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Gryffindor. Slytherin. Ravenclaw. Hufflepuff. Have you ever wondered which Hogwarts house you would be sorted into? Each has its own set of personality traits and characteristics that its students embody. But how does the Sorting Hat determine who goes where? Does it read our souls? Can it decipher our past memories?

Tumblr user pdwebb0621 theorizes that the Sorting Hat works its magic based on what the student does to the hat.

Gryffindors, the brave, confident students, are courageous enough to be vocal with the hat what they want.

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Slytherins, known for being cunning and accomplished, are more or less born into the house —and the Sorting Hat knows it.

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If you’re a clever, sharp-minded Ravenclaw, you probably sized up the Sorting Hat as much as it did you.

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And then there are the Hufflepuffs, the friendly and patient students, who kept an open mind about their fate — and were rewarded for it.

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When you look at it that way, it only makes sense that each student ended up where they did. If you’ve ever wondered where the Sorting Hat would place you, just consider what you would do when it’s put on your head!