By Elham Abdel Jalil

HB is definitely a one-of-a-kind school with students and staff from all different backgrounds, races, religions, and more. One could also say that we have an ambiance unlike that of other schools. Because of that, I thought it would be interesting to see what the overall personality of HB is. I sent a survey to HB upper schoolers about their own personality types, and the results were intriguing.

There were three main categories: Hogwarts Houses, MBTI/16 Personalities, and Enneagram Personalities. Almost everyone who took the survey has heard of Hogwarts Houses, ⅘ heard of the MBTI, and about half heard of the Enneagram test.

Forms response chart. Question title: Which of the following Personality Tests have you heard of?. Number of responses: 98 responses.

Starting with the specific results of the Hogwarts House Quiz, I was really surprised. This quiz is based on the Harry Potter series and contains four possible outcomes called “houses.” Each house corresponds to certain characteristics and qualities a person possesses. Here they are:

  • Gryffindor – bravery, daring, courage, determination, adventurous
  • Ravenclaw – wisdom, wit, skill for learning, intelligence
  • Hufflepuff – trustworthy, hardworking, compassionate, loyal, kind
  • Slytherin – ambitious, shrewd, cunning, resourcefulness, determination

Knowing HB, I truly thought over 50% of surveyors would be Ravenclaw, since our school is known for being one of the best college prep schools in the country and you have to have a certain level of academic knowledge and intelligence to be accepted. However, that wasn’t the case at all. Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin all had very similar results, but the thing that surprised me the most was the lack of Gryffindors, especially in comparison to the other houses. I think it’s fair to say that students at HB are pretty determined and daring, since we all go on to achieve amazing things in whatever we do after high school. However, I was expecting that to lead to a lot of people being Gryffindors, which wasn’t the case. Since Gryffindor and Slytherin possess a lot of the same qualities, I can see how there were so many Slytherins; nonetheless, the results were surprising. Here are the specific numbers and percentages for each house:

Forms response chart. Question title: If so, what is it (if you don't know, feel free to take this quiz)? If you're a mix of 2 houses, select both of them.. Number of responses: 91 responses.

The MBTI Test (also known as the 16 Personalities Test), was the second most popular personality test surveyors heard of. This test is kind of complicated, since there are so many parts to the final answer. The result has four categories, and there are two possible answers for each category, represented by letters. Here are the specific categories:

  • Where you focus your attention
    • Extraversion (E) or Introversion (I)
  • The way you take in information
    • Sensing (S) or Intuition (N)
  • How you make decisions
    • Thinking (T) or Feeling (F)
  • How you deal with the world
    • Judging (J) or Perceiving (P)

This causes there to be 16 possible end results of the test, hence the name 16 Personalities Test:

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I’ve only been at HB for a year and a half, but from what I’ve witnessed I expected most of my peers to mostly fall into the ESTJ or ISTJ categories. Yet again, the survey surprised me. Most people fell into the INFP, ENFP, ENTJ, or INFJ categories. The one unanimous quality almost all HB surveyors possess is intuition, which wasn’t what I expected to happen at all. Here are the specific results:

Forms response chart. Question title: If so, what is it (if you don't know, feel free to take this test)?. Number of responses: 90 responses.

Finally, I asked surveyors what their Enneagram Test Type is. The Enneagram Test is not as widely known as the previous two tests, but it is fun nonetheless. It has the same concept as the MBTI Test – sorting people into many different categories based on their specific qualities – but instead of letters, the Enneagram Test uses numbers that correspond to titles:

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Now, this was the test that I actually got the right predictions on. Since HB is such a high-performing school with a lot of places to express yourself and do what you want, I expected a lot of surveyors to fall into types three and four, the Achievers and Individualists respectively. And I was actually surprised to find out that I was right:

Forms response chart. Question title: If so, what is it (if you don't know, feel free to take this test)?. Number of responses: 69 responses.

Overall, I have found that the HB environment is intelligent, kind, and determined (Hogwarts Houses); we are also very intuitive and perceive the world through our emotions and feelings rather than our thoughts (MBTI); finally, we are very hardworking and responsible (Enneagram). This was a really fun survey to make and see the results of, and I appreciate everyone who participated!