Hufflepuff is often given a bad rep for being the least cool house in the Harry Potter universe. Draco Malfoy even says in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone "Imagine being in Hufflepuff. I think I'd leave, wouldn't you?" Well, we take Draco's insult as a compliment because if he doesn't want to be in Hufflepuff, it makes the house of loyalty look a whole lot better! What people often fail to realize is the fact that Hufflepuff is the coolest, most badass house at Hogwarts. Badgers should take pride in how awesome their house is, and these guys are some of the most incredible people at the school of witchcraft and wizardry that you'll ever meet. What are some of the best traits from the house of Hufflepuff? What are some of the qualities that they can try to improve? Read on to find out!
10 Best: HUFFLEPUFFS EXTREMELY LOYAL
Hufflepuffs are known for their incredible sense of loyalty, which is what makes them the best sort of friends you can possibly have at Hogwarts. If you have a secret that you desperately want to get off of your chest and you don't want it getting out to the rest of the school, your best bet is to tell a Hufflepuff.
They'll keep their mouths glued shut when it comes to your secret because they don't believe in gossip and they understand the value of a promise. If you ask them not to tell, they will stick by their word. Who wouldn't want to have a Hufflepuff as their best friend?
9 Worst: THEY OFTEN FAIL TO PUT THEMSELVES FIRST
Although Hufflepuffs are often confident and they don't like to put themselves down, it's easy for these house members to forget about their own needs, considering they are often putting them aside in order to help others.
Because they constantly want to make others feel good, they sometimes neglect the process of self-care and this can lead to them feeling exhausted and depressed. It is important for people who have been sorted into the house of Hufflepuff to take time out of their day that is designed purely for their own needs. There is nothing wrong or selfish about taking care of yourself!
8 Best: THEY VALUE THEIR FRIENDS
Most people desire fame, beauty, and all the riches in the world. Hufflepuffs know how to keep it simple and all they really want out of life is to maintain their incredible friendships. They put their friends first before anything else, and we'd be lucky to have a Hufflepuff as a pal. They understand that the real magic at Hogwarts doesn't come from the flying brooms or enchanting spells.
The real magic comes from the friendships they make along the way. While those in other houses (especially Slytherin) might find this idea lame and akin to an episode of "Barney and Friends," Hufflepuffs are all about it and they aren't afraid to embrace the love they have for their closest friends.
7 Worst: THEY DON'T ALWAYS KNOW HOW TO STAND UP FOR THEMSELVES
Unfortunately for Hufflepuffs, they sometimes don't know how to best stand up for themselves if someone goes against their values and beliefs. This is mostly due to the fact that Hufflepuffs prefer to maintain a sense of peace and harmony wherever they go and they often would rather keep their mouths shut than defend themselves. These loyal people tend to be deathly afraid of conflict which at the end of the day can lead to problems. Hufflepuffs should feel comfortable sticking up for themselves because they deserve respect just like everyone else.
6 Best: THEY ARE INCREDIBLY KIND AND GIVING
Cedric Diggory was probably the most pure-hearted soul in the entire Harry Potter series, and he was an honorable Hufflepuff. Somehow, in some magical sort of way, this kid managed to be loved by everyone in the entire school. Even the Slytherins loved Cedric! This wasn't just due to the fact that he had amazing hair and a killer smile. He was loved by everyone because of how kind and giving he was to everyone. He treated every single person as his equal, from Draco Malfoy to Hermione Granger.
5 Worst: THEY OFTEN AREN'T THE MOST OPINIONATED
Hufflepuffs commonly will agree with everything you say in an effort to be polite. Although this is sweet in theory, it can prevent them from being seen as respectable individuals who aren't afraid to disagree and express their own opinions. Although this is not the case for all Hufflepuffs and many people in this house are perfectly opinionated with their beliefs, some do tend to struggle with the need to please everyone around them. Members of this house should feel okay with having a different stance than what everyone else has, and most people will value the fact that you don't always have to go with the crowd.
4 Best: HUFFLEPUFFS WILL ALWAYS BE THERE WHEN YOU NEED THEM
Out of all the houses whether it be Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin, it is without a doubt true that Hufflepuffs are the most generous when it comes to their relationships. They will drop everything in order to help you out of a sticky situation, even if it means they will face further consequences because of it. If a Hufflepuff discovers that someone needs help, they will go into superhero mode and be at your beck and call in no time. Their anthem is the Friends theme song by The Rembrandts, "I'll be there for you".
3 Worst: THEY ARE SOMEWHAT CODEPENDENT ON OTHERS
Since most Hufflepuffs are regarded as "people persons", they are almost always surrounded by their posse of friends. Although it's good to socialize and a necessary part of life, it is important to also take some time out of your day to be alone with your own thoughts. Hufflepuffs don't always feel comfortable being alone because they are often most at ease when they're with their friends. These house members should learn how to enjoy being on their own so they can self reflect on matters that go beyond their social lives.
2 Best: THEY UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF FOOD
Perhaps one of the most important and well-respected Hufflepuff traits of all is that these guys more-so than any of the other houses understand the importance of FOOD! Gryffindors have their dormitory in the Gryffindor tower. Slytherins have their dormitory in the dungeon. Where do Hufflepuffs have their dorm? Oh, just right near the kitchen. No biggie. When Hufflepuffs want to access their living area, they must go through the kitchen in order to get there. Want a midnight snack? Easy as pie, if you're a Hufflepuff!
1 Worst: THEY CAN BE A BIT TOO NICE AT TIMES
And finally, Hufflepuffs sometimes struggle with the fact that they can be too nice and giving at times. Some people might think it's impossible for someone to be "too nice" and that being this way shouldn't be considered a negative trait, but oftentimes it can be. If someone is too polite all of the time no matter what, it often means they are unwilling to involve themselves in conflicting situations, even if the conflict goes against their beliefs. No one is cheery 24/7 and it's important for Hufflepuffs to realize that they are allowed to be honest with themselves and their values.