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Potter Pathology Test

Using the methodology of Professors Dr. Sarah E. Shea (M.D.), Dr. Kevin Gordon (M.D.), and associates, the characters from Harry Potter can each be linked to a definite psychiatric diagnosis.

Which Harry Potter character do you resemble? For each of the following statements, indicate how well it applies to you below.

Question 1 of 34

People think I say strange things. In my mind, I am sure they talk about me behind my back, picking apart every little thing I said or did.



The IDRlabs Potter Pathology Test (IDR-PPT©) is the property of IDRlabs International. The IDR-PPT utilizes the concept of Harry Potter Houses, but is not associated with J.K. Rowling, Pottermore, the Pottermore Quiz, or the Harry Potter franchise. It is not the equivalent of other “Pottermore” or “Sorting Hat” quizzes. HARRY POTTER is a trademark of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. The present test is in no way endorsed by, nor affiliated with, Warner Bros., Pottermore, or similar entities. No infringement is intended by the present test.

This Potter Pathology Test has been made with the aid of professional analysts who have experience with organizational psychology. While the concept of Harry Potter characters is fictitious, this quiz nonetheless uses genuine psychometric items to measure the respondent’s correspondence to seven of these characters, as well as their Hogwarts Houses of Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin. The methodology of the Potter Pathology Harry Potter Quiz is based on the original research carried out by Shea, S. E., Gordon, K., Hawkins, A., Kawchuk, J., & Smith., D., which was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, 163(12).

Harry Potter Tests, whether they are professional, used in academic research, or free online quizzes like this one, are indicators to help give you a clue as to your personality match with one of seven Harry Potter characters (Luna Lovegood, Severus Snape, Fred & George Weasley, Lord Voldemort, Bellatrix Lestrange, Hermione Granger, and Lucius Malfoy). In general, when dealing with personality tests, no quiz ever devised can designate your character match with complete accuracy or reliability, and no test can replace familiarizing yourself with the relevant theory and models in depth. For more information on the Harry Potter Tests in question, consult materials from the official Harry Potter franchise.

The authors of this free online Harry Potter Test are certified in the use of numerous different personality tests and have worked professionally with psychology, political psychology, and personality testing. Prior to using our free online test, please note that the results are provided "as-is", for free, and should not be construed as providing professional or certified advice of any kind. For more on our online Potter Pathology Test, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This online Harry Potter Pathology Test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your match with one of seven characters from the Harry Potter franchise.

2. Based on real psychometric items. The present test was crafted with the use of genuine psychometric items, as supported by peer-reviewed research and published in scientific journals.

3. Unique. While there are other Harry Potter Tests and Quizzes out there, this test utilizes a unique framework by pairing the insights of professors and M.D.s with the characters known from the Harry Potter setting.

4. Statistical controls. Test scores are logged into an anonymized database. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

5. Made by professionals. The authors of this free online Harry Potter Test are certified in the use of numerous personality tests and have worked professionally with personality typology, as well as corporate, personality, and IQ testing.