I guess you could say I'm a typical 20-something, as I spend a decent amount of time navel-gazing. I think about how I handle various situations, how I should handle various situations, what my strengths are, what my weaknesses are, and whether I should just accept those weaknesses as inevitable or things to be worked on.
One of the most popular forms of self-assessment is the Myers Briggs test. If you're not familiar with the test, you can learn about it here and you can take a version of it here.
The reason I bring this up today is because I saw a photo on Facebook that showcased all of the possible personality outcomes, as defined by the Myers Briggs test, but paralleled each outcome with a Harry Potter character.
I quickly took the test again because I can never remember my letters, and, to my major unhappiness, I scored a Snape. I'm listening to the audio books right now and I'm about 2/3 of the way through Order of the Phoenix, so I've had a summer full of Snape-hating. I know that gets turned on its head as the series advances, but the pages devoted to him being a jerk far outnumber the pages in which he's a decent human being. So, this is a pretty big blow to my Harry Potter heart. Hopefully when I wrap up the series and my memory is jogged about what role he plays in the final two installments I'll have a change of heart.
Interested to find where you fall in the Harry Potter spectrum? Take the quiz at the link above, and then check out your corollary in the chart below (it's kind of small, so click on the link below the chart to see it in an easier-to-read size!).
Despite my major misgivings about Snape, the description there fits me to a T. I've always fancied myself as a Hermione and I think her description hits pretty close to home, too, so whenever I get fussy about being a Snape I guess I can fall back on that, too. Three out of four matching letters ain't bad, right?
What character are you? Do you agree with your outcome?