It's been almost 20 years (WHAT) since Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was released, and I still have a major issue — I don't know which house I would have been sorted in. I know, as a huge Harry Potter fan, I should know, right? But I feel a little like Harry under the Sorting Hat — scared of what the answer would be. Because despite becoming a Gryffindor, there were some obvious signs Harry Potter should have been a Slytherin, and yo — that could be me.
OK, I know. Slytherins aren't all bad. In fact, the bravest man Harry knows is Severus Snape and he was once head of the house. But it's hard trying to figure out where you belong, even when you're a 27 year old mother and Hogwarts is fictional. I mean, does the house make the witch and wizard? Or is it the witch and wizard that makes the house? Where do the characteristics come from? How does the Sorting Hat really know your deepest traits?
There are so many characters in the Harry Potter series that seemed wrong for their perspective houses . . . at first. Remember when Neville was sorted into Gryffindor? Brave and courageous are not exactly words I would've used to describe him. But it was there, all along, and he proved it time and time again. Just like Harry proved with these 11 signs that he should have been sorted into Slytherin. (Whatever. You know it to be true.)