K. also quoted her eldest daughter, Jessica, who summed it up perfectly: / Via Scholastic Inc /

"I think we should all want to be Hufflepuffs."

19. Hufflepuffs value hard work, patience, justice, and loyalty.

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Of course we should all want to be Hufflepuffs.