I'll be honest - back when I wrote my application
, I thought I was either a Ravenclaw or a Gryffindor, but neither one felt quite
As you can see, my voting was incredibly mixed, but Hufflepuff eventually pulled ahead. I was a bit puzzled by that at first, but now I can't imagine belonging to any other house. It fits me in ways that the two houses I once thought I probably belonged to never would have fit.
Something that annoys the heck out of me every time I see it in a sorting is what boils down to, "OMG Brainz! Ravenclaw!!!" One of my friends almost got Squibbed because of it - she's obviously very bright, selected Ravenclaw as the house she didn't want to be in, and a number of voters complained that it was the only place they could see her, and she obviously had a problem being there, so they weren't going to sort her anywhere. She squeaked by into Slytherin, and it really is where she belongs. I was chosen for an early-admission college program and started it when I was 13 - that doesn't make me a Ravenclaw, either (in fact, Ravenclaw isn't even my second house).
As for your application, from the sentence, "This community attracted me because it is organized, mature and respectful," I couldn't see you anywhere but Hufflepuff, though I feared you were going to get "OMG Brainz!"-ed into Ravenclaw. I don't sort based on abilities. I sort based on values.
I guess I see myself as either Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff, leaning towards Ravenclaw because of all the negative connotations associated with Hufflepuff. Although after reading the Hufflepuff essay written on the user-id of the Hufflepuff board, it made me think more... so then it wouldn't be disappointing to be in Hufflepuff.
My personality is... hmm... in the beginning, in unfamiliar territory - I can be quiet and shy. I look to see how other people act and interact, watch them - see if they're open to senses of humor or whatever - before I open up myself. Then, when I get to know them and they get to know me, they usually find me to be a ball of sunshine - hyper/happy/cheerful, whatever. I think that's how I tackled the application - like a test - bookish - quiet and shy. I didn't add jokes - I didn't want to "offend" people or make them think I was immature. Sure, that didn't work for some people (i.e. squibbers), but *shrug* I can't please everyone.
oh, and I wrote that sentence, "This community attracted me because it is organized, mature and respectful," because I work best when there is organization. Sure, I've been thrown into chaos before - and when I am thrown into chaos, I end up having to clean and organize it myself - but I work better when things are "structured". It is like the "challenges" (or I guess it would be homework assignments in H_E?); if you give me a "prompt", I can brainstorm off of it. If you tell me to pick something out of thin air (from my own mind), it's a bit harder - as my mind is constantly thinking and full of ideas (because then, I'd be forced to choose one).
Do we judge people by their families and the friends they keep? That would just make my "sorting" more difficult...
My family: I'd say my dad was Gryffindor, my sister is either Hufflepuff with Gryffindor tendencies or Gryffindor with Hufflepuff tendencies, and my mother is Hufflepuff with Ravenclaw tendencies.
My friends: I'd say my bestfriend is Ravenclaw, and the rest of my friends are Slytherin with or without Gryffindor tendencies.
By my friends though, I'm not sure if I "attract" Slytherins because I pose no threat to them or because I'm Slytherin-ish myself. *shrug* I tend to believe the former....
Okay - now I'm p*ssed. Sure, squib me if you want - that's your choice - but don't call me a liar. I answered the application truthfully; I didn't want to say what I do for a living or what my doctorate is in (because if you knew what my doctorate was in, you'd correctly guess my profession) - not because I'm not proud of my profession, but because I would like to keep at least something about me private. I've been hurt before by being "too open" and even if this is the internet and no one "knows" me in real life, I try to stay honest and much like the "real me" online. So, I'm cautious. But I'm definitely not a liar. If I wanted to lie, I would've made up all those top five positive and negative personality traits. Why would've I put all my "insecurities" up as my negative traits? That would've made no sense.